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Leading with Confidence: Saying Goodbye to Impostor Syndrome

Friday, October 26, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Diamond Alumni Centre, Thompson Fraser Room

Leading with Confidence: Saying Goodbye to Impostor Syndrome

Facilitator: Amy Stanley, MSc, CEC, ACC

Program Description

  • Do you ever doubt your abilities?
  • Do you dread leading presentations and projects?
  • Do you worry someone will discover you don’t really know what you’re doing?
  • Are you letting these worries hold you back?
  • What would it be like to lead with confidence?

This session puts a name to these feelings—Impostor Syndrome. Impostor Syndrome is experienced by many intelligent and capable professionals and can limit careers and enjoyment of work. It’s more than likely that the confident, successful people you work with have it too but they have chosen not to let it stand in their way.

Looking after yourself professionally gives you the confidence to achieve the success you want at work. 


This highly-interactive session is designed for any APSA member who would like to work with their colleagues to learn more about Impostor Syndrome and strategies for overcoming it in the workplace.

What You Will Learn

  • Identify when we are sabotaging our success
  • Create a vision of your executive presence
  • Design our tools to overcome Impostor Syndrome

How You Will Learn

This workshop puts an emphasis on peer-based learning and solution generation. Under the guidance of your facilitator Amy Stanley, you will work in groups and pairs to reflect on your own current workplace experience and as a group, develop pathways to overcoming Impostor Syndrome. This session is highly participatory, and its success relies on the experiences and collaboration that take place in the room.

About Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley, MSc, CEC, ACC works with leaders globally to develop positive relationships with themselves and others. She is an internationally accredited Executive Coach and has 15 years of experience working in HR, including 8 years in management roles at UBC. She is a faculty member at BCIT where she teaches Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour and an Adjunct Professor at the Sauder School of Business at UBC.

You can learn more about Amy on her website Leading Light Coaching