At the Table: A Networking & Career Group for Women

Sept. 24, 2020

Virtual Session via Zoom

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At the Table: A Networking & Career Group for Women

Working Within the New Normal
Part 1: Managing Emotions and Relationships

Hosted by Lissy Puno & Liz Coward


In September and November, we will be hosting a two-part series focusing on "Working Within the New Normal,” in particular, working from home (WFH).

Our September session features guest speaker Lissy Puno, who will explore "Managing Emotions and Relationships." 

About the session:
Working from home was the directive soon after lockdown started. Initial research showed that working from home ensured productivity. Companies responded with swift efficiency to ensure this transition provided all that employees needed to continue working from home. The novelty of the experience allowed individuals to hold on to the positive aspects of working from home and to keep safe.

As weeks turned into months, moods began shifting towards negative emotions. Those who lived with families struggled with maintaining boundaries between home life and the work life; individuals who lived alone found it challenging to be isolated and lonely; others who needed more support and supervision started to find it difficult to focus and complete tasks. What emerged was a question about purpose and motivation.

This session will address these issues and will offer strategies for moving forward. If you continue to work from home, explore how you can make the most of this experience; if you are returning back to work, understand what working within the new normal could mean to you; and if you are exploring the possibilities of finding work, know what to expect as you onboard into the "new" workplace from home. 

Topics covered:

  • Managing yourself: Understanding stress, worry & anxiety
  • What to expect with the WFH experience: Managing the role and tasks at hand
  • Safeguard relationships while on WFH: Set boundaries
  • Be your own emotional coach: Tips, tools & techniques to maintain wellbeing

On November 24, we will host Part 2 of the series - "Working Within the New Normal: Creating A New Working Model."


'At the Table' is a networking and career group for women, featuring an ongoing series of regular events to exchange views and ideas in an open and welcoming environment. Each get-together highlights a professional topic for discussion, and our guest speakers share their insights from their area of expertise to ensure that the session adds value and that there are meaningful takeaways.

Whether you are currently working or on the job hunt, this is a great way to expand your network and meet other professional women.


Details to join this Zoom session will be sent to registered participants once registration is closed.

CRCE Member: $10
Non-CRCE Member: $15

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About the speaker:

Lissy Ann Puno, MA
Counselling Psychologist
Singapore Registered Psychologist
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist

Lissy Puno has 28 years of extensive experience practicing counselling and psychotherapy in the region as a Counselling Psychologist. Her work has covered the United States, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and now Singapore. She offers psychological health and wellness services across the lifespan and provides talks, trainings and workshops. Her special interest is in parenting, relationships and marital enhancements and midlife transitions. In the recent months, she has been focused on her “Care and Wellness Series in The Time of COVID19,” presenting on various topics on coping with the effects of the pandemic and strengthening resilience.

Lissy holds a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) and a Clinical Fellowship from Harvard University at Mclean Hospital.  

She is a registered psychologist in Singapore and is currently in private practice as the co-founder of the International Counselling & Psychology Centre on Orchard Road (

Lissy is a member of the KeyNote Women Speakers Asia and is a certified presenter for the internationally known “Getting the Love You Want” couples workshop and the “Connected Parents, Thriving Kids” Workshop for parents, teachers and other youth caretakers.  She is the author of numerous books including: Affairs Dont Just Happen: Protect, Repair, Recover (2016); Stay Connected (2018); and Couple Goals (2019). These books on marriages and relationships aim to enhance skills that allow for greater couple connection. 

As an expatriate wife and mother for the past 24 years and living in Singapore for the past 14 years, Lissy is able to relate from her personal experience the joys and challenges of working and living internationally while raising a family and being part of a community.

About the moderator:

Liz Coward
CRCE Ambassador and Moderator of 'At the Table'

Liz is an author, screenwriter and non-practising solicitor.

She qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and, after a successful career in law, left the legal profession, graduating with an MA in Screenwriting from the University of the Arts in 2008.

Liz’s credits include, Blood and Bandages – fighting for life in the RAMC field ambulance 1940-46 (Sabrestorm Publishing 2016), ‘What makes us Human?’ (BBC Radio Two 2013), Shakespeare’s Sister (Adur Arts Live 2009), numerous articles and blogs. Liz is currently working on a TV series with Triality Productions.

In 2017, Liz moved to Singapore with her family.

Liz’s memberships include The Society of Authors, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Society of Women’s Writers and Journalists and Screenwriter’s Association of Singapore

You can find out more about Liz at


CRCE Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The American Association of Singapore (AAS) reserves the right to cancel events/workshops. In the event of cancellation by AAS, registrants can opt to attend another workshop or receive a full refund.

If registrant is unable to attend and wishes to cancel registration, he/she must contact AAS ( at least 24 hours prior to the workshop start time, and he/she will be issued a credit that can be applied to any same priced CRCE workshop within the following 90 days. In the event of a no-show or day of workshop cancellation, no credit will be issued.



American Association of Singapore

Date and Time

Thu, Sept. 24, 2020

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT+0800) Asia/Singapore


Virtual Session via Zoom

Details to join this Zoom session will be sent to registered participants once registration is closed.

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