Don’t call me a hero
In this leader article for the British Medical Journal blog Kate discusses how the accolade of being a “hero” has sat uncomfortably on some people’s shoulders within NHS staff and other key workers.
High accolades such as “hero”, “amazing”, “awesome” etc., while intended to show appreciation, acknowledgement and praise are not always received in that way, and there could be an underlying reason…
Researching the the Imposter Phenomenon
BBC Look East report on the imposter phenomenon, following up on research conducted by Totaljobs in conjunction with Kate Atkin and Dr Terri Simpkin. Full report here: www.totaljobs.com/insidejob/imposter-phenomenon
News report first aired on 14th June 2019, video extract by kind permission from the BBC.
Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome
BBC Online asks Kate for some tips on how to overcome imposter syndrome after Michelle Obama speaks openly about her experiences of it.
Link to the full article online
How to ooze confidence (even when you’re a natural introvert)
Silly things like second thoughts, let alone paralysing self-reflection and remorse, don’t appear to cross Donald Trump's mind. In this Daily Telegraph article Kate is interviewed about the imposter phenomenon and how completely absent it is for Donald Trump.
Link to the article here
Standing Up for Yourself
Fighting your corner is easy – if you are used to it. But going from life as a shrinking violet to being forthright and confident can be difficult. The FT interviewed Kate on the topic of confidence and self-esteem.
Link to the article here, for FT subscribers.
In this article, Kate asks "Have you ever wondered when you would be ‘found out’ or felt terrified at making a mistake because it ‘proves’ you are not perfect, and not up to the job?" and explains the imposter phenomenon.
link to the article here .
Entrepreneurs and the Imposter Phenomenon
Kate discussed her research into the Imposter Phenomenon amongst entrepreneurs on Cambridge TV’s Business Focus programme.