Battles of an Impostor

A presentation at NDC Sydney by Melissa Houghton

Battles of an Impostor

Battles of an Impostor

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome in Famous People

Impostor Syndrome in Famous People

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Mike Cannon-Brookes

Impostor Syndrome Definition

Impostor Syndrome Definition

Why me?

Why me?

DDD Perth

DDD Perth

Technology Graduate Program Manager

Technology Graduate Program Manager

Me with the graduates

Me with the graduates

Recognise, Rationliase, Reflect

Recognise, Rationliase, Reflect

Recognise

Recognise

Impostor Syndrome in Students

Impostor Syndrome in Students

What impostor syndrome looks like

What impostor syndrome looks like

5 subtypes of Impostor Syndrome

5 subtypes of Impostor Syndrome

What are the risks?

What are the risks?

Rationalise

Rationalise

Thought Stopping

Thought Stopping

Thought Shipping

Thought Shipping

Talk about it!

Talk about it!

It is ok to fail!

It is ok to fail!

Reflect

Reflect

Journal

Journal

Ask for feedback

Ask for feedback

Online Personas

Online Personas

Don't Compare!

Don't Compare!

What can you do?

What can you do?

Mentor Program

Mentor Program

Give feedback

Give feedback

Nurture Growth Mindset

Nurture Growth Mindset

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Impostor syndrome can be good!

Impostor syndrome can be good!

It makes us stronger

It makes us stronger

Anyone can experience it

Anyone can experience it

Recognise, Rationalise, Reflect

Recognise, Rationalise, Reflect

Thank you!

Thank you!

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Like you did not deserve the opportunities in front of you? Have you ever thought “why me, I should not be here”?

Alternatively, have you seen a talented colleague not recognising their own achievements? A colleague who is hesitant to take on a new role?

This is impostor syndrome; I encounter it constantly and fight against it in myself and others. I want you to unite with me in this battle; for yourself, your colleagues and friends.

Join me as I share my experiences with impostor syndrome, how I have fought against it and how you can join the fight.

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