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How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome & Own Your Greatness

  • Are you constantly questioning your achievements or feeling inadequate, regardless of how well you have performed?
  • Do you feel like you’re always working toward someone else’s goals, to the point that you are putting your own hopes, dreams, and career growth on hold?
  • Do you feel like you’re stuck running in place and getting nowhere?
  • As imposter syndrome affects your performance, self-care and happiness, do you wonder what steps you can take to manage stress and build greater confidence in your career?
  • Do you wish you could acknowledge your accomplishments and maximize your potential without becoming overwhelmed by stress or self-doubt?

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We are accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Masterclass.

This Masterclass is based on our book
Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome,
Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life

Authored by Drs. Lisa and Richard Orbé-Austin


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The Own Your Greatness Masterclass: Feel Empowered In Your Life And Career

Imposter syndrome (or imposter complex) is a phenomenon that many people struggle with on a daily basis. Unfortunately, imposter syndrome leaves many people feeling trapped in place and unsure where to turn for practical, hands-on advice.

As psychologists and executive coaches in New York City, we have spent the last 15 years helping highly successful and accomplished people own their greatness and learn how to deal with imposter syndrome. We’ve supported our clients as they learn to recognize and address their fears, overcome personal and professional challenges, and do all the work they need to thrive.

We developed a method, which we wrote about in the Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt and Succeed in Life workbook, which is based on research, our own professional experience, and the techniques that have been successful with clients in our practice.

Our Own Your Greatness Masterclass takes you through our proven 3 Cs 'Strategy to teach you how to overcome imposter syndrome, broken down into 9 action steps you can take to actively process and address the issues that are standing in the way of your success.


We’ll help you CLARIFY the central reasons why the imposter complex develops so you can examine those things more critically. You won’t just learn about common causes, either. Through our interactive approach, you’ll learn to evaluate your imposter origin story, acknowledge impostor syndrome symptoms, recognize triggers and trap doors, and change your narrative to support your ongoing success & well-being.


Owning your success and accomplishments starts when you CHOOSE to speak your truth. We’ll help you identify automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) that increase your fraud complex feelings of fraudulence so you can proactively deal with them instead of running yourself to the ground trying to cover them up. You will learn how to prioritize self-care, in order to create a compassionate, supportive routine that helps you value and care for yourself.


To CREATE change, you must take an assertive role in your self-growth. We’ll help you form a real, holistic picture of all the different factors that are holding you back and what you can do to tackle them. It’s not just about discussing the change you want to see, but learning how to execute that change in a way that works for you. That includes developing concrete skills and tools so you can experiment with new roles, build your dream team of support, and find the conditions for optimal performance.

What People Who Took the Masterclass are saying:

What were your results from the course?

  • During this 12 weeks, I have set work and personal boundaries, dedicated more time to self-care, established stable and positive relationships, started my journal article again, regained my life, purpose, and passion

  • I interviewed for a six figure Director-level role in my field with FULL confidence in myself, objectivity, articulating my accomplishments and skills very clearly with no anxiety or feelings of being an imposter.

  • My manager/director commented that she noticed a marked difference in my work in the last 6 weeks. She didn’t know what changed but I credit all of the work from this class. The last 12 weeks have been completely transformative. My confidence has improved, I am taking credit for my accomplishments and speak my voice at work meetings.

  • I received and accepted a new job offer!

  • Got a job offer for 60% more than my last salary.

  • Gained the confidence to ask for a 24% salary increase and was offered 27% in return. Obtained back pay for the 8 months I was performing beyond my job position.

  • Since starting I was able to increase my business income by 20.5%. I attribute this increase to my newfound ability to show-up, be vulnerable, and connect better with my clients through my story of self-doubt and impostor syndrome.

  • I am working 60+ hours less every month and making the same salary!!!! I stopped working for free. This is huge in terms of being compensated fairly for my time.


Any surprise outcomes from the course?

  • I feel happy and I have days where I am joyous for being. I feel like myself again.

  • I'm surprised with how much nicer and accepting I am with myself compared to the beginning of the course.

  • YES! The courage to submit my name for a TEDx talk, land it, and absolutely kill it!

