Courage, Confidence and the Impostor Syndrome

Novotel Ipswich Gainsborough Suite 2-4
Tuesday, 05 November 2019
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    • Kate Atkin, MSc

**N.B. the session with run from 6pm-7pm, and will be followed by a networking opportunity with drinks and nibbles from 7pm-8pm**

Many people have a voice inside that says they could do so much more, at work, in their community or at home. The internal chatter is sometimes accompanied by a lack of confidence which can prevent you reaching your potential.

Success also comes with its own trials. Many high achievers have an internal voice asking “did they really mean to promote me?”, “am I really good enough?”, “what if they find me out?”… and it can be really stressful!

The irony is that the real frauds don’t tend to experience these thoughts at all.

During this talk Kate Atkin will provide you with some practical tips, tricks and techniques to give confidence a boost and help banish the imposter feelings.

The strategies are grounded in science and work in the real world.

Through this interactive talk you will:

  • explore the reasons behind imposter feelings and how to spot them in others
  • discover how to grow inner confidence


  • leave equipped with ways to boost resilience and get past the imposter feelings, whether your own or to help those you manage.

The imposter phenomenon is experienced by some 70% of people at some point in their lives. Described as a feeling of intellectual phoniness, this phenomenon, or syndrome, is not confined to women, or to academics, or to those who work for others… it is widely experienced.

About Kate Atkin

Inspirational speaker, training consultant and coach

Once a shy schoolgirl from rural Lincolnshire, Kate Atkin is now an award-winning speaker so she has plenty of ideas on how to overcome the butterflies and find the inner strength needed to be the best ‘you’ that you can be.

Before starting her own learning and development business in 2000 Kate had a successful career with Barclays Bank plc. In 2015 she completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity. This also led to opportunities to lecture at Cambridge University Judge Business School. She is continuing with her research, currently focussing on courage, confidence and the imposter phenomenon. Kate is also author of The Presentation Workout and The Confident Manager and a world debating champion.

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