Simon Alexander Ong, leadership coach, business analyst, speaker, and author, joins Jerry for an episode Dear Asian Europeans to talk about the process of going from the corporate world of banking to entrepreneurship and taking a chance on yourself. Simon shares about his family’s journey from Malaysia to the U.K., finding success as an entrepreneur, and the very challenging process of writing a book in the midst of a pandemic AND being a new parent. He also talks about where his energy comes from: his physical health and fitness. Listen in as Jerry and Simon discuss the varying experiences of the Asian diaspora, the importance of following your heart and being open to what it says, and why taking up space in places we historically have not, hits differently with audiences that look like us.
Simon Alexander Ong is a personal development entrepreneur, coach and public speaker. His clients are from all walks of life but they share one trait; they all believe that the greatest investment you can make is in yourself. His work has seen him invited onto Sky News and BBC to be interviewed, while Barclays featured him in a nationwide campaign asking him questions on how families could embrace better lifestyle habits.
His insights have seen him featured in Forbes, The FT and The Guardian. He also regularly speaks at organisations (these have included Salesforce, Microsoft, EY, Adobe and Unilever) and keynotes at public events and conferences. His new book Energize was published by Penguin in April this year and received endorsements from the likes of New York Times bestselling authors Simon Sinek, Marie Forleo and Dr Marshall Goldsmith.
About the Book
Your energy is everything: it is the fuel that drives your success and it gives you the power to achieve your potential. So how can you be your best self if you're always tired, stressed and burnt out?
In Energize, award-winning life coach Simon Alexander Ong introduces you to the art and science of energy management. In a world where we are always on, Ong coaches you to work with your natural energy resources to recognize your most energized state - when to push and when to recoup - so that you can work sustainably towards your biggest goals.
You'll hear from Ong's clients who have used his transformational method to achieve what they never thought they could. You'll learn how to use his practical framework to identify your most productive phases of the day, week and year, and learn how to make the most of them. You'll discover how to create boundaries and devote your energy in the right way and to the right people. And you'll master simple practices that you can build into your day to revitalize and preserve your energy levels so that you're ready for anything.
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