How to overcome 'imposter syndrome' in the workplace


How to overcome 'imposter syndrome' in the workplace

12 Nov 2021
BVA Career Development

Feel you don't deserve to be where you are? And you just waiting to be found out? Feel you're somewhere good because of just luck or a mistake? Imposter syndrome can be defined as feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. According to the Harvard Business Review imposters suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence. Sound familiar? In this session Daniella and Niall will talk about this phenomenon from personal experience. Both are privileged to have held important positions in our veterinary world, Daniella as President of BVA 2019/20 and Niall as President of the RCVS 2019/20. And both know what it feels like to be an imposter.

  • Why it happens
  • Whether it’s a particular problem for veterinary professionals
  • How it can impact us and importantly how to overcome it

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