Have you ever had the feeling of being an imposter, felt a nagging doubt that you would be ‘found out’ or put your success down to luck or timing? Have you ever felt terrified at making a mistake because it ‘proves’ you are not perfect and, therefore, not up to the job?
Would you like to feel more confident, even when doing things that make you feel nervous?
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. The irony is that real frauds, those who truly are incapable, don’t tend to experience these thoughts.
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.
During this talk Kate Atkin will provide you with some practical tips, tricks and techniques to give your confidence a boost. The strategies are grounded in science and work in the real world.
Through this interactive talk you will:
• explore the reasons behind your own imposter feelings
• discover your inner confidence
• leave equipped with ways to boost your resilience and get past your Imposter
Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided!
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.