Imposter Syndrome Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion on imposter syndrome with an impressive range of speakers.

The topic of imposter syndrome has gathered popularity in recent years, and with good reason. A recent KPMG study found that 75% of female executives across multiple industries have experienced imposter syndrome in their careers, while the Independent reported that whilst women are generally most likely to experience it in the workplace, almost a third of women will also experience it during education or when out with friends. But it’s not only women who experience the effects of imposter syndrome, with around 63% of men also admitting feeling like an imposter at work.

With so many of us reporting to experience imposter syndrome, what impact is this having on our health and wellbeing, and what exactly can we do about? How can we better support employees within our businesses who are experiencing imposter syndrome?

Panel discussion: ‘Imposter Syndrome: A Different Perspective’


7:30am – Arrival
8:00am – Welcome
– Introduction to “What is Imposter Syndrome?”
– Panel discussion to address what we can do about imposter syndrome and other contributing factors.
– Closing remarks
9:15am – Breakfast and networking
10:00am – Event close

Panel members:
Sarah Stones – Plain Sailing Motivation – Speaker, Coach, Motivation Specialist and NLP Master Practitioner

Sarah Stones is a Speaker, Coach, Motivation Specialist and NLP Master Practitioner. She worked in HR for over 20 years before setting up her own business in 2015 after overcoming breast cancer and realising that life is too short not to be doing something you love.

Sarah combines her HR experience and her knowledge of intrinsic motivation, appreciative inquiry and positive psychology with a practical, solutions focussed approach. Sarah is passionate about supporting people to develop their knowledge of intrinsic motivation to support engagement and mental health.

Sarah works all over the world, speaking at conferences and events, delivering training and coaching.

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Jacqui Kemp – Your People Potential – Director

Jacqui Kemp is founder and Director of Your People Potential Ltd. Jacqui combines her strong HR management experience with her training as a therapist to provide focused programmes of training and support to her clients.

Jacqui is passionate about supporting others to be the best they can, and regularly works with individuals struggling with Imposter Syndrome at work. Her 1-2-1 support has helped many valued employees to recognise and build on their strengths while growing in confidence. Jacqui loves to see how people develop in their careers once they move beyond the limits imposed by Imposter Syndrome.

Jacqui Kemp - Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce

Katie Allen – Katie Allen Consulting – Equality and Inclusion Coach

Katie Allen is a specialist Inclusion Coach, TEDx speaker, and host of the Speaking of Inclusion… podcast. With decades of experience in people and culture and commercial leadership positions, Katie is now on a mission to change the world of work by enabling a new wave of inclusive leaders who are confident to have the real conversations that matter. Since starting her business in 2020 and has helped thousands of leaders to fight the fear of putting their foot in it and take themselves from cautious to confident. 

Chris Johnson – The Coaching Blacksmith – Executive Coach

Chris is a senior data leader, a personal change coach working with people that want to change their lives for the better, they are an adult diagnosed ADHDer and the host of the “This is ADHD!” Podcast.

As a seasoned personal coach, a passionate advocate for the ADHD community, and a trainee blacksmith, Chris brings a unique blend of expertise, insight, and authenticity to neurodivergence in adults.

With a personal journey that led to an unexpected discovery of ADHD, Chris’s story is a testament to the power of self-discovery and acceptance. Their journey from unawareness to embracing their neurodiversity is both heartwarming and enlightening, and it serves as a guiding light for those navigating similar paths.

The panel will be chaired by our Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Horobin.

Charlotte Horobin appointed CEO of Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce - Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce

How to book

Member price: £35.00 (plus VAT)
Non-member price: £60.00 (plus VAT)

As a member please log into the website and book your place online, if you have any questions please email our team at

If you’re a non-member please get in touch with us with your company name and full names and job titles of all delegates.


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Event information




07:30 - 10:00


Novotel Cambridge North

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