Entrepreneur, The Alchemist Dentist, staff dentist, education director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Dr. Jessica Metcalfe is a general dentist at a cancer centre and an international speaker on treating the cancer patient. She is smart, ambitious, driven and some would say successful. Yet, she didn’t believe any of that. She would discount her achievements and attribute her successes to luck, error by others and people she knew.
She noticed she would work longer hours to predict and prevent mistakes. She would over deliver because her standards were set unrealistically high. She would look for mistakes instead of praising her successes. Lastly, she endured years of stress, anxiety and multiple bouts of burnout.
She was unaware that she was motivated by the fear of failing, self-doubt, and self-critical thinking. Over time, Dr. Metcalfe gradually started to understand that her thoughts, feelings and behaviours were associated with the Imposter Syndrome. She now educates and empowers high-achieving individuals to be the confident person they are!