Charly Haversat: Perfectionism holds us back. Here’s why

About this talk: If you can’t do it perfectly, why do it at all? Recovering perfectionist Charly Haversat challenges our obsession with perfection in our personal lives, workplaces and beyond. Can we fight the crippling fear of failure and the unwillingness to compromise that it creates?

About this speaker

As a reformed perfectionist and former professional athlete, Charly Haversat began noticing that we spend a lot of our personal and professional lives on being flawless. But her big question is: as we obsess about perfection, are we actually getting anything done? A vice president in Alternative Investment Solutions, she focuses on designing scalable, cost-effective programs that meet both our business needs and our clients’ expectations.

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TED@StateStreet Boston was a TED-curated event celebrating speakers from across the State Street community. Produced in partnership with State Street, the event showcased the power of collaboration in the never-ending challenge to build a better world.

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