Fail fast and build resilience
In high-performing cultures, it can sometimes feel like failure is not an option. When high performers hit a bump in the road, they crash and burn if they’re unaccustomed to failing, and Impostor Syndrome sets in. Many of us have an inner critic, who tries to sabotage us when we dare to take risks outside of our comfort zone, but for some, this inner voice can become paralyzing. To the rest of the world, this person looks like they are a star. To them, they are falling apart.
This session shares 3 practical strategies for building yourself back up again, when self-doubt sets in. We will all fail at some point in our lives, and if we don’t, we’re probably not learning or growing. So how can we get better at failing fast, picking ourselves up again, and building resilience?
Niamh has worked in People Development at Google for 14 years, based in Ireland, Poland and the US.
With 20 years of international experience in the field of education and training & development, Niamh has designed many acclaimed development programs at Google, including Stretch, a women’s leadership program, which over 7,000 women globally have attended to date. This program sparked an external #iamremarkable initiative, empowering underrepresented groups from all walks of life, to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.
Niamh was also co-founder of g2g, a peer-to-peer learning program, which currently powers 85% of learning programs globally at Google, with an extended faculty of 10,000 employees who teach, share and learn from each other.
Currently, Niamh is a certified executive coach, who challenges managers and leaders to create inclusive team cultures. As a learning designer and facilitator, she helps leaders navigate complexity as they execute on vision and strategy for their organizations.
Niamh graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a Bachelor in Music Education, and earned her MBA from Reims Management School, France. She worked in the Middle East and the Caribbean as an orchestral director before joining Google in 2005. Niamh recently relocated from California to Dublin, where she lives with her husband and young daughter.