  • Looking back, how funny it is to think about how AFRAID I was to raise issues or say my opinion in work meetings, because of my toxic insecure boss Each time it becomes easier to speak up!

  • I’ve been openly discussing my imposter syndrome within the women’s group that I co-chair, and people have felt open and supported to start sharing their experiences with it.

  • I feel better heard and seen by my husband after owning my vulnerability.


The Impact of the Masterclass

Students who completed the Masterclass experienced a  30% decrease in Impostor Syndrome as measured by the Impostor Phenomenon Scale in twelve weeks. They went from experiencing Imposter Syndrome frequently at the beginning of the course to moderately at the end.

30% decrease in impostor syndrome
Forbes Article About How To Beat Impostor Syndrome

Do these thoughts sound familiar?

I feel unqualified for my job.

I’m a fake and going to be found out.

I had a lot of luck and connections to get where I am in my career.

If you’re nodding your head yes, then you may be struggling with imposter syndrome (also known as fraud syndrome). Impostor Syndrome refers to the inability to internalize success—when you have a persistent belief that they are unintelligent or incompetent.

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Dr Lisa Orbé Austin discusses the Five Myths of Impostor Syndrome with Good Morning America

What People Who Took the Masterclass are saying:

Would you recommend this course to other people?

  • Absolutely. I have learned so much about myself and received practical tools to manage my imposter syndrome.

  • Yes, and without hesitation. I am genuinely surprised at how effective this course has been in my attempt to better manage/surmount my deep-rooted impostor syndrome. Any pre-course expectations I held were absolutely exceeded (and then some).

  • Yes- it's the first time I've tackled such an important issue in a guided way. The combination of self work with group work and real time feedback from Lisa/Rich.

  • Yes, this was an experience that everyone that has imposter syndrome should experience. It was a trusting and healthy environment that allowed course members to learn more about themselves and build positive relationships. Course instructors challenged us and gave us activities that were very useful.

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  • Hell yes. In just a few weeks I accomplished a life long goal and became a TEDx speaker. I started using my voice at work and stood up for myself and others against a workplace bully. I learned the tools to but ME first and stop discrediting my wins. The lessons and impact of this course have prepared me to truly take on the next stage of my business with confidence and empowerment. I owe so much to this course and have grown tremendously in just a few short weeks


Can you describe the course in 1 sentence?

  • We all have choices in our lives and if you're finding yourself in a rut or struggling but never make the time to work on trying to improve that well here is your chance...after all you only have today and what better time it is to make it all about YOU!

  • If you are ready to engage and are prepared to do the work, this course holds true potential to change your life.

  • This course was a catalyst to prioritizing myself and improving my self-care.

  • It is the course you always needed, but didn't know existed!

  • If you are ready to step into your power (or even if you aren't quite sure yet, but you know something has to change) - you absolutely can learn to stop holding yourself back and bring forth your true greatness to the world!

  • It's a deep, reflective, and necessary step to finally becoming the person you always knew you could be.


We've Been Featured in Podcasts

Hello Monday with Host Jessi Hempel

Battling Impostor Syndrome with Lisa Orbé-Austin

Her Life By Design with Host Christina Galbato

Her Life By Design with Host Christina Galbato

How to Get Beyond Imposter Syndrome and Other Mindset Blocks w/ Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin

Freelance Pod with Host Suchandrika Chakrabarti

Freelance Pod with Host Suchandrika Chakrabarti

Imposter syndrome, social media and getting through a pandemic lockdown with Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin

Switch, Pivot, or Quit with Host Ahyiana Angel

Switch, Pivot, or Quit with Host Ahyiana Angel

How to Work Through Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin

Whole and Complete with Host Dr. Shante Holley

Whole and Complete with Host Dr. Shante Holley

The Speaking from Hurt Finale with Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin

Get Wellthy with Host Michelle Smith

Get Wellthy with Host Michelle Smith

Episode 16: Struggling with Imposter Syndrome? with Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin

Living Corporate with Host Zachary Nunn

Living Corporate with Host Zachary Nunn

The Psychology of Impostor Syndrome (w/ Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin)

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The Skills You Learn Here Will Help You Gain the Awareness, Insights, and Tools You Need to Feel Empowered In Your Life and Career

This Masterclass helps you develop community around the Own Your Greatness book and your journey of self-growth. If you have questions about a topic or are struggling to move through an exercise, it gives you the ability to make the book come alive and get the resources you need when you need them.

