Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin’s views and expertise on the subjects of imposter syndrome, women’s health, Black mental health, career advancement, job transitions & search, leadership, organizational culture, and diversity, equity & inclusion are regularly sought by the media and she has appeared in various national and international outlets.

Lisa has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, NBC News, Today.com, Refinery29, Huffington Post, Insight into Diversity, and many more.  See below for the full list.

Why You Should Take Time To Mourn During Career Transitions
"There are really complex, dynamic growth experiences that are occurring, and when you experience loss, you’re acknowledging the full breadth of all you experienced at that workplace.”
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What are microaggressions? And how should you deal with them?
"If you commit a microaggression, "“You have to work to manage your defensiveness and listen to what's being said, and hear the person out. Be curious and open to learning and getting feedback, reflect on what you've heard and check that you do understand what they're saying, and take responsibility.”
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Lean into Diversity: Working Women of Color Face Additional Career Challenges
“Not all those board members need to be people of color, but there should be a few because they will have access to a [racial and cultural] experience that white executives would not.”
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How To Thrive Despite Experiencing Impostor Syndrome
"I think with our book we hope to inspire a movement in which amazing people, who have long denied this amazingness, can feel free and have the tools to “own your greatness.” So many truly fantastic and inspirational people struggle with Impostor Syndrome and hide in the shadows of their lives fearing being found out."
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How to Use Your Personality Type to Get Ahead at Work
“Work to better understand the greater strategy involved in a project or initiative and to value data outside of the factual and concrete.”
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Here’s Why You Should Leave Work Earlier Every Day
“There’s a lingering belief that the only way to prove your dedication and work ethic is to be in the office. All. The. Time… Fortunately, for the sake of your sanity and social life, that’s no longer the case.”
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Being a late bloomer in my career was an unexpected win
“It’s exciting to bloom at any point. Some people never bloom; some people have a career and they never really enjoyed anything that they did.”
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Are you being honest about following COVID-19 guidelines? Here's how to tell
"If you want to do better, figure out what’s blocking you from doing it — honestly and forthrightly. Try not to fall into these myths ... of denial that nothing is going to happen to me. ... Really engage with why you don’t want to do these things. It’s large and scary to think our world is changing. All of that stuff is really deep and hard to deal with, but it should be faced."
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I Applied To 250 Jobs & Didn’t Land One For Six Months
To be sure, finding jobs in today’s market can be discouraging and, often, it can take a lot longer than expected. Sometimes it feels like, no matter what, the end just isn’t in sight. Young professionals today must juggle crushing student loan debt, skyrocketing living costs, and a rapidly evolving hiring market.
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Do you ever feel like an impostor — and is the pandemic making it worse?
"Anytime you’re in a new role, facing a new set of challenges, facing a high-stakes situation, or you simply find yourself out of your comfort zone, there’s a lot of pressure to perform well. That can trigger these impostor feelings of 'I’m not good enough to do this.' This situation we’re in has created a lot of high-stakes moments for people."
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Quitting your job can be just as heartbreaking as ending a romance
“Reconstruct the narrative that helps you to move on. There are things you’re taking away that will help you grow from this. Engage in the experience to learn from what happened.”
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Is Going Back to Work Right for You?
“You may want to ask yourself some questions if you are ambivalent about returning to work. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
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6 Common Beliefs That Can Sabotage Your Career Success
“It’s not about the long hours you put in, it’s about the quality of the work you do and the relationships you develop in the office.”
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Against All Odds: Economic Inequities for Black Women Cripple Communities
“Chronic pain, migraines, exacerbations of autoimmune disorders or they’ve neglected health issues because they’re afraid to become unstable at work.”
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Learning to shed the impostor syndrome
“Impostor syndrome is the experience of constantly feeling like a fraud, downplaying one’s accomplishments, and always being concerned about being exposed as incompetent or incapable. As a result, people with impostor syndrome engage in either overworking or self-sabotage.”
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What Not To Say To Your Black Colleagues Right Now
The goal of your words and actions in the workplace should be to protect your Black colleagues’ time and ability to heal, and to not make yourself additional burden on them.
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How to Network When You’re an Introvert
“One of the strengths of introverts is one-on-one engagement. So, if you are looking to network, you are likely going to feel at your best in individual networking meetings.”
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Is working from home wearing you out? Do this to avoid burnout
“Just because your boss knows you’re home doesn’t mean you have to be constantly available to them. What was once working may not always work. We need the break. We’re working much longer and much harder.”
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When the Mid-Life Career Crisis Hits
“You’re going to have to be able to have your safe space where you can talk about your own process of change and how you’re dealing with it and coping with it.”
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White People Say They're Allies At Work. Black And Latina Women Disagree.
If you’re a white person who sees yourself as an ally to co-workers of other races and ethnicities, it’s time for a reality check: Many of your colleagues of color probably disagree.
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Career Lessons From Sandy: A Hurricane Tests The Bounds Of Job Satisfaction
“Some people are really good at walling off their personal side from work. They can be absolutely miserable at their job, but happy at home or in the outside world.”
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How ‘mindfulness’ can curb impulse spending
Using mindfulness and stress reduction practices can help you to spend money on what you value rather than on items or experiences aimed at generating only temporary relief from stress or anxiety.
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5 Signs You’re A Work Martyr Who Is Sacrificing Yourself For The Job
"When you’re a work martyr, you can be blinded by where the opportunity is, you just think the that opportunity is in working hard.”
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Match Made in Cyber Heaven
“This is not a conversation that I was having with my clients 10 years ago, but now it’s a very normal part of the dating discussion.”
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Coronavirus will change the way I spend money forever
"When our spending is restricted due to a life-changing event, we have to make decisions on what we can spend on and what we can't. As we look at those choices, it may be useful to reflect on the values and priorities that they indicate and make sure that they are aligned with what we consider important to us.”
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6 Tips To Kick-Start Your Job Search: Start the work today to land the job you want in the new year
“Block out some devoted job search time. Make this untouchable and stick to executing during the assigned time. Make it clear to family or friends that this is protected time by either setting aside the time on family calendars or not responding to emails, engaging on social media or taking calls or texts during this time. If you must give up the time, reschedule it immediately for that week if possible.”
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How To Ask A Stranger For Help With Job Referrals And Connections
The person who helps you land your next job is likely to be someone you don’t know personally: an older alumnus of your college, the person who attends the same yoga class, the professional you admire from afar on social media, the friend of a friend.
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Need more work-life balance? Compassion might be better than compartmentalization
“Consider the totality of your life. What are other aspects of your life that are not defined by your work? Interests and hobbies? Social connections? Passions? Often times because you are spending so much time at work, you may feel a sense of mastery in that aspect of your life that you don’t feel in other areas, which is why you may be avoiding them.”
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What Happens To Your Body When You Are Unemployed: Losing a job can have physical and mental health consequences.
Losing a job is one of the most stressful events you can experience in your career, especially if the loss is sudden. When you get laid off or fired, you not only lose a steady source of income, but you can also lose purpose, a routine and a community of co-workers. It can even impact your physical health.
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High Rates of Depression Among African-American Women, Low Rates of Treatment
“Psychologists treating black women often try to help them shed some of these stereotypical experiences to kind of cope with healthier ways and to try to find a more integrated sense of self where they feel like they’re truly authentically themselves.”
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