Imposter Syndrome: why do we think we’re faking it?

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Resolution is pleased to bring to our members a webinar on Imposter Syndrome and how this can be managed from the junior level of the profession to senior level.

31 March 2023 – 12.00-1.30pm


This webinar has been brought to you by the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee in conjunction with the Wellbeing Committee.

This session will explore what imposter syndrome is, how it manifests itself, how to manage it and the different intersectionality that leads it being more prevalent in some groups than others.

The session will be chaired by Oluwapelumi Amanda Adeola and Vanessa Sampaio from the EDI committee and Melanie Bataillard-Samuel from the Wellbeing Committee and we are delighted to have Caroline Flanagan, an author, international keynote speaker and coach for lawyers with imposter syndrome as well as Leah Steele a Coach, Mentor, Trainer, Consultant and founder of Searching for Serenity join us for this webinar. Both Caroline and Leah are former lawyers, and this webinar is going to be invaluable to all.

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Caroline Flanagan

Caroline Flanagan is the Imposter Syndrome Coach for Lawyers. A woman of colour from a working-class background, Caroline learned how to succeed in a white, male, middle class world by making Imposter Syndrome her strength. She is a magic-circle trained former finance lawyer, a Certified Coach, an International Keynote Speaker, host of the Legal Imposters Podcast and author of “Be The First: People of Colour, Imposter Syndrome and the Struggle to Succeed in a White World” (a Business Book Awards Finalist 2022). Caroline’s mission is to increase diversity and inclusion in law by supporting minority individuals to know their value, contribute more of who they are and fulfil their true potential.

Leah Steele

Leah Steele is a coach, mentor, trainer and consultant and the founder of Searching for Serenity, focused on helping individuals and organisations manage issues of burnout, stress, resilience and imposter syndrome to build sustainable working systems that are productive, profitable, enjoyable and engaging, instead of work feeling like a special form of self-harm.  A former lawyer who practised for more than a decade, she has a special interest in helping lawyers and law firms – because we need brilliant law firms doing their brilliant work for longer!


Oluwapelumi Amanda Adeola

Oluwapelumi is a Partner and Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Rights Civil) at BHP Law. Based at the Darlington, County Durham office, Oluwapelumi specialises in all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, financial matters arising from divorce/separation and private law children proceedings. Oluwapelumi is a keen advocate and she represents her clients at Court in some proceedings.


Vanessa Sampaio

Vanessa advises on all aspects of family law including the division of finances on the breakdown of marriage/civil partnerships, and the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements. She also advises in respect of matters under TOLATA 1996 and under Schedule 1 of the Children Act.


Melanie Bataillard-Samuel

Melanie is a family law solicitor, mediator and collaborative lawyer at MBS Family Law. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2007 Melanie has solely practised family law. Her caseload covers a wide variety of divorce matters, financial provision arising out of the breakdown of a relationship and disputes involving children. As a dual French/British national, Melanie has always specialised in advising French expatriates on family law matters in England and Wales, usually in French. Melanie also regularly advises and works alongside law firms in France.

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