Here's what you'll get:

  • ✓ For 14 weeks you have unlimited access to myself and Dr. Richard Orbe - Austin to support you in your journey to Overcome Impostor Syndrome. (Valued at $20,000)
  • ✓ 12 online video modules to complete during the course with supplemental worksheets, videos, tips and tools. (Valued at $3000)
  • ✓ Weekly Live Small Group Sessions with myself and Dr. Richard Orbe - Austin. (Valued at $5600)
  • ✓ A private slack channel where you can get support from your cohort, myself, and Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin. 
  • ✓ Small Groups – space is limited, and all participants are pre-screened to ensure this is the right approach for them and all group members get the best possible support and community

Additionally, you will gain access to:

  • ✓ Accountability Partners – someone who knows how imposter syndrome works and has been there themselves so you can get advice that is actually helpful (instead of reinforcing self-doubt or unhealthy patterns)
  • ✓ A Proven Approach to Get Your Life & Career On Track – including hands-on support, videos, and practical exercises you can do on your own or with the support of the Own Your Greatness Masterclass community
  • ✓ Activities to Process and Catalogue Each Lesson You Learn
  • ✓ Additional Resources – journal prompts, calendars, and a variety of exercises to enhance your experience that are not included in the Own Your Greatness workbook

The value of the Master Class is $28,600.

The cost of the 14-week Fall 2022 Master Class is $5997.

Advice from past students on how to make the most of the Masterclass:

  • You must be prepared to do the work, which could include some emotional discomfort along the way. In my firsthand assessment, the risk in going down that path is greatly overshadowed by the reward.

  • I think they should be willing to have an open mind and be willing to listen and want to try something different...if that person can't set aside time for themselves (even to do the readings/watch the modules) then I feel like they wouldn't get all that they could get from this course.

  • Make it a priority to set aside enough time to really dive into each module thoroughly to get the most out of the course.

  • Dedicate time for reading and homework and show up to class.

  • Be prepared to succeed! We are so often conditioned to take what is offered, or leftover, or to just make do - and this course puts you back in control of your power in a way that leads you towards the things you want but didn't think you could get or feel the power that you absolutely can make those things happen!

  • Vulnerability will get your farther in this course than censoring yourself.


Who Can Benefit From This Masterclass?

If self-help books, family support, and other approaches haven’t helped—or if you just aren’t sure where to get started or how to stay committed—you aren’t alone!

Imposter syndrome hits people who are successful, whether you’ve graduated from college and received a top offer but are now struggling in the work world, or you’re the head of a division or a senior executive and still struggling to define yourself or work in a way that drives your advancement.

Many people are excited to start a new workbook or program, but the concepts aren’t always clear or actionable. And if you don’t get what you want out of these attempts, it’s natural to question whether they can really work for you. This is especially true if you are struggling to implement changes on your own.

    So who can benefit from our Own Your Greatness Masterclass?:

  • People who work well in group settings (our small group size ensures you get additional support without losing the one-on-one attention you need)
  • People who have tried self-help books before and like an action-oriented, proactive approach that gives you clear steps and accountability so you can move through the program and start seeing results quickly)
  • People who benefit from a clear plan, structure, and schedule
  • People who want to see results fast (this time-limited Masterclass is designed to move you through the program efficiently so you can move forward in your life)

    Throughout this 14-week action-oriented, skills-based online coaching program, you can:

  • Build a close community of professionals who understand where you are coming from and what it is you need to learn how to beat imposter syndrome
  • Attend weekly small-group webinar calls with Drs. Lisa and Richard Orbé-Austin
  • Get a greater sense of the origin of your imposter syndrome
  • Understand your common ANTs that reinforce fraud syndrome feelings of fraud that aren’t productive and learn how to internalize your strengths and accomplishments
  • Restructure your narrative and how you talk about yourself (to yourself and others)
  • Find ways to remediate triggers and trap doors when you talk about imposter syndrome
  • Identify productive ways to deal with lapse/relapse on your journey to learning how to deal with imposter syndrome
  • Learn foundational skills for self-care
  • Build a team around you that knows how to support you as you recover from imposter syndrome
  • Learn how to experiment with new roles and try on new ways of being in the world that won’t reinforce imposter syndrome

You are not alone – We've dealt with Fraud Syndrome!

