Dynamic speaker, published author, award winning entrepreneur, Sonia is expert at unlocking leadership capability.

  • 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 Speaker Extraordinaire

Sonia McDonald
Speaker Extraordinaire

Sonia McDonald is an exciting speaker, renowned for her dynamic and entertaining presentations. Her enthusiasm and genuine love for the topics of leadership and strategy, organisational development, and the neuroscience of leadership, shine clearly from stage.
Sonia’s key focus helping people discover their talent and strengths so they ‘rock it’ as leaders, and contribute to business success.
Taking a neuroscience approach, Sonia shows how the power of the human brain help current and potential leaders “rock it” in the role.

Sonia’s experience
Highly qualified in leadership, for over 20 years Sonia has been inspiring leaders and organisations around the globe, across many different industries.
Sonia has presented to some of Australia’s best recognised companies, events and conferences, inspiring them with ideas and translating those ideas into productive strategies.
Sonia is a warm and energetic speaker with an amazing gift for transforming leaders from average to awesome.

The key motivations behind Sonia’s speaking presentations are

To show businesses how to take her information and incorporate it as a natural part of their business strategy

To build balanced organisations which understand and nurture their leaders and potential leaders, thereby positioning themselves for sustainable profitability

To educate leaders on how our brains work so they can influence their teams to success rather than drive them.

To open leadership pathways

Comments from recent events

“Amazing to see this presentation. The content and interaction was spot on. HR and leadership from the psychological perspective presented with such great energy and insight was amazing.”

“Sonia McDonald was my highlight of the event. Mostly because she interacted with the audience and truly got us involved in her presentation and each other. I think I swapped more business cards during her session than the entire day.”

Recent Speaking Events

LeadX, focusing on women leading innovation in productivity and profitability
HR Leadership Summit
PMI Conference
HR Executive Leadership Summit, talking about Mindful leadership
Australian Human Resources Institute Forums and Special Events
Business Women’s Association for International Women’s Day
HR Summit for Key Media
EA/PA Summit

National HR Summit
HR Directors Forum
DIsruptHR: “Why HR Needs to Put on the Oxygen Mask”
Rare Birds Con: GROWING UP: A Simplified Strategy for Leadership
Authentic Leadership Summit
National Women in Construction – NAWIC
Australian Institute of Project Management
Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference
Project Management Institute Conference

If you need a speaker who will reach your people and inspire them to positive change and action, book Sonia McDonald now. This will be a presentation they enjoy, learn from and talk about for a long time to come.

Speaking and Workshop Topics:
Leadership is an Attitude
Just Rock It
We Lead Our World
The C Words

Invite Sonia McDonald to speak at your next event.