Looking under the hood of Performance Anxiety in the workplace with Dr Stephanie Burns

30th August 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Style of Event: FREE for Corporate Members (Use CODE: WIBFWEB)
WiBF Member: AUD $0.00 Website Subscriber: AUD $20.00
12:15-1:00pm AEST


We are thrilled to present a webinar with WIBF's very own Dr Stephanie Burns from the Voice of Leadership Program (VOL). Dr Stephanie Burns has been with WIBF since 2010 supporting over 1000 WIBF members alone through VOL. VOL is a program that addresses the underlying theories, ideas and strategies for navigating a long and ever-evolving career. If you have previously participated in the VOL program or would like to experience the brilliance that is Dr Stephanie Burns - join this incredibly rare free to WIBF members opportunity!

This webinar covers a common professional hurdle and that is performance anxiety. One of the most highly prized capabilities in a corporate career is the ability to communicate effectively when called on to do so. There are many skills and attributes that intersect to produce this capability. In the end, if you are ineffective, uncomfortable (or panicked) speaking with all eyes on you, all the other attributes are undermined.

In this presentation, you will come to understand why performance is its own unique event in the brain and what steps you can take to be best prepared.

In this 45-minute session, hear from Dr Stephanie Burns as she addresses Performance Anxiety in the workplace and the following topic areas:
- What’s going on? (Why is this happening to me?)
- Why does what’s going on improve performance. (Surely you're joking! This is helping me?)
- If this is normal, how do I use it?

Pre Work

No pre-work required.


To address Performance Anxiety and what you can do about it!


Participants will leave with a new understanding of Performance Anxiety in the workplace and tips on how to improve it moving forward.


Dr Stephanie Burns is well known in the Australian corporate, education and government communities. Trained originally as an engineer by the U.S. Army her career evolved through influential studies into human behaviour. Her own research has led to practical solutions to problems in the areas of leadership, communication, learning and teaching effectiveness. She has lived in Australia since 1987, and completed her PhD with the University of South Australia.