To the brink of burnout and back

The first step to healing is acknowledging I had a problem and that I needed time, support and courage to make changes

I lived in hell between 2008 and 2010. I was juggling a high-pressure job based in the United States as chief technology officer of a global medical technology company and a young family based in Singapore.

My family had returned to Singapore for my elder son to start Primary 1. Every two weeks, I was either on a flight back to Singapore to be with the family or heading back to the US corporate office.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 11, 2019, with the headline 'To the brink of burnout and back'. Subscribe