First a book, now a podcast!
Anthea Indira Ong
Launched 7 Aug 2021. Weekly episodes.
Listen here on Spotify.
The world is the same, but I am no longer the same.
Because I am no longer the same, the world is no longer the same.
This path of self-discovery and transformation found me 15 years ago when life as I knew it was pulled off like a rug from right under me (a heart-shattering divorce, a failing business, a depleting bank account with just $16, a shrivelling self). A close shave with depression, a fleeting moment of contemplating the distance between my 18th floor apartment and the ground. Or perhaps it started way back when I was born, taunted with name-calling with an eye defect.
When there was nothing more to lose, I was given everything. It has been nothing short of a curious, wondrous and liberating journey. I started listening in a deeper way. I am the result of the love of thousands, no longer the accolades that stack up on the resume (though that seems to help get that first hello!). Where it used to be fear and lack, the place I live now is one of peace, contentment yet abundance and capacity, though still sprinkled with the many beautiful vulnerabilities that make me so imperfectly human. I have become a better observer of who I am in relation to how I see and show up in the world.
I am gifted and supported as needed for the purpose I am here to serve, that of self-realisation and service to humanity. I am deeply grateful and humbled by this alchemy of becoming.
Nominated Member of Parliament, 13th Parliament of Singapore (2018-2020)
Social Entrepreneur & Impact Investor | Life & Executive Coach | Strategy Consultant | Yoga & Wellness Facilitator
Member, Advisory Committee, Singapore Mental Health Conference 2021 | Member, Tripartite Oversight Committee for Workplace Safety & Health (co-chaired by Minister for Health and Minister for Manpower) | Former President, WINGS | Founding Board Member, Daughters of Tomorrow | Former Member, Social Service Innovation Advisory Panel, National Council of Social Service | Member, Steering Committee for ACE Capstone Programme for Non-Profits, Social Service Institute | Member, Expert Futures Panel + Member, Champions of Good Panel, Company of Good, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre | Member, School Advisory Council, Cedar Girls' School | Member, International Coach Federation | Mentor, Institute of Technical Education Singapore | Advisor, Make the Change | Volunteer Instructor, Ananda Marga Yoga Society
Welcome in My Backyard-WIMBY(Migrant Workers-Local Integration)| SG Mental Health Matters(Mental Health Education & Advocacy) | WorkWell Leaders (Leaders' Movement for Workplace Wellbeing) | Hush, the Silent TeaBar(Workplace Wellbeing/Inclusive Employment) | A Good Space(Citizen Engagement/Community Building) | Playground of Joy (Values-based Psychosocial Education/Vulnerable Children) | Our Tree Stories (Nature Awareness/Climate Change) | The Anagami Group (Consulting/Impact Investment) | Anagami Wellness (Education/Natural Therapy) | The GoodFood Org (Natural & Affordable Foods/Micro-entrepreneurship) | Project Yoga-on-Wheels (Inclusive Yoga) | Circle of Bliss (Community Meditation)
Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation | Newfield Certified Coach | Alumnus, Antarctica Leadership on the Edge 2018 | Alumnus, Presencing Foundation Programme 2018, Presencing Institute, MIT | Alumnus, Harvard-affiliated Social Leadership Singapore 2016 | Alumnus, Global Entrepreneurship Summit Stanford 2016, US State Department | Alumnus, International Visitor Leadership Programme 2013, US State Department | Certified Microfinance Trainer, World Bank/ADB | Certified Yoga Instructor | Certified Laughter Yoga Leader | Certified Reiki 1 & 2 Practitioner | Certified Natural Therapy Practitioner