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.
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.”
You left your toxic workplace. Why does it feel so hard to move on?
If you are working in a toxic workplace, psychologist and executive coach Lisa Orbe-Austin advises you to develop an exit strategy. “I’m not a big believer in sitting in the toxic work environment, seeing what you can do to make it better,” said Orbé-Austin. “You can clearly report things and advocate for change within, but you also have to take care of yourself, too.”
Suni Lee describes battle with impostor syndrome after winning Olympic gold
Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Suni Lee is opening up about the mental health struggles she says she has faced since competing in the Tokyo Olympics last summer, including anxiety and impostor syndrome. "I feel like after the Olympics, there's just been so much doubt in like, 'Oh, she shouldn't have won Olympics, blah, blah, blah,' and it really hits my soul," Lee, 19, said this week in an interview with ESPN, adding, "I think I just put in my head that I didn't deserve to win."
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."
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."
Impostor Syndrome Hurts People Of Color In Specific Ways
“You experience the impostor syndrome internally, but externally you’re also being told by systemic oppression and racism that you don’t belong, you’re an impostor, you’re a fraud, you’re only getting things because of affirmative action or quotas,” Orbé-Austin explains. “As you’re trying to convince yourself that you’re not an impostor, the world is telling you that you are an impostor.”
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.
9 Signs You're Ready To Quit Your Job
“They’re much more interested in you serving the company rather than the company serving you in any way,” said Lisa Orbé-Austin, a licensed psychologist and executive coach. “An organization that has a burnout culture, I think it’s particularly dangerous for professionals because oftentimes they leave you with nothing left,” she added. “And it can be hard to search, it can be hard to be motivated to think about your next move if you’re in a burnout culture.”
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."
Learning to shed the impostor syndrome
The Best Day Of The Week To Take A Mental Health Day Off Work
“Many of us are completely exhausted right now. Nearly half of working Americans report feeling mentally and physically drained at the end of the workday, and about 1 in 3 remote employees report often feeling tired or having little energy, according to a March survey of over 570 professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management.”
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.”
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.”
How To Ask A Stranger For Help With Job Referrals And Connections
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.”
High Rates of Depression Among African-American Women, Low Rates of Treatment
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.