🎥 Finding Strength in Imposter Syndrome


Dear Reader,

Today's advice letter comes from Maureen Herben, Senior Product Designer at Zalando and Content Creator at ux.collection.

Last night, she gave a talk for our monthly meetup on how to move beyond senior-level imposter syndrome.

Maureen presented an honest story of how imposter syndrome set in once she started to get into leadership positions.

Maureen covers:

  • Her career path from a junior at an agency to a senior in-house
  • The learning and leading mindsets that got her beyond senior
  • 6 insights to find strength in imposter syndrome

Until next week!

Jeff Humble
Designer & Co-Founder
The Fountain Institute

P.S. If you missed last week's masterclass, you can watch it here: Unlock Your Team's Research Potential

P.P.S. If you want to network with people from the event, join the Guild of Working Designers Slack Community

The Fountain Institute

The Fountain Institute is an independent online school that teaches advanced UX & product skills.

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