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Online Masterclass - Dealing with Imposterism at Work: New Perspectives for Self and Others NEW

07 Nov Rachel May
Event information
Date 7 November 2024
Time 10:00-12:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 3 Places*
Venue Online
Event types:
Online masterclass

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This practical session will define what imposterism is, its manifestations and triggers, and the ‘so what’ for individuals and organisations. You will learn how to recognise the imposterism pattern and how to approach it, plus reflect on how it may impact on you and your team and how to deal with it positively. You will leave with a simple self-coaching tool and key actions to implement.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the masterclass, you will have:

  • An understanding of how the imposterism pattern is defined.
  • A clear view of its manifestations and triggers; the ‘so what’ for individuals and organisations.
  • A new perspective on the pattern and how to approach it.
  • Reflected on how imposterism may impact on you and your team – and the payoffs of an effective response.
  • A simple self-coaching tool and, where appropriate, a key action.

Who is this for

  • Any leaders and managers who want to understand what Imposterism is and how it shows up.
  • Any managers and leaders who are troubled by their own feelings of Imposterism and want to be able to recognise them in others.
  • Any team leaders who want to support and actively develop team members who show signs of Imposterism.

Rachel May

Rachel May

Rachel has been working as an executive coach in leadership and organisation development for 20 years. She has over 2,500 hours of coaching experience with leaders both in the UK and internationally, and leads successful people projects across manufacturing, space and technology, the NHS, automotive and heavy engineering. She was a Head of Learning in both the NHS and a high street retailer before her consultancy career. Rachel completed an MSc in Executive Coaching at Henley in 2022 and works with leaders leading complex change. She also trains leaders as coaches.
Rachel has a deep research interest in imposter experiences at work, and as part of her MSc developed a practice model exploring approaches to this. This is also a self-help model. She has a pragmatic understanding of the challenges leaders face, and how this can trigger self-doubt and fears of being ‘found out’. Her approach is practical and views individual experiences of imposterism as unique. She is currently bringing her research to publication.

*Up to 3 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.*

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