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Episode 15: Insights on Navigating Impostor Syndrome (featuring Marisa James, CEO)
Episode 157th May 2024 • eLABorate Topics • dibroadcasting
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In this episode, cohost, Stephanie Whitehead, explores the quiet battle of impostor syndrome with our special guest, Marisa James, CEO of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

Impostor syndrome, marked by self-doubt and feeling inadequate despite achievements, impacts people in various professions, even CEOs. Marisa shares her personal experiences, challenges, and strategies for overcoming impostor syndrome in leadership roles.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understanding Impostor Syndrome: Marisa shares their journey of recognizing and grappling with impostor syndrome, highlighting its prevalence even among accomplished professionals.
  2. Impact on Leadership: We explore how impostor syndrome can manifest in leadership positions, affecting decision-making, confidence, and relationships within organizations.
  3. Coping Mechanisms: Marisa provides valuable insights into coping mechanisms and strategies they have employed to navigate impostor syndrome, offering practical advice for listeners facing similar challenges.
  4. Empowering Others: Marisa emphasizes the importance of mentorship, open communication, and self-reflection in empowering individuals to overcome impostor syndrome and realize their full potential.

Special Guest Bio: As the recently appointed CEO of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), I bring nearly two decades of professional experience as an educator in an accredited Medical Laboratory Science program. My tenure as CEO coincided with NAACLS' 50th anniversary, an occasion I have been thrilled to commemorate. I am a passionate advocate dedicated to showcasing the brilliance of those working behind the scenes in healthcare. My volunteer service with ASCLS, ASCP, and NAACLS has played a pivotal role in my career journey, culminating in my current position. An engaging, authentic, and enthusiastic leader, I prioritize mentorship, lifelong learning, and the development of strong interpersonal relationships. I am committed to advancing the standards of accreditation and fostering excellence in clinical laboratory sciences.

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