This is Urmilah Dass’s story. I am a Malaysian living in Kuala Lumpur for slightly over 30 years. Originally from Kuantan, an East coast beach town, I work as a clinical psychologist at my own practice and I am also a consultant at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.
This is Karen Walsh’s story.
Hello, my name is Karen Walsh. I am a mother of two girls, aged 9 and 16. Based in Brisbane, Australia, I am a computer programmer and web designer working from home.
This is a series of #cancer stories I am writing to raise money for cancer research so that the vital work that needs to be done in cures and therapies may continue. In this series, I interview others who have or are still battling cancer in order to share their story, to empower and uplift. […]
You’re not the star of the show One of the most important things to realise about the role of a moderator is how critical this person is to the success of the session. A moderator is not the star of the show – her role is to help others shine and bring the whole session […]
Prepare and be authentic Having moderated a fair number of panel sessions through the years, I’ve come to see that the success of any panel session rests on the moderator. The stars may be the panelists but the lynchpin is the moderator. What’s key? The moderator must understand that, ultimately, they are putting on a […]
Resilience and action in the face of fear
The words in the article title above are attributed to Robert Ingersoll. It is powerful, inspiring and focused on good. It moves me to share a deeply personal story.
Rethink, refresh, rejuvenate What would you do, if you saw in your Linkedin feed this morning, a request to connect by someone whose headline indicated they were either “jobless” or “unemployed”? Chances are that you would likely ignore the request or the profile. Understandable. “I’m jobless” In the last few years, I’ve seen anywhere between […]
Resilience. Even the sound of it makes me feel so bounce back-able. It’s likely you don’t often think about resilience until a situation crops up calling for it. I know I certainly never did. But over the last few years, resilience has certainly been called into question for me far more than ever before. Perhaps, […]
11 years ago, in the home office of my two-bedroom apartment, I started a magazine. It was called HR Matters and it was a quarterly human resource publication. There was no other HR magazine at the time in Malaysia. Here I was, an ex-lawyer turned entrepreneur, delivering executive education programmes in the Klang Valley deciding […]