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Overcoming Your Fear of Failure

Have you ever been too afraid to try for an opportunity because you feared that you wouldn’t get it? In this talk, you’ll learn more about some of the causes of fear of failure, along with clear strategies that you can use to overcome it and advance within your tech career.

Fear of failure is very common, especially among women who are underrepresented in tech. You should attend this session if you’d like to learn how to develop more confidence, build a strong support network, and avoid the pitfalls of perfectionism and procrastination. We’ll use relevant examples from TV and pop culture to illustrate how you can overcome your fear or failure and further develop your potential as a tech leader.

Speaker

Olivia Liddell

Olivia Liddell

Cloud Training Specialist at Cloudbakers, Cloudbakers

Becoming an Effective Mentor

Have you ever thought about becoming a mentor but didn’t know how to get started? Mentoring is a valuable tool for professional development that can result in positive outcomes for both the mentor and the mentee.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify the specific skills and strengths that you could potentially offer as a mentor.

  • Strategies for how to build formal and informal mentoring relationships in the workplace.

  • Best practices for communication in mentoring, including how to give constructive feedback and understanding the importance of of active listening.

  • Strategies for overcoming common fears that might be preventing you from wanting to become a mentor. If you’ve ever considered becoming a mentor but felt that you didn’t have enough time, that you’re too much of a beginner yourself, or even that your communication skills might be holding you back, this session is for you.

Speaker

Olivia Liddell

Olivia Liddell

Cloud Training Specialist at Cloudbakers, Cloudbakers