WNA Presents: The Power of Affirmations - An Antidote to Imposter Syndrome & Burnout


Women's Networking Association Presents: The Power of Affirmations - An Antidote to Imposter Syndrome & Burnout

A 60-minute webinar presented by the WorkLife Office Deputy Director, Jaimie Hutchison.

The words we tell ourselves matter.

This workshop explores the power of affirmations and address how they are important as an antidote to imposter syndrome, self-doubt, and burnout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how our thoughts and the things we say to ourselves affect our feelings and actions. 
  • Learn about the science behind affirmations and why they work. 
  • Learn what affirmations are and how to get the most out of them in order to combat anxiety, imposter syndrome and more. 

Jaimie Hutchison

About the Speaker: Jaimie Hutchison

Jaimie Hutchison is the Deputy Director of the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University, supporting MSU’s recruitment and retention of a high performing workforce and the workplace wellbeing of a diverse community of 13,000 staff and scholars. Jaimie and her team contribute to the development of MSU’s policies and special initiatives, and the office oversees MSU’s University-wide work-life strategies. The office administers and consults on a range of programs, including those focused on workplace flexibility, dependent care, family support, workplace culture, career development, leadership, workplace-based well-being, and the whole person workplace, which includes DEI. Jaimie has worked for 24 years as a leader, therapist, consultant, director, trainer, mentor, and administrator. In addition to her work-life role, she is also a therapist at Insight Counseling working primarily with tweens, teens, and families around issues of identity and other concerns. Jaimie is highly engaged with the local community and has volunteered over 10,000 hours.  

Jaimie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University, her master’s degree in community counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and a post-master’s certificate in school counseling from Eastern Michigan University. Jaimie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. Jaimie and her family are proud Spartans and enjoy the diverse events and activities that MSU and the Greater Lansing area have to offer. Jaimie is the mother of one teen and has been married to her spouse, Wayne (also a Spartan), for 24 years. 

Jaimie Hutchison is currently serving a three-year term for the College and University Work-Life-Family Association (CUFWA) Board of Directors.  Jaimie also co-chairs the Membership Engagement Committee with Lourdes Rodrigues, Manager of Childcare and Family Resources, Life & Work Connections at the University of Arizona. Jaimie’s interests in her role on the CUFWA Board include membership engagement, leading initiatives to promote personal and workplace well-being, and being part of a vibrant, knowledgeable team in efforts to move our institutions forward by being leaders and innovators in the work-life industry. 

Email: hutchj@msu.edu 
Phone: (517) 353-1635