Webinar: Quieting your inner critic

An excerpt from the “Quieting your inner critic” online event. Career Account members can watch the full recording below.

That little voice of self-doubt — the voice of our inner critic — affects us all at some point in our lives and careers. Executive career and leadership coach Shana Montesol Johnson says that she sees the inner critic a lot in working with professionals and leaders in the global development sector.

Reflecting on her own experience battling self-doubt, Johnson says that having some awareness of your inner critic and the tools to deal with it can be a “game changer.” She joined Devex to talk about the importance of recognizing and quieting that voice, which can otherwise prevent us from reaching our full potential in our professional and personal lives.

About the author

  • Emma Smith

    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.

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