Sonia McDonald, you’re your expert leadership coach

Sonia McDonald

offers leadership coaching

to current and

potential leaders.

Dynamic and exciting coaching to empower tomorrow’s leaders.

With her engaging and enthusiastic personality, Sonia’s coaching style is energetic and inspiring.


She helps leaders to identify their purpose, discover their strengths, acknowledge their weaknesses, build effective relationships with team members, learn to lead via inspiration rather than directive and to make the right choices for themselves, their teams and the organisation.

Sonia Is One Of The Globes Leading Leadership Coaches and Mentors.

For more than 10 years, Sonia has studied the neuroscience of leadership and how it can help people become the leader they want to be. She has taken this knowledge and used it as the basis of her personal and group coaching sessions with the rationale that once people understand how their mind works, they have greater control over it. This allows leaders and potential leaders to unlock the skills and abilities they did not know they had, and discover how to use them to achieve excellence.

Sonia is a fully accredited coach and has recently created a powerful coaching program called Executive One on One Coaching.

This is a twelve-month program open to anyone with leadership potential and who is willing to explore their own capacity. The program has limited spaces available so Sonia can work closely with each individual and focus in on his or her special needs. This program is impressive and intensive. Not only do you work with Sonia One on One, you will also receive a range of tools, books and resources. This program will change your life and take you places in your leadership and career!

  • The course helped me to properly reflect on my purpose, passions, strengths and leadership style, giving me the confidence and motivation to be better.

    Carly Faragher
  • "Sonia combines three major assets: bucket loads of passion for her clearly defined purpose; a thorough grounding in the principles of leadership and neuroscience; and an engaging personal style which makes her an adaptable and engaging presenter in front of any audience.  Presenting at the recent LeadX event Sonia had the audience captured with her energy, dance moves and compelling story telling, leaving all attendees empowered to surround themselves with the right people and confident to take risks to learn and lead."

    Rachel Kerr General Manager (Northern Region) REVELIAN
  • Sonia McDonald is a powerful and captivating speaker that knows how to light an emotional fire under her audience. She speaks entirely from the heart, from her unique perspective, in a playful and adventurous manner, daring you to challenge yourself and push beyond the boundaries of what you thought possible.

    Leonie Neville
  • Sonia McDonald is an inspirational keynote and workshop presenter with a distinctive ability to bond and engage with her audiences. Sonia is well known for her dynamic charismatic workshop/presentation style and people walk away on an emotional and inspired high, feeling informed.

    Tony Wiggins HR architect and AHRI Convenor
  • Sonia has been speaking at the AHRI events and conferences for many years. Her workshops and presentations are always insightful, engaging and empowering. She is generous and inspiring with her audiences and focuses on bringing out the best in her participants.

    Corinne Butler State President, AHRI
  • Sonia leadership coaching has been instrumental in helping me to focus on what's really important in being a great Leader. The investment in her coaching has paid dividends in enhancing my own personal productivity and leadership.

    Alastair Dawson Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor and  Vice President  (International & Services)
  • “Sonia has been instrumental in developing my transition from Manager into Leader. Her support, encouragement and tailored methods for coaching are invaluable along with her energetic passion for bringing out the best in people makes for an enjoyable coaching experience.”

    Cindy Thomas
  • “Let’s be honest there are a lot of books on leadership and I’ve read most of them - but, Sonia McDonald has written one that is so fresh, energetic and thought provoking that I loved every page. Sonia asks the big questions, the little questions and everything in between in such an authentic and honest way. Seriously, any leader who didn’t learn a great deal about themselves and how they lead their teams from reading this book should probably rethink their chosen career.”

    Andrew Griffiths International Bestselling Business Author, Global Speaker and Media Commentator. 
  • “Sonia’s book brings refreshing clarity to many of the questions around what makes an effective leader. It’s the kind of book that can and should be referred to time and again, providing practical, well-researched tips and tools based on Sonia’s own extensive knowledge and experiences. It’s a perfect read for when you need a reality check on what it takes to be a good leader. Great for that plane trip too – when you need a refresher on all things leadership! ”

    Samantha Kennerley CEO, youngcare
  • “Sonia’s practical approach to leadership is honest and refreshing. A truly inspiring book for today’s leaders!”

    Paul Miles CEO, BUSY At Work

Find out how Sonia can help you.