Anna Ong

Anna Ong

Founder and Director of WYSH Host and Producer of What’s Your Story Slam
Coached finalist: 
East Asia

Anna is the Storyteller and Founder of WYSH - a consultancy based in Singapore and Washington, D.C. that provides coaching, consulting and corporate workshops using techniques from storytelling and improvisation comedy.

She is the host and creator of What's Your Story Slam, a live curated autobiographical storytelling show in Singapore. The show aims to create and promote a culture of sharing personal narratives.

Before being a storyteller and improviser, Anna worked in financial services, in Singapore and the Philippines. She specialized in Financial Markets Sales, Business Management, Strategy, Business Planning and Development, and Relationship Management.

Since leaving financial services, she has performed improv onstage with Magnet Theatre and Upright Citizen's Brigade in New York City. She has also gone onstage as a storyteller for the Moth in New York City and Story District in Washington, D.C.

Anna created WYSH when she noticed that, in our rapidly changing environment, storytelling and improvisation apply to both work and everyday life, and are skills that teach the individuals how to be present, let go, be agile, create, communicate, and collaborate.

She started What's Your Story Slam because she wanted to create a safe space for people to be able to connect and inspire others through their stories. 

Anna works with financial institutions, social enterprises and accelerators through consultations, coaching and workshops on communication. She promotes the applied use of storytelling and improvisation in teamwork, collaboration, creativity, agility, listening and awareness in a fun, experiential learning environment. 

Anna holds an MBA from INSEAD, where she received the Asia Enterprise Scholarship award and a certificate in Social Impact Storytelling from Georgetown University. 

Outside of work, Anna performs as a stage actress, a storyteller and improviser, in Singapore and the U.S.