Amy Rashap, Ph.D. works as a communications coach, helping non-native English speakers, migrant scientists, international students and, most recently, those who have not been able to find work. She helps people find, and refine their stories through speech coaching, active listening, empathy building, emotional and cultural intelligence, writing and marketing.
Dr Rashap worked in Singapore for ten years, where she coached public speaking, business English and accent reduction to senior Singapore officials and business managers and executives; her clients have included Johnson & Johnson, MARIS Navigation and the Singapore Housing Board. She also taught communication skills at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, and established an English-language program at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. Since moving to Australia, Amy has worked as a chief storyteller for Diaspora Action Australia and has led communication workshops with Academy Xi, the Australian Computer Society Young Professionals Program, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and the Royal Society of Victoria. She has worked as an international student adviser at Swinburne University and presently works as a consultant for Jesuit Social Services and Bounce Australia.