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A Motivation Talk that Will Help You Become Your Best Friend

“How to be your own best friend” TED Talk by Physician and Healthcare Thought Leader Dr Olivia Ong

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keynote speaker Dr Olivia Lee Ong
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Keynote speaker Dr Olivia is a Certified Speaker of The Big Talk Academy and a Certified World Class Speaker Coach

Meet Dr Olivia Ong

Physician. Professional Speaker. Author. Medical Leadership Coach. 

At 28, my life changed in a split second when I was hit by a car and rendered a paraplegic. I had to learn to walk again while advancing my career as a dual-trained rehabilitation medicine and specialist pain medicine physician.

As a doctor, this patient experience of pain management gave me a unique perspective that has allowed me to become a renowned leader and workshop facilitator in the world of pain care and management. 

The accident also re-awakened me. I realised I didn’t want to let life pass, feeling out of balance and exhausted. So I discovered self-compassion and creative development tools that would help me thrive at work and home. 

Now, I inspire fellow healthcare professionals to lead a more balanced life so they can restore their energy and rediscover their passion.

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Discussion Questions

  • Why is it so hard to be your own best friend?
  • How does not being your own best friend hurt you?
  • How does being your best friend help you?
  • What can happen when you become your best friend?
  • How can you use what you learned to reach your goals faster?

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  • A doctor or nurse? Their patients?
  • A teacher, a principal? Their students?
  • A mom or dad, their children?
  • A mentor? Their mentees?
  • A first responder?

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