“We have to stop comparing ourselves to others, and start comparing ourselves to ourselves.” – Kate Atkin
In Episode 5 of the Freelance Heroes podcast, we speak to an expert in Imposter Syndrome to understand more about what it is, as well as learn the tools we can use to help us overcome it.
Kate Atkin is an inspirational speaker, training consultant, and coach. With over 20 years of experience as a facilitator, Kate has worked with many clients on business, management, and communication issues. A highly skilled listener, her style is both supportive and challenging.
Kate comes from a farming background in Lincolnshire and recently moved back to the village she grew up in. She had a successful career with Barclays Bank plc before starting her own learning and development business in September 2000. In 2015, Kate completed an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology which has brought insights into well-being, meaning and positivity that she is incorporating into her work. This also led to opportunities to lecture at Cambridge University Judge Business School on their EnterpriseWISE programme and their post-graduate diploma in entrepreneurship. She has also worked with many large corporate clients and the NHS. Kate is continuing with her research and is now beginning her third year of a part-time PhD investigating the imposter phenomenon in the workplace (which is causing her own ‘imposter’ to chatter at times!).
Kate is author of The Presentation Workout, The Confident Manager and co-author of The Business of Professional Speaking, and author of two tips booklets, The Confidence Factor and The Networking Factor.