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Break Free from "Imposter Syndrome"
2-session Online Course Starting in March 2024
Facilitated by Dr Rachel Lee, Consultant Clinical Psychologist,
Business Owner and Associate Non-executive Director i
n the NHS.

Do you feel insecure in your role, even though you are successful?
Do you experience self-doubt, 
when you should be feeling confident?
Do you avoid situations due to a fear of being "found out"?

Do you find yourself working extra hard to prove yourself?
Do you wish you could feel more confident in yourself and less like an imposter?

This 2-session Course will help you:
1. Understand the common behavioural patterns of imposterism
2. Identify the behavioural traps you fall into when imposterism strikes
3. Learning the skills and actionable strategies to overcome imposterism, improve your confidence and reduce self-doubt.


Are thoughts and feelings about being an “imposter” stopping you from enjoying your work or activities (like sports, art, singing or other activities)?

Have you secured your ideal job, but find yourself worrying that your appointment was some kind of mistake, that other people will find out that you're not up to the job or will question your competence?


Do you avoid speaking up in meetings, attending events, expressing different views, starting new projects or pursuing new opportunities?

You are not alone. It is estimated that 70% of people will experience imposterism during their lifetime. Feeling like an imposter is a very natural experience when we strive for success. It was originally called "imposter phenomenon" because of how common and normal it is. Over time it was renamed to "imposter syndrome", which unfortunately suggests that this is a disorder. There is nothing wrong with you if you feel like an imposter - in fact quite the opposite. It shows that you are doing something that really matters to you and that you care about the outcome. Imposterism is very much linked to our values - it crops up when we pursue goals that mean a lot to us.


What if you could embrace your feelings of imposterism and use them to help you achieve your goals in 2024?

By understanding more about how imposterism works in our lives we can avoid the common traps and embrace the positive aspects of it, so that we can use it like a springboard to help us reach our goals. We can learn to use the helpful aspects of imposterism, whilst avoiding the common pitfalls like avoidance of the very behaviours that would help our confidence grow

In this two-part course you will:

1. Learn more about imposterism and how it links to our values

2. Understand the common patterns of behaviour that maintain imposterism and identify your pattern of imposterism.

3. Understand more about the positive aspects of imposterism, so that you can hold on to them and make them work better for you.

3. Learn psychological skills and strategies to improve your psychological flexibility, so that you can learn to unhook from the unhelpful thoughts that are holding you back and make choices that reflect your values.

4. Develop new habits that will help you build your confidence and move you towards your goals, even when you experience imposter-related thoughts.

5. Create an action plan for 2024.

The two sessions are a month apart, to give you an opportunity to try out the ideas and strategies between the sessions. During the second session, Rachel will problem-solve any difficulties you may have had applying the strategies and offer further ideas and suggestions.

There are three packages on offer. Rachel is able to offer coaching sessions alongside the course in order to help you apply these skills, develop a bespoke action plan and identify and overcome the barriers or obstacles that your are facing. Rachel has worked with many senior leaders, including CEOs, and draws on her psychological knowledge and skills as well as her experience of helping hundreds of clients overcome unhelpful thinking patterns and achieve their goals. Read more about Rachel's experience here.

Dates of the course:

12.00pm - 2.00pm on Friday 8 March 2024

12.00pm  - 2.00pm on Friday 5 April 2024

The sessions will be held on Zoom and will be recorded. Recordings will be available for 60 days from 8 March 2024.

Bookings are now open.

The first four people to book will receive a £10 discount. To claim your discount, use the code NORTHSTAR10.


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Bronze Package
(Limited to 20 places)

1. 2-session Break Free from Imposter Syndrome Course

2. PDF Handout

3. Downloadable Action Plan  (Limited to 14 places)

Early bird price (before 15/02/24): £100

Standard price: £125

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Silver Package
(Limited to 4 places)

1. 2-session Break Free from Imposter Syndrome Course

2. One individual 50-minute coaching session with Dr Rachel Lee, to be taken between the two sessions or by 31 May 2023.

3. PDF Handout

4. Downloadable Action Plan  

Early bird price (before 15/02/24): £200

Standard price: £250

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Gold Package
(Limited to 3 Places)

1. 2-session Break Free from Imposter Syndrome Course

2. Three individual 50-minute coaching sessions with Dr Rachel Lee (to be taken by 30/09/24)

3. PDF Handout

4. Downloadable Action Plan  

-session course plus handouts​


Early bird price (before 15/02/24): £450

Standard price: £500

About Dr Rachel Lee

Rachel has a rich background in guiding individuals and teams through periods of change. Her extensive experience spans both public and private sectors, including healthcare settings, academic institutions, charities, tech and small businesses. Rachel has worked in a number of leadership roles during her career and is currently an Associate Non-executive Director in a large NHS trust. She brings her psychological expertise and knowledge into her work, whether working with individual clients, leading teams, offering training or consulting on healthcare programmes. Rachel has an open, authentic and compassionate approach and particularly enjoys helping people recover from upsetting or disturbing experiences, including those which have caused moral distress. She is skilled at helping people manage ethical dilemmas and overcome significant personal challenges, such as workplace bullying, redundancy, infidelity, loss and changes to one's physical functioning. 

As a Northern woman who initially studied engineering at Oxford University (one of only a handful of women) and who has been driven to take on new challenges throughout her career, Rachel is no stranger to feelings of imposterism. During this course she will share some of her personal experiences of overcoming imposterism, as well as discussing the psychological theories and strategies that will help you embrace the helpful elements of imposterism whilst discarding those that hold you back, so that you can thrive and flourish.

Rachel is offering a small number of people the option to have coaching sessions alongside the Break Free from Imposter Syndrome course, to provide personalised help to apply the skills within your  individual circumstances and develop a bespoke action plan that will help you address the obstacles and barriers to change. 

​Rachel has helped many senior leaders, including CEOs and business owners overcome unhelpful thinking patterns, develop new habits and achieve their goals. She uses an holistic approach to empower leaders to be guided by their values, even when faced with challenges or strong emotions. 

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