Sonia established LeadershipHQ which specialises in the neuroscience of leadership, and transforming leaders from process-focused to people-oriented. Great leaders are above all, human! Using her understanding of neuroscience, she creates great leaders by helping them understand themselves and why people work the way they do.

Through her exciting and involving presentations, she puts the humanity and humour back into leadership.

With a wealth of experience in human resources, management and organisational development, Sonia set out to work in the field of leadership and leader development. What she soon discovered was that ‘leadership’ was viewed as a role, not as an attitude; she discovered a world where leaders didn’t understand their own individual qualities - let along managing the individual qualities of the other personalities in their team. A driven and motivated women, Sonia is to one to run from a challenge and decided that this dated concept of leadership needed a shake up and she was just the right person to do it. Soon after, Sonia was an entrepreneur and the CEO of her successful business, Leadership HQ a company that specializes in the neuroscience of leadership, and transformation process turning process-focused leaders into people oriented leaders. Great leaders are, above all human! Using evidence from her neuroscience studies, Sonia creates a pathway for leaders to succeed by helping them to understand why they, and others around them, work the way they do.... Through her exciting, inclusive and high energy presentations, Sonia puts the humanity and humor back into leadership.

Sonia is a fun, dynamic and vibrant speaker, evident in her keynote presentations; Leadership is an Attitude . The Power of the Mix . Confidence is SO Hot Right Now ‘C’ Words .Squashing the ANTS . SHHH Secret Skills. Chuppa Chup Moments Each of Sonia’s presentations digs deep into the foundations of what it means to be a leader. With Sonia, leadership gets real. Described as ‘passionate’, ‘committed’ and ‘inspiring’, Sonia’s energetic presentations encourage people to listen with her infectious enthusiasm and practical advice. With Sonia as a leadership coach, your current and emerging leaders will learn to understand how their brains influence their actions so they make better leadership decisions. They will learn how to lead through inspiration rather than instruction, and inspire their teams to work together... Sonia will educate leaders to think beyond the traditional model of leadership and help create an organisation of engaged and committed people working for the same goal.

Testimonials

"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 and charismatic workshop/presentation style and people walk away
on an emotional and inspired high, feeling informed.”
Tony Wiggins, HR Architect & AHRI Convener

"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

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