Mastering Imposter Syndrome – You are Good Enough: Believe it

Mastering Imposter Syndrome is crucial to your happiness and living with it on a day to day basis is something that Lisa Ventura is used to doing.

Lisa Ventura is an award-winning Cyber Security consultant and is the CEO and Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA), a membership association that is dedicated to individuals and companies who actively work in cyber security in the UK. She has over 10 years’ experience in the cyber security industry and is passionate about raising awareness of being more cyber aware in business to help prevent cyber-attacks and cyber fraud. She is a thought leader, author and keynote speaker and has been published in various publications globally.

Her first book “The Rise of the Cyber Women: Volume One” was published in August 2020 and her second book “The Varied Origins of the Cyber Men: Volume One” was published in November 2020, both to great acclaim. Lisa is part of the Advisory Group for the newly created West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre, sits on the board of Think Digital Partners and is part of Cyber Security Valley UK. She is also a strong advocate for women in cyber security, the cyber skills gap and neurodiversity.

We discussed:
How does imposter syndrome impact on you day to day?
How do you overcome and deal with imposter syndrome?
What advice would you give to someone who is suffering from imposter syndrome?

Despite being in Cyber Security for 10 years Lisa struggles to believe she is good enough.
She has always had imposter syndrome and manages it on a daily basis.
No matter what awards Lisa has won she always has thought she isn’t good enough.

Imposter syndrome has been a safety blanket and has protected her from harm.
She wonders when she will found out for being a fraud as many others.
She doesn’t feel worthy like most people suffering from imposter syndrome.
Getting past your inner voice is key here and is possible.
Getting past online bullying and people trying to discourage you.
Getting the right coping mechanisms to work for her.
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