My name is Yang-May Ooi. I am a writer and creative actionista. Most of all, I have a passion for drawing out the creative in all women; releasing the promise, guiding, supporting and ultimately applauding your achievement.

I am your champion, an engine to help you power the move from idea to creative action. I bring my experience as a writer and speaker to add focus and support to your chosen direction.

I call it ‘releasing the Actionista’, illuminating the road ahead, building confidence and nurturing your progress, easing you, over time, from thinking about things to actually doing them.

It’s all about igniting and nurturing the special spirit that glows within all women, enhancing the spirit that fuels the creator in us all – the Tiger Spirit.

Yang-May Ooi
Writer, Speaker and Creative Actionista

My life at a glance

Current happy place

Dulwich, London, with my partner, health blogger Angie Macdonald.


Kuala Lumpur


Roedean and St Hilda’s, Oxford


Stage One
Solicitor with top UK law firms

Stage Two
Writer, speaker and performer
Professional Co-Active Coach


Bound Feet Blues

Best selling novels
The Flame Tree
Mind Game
Prolific blogger


Award winning speaker
TEDx talk – Rebel Heart
Oxford Literary Festival
International Women’s Day
South East Asian Arts Festival
BBC- Midweek, London, Oxford, World Service


Acclaimed production as writer and performer
Bound Feet Blues (Tristan Bates Theatre)

Fusion View podcast
Creative Conversations podcast
Tiger Spirit TV


The Society of Authors
The Association for Coaching
The Pan Asian Women’s Association
The Anglo Asiatic Arts & Heritage Alliance
Tamasha Developing Artists