Kate in the Press


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…

Helping Vets deal with the Imposter Phenomenon

In this article in the British Veterinary Association’s ‘In Practice’ magazine, Kate summarises the Imposter Phenomenon and offers a range of tips to help vets and veterinary nurses deal with any imposter feelings that they experience.

Researching the Imposter Phenomenon

Full report on research conducted by Totaljobs on the imposter phenomeno, in conjunction with Kate Atkin and Dr Terri Simpkin.

Researching the Imposter Phenomenon

BBC Look East report on the imposter phenomenon research conducted by Totaljobs (see above). 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.

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.

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.

“We were all crippled by the Imposter Syndrome”

I’m not sure what being quoted in the same article as Louis Tomlinson of One Direction says about Kate, but the high profile of the Imposter Syndrome in the tabloid press shows how awareness is spreading.

Imposter Phenomenon

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.

Entrepreneurs and the Imposter Phenomenon

Kate discussed her research into the Imposter Phenomenon amongst entrepreneurs on Cambridge TV’s Business Focus programme.

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