“It’s about learning to silence that niggling little voice in your own head.
“My confidence didn’t come overnight. It was something that I had to grow into.
“The difference now is that when I was younger, I was afraid to fail and put huge pressure on myself. I don’t now see failure as a bad thing or a hindrance; I look at it as a learning opportunity.”
What exactly is imposter syndrome?
Dr Mark Winwood, director of psychological services at AXA PPP healthcare, offers a clear explanation of the fairly new phenomenon.
He said: “Imposter Syndrome is a widespread but little-known phenomenon so understanding how to overcome fraudulent feelings and nurture a more confident self – and team – will go a long way towards bolstering confidence and performance.”