Tackling the Imposter Syndrome

Millions of people around the world from CEOs to A-list celebrities secretly worry they're not as bright or capable as everyone thinks they are.  It's called the Impostor Syndrome - and Dr. Valerie Young has the cure. 

Please join us for this workshop with Dr. Valerie Young, an internationally-known speaker, a leading expert on the impostor syndrome, and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women:  Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.

A former manager of strategic marketing at a Fortune 200 company herself, Dr. Valerie Young has shared her highly relatable and practical advice to tens of thousands of executives, managers, and professionals in the United States, Canada, and Europe.  She has spoken to faculty and staff at over 60 major colleges and universities.


  • Why impostor syndrome isn’t just a fancy term for “low self-esteem”
  • The connection between gender and confidence
  • The 5 “Competence Types” and how they set you up to fall short
  • Three immediately usable steps to interrupt needless self-doubt


If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu or 734-764-2574.
Please also let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange so letting us know at least 2 weeks in advance is much appreciated.

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