Speaker

Sonia McDonald, dynamic speaker on the neuroscience of leadership

Sonia McDonald

is a fun and dynamic

speaker on leadership development

and the neuroscience of leadership.

  • 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

Presentations with passion, empowerment and transformational learning.

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

Sonia Speaks

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 is helping people discover their talent and strengths so they ‘rock it’ as leaders, and contribute to business success.
Her presentations are both fun, vibrant and informative. 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

Recent Speaking Events


– Rare Birds Con: GROWING UP: A Simplified Strategy for Leadership
– LeadX, focusing on women leading innovation in productivity and profitability
– 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
– HR Leadership Summit
– PMI Conference
– National HR Summit
– HR Directors Forum
– 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 inspire you to positive change and action, book Sonia McDonald now. You’ll be thrilled at the new energy flooding into your leadership teams.

Speaking and Workshop Topics:


Leadership is an Attitude
C Words
Shh…Secret Skills
Courage of the Mind
Confidence – it is SO hot right now
Accidental Entrepreneur
Leadership Presence – how do you walk into a room?
Authentic Leadership
The Leadership Key and Engagement
Performance – Your Way
Leadership – Magic of Mix
Why Change is HARD
Neuroscience of Talent
Impact Leadership: Creating leaders who make you look good
Personal Branding – you are a BRAND!
Managing your career – take control!
Understanding Neuroscience in the workplace
Transitioning into Leadership…
Leadership Styles – want to know yours?
Awesome Networking Skills
Strengths Based leadership – all about strengths
Collective Leadership!
And MORE!

Invite Sonia McDonald To Speak At Your Next Event.