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Imposter Syndrome: Are You Faking It & Will they Find Out?

Speaker:

Mindy Curnutt

Abstract:

Have you ever thought to yourself “All these people think I’m smarter than I really am” or “I really don’t know what I’m doing, they’re going to figure out I’m a fraud!” If yes, then you suffer from the Impostor Syndrome. And despite all the accomplishments, awards and accolades, you still doubt yourself. It’s rampant in the modern day tech workplace, and the fear will make you shrink back from opportunities. You dismiss praise. You overcompensate by working harder, being charming and demanding perfection from yourself. What would happen if you were released from this bondage, and kicked your impostor to the curb? In this session, learn 3 powerful techniques that can help to improve your confidence and silent that annoying voice in your head!

Bio:

Mindy Curnutt is a SQL Server MVP and has been actively involved in the SQL Server Community since 2000. She has presented at her local North Texas SQL Server User Group (2002, 2003, 2015), Microsoft Tech-Ed (2003), SQLPASS Summits (2005-2006, 2012-2015), and numerous SQLSaturday events (2013-2016). She was a SME for both the SQL 2012 and 2014 Certification Exams and is an MSPress Books co-author. Mindy served on the PASS Summit Abstract Review Committee in 2013 and 2014, and as a Program Manager in 2015 and 2016. She has been designated as a Trimble Navigation Distinguished Engineer.

Recorded At:

San Antonio SQL Saturday 2016

One Response to “Imposter Syndrome: Are You Faking It & Will they Find Out?”

  1. Outstanding presentation. So much that resonates.

    Not sure if I’m alone in this, but I think this gets worse the longer you’re in our industry, both because of the pace, but also because you become more and more aware of how much you don’t know.

    I know that early in my career, I was more likely to jump into opportunities without really thinking so much about whether I was “ready”. Thankfully, they mostly worked out.

    Thanks for sharing…enjoyed the presentation.

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