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Inspiring your inner greatness and leadership.

Great organisations deserve great leaders and teams.

Sonia McDonald believes we should lead with kindness, from the heart, doing rather than telling, and is known for her mantra ‘Just lead’. As an experienced leader, Sonia can facilitate meetings, assist teams in navigating the challenges of growth. She works with organsiations dealing with change management issues and will guide your people as they develop their leadership capacity.

Current Work:

Sonia’s background covers deep facilitation, business strategy, human resources, international business, change management and leadership development.

She brings the experience and technical expertise that may be missing from within your team. Sonia has proven to be innovative and inspiring in her approach. Sonia has helped hundreds of people on their leadership journey to become the best version of themselves and in turn, inspire and bring out the best in others. She has worked with organisations across the globe develop to effective leadership teams.

Through her experience, research and study, Sonia has come to realise what it takes to be a truly effective leader. Sonia has become recognised for her commentary around the topic of Leadership.

She is an in-demand keynote speaker, author and LinkedIn influencer, known for starting important and courageous conversations around leadership.

Talking Points

Leadership Attitude

This is a powerful keynote which explores why leadership is an attitude, not a role or a title. Discover the five keys to a leadership attitude and learn how you can be a leader through your values, actions, mindset, and behaviour.

Just Rock It!

This high-energy inspiring keynote has become a life-changer for many attendees. We need a world of courageous and brave people where everyone feels empowered to shine and stand tall and help make others reach for the stars.

Leadership in Small Business

The number one challenge for small business is leadership. Many small business owners fail to understand their crucial leadership role in building a long-term sustainable business.

This keynote will empower you and give you the skills, tools, and confidence to lead and manage your business.

Leading the Next Generations

Effectively leading and inspiring our next generations is a key to success for our organisations and businesses. Research shows our young and up and coming workforces are more technically savvy, have a global mindset, want to build sustainable communities and crave quality mentorship.

Courageous Leadership

What does it mean to be a courageous leader? How do you build a team who have trust in you and are in turn brave and resilient?
Explore the philosophy behind courageous leadership and in turn, dare to step into your own power as a leader.

Future Leaders of Leadership

Designed for school and tertiary students to become the best versions of themselves and learn the skills needed to become leaders. Whether they aspire to become a school captain, lead at chess, sporting team or student union, students will discover valuable insights into themselves and leadership skills to carry through life.

New Kindness of Leadership

Our world is fast changing, and so also is leadership. This keynote is centred on creating leaders who know that kindness and courage are required to lead our new world. When you think of leaders today, a ton of people probably come to mind, however, when you dig further into successful leadership in our world today, the scope becomes narrower. This keynote answers why and what it takes to be a new kind of leader today.
We were looking for an empowering speaker and Sonia stood out to us, and boy she didn’t disappoint. Our attendees described Sonia as an ‘inspiring, extraordinary, energetic, positive, motivational and incredible speaker’. We had women leaving the room saying they were ready to ‘rock it!’ Superannuation Fund

Sonia is one gutsy woman; her story of humble beginnings that led her to self-motivated success was very inspiring. She introduced us to the concept of confidence and leadership in our roles (even if we don’t have Manager or Leader in our titles) and she managed to keep a fairly chatty crowd engaged and eager to hear more.

EA Initiative

You really changed my mindset today and put things into perspective for me. I suffer from anxiety and you made me realise I can overcome obstacles. Your daughter’s story really inspired me too and I understand no matter how hard things get there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you have the power to live a meaningful and purposeful life so thanks again for giving me a lollipop moment.

Future Leaders Attendee

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.

Human Resource Conference Convenor

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 adapt-able and engaging presenter in front of any audience. Presenting at the re-cent 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.

Human Behaviour Insights Company
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