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Braver Stronger Smarter was developed by Dr Terri Simpkin; a forward thinking academic, professional consultant and public speaker.

She has been working with private organisations, industry representative bodies, public sector organisations and governments across the globe for two decades, assisting to develop intelligent, aligned and overall, better workplaces.

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What We Do

We help organisations create opportunities for people to be better each day than they were the day before; better at work and feeling better about their achievements in all areas of life.

Based on sound, empirical research and an understanding of organisational practice, we provide activities and services that educate, entertain and engage.

Braver Stronger Smarter is part of a broad range of services designed and delivered by Mischief Business Engineering Ltd.

The programme presents a consolidated suite of contemporary workshops, research, policy advice and professional consulting services. It addresses key issues faced by today's workplaces and communities.

We see the big picture and variously work with entire organisations, teams and individuals to enable positive and practical change.

“ are braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.”
(A. A. Milne)


Talk to us about how to get
more from your diversity and inclusion
practices and how to create a workplace that
recognises talent wherever it may be.
Bespoke programmes a speciality.

Consultancy & bespoke programmes


Media & Public Speaking

We love talking! Contact Terri for news and research on Impostor Phenomenon and related topics. Terri is experienced in print, TV & radio (live and delayed broadcast) and is an engaging public speaker.

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Sarah Millican's Standard Issue team interview Dr Terri Simpkin on her work and research into the impostor phenomenon.

Recent Activity

Panel session 'Hiring for Diversity, Hiring for Inclusivity or Just Hiring' - Excellence in Leadership Summit, London.

NHS Sheffield - Coach Braver Stronger Smarter

The Bird Table - Impostor Phenomenon for Coaches

Cambridge University - Learn Braver Stronger Smarter

Anglia Ruskin University Doctoral School - Learn Braver Stronger Smarter

Workplace Phonies - The Automotive 30% Club

Feeling Phoney? Join The Club - Cambridge University Festival of Ideas

The Impostor Phenomenon - The Rising Network, Cambridge

Impostor Phenomenon Workshop - SPE Women in Energy, London

Impostor Phenomenon Workshop – Chelmsford Ideas Festival

IP Workshop – She is Sustainable, Cambridge

Feel like a fraud? Join the club – Anglia Ruskin University Women’s Network, Cambridge and Chelmsford

Impostor Phenomenon Lecture – Essex Police Senior Women’s Group

Unconscious Bias – Essex Police & Kent Police

Impostor Phenomenon – Anglia Ruskin University Women’s Network, Cambridge and Chelmsford

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About Us

Dr Terri Simpkin is an industry experienced academic with a broad background in education (Higher Education, Further Education, Corporate Education & Professional Development) as a lecturer and academic manager.

She has worked around the globe with organisations as far flung as Trinidad, Malaysia and Tasmania. Her sphere of expertise extends to industries such as the global data centre sector, FMCG, tourism and hospitality, government agencies and professional services.

Her areas of professional and research capability include contemporary leadership & management, gender issues, organisational behaviour, human resources and what makes organisations work well.

Terri has a fascination for workforce challenges and emerging managerial paradigms, she's bestotted with the work of Terry Pratchett and is a rabid Duran Duran fan.

Find more information on Mischief Business Engineering. Explore the full range of what we do and learn how we can help you be better.

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Dr Terri Simpkin

Founder: Mischief Business Engineering

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