26/09/2022 – #WECAN

#WECAN will be delivering a workshop on How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome.

Research published in the International Journal of Behavioural Science, states 70% of people experience imposter feelings at some point in their lives.

The concept, originally termed “imposter phenomenon” was developed by psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978. Their study which focused on high-achieving women, suggested that “despite outstanding academic and professional accomplishments, women who experience the imposter phenomenon persist in believing that they are really not bright and have fooled anyone who thinks otherwise.”

During this session we will explore the symptoms of imposter syndrome and how to overcome it to help you feel more confident.

  • Think about what may be holding you back at work
  • Explore symptoms of imposter syndrome
  • Create tips to develop confidence in the workplace


This session is ideal for anyone who experiences feelings of self-doubt and knows that this may be holding them back from what they would really like to do at work or be the person they want to be.

The session will be led by #WECAN Delivery Lead Kim Sanderson. Kim has over 25 years’ experience of teaching in further education. Kim currently works as a Programme Developer and Assessor at the Leadership Centre in Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett University. Prior to joining Leeds Beckett University, she worked in the retail and further education sector and has experience of leading and managing teams in both.

Click HERE to book now for this event