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Career Experts: Imposter Syndrome – Living Your Truth

June 25 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

2021 Career Experts Virtual Series: Imposter Syndrome – Living Your Truth
Imposter Syndrome – Living Your Truth
Few of us are completely

Imposter Syndrome – Living Your Truth

Few of us are completely immune to the effects of imposter syndrome, and its effect on our mental health. Recent research suggests that 54% of women and 24% of men have experienced its effects to a significant degree. Even Michele Obama, in her autobiography “Becoming”, tells of how unhelpful thoughts cast a shadow over some of her greatest achievements.

The thoughts and feelings that underpin imposter syndrome often stem from our personal belief systems and a lack of self-confidence and are related to our resilience and overall wellbeing. The feelings can erode our very sense of identity, leaving us unsettled and emotionally drained, despite our achievements.

Imposter syndrome can kick in at the worst times – and make a new, exciting opportunity feel like the most daunting and impossible of challenges. This session will help you to manage the self-destructive thought patterns and behaviours associated with imposter syndrome, and to build your defences against stress, anxiety, and depression.

A the end of this session, you will be able to:

• Understand the concept of Imposter Syndrome and how to recognise it

• Understand its impact on us you and your performance

• Equip you with tools and techniques to confront and work through the syndrome so that we can perform the task that’s causing it to materialise.

It’s time to re-write the script that plays out in your head, banish imposter syndrome – and live YOUR truth!

Phil Cox

Whether working with individuals or teams, Phil draws on his experiences and learning from the fields of individual & group development, counselling, psychotherapy, and change management. His counselling training, and subsequent practice as an integrative counsellor, means that he brings a psychologically-informed approach to his work.

We all need to have a sense of purpose and meaning. It brings a richness to our lives – at home and at work. When purpose and meaning are missing, this can have a detrimental effect on our sense of identity, and – with it – our ability to thrive. Phil’s focus is on helping others to explore their life purpose and sense of identity; to consider how these bring meaning – and resilience –to their work; and to find ways (such as ‘job crafting’) to achieve alignment of their personal and professional identity.

For over 20 years Phil has held UK and international HR and Leadership Development roles in a variety of organisations; most notably Panasonic, KPMG and PwC. He started his career as a graduate trainee for M&S, where he became one of their youngest store managers.

These days he works with a range of organisations across many sectors – professional services, retail, financial services, education, pharma and the public sector.


June 25
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Voice At The Table Ltd