Voices for Well-being in Aquatic Sciences: Battling Imposter Syndrome

Voices for Well-being in Aquatic Sciences: Battling Imposter Syndrome

The ASLO Early Career Committee Presents:

Voices for Well-being in Aquatic Sciences: Battling Imposter Syndrome

(Why successful people often feel like frauds)

How can it be that so many clever, competent and capable people can feel that they are just one step away from being exposed as a complete fraud? Despite evidence that they are performing well they can still have that lurking fear that at any moment someone is going to tap them on the shoulder and say "We need to have a chat".

Please join the ASLO Early Career Committee (ECC) for their inaugural webinar in the “Voices for Well-Being in Aquatic Sciences” series on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT. The session “Battling Imposter Syndrome” will be led by Hugh Kearns and will explore why high performing people often doubt their abilities and find it hard to enjoy their successes. It will also show the links to perfectionism and self-handicapping strategies such as procrastination, avoidance, and overcommitment.

At the end of this session you will:

  • know what the latest psychological research tells us about the imposter syndrome is and how it operates
  • realize how widespread imposter feelings are and why highly successful people can feel like frauds
  • be aware of evidence-based strategies that reduce imposter feelings

Who is it for?

The workshop has been organized with early career researchers in mind, but the organizers warmly welcome anyone who wants to find out more about imposter syndrome, regardless of their career stage.

When and where?

Friday, March 31, 2023 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT (6:00 – 7:30 pm UTC)

How do I sign up?

The workshop is free to attend, but requires registration. Please register using the form below.

More about our speaker, Hugh Kearns

Hugh Kearns is recognized internationally as a public speaker, educator and researcher. He regularly lectures at universities across the world including lectures at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, ETH Zurich, and the Max Planck Group.

His areas of expertise include self-management, positive psychology, work-life balance, learning, and creativity.  He has coached individuals, teams, and executives in a wide range of organizations in the public and private sectors.

Hugh lectures and researches at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He is widely recognized for his ability to take the latest research in psychology and education and apply it to high-performing people and groups. As a co-author with Maria Gardiner, he has published twelve books which are in high demand both in Australia and internationally and has had several articles published in the prestigious journal Nature.

Hugh Kearns
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