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Imposter Syndrome – HEE Wessex

It was an honour to speak to you all this evening through Zoom (the power of technology) and thank you so much for taking the time to join the development session at this very busy time for you all.

If there are any issues or questions you would like to discuss which have been prompted by our discussions please do feel free to contact me. You can reach me at kate@kateatkin.com or 07779 646976.

On this webpage you will find some extra information on the imposter syndrome (really a phenomenon) which is based on my own research and that of other experts, and some other useful links, plus suggestions for TED talks and further reading.

We are still at an early stage in understanding the impact of the Imposter Phenomenon, my interest is in understanding the most effective ways of managing those imposter feelings and passing on this information to others. As I mentioned, I have recently re-started my PhD research on this topic. If you are interested in keeping up to date with my research findings and musings on the topic, do sign up to receive my newsletter.

You can download a pdf version of the slides here: Imposter Slides - HEE Wessex


Here's a link to some research on IP in the workplace by TotalJobs, in collaboration with yours truly and my PhD supervisor Dr Terri Simpkin: TotalJobs Survey.


Other Useful Links

Strength Questionnaires
https://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths-Survey
https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/
https://www.strengthsprofile.com/
https://www.strengthscope.com/


Resilience & Wellbeing

We also discussed wellbeing in answer to a question that was raised. Here are some extra tips and links on this topic which might be useful. But please, don't struggle in a dark place on your own, speak to someone and seek professional support. These are extraordinary times, emotional wellbeing is as important as physical wellbeing - you are human too.


NEF's Five Ways for Wellbeing


You'll find a diagram of some areas of resilience via this link: Emotionally Resilient Living

This link will take you to Liggy Webb's "Little Book of Resilience" in pdf form

TED talk by Jane McGonigal - at 12min 20 secs she covers 4 key ways to build resilience

Also see Action for Happiness website



TED Talks & YouTube Links

Amy Cuddy TED Talk on Body Language

Christine Porath TED Talk on Incivility

Susan Cain TED Talk on The Power of the Introvert

Viola Davis behind the scenes Oscar interview

Inga Beale on R4 Desert Island Discs



Other reading, books and references

What to say when you talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter
The Impostor Phenomenon by Dr Pauline Rose Clance
The Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar
Inferior by Angela Saini
The Gift of Imperfection by Brene Brown
The Confident Manager by Kate Atkin
Quiet by Susan Cain


On the video tab of this website you'll find a panel discussion on the imposter syndrome with Circle Co. which provides an interesting insight into the imposter at work. I also add blogs and podcasts to the site, so do take a look around.

Finally, if you would like to keep in touch, then please connect with me on LinkedIn, Twitter or sign up to receive my newsletter.

With my best wishes and thanks for all that you are doing.

Kate

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Kate Atkin on the imposter syndrome