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Disrupting Your Work Imposter: How Changing Your Narrative Can Change Your Life

Individuals who struggle with imposter thoughts are less satisfied with their jobs and are at greater risk for burnout. Holly M. Hutchins, Ph.D. is an award-winning professor at the University of Houston whose own imposter thoughts almost derailed her career as an academic. Because imposters tend to ruminate on mistakes and avoid owning their successes, they are left emotionally exhausted and unable to realize their full potential. She will share her research on the negative work-life impact of "feeling like a fake", the evidence suggesting that the imposter cycle is really a series of thinking errors, and an evidence-based approach to interrupting problematic thinking patterns. Dr. Hutchins’ talk will inspire people to challenge their inner critic by taking back the narrative that has limited their professional opportunities.