Let’s consider two people in similar jobs at similar companies. Both are hard-working. Both are successful. Both earn a healthy income.

Yet, only one of these professionals is thriving and happy. The other is always exhausted and too busy to focus on her personal and professional needs. She feels like she doesn’t have a choice about the direction of her career.

The truth is that having a “successful” career isn’t the same as having a satisfying one.  
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have both. It all comes down to how you define success and what you need to feel happy.

Defining your own success isn’t always easy, though, especially when people dismiss the concerns you have about your current position. You’ve probably heard them say things like, “No one likes working, you have an amazing position and you should just be happy” as though that’s supposed to make you feel better!

You’re not alone—we’ve been there. Despite master’s degrees and doctorates, we felt like we had no options. We didn’t know what we wanted for ourselves, let alone how to achieve it. And our jobs didn’t leave much time or energy to figure it out.

That’s why it’s so valuable to have the right support: a mentor or coach who understands what you’re going through and can help you find the best path for you and your unique skills, goals, and needs.

We’ve worked through imposter syndrome in our own lives, and we’ve helped hundreds of clients address their fears and do all the work they need to thrive.

As psychologists and executive coaches in New York City, we’ve been working with highly successful and accomplished individuals for over 15 years. We have the experience you need to learn how to overcome imposter syndrome.

Is the Own Your Greatness Masterclass Right for You?

Can’t I read imposter syndrome books on my own?

I don’t have time for an additional obligation.

Can I take the Masterclass without the book?

Are there other ways to work with you?

You don’t need to keep feeling stuck. With expert guidance, effective tools and a supportive community, you can find the fulfillment you've been searching for.

Only a few more weeks to get your application in for the Fall 2022 Masterclass!

Lisa Orbé-Austin, PhD

Founding Partner

Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting, LLP

Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin is a licensed psychologist and executive coach, with a focus on career advancement, leadership development and job transitions. She is a co-founder and partner of Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting, a career and executive coaching consultancy, where she works mostly with high potential managers and executives. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. Her views about career advancement, job transitions, leadership, and diversity & inclusion are regularly sought by the media and she has appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, NBC News, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Business Insider, and Insight Into Diversity.  She has also been honored as a Top Voice on Linked in Job Search and Careers. Dr. Orbé-Austin has been an invited speaker at various national conferences. She recently gave a TEDx talk entitled "The Impostor Syndrome Paradox." 

She regularly consults to organizations in the private sector, non-profits and educational institutions in supporting their employees and senior leadership teams to address gender bias, diversity, equity, & inclusion concerns, leadership development, effective communication, team cohesion and managing conflict management. Her practice also consults to universities on the reorganization & evaluation of their career centers to enhance their efficacy and metrics, in order to improve service delivery, data analysis, and student career outcomes. 

Her book, Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life (Ulysses Press, 2020) coauthored with her partner, Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin, will be released in April 2020.

Richard Orbé-Austin, PhD

Founding Partner

Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting, LLP

Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin is an executive coach and a licensed psychologist, with a focus on leadership development, career advancement, and diversity, equity, & inclusion issues. He is a co-founder and partner of Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting, a career and executive coaching consultancy, which is located in NYC.

Dr. Orbé-Austin has been a keynote speaker and an invited presenter at various conferences & meetings, and consults to academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations on issues related to leadership, career development & transitions, and diversity, equity & inclusion. Dr. Orbé-Austin’s opinions and writings have appeared in a variety of publications and academic journals including Forbes, Fast Company, Diversity Executive, ThriveGlobal, the Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development, and the Handbook of Racial-Cultural Counseling and Psychology.

Dr. Orbé-Austin earned his MSEd and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and his BA in Psychology from NYU. He is the author of the upcoming book Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life (Ulysses Press, 2020), co-authored with his partner, Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin, which will be released in April 2020. The goal of the book is to provide a systematic formula to eliminate impostor syndrome and to assist readers to own their talents and power, in order to fully realize their goals, & to lead a more balanced life.

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