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Ever thought about the power of perseverance and networking in achieving your dreams? Meet our guest, Dr. Robina Onwong'a, a black psychologist and executive leadership consultant who has shattered barriers and defied odds to become the first in her family to earn a doctoral degree. Join us as she peels back the layers of her journey, revealing the highs and lows, the triumphs and trials of her path to attaining a doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Missouri.
Dr. Onwong'a shares her gripping research about the long-term effects of childhood trauma, and its link with ethnic identity and psychological well-being. She gives us an intimate look into her work, which focuses on how these factors shape the development trajectory of black emerging adults in the US. As she recounts her experiences, you'll gain wisdom on the significance of networking and grit in higher education, and how an individual's grades and assessments are not the sole measures of intelligence and capabilities.
Finally, we journey with Dr. Onwong'a through her career transition from counseling psychology to consulting. Hear her visionary reflections on cultural sustainability, black liberation, and the profound impact of her consulting work. She provides a refreshing perspective on authenticity, self-care, and the importance of a balanced social life during the doctoral process. Brace yourself for a wave of inspiration as you tune into this enlightening conversation with Dr. Robina Onwong'a.
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