The Upside of Imposter Syndrome

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Lisa Orbe Austin

Do you feel that you suffer from imposter syndrome and that it is controlling your success and happiness? While you may currently be experiencing the negative effects of imposter syndrome, it’s time to turn this around. In fact, licensed psychologist, executive coach, organizational consultant, recognized expert, and author of Own Your Greatness and Your Unstoppable Greatness, Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin would say you there is an upside to imposter syndrome. In this CareerCast, Lisa shares her knowledge, practical strategies, and compassionate wisdom on how to transform imposter syndrome into courage, confidence, and greatness.

Aired February 16, 2023

Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin is a licensed psychologist, executive coach, and organizational consultant. Her views about career management and advancement are regularly sought by the media, and she has appeared in various outlets, such as the New York Times, Forbes, NBC News, Refinery29, and Insight Into Diversity. She is the author of author of Own Your Greatness and Your Unstoppable Greatness.

She has also been honored by LinkedIn as Top Voice in the areas of Job Search & Careers and Mental Health. Dr. Orbé-Austin received her bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College, her master’s degree in counseling psychology from Boston College, and her PhD in counseling psychology from Columbia University.

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