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Learn how to get up on a big stage and talk about something important, through the lens of award winning director, and the executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, Tricia Brouk.

Tricia interviews people who talk for a living and gets them to reveal their secrets on how to become a successful public speaker.

Past guests have included Lolly Daskal, Dorie Clark, Bob Burg, Mark Sanborn, Petra Kolber, Jason Van Orden and Scott McKain.

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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