Rashmi immigrated to Perth, Australia in 2002 from India. She arrived here as a qualified Electronics & Telecommunications Engineer with over a decade of commercial experience.
She brings her career growth experience that saw her progress from an onsite engineer to becoming head of department that worked with CXO level in the organisations worked. These organisations included the top multinationals in the telecom industry and required extensive travel in Asia & Europe.
Soon after arriving in Australia, she realized, that her experience needed to be made Australia friendly. In order to achieve this transition, she completed her project management certification (PMI), and started working part time as a Project Coordinator. She took her ambitions to the next level by graduating with an MBA from the Curtin Graduate School of Business.
Her personal journey and rich experience in moving into a vastly different cultural environment, has guided her decision to pursue her passion for public speaking.
This passion together with her two decades of experience, has driven her to develop a story that motivates and helps empower individuals Individuals who feel like the world passes them by.
Her story particularly helps Individuals from Culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD). It helps them improve their self-esteem and gives them confidence to engage with life.
Within the first of starting her business, she has worked on projects with organisations such Curtin University, Befriend, Bilingual Families Perth, Dressed for Success, and Ishar (A multicultural women health organisation).
All this passion, experience and insight are brought to life through her presentation” Presenting Confidently at work. Embrace your culture : fast track your career – the importance of mental health and raising confident, resilient multi-lingual children”.
Currently working on her book titled The complete guide to Story-Telling- for non-native English speakers, she is also a presenter and speaker with the renowned TEDx Speaker circuit.
Confident Speakers Academy is the brain child of Rashmi Watel.
It was founded in July 2020, while the whole world was going through the COVID Pandemic, Rashmi was going through her own turmoil. She has defied the society norms, in almost all the phases of her life.
She loved being a mother, however she missed her working life. She wanted to go out , work, feel accomplished , however the catch was that she also wanted to be with her daughters.
She wanted to be an active parent, she wanted to volunteer at their school, she wanted to participate in their school assemblies, she wanted to pick & drop them up from school.
After struggling for nearly two years, she with the help of her amazing business coach came up with the idea of becoming a Public Speaking Coach.
Rashmi has always been a Confident Speaker, however, she never thought of speaking and coaching others to become confident speakers as a a career.
That is when Confident Speakers Academy was born to help non-native English Speakers become better communicators.
At Confident Speakers Academy we not help you build your confidence, we help you monetise your public speaking skills.
Why should one worry about confidence ?
You can ask for that promotion at work or that hike in your salary that you deserve
Have you ever felt that you deserve more in life and at work ? However you always feel hesitant about asking as you fear the humiliation and rejection ?
Did you know that Public Speaking & Coaching is one of the highest paid industries in the world
If you are passionate about helping others become confident speakers, you can be rewarded for this skill of yours
Create the influence & impact that you always wanted to create
Your story, your life experiences are unique. When you share these with others you give them hope. This hope encourages them to pursue their dreams and passions.
I am an introvert , introverts dont like being in the front of the room , Is'nt ?
They do not like the limelight, they do not want the attention
I hear you, however what if I told you that introverts make great presenters. Some famous examples are Mr. Mahatma Gandhi, Mr. Winston Churchill, Mr. Barack Obama & Lady Gaga
Yes, I am not an introvert myself. I have always felt confident within myself. I have never had issues with public speaking, however the important thing here is just like any other skill, Public speaking can be learnt and I am here to help.
Do you want to be that confident person in the front of the room ?
The answer is YES !! OFCOURSE !!
English is not your first language
Your hands and legs shiver at the thought of being in the front the room
You admire people who can speak confidently with all your heart, but never feel good enough to be able to do it yourself
You have a strong fear of judgment & rejection.
You inner dialogue talks to you : What do you know ? Why should anyone listen to you ? You feel like an Imposter !!
Does any of this sound like you ?
You are in the right space : We are here to help. See which of the below services would suit you the best.
We at Confident Speakers Academy use technology to serve our clients across the globe
Sessions are personalised and are designed to suit your needs
Meet Linda: Linda was struggling in her new role as a manager. She was happy that she is now promoted, however managing teams is totally new to her.
In her six weekly online consults with Rashmi, she was able to build her listening skills and how to communicate and connect with her team .
She now thoroughly enjoys her managerial position and is preparing for middle management roles.
Something amazing happens when like minded people with a common objective come together .
This powerful experience is made live, in Rashmi's Group Caching Programs.
Most of people come in to program, where they want to present confidently in interviews, at work and in even in their business.
At the end of 12 weeks, they are not only confident, but are now most commonly looking at volunteering & monetising their newly acquired skills
Meet Mehar & Rehab they joined the "Become a Confident Leaders Program with Rashmi Watel and our now best friends.
Rehab is now an Empowerment coach for women & Mehar is excelling in her managerial role in one of best Law firms in India
Face to Face Coaching
Asking for help is sometimes the hardest thing to do, I understand .
These sessions are for those of you, who are not very comfortable in a group setting .
Most of people opt for 1-1 coaching are middle to senior management in organisations or run their own business, they want to get over their fear of public speaking so that they can excel in their jobs or grow their business, as they can now talk freely to everyone about it.
At the end of 24 weeks, they are already monetising their newly acquired skills
Meet Dave he joined the "Get Paid to Speak Program with Rashmi Watel in Oct 2020
He is now a Public speaking coach for Spanish people in his home country Chile .
He also speaks at events and conferences globally.
Technical Team Lead
I had the pleasure of working with Rashmi in an 1-1 coaching format. I was struggling with self confidence issues and I also felt the fear of judgement all the time, Rashmi reminded me of my worth and confirmed with solid reasons why there is no need to be fearful.
She also shared take away points which I agree with 100%
Podcastor, Millennial women coach
I enrolled for Rashmi's online consults, as I am based in the USA. We started as strangers and have become like sisters. I so look forward to our weekly calls, where I share my ideas with her. It all started with my idea for doing something for the women and I super grateful for Rashmi's support without which I would not have been able to identify my niche and serve millennial women
Teenage Empowerment Coach
I was part of Rashmi's group coaching program "Get Paid to Speak - with Rashmi Watel"
The energy in the group was always high, Rashmi's program goes in to the details of making a business out of speaking.I am so very happy with my progress, I highly recommend people who are keen on getting paid for their public speaking skills to get on board with Get Paid to Speak - with Rashmi Watel
*Some of the names & photos are changed to respect the wish of the client not wanting to be named
Each of our programs are designed to help you achieve your goals
Most popular are the online group coaching programs
You meet individuals like yourself, who are in the same situation as you. You never have to solve problems on your own. I have weekly live q&a sessions to make sure you never feel abandoned after paying for a course.
- Weekly Live Question and Answer Sessions ( sessions are recorded for those who cannot attend)
- Exclusive VIP support via the "Inner circle" Facebook group
- Weekly Progress tracker
Weekly Live Q & A
You can submit your queries to the support team, and the calls get recorded for you to come back and revisit them
VIP "Inner Circle" Support Group
Become part of community of like-minded individuals, who are on a similar journey like yourself.
Weekly progress reminders
What gets measured, gets done. Weekly progress keeps you accountable to your goal, maximizing your ability to meet your targets on time.
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