Christin Tan

Invited Paper: The greater the crisis, the greater the opportunity: Thriving and creativity in the midst of crisis

Christin Tan

Every day, what we knew as normal before COVID-19 fades away, and we find ourselves in a transitional space where we cope with the crisis day by day, wondering what we will be doing when the next normal arrives. In this session, Christin shares from an Asian perspective how COVID-19 is challenging and changing our lives and livelihoods. While the transition to quarantine life may have been rapid and shocking, the emergence from it can be slow and cautious. So what does this mean for individuals, families, businesses, communities, and the society? What opportunities lie ahead as we reflect on emerging behaviours that might stick in the long run, and chart our path to the next normal instead of waiting for things to happen. How can we thrive as coaching psychologists and in so doing, give our clients hope and courage to do the same?

Christin Tan takes pride in being an organisational and coaching psychologist, although she tends to stand out for her curious and energetic disposition, creative and entrepreneurial agility. Her unconventional journey saw her through diverse experiences, involving employment and entrepreneurship across varied industries. A founding member of Coaching and Mentoring Asia, 2wardustainability, and book author to ‘Entrepreneurial Personality for a Sustainable Competitive Advantage’, Christin is passionate to promote and advance coaching psychology, I-O psychology, and entrepreneurship psychology in Asia.

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