Sheila Wee has been a professional storyteller for 18 years, who because of  her work to  pioneer the movement to revive the use of storytelling in Singapore, has been described  by Dr Margaret Read MacDonald, as a Godmother of Singapore storytelling.

Sheila co-founded Singapore’s first storytelling circle in 1999 and its first professional storytelling company in 2001. She was instrumental in the development and organisation of the Asian Congress of Storytellers and the International Storytelling Showcases (from 2000 to 2009) which in 2006 were rebranded as the Singapore International Storytelling Festival. She is a founding professional member, past vice-president and the current president of the Storytelling Association.

Sheila  was a pioneer of storytelling to both child and adult audiences in Singapore. She is comfortable telling to large audiences and is adept at varying her storytelling style according to her audience. Her storytelling has been described variously as warm, engaging, elegant and captivating.

Sheila’s storytelling experience over the last 19 years has been deep and wide ranging.  She has curated and performed exhibit specific performances for museums, trained tourist guides and docents for museums and art galleries to use storytelling their tours, trained teachers and lecturers to use storytelling in their teaching and corporate, military and civil service leaders in the use of storytelling as an organisational tool.

As well as running her storytelling company Storywise, Sheila is a Director of Story Connection, a non-profit company she set up with fellow storyteller Roger Jenkins, to run the annual 398.2 Storytelling Festival and other community storytelling events. She is also a Founder Member and the current President of the Storytelling Association (Singapore)

Sheila’s international work as a performer and workshop leader has taken her to Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and the UK and Vietnam.

Sheila’s highly practical workshops have garnered consistently high ratings from participants. Her clients include  ST Electronics – Centre for Management Development, Ministry of Education, Civil Service Commission, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy – NUS,  Yale-NUS, Singapore Management University, National Gallery,  Singapore Tourism Board, Sentosa Development Corporation, Early Childhood Development Agency, Seed Institute, Knowledge Universe and Aventis School of Management.

She  has been running the  Introduction to Storytelling Course since 1999 and conducts quaterly seminars  on organisational storytelling for Aventis School of Management.

How to Contact Sheila:

Tel: (65) 6258 3307