Episode 16: Valerie Young on Understanding Impostor Syndrome
Have you ever experienced the feeling of being an impostor? Millions of people around the globe - including CEOs, PhDs, managers and entrepreneurs – secretly worry they’re not as bright or capable as everyone thinks they are.
Dr. Valerie Young is an international expert and an award-winning author on the topic of impostor syndrome. She has spoken to over 200,000 professionals on this topic at some of the world’s largest and most respected companies and universities. In this episode, Valerie and I discuss how impostor syndrome shows up differently in men and women, why it holds us back from success, and what everyone can do to stop feeling like an impostor and unlock their true potential.
If you lead, manage, mentor, or parent others - you won’t want to miss this discussion. Listen in on my conversation with Dr. Valerie Young.
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Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally recognized expert on impostor syndrome. She’s spoken at such diverse organizations as Apple, Chrysler, Boeing, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook, BP, Google, Procter & Gamble, the EONetwork, NASA, and the National Cancer Institute as well as at over 90 colleges and universities including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, and Oxford. She’ s author of the award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women with Crown Business -- now available in six languages.
Her career-related tips have been featured in dozens of business and popular media outlets from India to Brazil including BBC radio, Time, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, The Sydney Morning Herald, and many more. She earned her doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts and later spent 7 years in management at a Fortune 100 company before leaving to start an online business in 1998. You can learn more about Valerie at www.ImpostorSyndrome.com.