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The art of public speaking with authentic and meaningful storytelling can change and even save a life. Learn how to get up on a big stage and share your important message through the lens of award winning director, Tricia Brouk.

She shares her personal experience of being on big stages all over the world and interviews people who talk for a living and gets them to reveal their secrets on how to become a successful public speaker and have lasting legacy.

Tricia has put thousands of speakers onto countless big stages. Guests of The Big Talk have included Stedman Graham, John Lee Dumas, Hap Klopp, Darieth Chisolm and Farnoosh Torabi among others.

May 17, 2022

In this episode, I am joined by the amazing Dr. Olivia Ong. She is a graduate of The Big Talk Academy, and I’m so thrilled to be talking with her today as we explore how to stop living your life on autopilot and instead begin treating yourself with the greater self-compassion you deserve.


Dr. Olivia is a physician from Melbourne, Australia. She is a medical leadership coach, speaker, and author. Her mission is to help fellow physicians lead more balanced and heart-centred lives by utilising self-compassion so that they can thrive at work and at home without the burnout. 


I know you will be inspired by her story and compelled to treat yourself with more kindness and compassion as a result.


In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • How she became a paraplegic, the processes she went through, and her journey to finally walk again
  • Learning to accept yourself for who you are and give yourself permission to make mistakes and grow
  • The power of telling your story and living your purpose
  • Olivia’s current favorites: Book: Dare to Lead, Speaker: Brené Brown, and Podcast: Dare to Lead

More from Dr. Olivia

Her first appearance on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 378

Her book, The Heart-Centredness of Medicine




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