ABOUT OUR AUTHOR
Dr Olivia Ong
PHYSICIAN / SPEAKER / AUTHOR / COACH
The sooner we each develop Self-Compassion, the sooner the world will heal itself.
Dr Olivia Ong
Dr Olivia Ong, known as the Heart-Centred Doctor, is a pain physician with 15 years of clinical experience and an expert in resilience and burnout.
After a severe car accident in 2008 left her a paraplegic, Dr Ong was told she would never walk or practice medicine again.
Dr Ong found out exactly what it’s like on the other side of the healthcare system. She spent years as a patient in hospitals and rehab facilities in Australia and US in an attempt to regain some of the capabilities that were torn away from her. Little did she know she was going to get a whole lot more than she’d bargained for. After an intensive three-year recovery process, she walked again. Today she shares her experience with others.
Among other things, coming out the other side of such dark period in her life inspired Dr Ong to start a business to address the unspoken toll that doctors bear when they don’t find the support they need. As a high-performance leadership coach and mentor for doctors over the past two years, she runs programs helping doctors transform their lives, moving from burnout to balance.
Being able to speak from her own unique life experiences gives her presentations a deeply authentic feel, and her warm approach has made Dr Ong a sought-after speaker and online educator. Dr Ong is the author of The Heart-Centred Doctor, which features a foreword from one of her mentors Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Dr Ong also co-authored a book “Soul of Success Volume 3” with Jack Canfield, which was launched in September 2022.
Her vision is for her company “The Heart-Centred Method Institute Pty Ltd” to be the leading global personal growth and professional development company for physicians and clinicians in healthcare so that they can be well rounded, heart-centred healthcare workers.
Dr Ong has been featured in and written for Thrive Global, Yahoo Finance, International Business Times Singapore and Australian Business Journal. Dr Ong has regular appeared in media such as Sky News, Studio 10 and Ticker TV, as well as speaking at industry leading events including Australasian New Zealand College of Anaesthesia and Faculty of Pain Medicine, where she talks about physician burnout and how mindfulness and Self-Compassion can transform chronic pain.
Originally from Singapore, Dr Ong now resides in Melbourne with her husband and two young children. Her forthcoming book Radical Resilience is due to be released in early 2024.
The Book showcase
The Heart-Centered Doctor:
Lead your life with self-Compassion and Love
By Dr Olivia Ong
The Heart-Centered Doctor: Lead Your Life with Self-Compassion and Love is written by Dr Olivia Ong who is an established pain physician working in private and public practice in Australia, and a medical leadership coach and mentor helping busy, high achieving doctors avoid burnout and exhaustion, and achieve a balanced life through her Life Transformation for Doctors program.
This book has been written to address an urgent need that very few of the people who rely on doctors know anything about.
That is that way too many doctors are walking on a knife’s edge in relation to their own health.In the book Dr. Olivia shares her personal experience of burnout, and the principles, strategies, and heart-based tools that helped her to get through it.
She also draws on what she found out through studying the fields of self-compassion and wellbeing, and through coaching her fellow medical peers.
UPCOMING BOOK LAUNCH
Dr Olivia Ong will be launching her inspiring book at the Authors Book Launch and Expo 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. Come along and join the celebration of this launch and get your signed copy of her book. Dr Ong will be available to sign your purchased copy of her book.