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Increasing Inclusive Practices in Healthcare


Richard Orbé-Austin, PhD

Sponsored by the Hans Lowenbach Memorial Fund Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin is a psychologist and a founding partner of Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting LLP, a career and executive coaching consultancy. Dr. Orbé-Austin has worked in the field of diversity, equity, & inclusion and executive coaching for over 15 years. He was the Founding Director of NYU's Graduate Student Career Development Center, developing the strategic vision and leading a team responsible for managing the career needs of over 14,000 master's and doctoral students in over 100 different disciplines. Prior to his tenure at NYU, Dr. Orbé-Austin served in a variety of leadership roles, including as the Chief Diversity Officer at Baruch College-City University of New York and as President of the NY Association of Black Psychologists. He also served as a faculty member at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, teaching courses on career development, multicultural counseling, research methods, and human development. Dr. Orbé-Austin works with executives, sr. leaders, & mid-career professionals to identify their best-fit career options, advance their career goals, and strengthen their leadership skills. He regularly consults academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations on issues related to leadership, career development & transitions, diversity, equity & inclusion, anti-racist practice, burnout, impostor syndrome, communication, and conflict. Dr. Orbé-Austin's opinions/writings have appeared in publications/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 earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University's Graduate School of Education and his BA in Psychology from NYU. 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. It was a Foreword INDIES Book Award Finalist. Their new book Your Unstoppable Greatness, Break Free From Imposter Syndrome, Cultivate Your Agency, and Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals (Ulysses Press, December 2022), focuses on how to sustain your impostor syndrome-free life, reduce burnout, improve healthy leadership skills, while conquering toxic work cultures.


Health/Wellness, Lecture/Talk, Research