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Your Unstoppable Greatness

Break Free from Impostor Syndrome, Cultivate Your Agency, and Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals

Published by Ulysses Press
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About The Book

Discover how to overcome fear, build confidence in who you are, and celebrate your accomplishments through the interactive activities and life-changing advice in this easy-to-use, guided workbook.

Have you ever felt stuck at your job? Or burned out due to a toxic work environment? When you struggle with Impostor Syndrome and feel like a fraud, it can become easy to get trapped into an unhealthy cycle in your career and lose focus of your goals. Taking this next step in overcoming your impostor syndrome will encourage you to feel confident about your accomplishments, skills, and abilities in order to achieve a successful life.

Your Unstoppable Greatness will give you the tools you need to recognize your potential, connect to your agency and create the career path you always wanted. With the help of this interactive workbook, you’ll find research- and therapy-backed exercises, prompts, and activities to help you:

Identify toxic work cultures
Redefine your success
Conquer perfectionism
Feel empowered in your agency
Construct your dream career
And so much more!

Overcoming impostor syndrome is a journey. Take the next step to achieve a happier, more fulfilling career.

About The Authors

Dr. Lisa Orbé-Austin is a licensed psychologist and executive coach. She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. Her expertise on imposter syndrome is regularly sought by the media and she has appeared in outlets such as The Financial Times, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Refinery29. She has also been honored twice as a Top Voice on LinkedIn in the areas of Job Search and Careers and Mental Health. Dr. Orbé-Austin has been an invited speaker at various national conferences. She recently gave a TEDx talk entitled "The Impostor Syndrome Paradox: Unleashing the Power of You."

Trained as a clinician and researcher, her work is focused on providing practical, achievable results through research-backed science. She is a contributor to The American Psychological Association’s volume on Imposter Phenomenon entitled The Impostor Phenomenon: Psychological Research, Theory, and Interventions (APA Press, 2024).

Her first book, Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life (Ulysses Press, 2020) co-authored with her partner, Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin, was released in April 2020. Their book was a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book Award. Her second book, Your Unstoppable Greatness: Break Free of Impostor Syndrome, Cultivate Your Agency, and Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals, (Ulysses Press, 2022) is focused on dealing with the systemic dynamics in workplaces and cultures that keep imposter syndrome in place and how to directly combat those dynamics.

Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin is a licensed psychologist, executive coach, and consultant. He earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and his BA in Psychology from NYU.  In his practice, Dr. Orbé-Austin works with executives, senior leaders, and mid-career professionals to overcome impostor syndrome, identify their best-fit career options, advance their career goals, and strengthen their leadership skills. He also regularly consults to academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations on issues related to leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, anti-racist practice, burnout prevention, impostor syndrome, and creating healthy workplaces.

Dr. Orbé-Austin’s opinions and writings have appeared in a variety of publications and academic journals including Forbes, Fast Company, ThriveGlobal, Diversity Executive, the Journal of Multicultural Counseling & Development and the Handbook of Racial-Cultural Counseling and Psychology. He is a TEDx speaker and the author of the 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. 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 and lead a more balanced life. It was a Foreword INDIES Book Award Finalist. His second book Your Unstoppable Greatness: Break Free from Imposter Syndrome, Cultivate Your Agency, and Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals (Ulysses Press, December 2022), also co-authored with his partner, focuses on how to sustain your impostor syndrome-free life, reduce burnout, improve healthy leadership skills, while conquering toxic work cultures. He is also a contributor to The American Psychological Association’s volume on Imposter Phenomenon entitled The Impostor Phenomenon: Psychological Research, Theory, and Interventions (APA Press, March 2024). 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (December 6, 2022)
  • Length: 216 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781646044078

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Raves and Reviews

In Your Unstoppable Greatness, Lisa and Richard Orbe-Austin brilliantly use their clinical insights as licensed psychologists, combined with years of working with companies, associations, and universities, to provide an accessible book aimed at helping individuals combat their impostor feelings to reach their highest potential. Grounded in sound psychological principles and insights (e.g., the impact of family codependency dynamics, the importance of self-care) and using the 3 A’s model (agency, assessment, and actualization), the book provides an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide for achieving one’s dreams by learning how to identify systems, organizations and toxic work environments that serve to reinforce feelings of impostorism. The case studies and the exercises in the book are among the most helpful that I’ve encountered. Perhaps the best compliment I can give is that I found the exercises to be personally and professionally beneficial! I wish this book had been available during my previous talks because I would have recommended it as a must-have resource. Suffice it to say that I will now be strongly recommending this book to anyone struggling to overcome their impostor feelings!

Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.  University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, University of Michigan, and Editor of Making Black Lives Matter: Confronting Anti-Black Racism

"Relying on insightful prose, moving case studies, and thoughtful exercises, Drs. Lisa and Richard Orbé-Austin have crafted an invaluable guide for anyone seeking a rich, fulfilling career. With kind-heartedness and care, they expertly highlight the pitfalls of work culture we need to be mindful of as we move toward the greatness we all deserve. A must-read.”

Clarence A. Haynes,  author of The Legacy of Jim Crow, co-author of Nubia: The Awakening

Your Unstoppable Greatness is the "Green Book" to master the career journey challenges of these times. Imposter syndrome is our modern-day endemic that in the words of James Baldwin impacts those of us who are systematically, "marginalized." This is the book you carry with you throughout your career. YUG is the guide and ride full of sharp wit, heartfelt wisdom, real-world exercises and innovative strategies that "honors your greatness and dreams." I will be purchasing copies for my loved ones. Buckle up!

Allen McFarlane, Assistant Vice President for Outreach & Engagement, NYU

Applause for Drs. Lisa and Richard Orbe-Austin’s latest work, Your Unstoppable Greatness: Break Free from Imposter Syndrome, Cultivate Your Agency, and Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals! The volume is a very readable treasure trove of wisdom which guides the reader in applying psychological truth – taken from the authors’ professional practice and expertise – to address stumbling blocks to career success. Unlike many volumes which do not offer the “how to” in achieving the reader's goals, Your Unstoppable Greatness acts as both commentary and a workbook that uses practical techniques and tools – case studies, reflection exercises, and a wide range of helpful tips and key takeaways – to assist the reader in understanding Imposter Syndrome’s impact and the workplace dynamics that trigger it. Your Unstoppable Greatness is the right resource at the right time (now!) when so many are searching for the keys to personal and professional satisfaction. It will help you to recognize and address the beliefs and behaviors that may be blocking the success that you desire and deserve – add it to your library today!

Dr. Corlisse Thomas, Senior Vice Chancellor at Rutgers University

With Your Unstoppable Greatness, Lisa and Richard Orbe Austin have created an essential toolkit to help confront and ultimately, overcome imposter syndrome. They draw from data, research and their own experience coaching clients to help readers identify toxic cultures, understand how patterns in their own interpersonal relationships play out at work, and address those patterns so they can strengthen their relationships with their colleagues and with themselves.

Jessi Hempel, Host of Hello Monday, LinkedIn

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