The Transition to Work class at Navitas English Auburn benefitted a great deal from Soraya’s program Putting Your Best Foot Forward. The key learning outcomes of Look, Act & Belong were achieved through a range of well planned activities incorporating role play, discussion, video clips and group work. Soraya’s passion for assisting migrants to succeed in Australia, as well as her dynamic approach and comfortable interaction with the class, resulted in rapport with students who quickly became fully engaged in the workshop. The feedback from our students was extremely positive in terms of gaining confidence and being better prepared for their two week work experience.
Thank you Soraya for your professionalism and modelling of Putting Your Best Foot Forward through the modules Look, Act and Belong.
Genevieve Lewis, Academic Manager Navitas English Auburn
“I migrated to Australia from the United States and found many differences in attitudes, language and culture, even though I am from a western culture and speak English. Social protocols, business protocols and the acerbic Australian sense of humour were at times confronting.
Soraya helped me express my personality and my business’s branding in a cohesive way for business communications, dress and presentations. Her coaching helped me to project confidence. Soraya‘s experience in the Australian corporate world and her success as a migrant were so beneficial. She is supportive and deeply knowledgeable of the many subtle requirements of a migrant to be successful in Australia.”
Jean Kropper from USA.
“I came from India and started working in a corporate environment. Even though I speak English, Australian culture and the way of doing things were so different to what I was used to.
Soraya’s coaching helped me greatly – I learned about corporate dress codes, social and business etiquette and as well as learning about Australian culture, unique humour and slangs.
Soraya’s experience as a migrant and years of corporate experience and knowledge in Australia makes her the ideal coach and mentor for me. She shows empathy and understanding in her dealings with her clients. I would recommend Soraya to any new skilled or business migrants starting life in Australia.”
Su M from India.
“Coming to a new country was difficult. I didn’t speak English well and I had to deal with Australians with my business matters. I felt isolated and frustrated trying to understand the Australian humour and way of doing business.
Soraya has a great knowledge of Chinese and Australian cultures. She is kind, a natural teacher and helped me to integrate into Australia. Doing business has become easier.
I would recommend Soraya’s mentoring and coaching to anyone without hesitation”
Angelina Dai from China
“I came to Australia and started working in a corporate environment in the IT industry. Even though I was a professional from Korea, I found business meetings and the way it was conducted very different from what I was used to. In addition, I couldn’t understand the way Australians spoke.
Soraya helped me to understand the Australian culture and humour, particularly in the areas of business and social etiquette. Soraya is patient, has a good understanding of different cultures and easy to work with. Thank you Soraya for being a great coach.”
Soyoung Paik from Korea