Imposter Syndrome in Academia: Whom it affects and what you can do about it

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In this event you will learn what imposter syndrome is and what you can do to get through your professional world with more self-confidence

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Imposter Syndrome: Whom it affects and what you can do about it29 April, 18.00-19.00 online (Zoom)

Lecture 40 minutes, discussion 20 minutes.

More people than one would think are secretly affected by a syndrome, the Imposter Syndrome. They constantly have the feeling that they are not as professionally competent as others would assume. They fear the day when someone is going to say:

"She can't do it, we were wrong about her!”

In this lecture you will learn what this syndrome is all about and what you can do to get through your professional world with more ease and self-confidence.

About the speaker:

Sibyl Schädeli (

Social anthropologist, lic.phil. University of Bern, Management MAS University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and Univ. Leuphana Lüneburg, cert. Coach ICF-PCC 2016.Professional experience

Many years of management experience at the University Hospital Basel and in the Swiss Federal Administration in leading positions as HR- Business Partner and in leadership development. Member of Management of the consulting firm college M.

Activities and offers:

  • Executive and career coach
  • Lecturer, moderator, trainer
  • Consultant for organizations and management teams
  • Speaker
  • Author

All activities for universities in German and French-speaking Switzerland and in Germany, research institutes and universities of applied sciences, federal administration, various health care organizations, Swiss National Science Foundation, among others.Main topics and specialties

Women's careers, leadership, power and status games, (salary) negotiations and application procedures, appearance and self-marketing, strategic networking and self-management.

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