Kate Atkin: Speaker (imposter syndrome) and Consultant

Kate Atkin: Speaker (imposter syndrome) and Consultant

Speaking & facilitating workshops on the impostor phenomenon / imposter syndrome, confidence and presentation skills. For courses, workshops and coaching that help banish the imposter, build confidence, and ensure effective communication, contact Kate Atkin, inspirational speaker, facilitator and author.

Telephone: +44 (0)7779 646 976
Address: St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 0WS
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.kateatkin.com
Membership type:Professional Individual and Corporate < 5 (£50+VAT pa)

Effective Communication, Presentation Skills, Confidence Building and Banishing the Imposter Syndrome are just some of the areas covered by Kate Atkin.

Her keynote "Behind the Mask" and workshops on the imposter syndrome are receiving great aclaim.  Kate also wrote the guest blog for the Oxford English Dictionary when the term imposter syndrome entered the dictionary in 2017.  You can read that here

Whether a workshop, seminar or conference keynote, all sessions are interactive and have a practical application to business performance, management and interpersonal skills. 

As an inspirational speaker and author, Kate Atkin, is known for her energy, enthusiasm and ability to motivate. Her approach is tailored to suit your specific needs. With over 20 years of training and coaching experience and more than 25 years of business knowledge, she offers a bespoke service. Based in Cambridge, Kate Atkin has experience of working with a wide variety of industry sectors, including financial services,public sector, high tech, not-for-profit and manufacturing. Kate speaks both locally in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, as well as across the UK and Europe.

Her talks and workshops are interactive and memorable, ensuring the learning is implemented in the work place, making a positive difference to your bottom line.

Kate holds a masters in applied positive psychology and is an award-winning trainer, author of The Confident Manager and The Presentation Workout, both available through Amazon, and a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association,  member of Toastmasters International and international trainer for JCI UK.  She is currently a PhD candidate focussing on the Impostor Phenomenon, at Anglia Ruskin University.

You can contact Kate on kate@kateatkin.com

Between October 2011 and June 2012, Kate was proud to support her husband Stuart Jessup, in his 2,600 mile walk around England, raising awareness of mental health.  They were featured in Readers Digest, BBC Radio 4's Ramblings programme with Clare Balding and many local press and radio interviews, including BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and the Evening News.  More about the walk and the charities that were supported can be found at www.walkingontheedge.org.uk

Success: what lies behind the Mask?  Keynote speech on the imposter syndrome

Success: what lies behind the Mask? Keynote speech on the imposter syndrome

There are many people who doubt whether they deserve their success, who wonder when they will be "found out" and who think they have managed to pull the wool over other people's eyes. If this is you, you could be experiencing the imposter syndrome... an internal feeling of phoneyness.

The Networking Factor - tips booklet

10 Steps for Effective Networking

The Confidence Factor - tips booklet

10 tips to boost your confidence in any situation!

The Confident Manager - book

The Confident Manager - book

An easy to read, story format for new and established managers. Matt's story tells of lessons learnt through experience, summarised at the end of each chapter.

Imposter Syndrome, photo by Helena G Anderson

5 myths about the Imposter Syndrome

Kate Atkin, who has started a PhD focusing on the Imposter Syndrome, says: "While reading academic research, blog posts and press articles, it struck me that there are a number of inaccuracies in the way the Imposter Syndrome is portrayed. Here are five myths I would like to bust – the first being that it should be called the Impostor Phenomenon, not syndrome! Here’s why…

30 August 2018Read in full

Do you experience imposter syndrome?

Anxiety and the Imposter Syndrome

Student paper Varsity, The Times and many other media outlets are confusing anxiety and the imposter syndrome. While imposter feelings can cause anxiety, the syndrome is in fact correctly referred to as the impostor phenomenon and is not in the DSM. Kate Atkin says: "For the next 12 months I have decided to fundraise for Anxiety UK."

15 November 2017Read in full

Impostor Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome enters the Oxford English Dictionary

Last month Kate Atkin gave a talk on the imposter phenomenon, often incorrectly referred to as imposter syndrome, to Cambridge Network members. What she didn't know then was that the term "imposter syndrome" was about to enter the Oxford English Dictionary...

25 April 2017Read in full

Imposter Phenomenon

Do you deserve your success?

For some, success feels natural, worthy and enhances self-esteem. Others experience self-doubt, and wonder whether they really deserve the accolades. They stress that making a mistake means they'll be found out... to have been a fraud all along. It's called the imposter syndrome, or imposter phenomenon.

27 March 2017Read in full

Are you glad to be grey?

Scientists have found a gene responsible fore grey hair - would you take the pill to prevent it if one became available? The discovery prompted discussion about what it means to go grey (for both men and women).

21 March 2016Read in full

Kate Atkin runner up 2015 Corporate Speaking Challenge

Would you face up to the Corporate Speaking Challenge?

Do you fear or relish the idea of making presentations? While Cambridge Network member Kate Atkin speaks for a living, she confesses she still finds these events fear-invoking. So why compete in the 2015 Corporate Speaking Challenge? And why is she sharing her knowledge on public speaking to a wider audience on the evening of 7th December? Read on to find out...

20 November 2015Read in full

Study seeks established entrepreneurs

How do established entrepreneurs think? Speaker, facilitator and author Kate Atkin is looking for people to take part in her current study.

14 April 2015Read in full

Don't wait for a tragic event before making life changes

Fifteen years ago I left the corporate world and branched out into the risky world of being self-employed, writes Kate Atkin of Aspire 2. My motivation? Not to "play it safe". Why? Learning through tragic experiences that life really can be very short, so make the most of it. Since then the date has taken on very different connotations; please don't wait for a tragic event to give you motivation.

11 September 2014Read in full

Kate Atkin networking with Ali Chowdhry at the o2 Workshop

Networkers brave the Tube Strike

A band of resourceful business men and women braved the Tube strike to attend a networking event at the o2 Workshop in Tottenham Court Road earlier this week. Cambridge Network member Kate Atkin showed attendees how to present their business and network with confidence. Described as "spot on with useful content" everyone went away with specific tips to put into practice.

2 May 2014Read in full

Poppy's admirers

Time to talk campaign is all about mental health

When did you last talk to someone about their mental health, or your own? This Thursday it is Time to Talk, a campaign day organised by Time to Change to promote positive attitudes towards mental health. Kate Atkin and her springer spaniel, Poppy, have been helping break down the stigma associated with talking about mental health by speaking to Stephen Perse 6th Formers at their Monday morning assembly.

5 February 2014Read in full

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