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Have you ever felt like a fraud? That you don't belong in the room? That you could get found out at any moment? You're not alone. Each week on Imposters, Claire Cohen meets a woman at the top of her game and finds out how she defeated imposter syndrome to get there.

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Have you ever felt like a fraud? That you don't belong in the room? That you could get found out at any moment? You're not alone. Each week on Imposters, Claire Cohen meets a woman at the top of her game and finds out how she defeated imposter syndrome to get there.

    Holly Tucker

    Holly Tucker

    Entrepreneur and small business champion, Holly Tucker is on a mission to rebrand Imposter Syndrome. The founder of retail website, Not On The High Street, tells Claire Cohen why she believes the term is overly negative. Holly shares her secret to turning your biggest insecurities into your greatest strengths, explains why being a busy working mum gave her imposter syndrome at the school gates, and makes the case for letting emotion show in the boardroom.




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    • 46 min
    Clare Smyth

    Clare Smyth

    As the first and only female chef to run a three Michelin star restaurant in the UK, Clare Smyth has set herself the very highest standards. But the pressure of maintaining those standards can be immense. She tells Claire Cohen how she deals with bad reviews, why she’s stopped shouting in the kitchen and what it’s really like working under Gordon Ramsay.




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    • 32 min
    June Sarpong

    June Sarpong

    Broadcaster June Sarpong seems like the most confident woman on TV, but she secretly has a chronic case of imposter syndrome - and it’s only getting worse. She joins Claire Cohen to discuss why growing older has only amplified her inner critic. Plus, she lets us in on her Beyoncé-inspired technique to silence her self-doubt.




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    • 39 min
    Holly Ridings

    Holly Ridings

    Today’s guest is the most exceptional woman you’ve never heard of. As NASA’s first female chief flight director, Holly Ridings is responsible for all of the agency’s spaceflight operations - a job they certainly don’t teach you at school. She tells Claire Cohen how she stays calm when other people’s lives are in her hands, why she uses visualisation techniques to combat imposter syndrome and whether she ever wishes she was in the capsule being propelled into space.




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    • 40 min
    Priyanka Chopra Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra Jonas had made it as an actress in India, starring in more than 50 films. Then she went to Hollywood and had to start again. The global superstar tells Claire Cohen what it was like going back to the bottom of her industry and about her struggle to get Indian women cast in leading roles. Plus, Priyanka reveals her secret for not letting self doubt get in the way of success - and it’s simpler than you might think.




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    • 36 min
    Samantha Cameron

    Samantha Cameron

    Imposter Syndrome can take the form of perfectionism - as is the case for this week’s guest. Businesswoman Samantha Cameron tells the Telegraph’s Claire Cohen about her lifelong quest to perform better, both professionally and personally. She brings a notably positive spin to experiencing self-doubt - and reveals how it impacts those in the most powerful positions in the country, including her husband, David Cameron.




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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

Debs0126 ,

So good! M

Thank you thank you thank you!
Great guests and insightful revelations.
One for anyone out there who suffers from imposter syndrome.

picanickers ,

Enjoyable and insightful

Definitely worth a listen. Really enjoyed all the interviews. Well coordinated and fascinating. Looking forward to the next series

dave1907 ,

Well worth a listen!

This is so insightful, loved all the episodes so far

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