UNB Talks Online: Let go of the imposter syndrome & perfectionism

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (ADT)


“What am I doing here?”

“I’m not good enough.”

“It’s only a matter of time before I am figured out.”

Originally termed in 1978, imposter syndrome is defined as a psychological pattern of self doubt and the internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud, despite the external evidence of competence. This phenomenon disproportionally affects high achieving individuals and is most common amongst women. While the causes of imposter syndrome are varied, the impacts that it can have on an individual’s career growth, self-confidence and mental health are significant. 
In this session we will discuss techniques to increase the power of your voice, your personal brand, and building executive presence to overcome the dreadful feeling of “I don’t belong here.”


Presenter: Tanya Chapman (MBA'12)

Tanya founded The Chapman Group to help individuals, teams and organizations transform to perform. Her boutique consulting company tailors custom solutions for each client, aligning strategic human resources practices with the overall organizational goals and vision.

Tanya is committed to leading positive, progressive, and sustainable growth in our province and region. She encourages leaders to think big about their businesses, their teams, their plans and their purpose. As president of the Chapman Group, she leads by example.

Her experience is deep and diverse. Along with being an entrepreneur, Tanya has worked as an oil and gas executive and a university lecturer. An insightful and inspiring facilitator, she helps individuals and teams find focus and clarity to achieve their professional and personal goals.

Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Education degree from St. Thomas University. She has a certificate in Human Resource Management and an MBA from the University of New Brunswick. She is a designated Certified Human Resource Professional and has completed the ICD Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Business.


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