Anna Ong is a storyteller, coach and entrepreneur. She works with teams and individuals in crafting stories in their own voice, and is a consultant for companies who are looking to develop their story strategy. Anna has been writing and telling stories since she was a small child. She wrote her own short stories when she ran out of books to read.
She had her first taste of live storytelling while performing at an improv show with Magnet Theatre in New York City in 2018, and since then she’s told stories at The Moth in NYC and with the Story District in Washington DC. Her background in financial services spans 15 years, in which she held various roles in sales, relationship management, business management, strategy and operations. After leaving the finance sector, Anna discovered her passion for storytelling. She then set up WYSH (What’s Your Story Huh), a professional development company that focuses on developing soft skills such as collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking using storytelling and improvisation. She also founded What’s Your Story Slam, a live storytelling competition, where Anna curates the stories, coaches the storytellers and hosts the show.
As a female entrepreneur, Anna is also a business coach and mentor for the Cartier Women’s Initiative, a business plan competition for female-founded social enterprises. Her coachee in 2019 won the Laureate for South Asia.