OYS Community Dialogue: Discovering humanity’s need for self care


About the Event
In 2017, a workplace survey conducted by AIA Vitality found that Malaysian employees are overworked and ‘most stressed’ compared to 3 other countries. 3 years later, things did not improve as studies showed that Malaysians’ stress levels went up during the pandemic. This, alongside an annual economic loss of RM14.46 billion due to poor wellbeing for working adults, points to a dire need to care for our personal well-being collectively.

What is self care? Is it necessary? Why do we need to talk about it?

Join us for this virtual community dialogue as we answer these questions, bringing together a trio of panelists from diverse industries and practicing different lifestyles. Our speakers include a creative advocate of the arts, a corporate CTO and a cryptography research scientist from London!

Ultimately, via a safe space, the event hopes to increase awareness about the importance of self care, especially from various experiences, and discuss tools or resources to better support each other individually, and collectively as a community.

What do you hope to gain? Bring questions to the event; we'd love to see you there!

Own Your Story (OYS) is a community-run platform that cultivates personal development and human connection through 'fun, explorative and experiential' activities. Our mission is to create a safe space that empowers self-expression, exploration and growth, building authentic human connection in the process.

Zoom (let’s stay safe while building meaningful connections)

Please register by Friday, 23rd April 2021: Peatix will provide you the link to join us.
We will only admit registered participants to enter our panel.

How much does it cost?
Currently FREE to the public! While previously, we may choose to include a nominal fee for our events to keep our content creation running, we believe first and foremost in providing support to the community during this season.

You can select "General Admission: Free" in the registration link below :) You can also contribute any of the following:
-Support, by sharing via social media
-Joining us whenever it is safe to host events again!

3.20 - 3.30pm: Virtual registration
3.30 - 3.50pm: Introduction + Ice breaker
3.50 - 4.50pm: Panel Discussion
4.50 - 5.20pm: Q&A
5.20 - 5.30pm: Wrap-Up and Group Harvest (feedback)

Who should join?
Anyone who is open to chat/share, eager to learn, and happy to meet new people!

For this project, please ensure you sign up with intention to attend. Do email us if you can’t make it, so that we avoid taking the spot of someone who would have liked to join!

If you missed the deadline/registration is full, drop us a text via social media (FB: Own Your Story or IG @oyscommunity) and we will see if you can be fitted in :)

1. Richard Ong
Richard Ong is the CTO of WORQ, and the author of Mindsets and Core Purpose. He is deeply passionate about the future and the people in it. He is also a leadership coach and keynote speaker, with multiple IBM Bravo and Performance awards. He was met by Prince Charles to discuss his entrepreneurial efforts in Malaysia and was featured on national radio.

2. Shia Lynn
Shia Lynn Victor is a passionate Creative; she is an Intuitive Artist, an Art Life Coach, a Creative Advocate at The Artsy Craftsy, a Malaysian creativity platform since 2008 and the coFounder of Craft Affair Malaysia, a curated artisanal handmade event. Shia Lynn graduated in Advertising, and holds a certificate in therapeutic art life coaching & fabric painting. A former Copywriter, Shia Lynn left her position in 2015 for her passion. Her life's work includes exploring creativity and its process, and she is currently working on a passion project with her husband exploring integral conscious evolution.

3. Ela Lee, PhD
Ela Lee is a research scientist at Cambridge Quantum Computing, where she researches cryptography. Prior to this she completed her PhD as part of the second cohort at the Centre of Doctoral Training in cybersecurity at Royal Holloway, University of London, during which time she served on the WISDOM (Women In the Security Domain and/Or Mathematics) committee. She has been the primary author of two peer-reviewed research papers, and has been lucky enough to have travelled internationally to attend cryptography and privacy workshops. When she's not doing cryptography, Ela also enjoys singing.

Jolene Chong
Jolene is a Life Skills Facilitator at Taylor's University, coaching future generations to develop emotional and social intelligence through experiential sessions. Formerly a clinical Supervisor at EAP Malaysia, she also graduated with a MSc of Mental Health Studies from King’s College London. She is passionate about raising health awareness and inclusion on a public level, but ironically enjoys far too much dessert for her own good.

Sat Apr 24, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM MYT
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