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Confidence vs. Competence

11 March 2021, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

How can you be both competent and confident at work? You may be very good at something, but not confident in communicating that to your colleagues. Or are you simply faking it 'til you make it? We'll explore the differences between confidence and competence, and how to project both in the workplace.

Katherine Wiid is a Career Management Coach based in Cambridge, UK with 24 years in recruitment and career management. Asked what she thinks is the single most important ingredient to career success she says Motive Matters! Being consciously aware of what drives us, how we process information and how we make decisions is key to managing our careers successfully. She is one of just 550 people in the world to have mastered a psycho linguistic conversational tool (the LAB Profile) based on speech patterns. She uses these insights to help her clients pinpoint their decision-making triggers and become clear on how they can get the most from their careers. She coaches and mentors working professionals across many cultures and job roles in the UK, Europe and South Africa.

Tim Biggs, Condensed Matter Physics, Oxford University. After a PhD in Infrared Spectroscopy of organic superconductors (using high magnetic fields, high pressures, and cryogenic temperatures, both lab and large facility based), Tim left academia for a role designing and simulating inductive sensors for a tech spinout recently purchased by an electronics corporation.