Q&A with Cecilia Yeung, Forty Under 40 Winner 2020; Clinical director, PTSD Support for Nurses, Age 37
Who or what is responsible for your work ethic?
As a nurse, I strive to be my clients’ advocate.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Sleeping 16 hours straight after night shifts.
What is the best book you would recommend?
Stop Relying On Your Old Ways by Takashi Shiihara. “People grow in both the most hopeless and lowest of times.”
Now that you’re entering your 40s, what goals have you set for yourself?
Do one thing well – obviate PTSD in healthcare.
Choose one of these five childhood career dreams: Rock star, star athlete, prime minister, astronaut, detective.
Astronaut, as I was hoping to be slightly taller without the force of gravity.
Name your happiest place.
Wherever my family is!
What was your toughest business or professional decision?
I was on leave due to an assault at work, which has placed me in the abyss of PTSD despair.
Advice you would give your 20-year-old self?
Life sometimes does not go as planned and that’s OK. Embrace the surprises.
What is your best habit?
Keeping my 10+ intravenous medication lines, cables and tubings untangled.
Tell us one improbable fact about yourself.
I am five feet tall on a good day.
Best piece of advice ever received?
Just keep going no matter what.
What career highlight are you most proud of?
That I have launched PTSD Support For Nurses and winning BIV’s Forty Under 40 Award!