Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin’s opinions, expertise, and writings on the topics of diversity, equity & inclusion, leadership, imposter syndrome, Black mental health, men’s health, career development, and job search have appeared in a wide variety of publications and academic journals.

Richard has appeared in publications such as Forbes, Today.com, Fast Company, Talent Management, ThriveGlobal, Ebony, and many more. See below for the full list.

What is racial trauma? How Black therapists are helping patients cope
Racial trauma is the cumulative effect of racism on someone's mental and physical health. That includes direct acts of racism such as hate crimes or being discriminated against at work; systemic racism, which includes health disparities, pay inequity, lack of diversity and more; as well as microaggressions, which are more subtle acts of racism in the form of comments or questions that often perpetuate racial stereotypes.
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We have to go back into the world again. Here are solutions for how to deal with that.
“We are all emerging from a trauma that has no doubt made us more fearful. In this ‘new normal’ it will become very important that we learn to accept this uncertainty because it’s the feelings that we are losing control that create the anxiety.”
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Embrace Diversity and Inclusion for an Improved Employee Experience
"Diversity and inclusion can provide psychological safety and improve the employee experience by giving them freedom to be their authentic selves with a voice and power to impact the organization.”
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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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5 ways emotionally intelligent people deal with impostor syndrome
“While in the grip of impostor syndrome, finding confidence can seem like a challenge—especially when you’re the high-achieving person who everyone else goes to for advice and pep talks. It can be difficult to turn the tables and ask for help. When you don’t tell anyone about it, that perpetuates the impostor syndrome”
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Black therapists on how to cope with racial trauma amid COVID-19 pandemic
“Activating your agency is critical by doing things that allow you to not feel helpless and to own your power, like protesting, becoming more civically engaged, donating or volunteering toward causes in which you believe, and helping others.”
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Can’t Leave A Miserable Job Because Of The Money? Take These 7 Steps
“You’re considering a massive life shift and life change, and the wholesale outcome can be overwhelming, but if you take bite-size pieces, it becomes more realistic and achievable.”
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How to Find and Start a New Job from Home
“Focus on the elements in your control. Many people who are currently in the job hunt are tempted to quit the process. However, I encourage them to continue to put in the effort, because companies are still hiring, and it will be important to be in the pipeline, even if the hiring process is a bit delayed due to COVID-19.”
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Academic Self-Branding
“Since there is always a glut of candidates, self-branding enables job seekers to truly stand out, and make a compelling case for their fit and competence. Most hiring managers/committees want a succinct narrative that demonstrates a clear, good match with their job description.”
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How To Recover From Three of the Biggest Career Screw-ups
Can you come back from a screaming match with your boss? Or a happy-hour slip-up? With the right words, it may be possible.
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9 Useful Podcast Episodes for Out of Work Freelancers
Freelance Pod is an award-winning podcast sharing stories of news, creativity and the internet. In this episode, host Suchandrika Chakrabarti interviews author and psychologist Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin. The two discuss how imposter syndrome is becoming particularly problematic during the pandemic lockdown, and practical ways to rise above it and build your inner confidence.
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Cultivate Emotional Discipline — It’s Your Secret Weapon at Work
Emotional intelligence encompasses more than navigating social interactions. It’s also about understanding our own emotions, and strategizing around that awareness. These inward dimensions of EQ, self-awareness and emotional discipline, can seed professional success.
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The Black Hero Complex
“It’s painful when a person puts all his chips—identity, deepest hopes, love, etc.—into one place only to watch it crumble under the weight of normal life.”
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How to Help Your Millennial Kid Ace the Interview
“If you have a contact which may provide key industry knowledge and can help your child improve his candidacy, you should refer your child to speak to this person.”
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Cultivate Emotional Discipline — It’s Your Secret Weapon at Work
Emotional intelligence encompasses more than navigating social interactions. It’s also about understanding our own emotions, and strategizing around that awareness. These inward dimensions of EQ, self-awareness and emotional discipline, can seed professional success.
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Put Forth A Helping Hand
“Executive coaching provides leaders with focused assistance to enhance their skills, address areas for growth and receive constructive feedback.”
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5 Key Tips for Improving Practice
“A job seeker may have all the skills necessary for a particular career or job, but due to negative outcome expectations (e.g. dissatisfaction), he or she may not pursue the position or fail to persist in the career.”
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Started from the Middle: The Great Divide Between Rappers and their Privileged Kids
“Parents who experienced trauma, depression, addiction, or abusive behavior during childhood, may have struggled with their own mental health concerns that were difficult to address due to lack of resources. Thus, once they become parents they may bring some unhealthy coping strategies into their relationships with their own children.”
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