Imposter Syndrome No More: Upping Your Confidence

1:45-2:45 PM ET – Breakout Session Round 2

Have you ever stepped into a new role or taken the lead on a project only to feel horribly underqualified? This feeling of self-doubt, inadequacy or insecurity around professional responsibilities is not only stressful but can significantly impede your confidence and growth at work. If it’s any comfort, you’re not alone. Nearly 70% of the U.S. population has experienced imposter syndrome. In this interactive session, you will learn the science behind imposter syndrome, strategies for combating it and insights to overcome the “fake it ’til you make it” mindset.

Key Takeaway: In this session, you’ll learn to identify when you are falling into an imposter syndrome trap and strategies to become more confident in yourself.

Relevant Competencies: Leading Change


Dynamic and collaborative combined with high enthusiasm and a customer-centric mindset, Brian Wilson has spent over 12 years supporting and leading projects and programs at DoD and DHS and now serves as the Organizational Change Management Lead within the Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) for a Federal regulatory Agency. Brian possesses a desirable skillset in the areas of digital transformation, project and program management, meeting facilitation and stakeholder, customer service and organizational development. Brian currently oversees training and upskilling, communications, stakeholder engagement and organizational change management activities.

In his previous role, Brian served as the Program Manager for the Electronic Contract Filing System (ECFS) at DHS. Brian led and oversaw all market research, procurement and contracting activities, and training and implementation activities. Brian and the team successfully deployed ECFS at the height of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. Prior to DHS, Brian supported several program offices within DoD to include the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) program and the Integrated Electronic Health Records (iEHR) program at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Brian received his master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University and bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Rutgers University.

Brian is a creator to the core and enjoys working on his photography and music production. Brian was a former member of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Recording Academy.