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    How to tackle imposter syndrome

    Leah SteeleSearching for Serenity

    Posted 4 months ago

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    Imposter syndrome…is a sticky thing

    Imposter syndrome doesn’t necessarily go away when you progress in your career and gain experience. It is not something that only plagues junior lawyers or trainees who still have a lot to learn, it can be particularly acute for senior professionals who work alone as sole in-house counsel and in fast changing environments as many in-house lawyers do.

    Leah Steele, a former lawyer, owns a business called Searching For Serenity, and she trains and mentors professionals on how to cope with work related stress, how to deal with burn out and what to do when people are plagued by thoughts of nagging doubt, or imposter syndrome.

    Steele says she sees clients who work as senior in-house lawyers and gives tips on how to deal with imposter syndrome.