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CityUniWomen presents: Impostor Syndrome: Stop feeling Like a Fraud


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Tuesday 12th July 2016 12:30 to 13:30
College Building Room AG07b
City University London


CityUniWomen would like to invite you to a new lunch time personal development session with Dr Vicky Ellam-Dyson to learn more about the Impostor Syndrome (IS). This is a follow up to the session in March which looked at triggers to IS, typical thoughts and behaviours associated with IS, and introduced strategies for overcoming it. In this session Vicky will outline in more detail methods for helping to reduce IS and its effects.

About  Impostor Syndrome

Ever feel that you’ve fooled others into believing you are smarter than you are, that your success is due to factors other than your own competency, and that pretty soon you’re going to be found out? These three tendencies combined can characterise Impostor Syndrome (IS; also referred to as the Impostor Phenomenon), particularly when experienced by those who are evidently successful. We all have self-doubt from time to time, but when these feelings persist they can lead us to behave in ways that negatively impact our performance and wellbeing. [In this talk we will discuss triggers to IS, typical thoughts and behaviours associated with IS, and strategies for overcoming it.]

If you are a wee bit curious to find out before the talk how ‘impostorish’ you might be feeling, you can find out here by completing the Impostor Phenomenon Scale by Clancy & Imes (1978).

Dr Vicky Ellam-Dyson

Dr Vicky Ellam-Dyson is a coaching psychology practitioner and academic involved in a range of developmental activities including: coaching, training, lecturing and research supervision. Her work is informed by her doctoral research into the psychology of leadership, where she explored how embedded core beliefs can influence leadership behaviours (decision making, communicating, delegating, influencing, etc). She has a particular interest in perfectionism and impostor syndrome and enjoys working with clients to overcome these barriers.

Vicky is an associate lecturer and research supervisor at City University in coaching psychology and organisational psychology. She is also a visiting tutor at Cass Business School, where she facilitates experiential workshops in leadership and team-working skills for postgraduate business students.

She is a sub-committee member of the British Psychological Society's Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS SGCP) and a founder committee member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP).

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12.30pm - 1.30pmTuesday 12th July 2016

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