ALL ABOUT DR AUDREY
While writing up, one of my most inspirational roles was programme managing within Further Education where a lot of my learners were adults returning to academia and following graduation I stayed in professional development as a trainer with the NHS obtaining my coaching qualification
I'm Dr Audrey Tang and I'm a writer, broadcaster and chartered psychologist from the United Kingdom.
Having qualified as a teacher I spent 4 years as Head of Drama and then Head of Psychology prior to the opportunity to do a PhD. I researched the emotional management (“Emotional Labour”) expected of client-facing professionals (eg. Teachers, Nurses…) and how these demands (above the technical skills) could result in burnout if not supported by the organisation.
In 2014 I took the plunge going freelance, and alongside that wrote my first book “Be A Great Manager Now” encapsulating both my experiences and soft skills workshops. This opened the door to many media opportunities including becoming the Resident Psychologist on Sky’s Chrissy B Show, and Co-Anchor on Sports Recap also on Sky.
My subsequent books The Leader’s Guide to Mindfulness and The Leader’s Guide to Resilience shifted my focus to the emotional support part of my thesis and I love that my current repertoire not only consists of workshops, articles and expert comment on professional growth, but being mentally and emotionally healthy as well.
Outside my day job I get involved with charities and social enterprises, as not only do they allow me to give back to my community and raise awareness, but I've been able to do things I never thought I would such as a 24hr open water swim relay, walking on fire, and rabble rousing teams of friends to commit to distance or step targets. I also continue to produce, direct and perform in community theatre supporting local and national causes - my shows have included taking musicals to The Edinburgh Fringe, performing plays internationally in Malaysia (Penang and Kuala Lumpur), as well as a world record for the "Largest number of people speaking Shakespeare in one night". But I also make time for a good Netflix binge and watching Great British Menu!
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