Bringing more humanity into our lives & leadership is the key to both

Personal  &  Organizational  Transformation

Embodied Leadership & Personal Development
Coaching for Leaders

 

 

Transformational leadership is embodied leadership!

In order to be transformational organizations and embodied leaders, we have to develop our super human skills. I am not talking about being beyond human, but about being great humans.

–> Our greatness as individuals (and as leaders) is BEING whole-bodied, emotional, powerful, glorious, and even messy human beings.

Being a great human & a great leader requires embracing the full powers of our humanity. I have spent two decades teaching embodied leadership & offering personal development coaching for leaders, helping thousands of leaders become more whole-bodied humans.

For centuries leadership has required disconnecting from who we really are, from our humanity & our wholeness in order to succeed.

Now it is time for change – it’s time for us to reclaim ourselves & our humanity.

My Core Philosophy…

What makes embodied leadership & my personal development coaching different…

To Unlock our Full Potential
We have to reclaim ourselves & become more whole

 

We have to gather our lost selves, dismissed gifts, and forgotten strengths to unlock our full potential. Accessing the FULL set of tools in our toolbox can only be done when we embrace ALL of who we are. This means reclaiming the full spectrum of our emotions, behaviors, and capabilities. This process of reclaiming ourselves is a core tenet of my work. When we reclaim ourselves, we become more whole. We can finally tap into the power & potential that has always been inside of us.

Real Growth is a Removal Process
& I teach leaders to “do” less in order to “be” more

 

After decades of working with leaders, I have come to understand that real growth is NOT about adding something else to our to-do list, but instead, about removing from our lives & organizations what no longer serves us or the world. This process of unraveling & removal is essential to the growth process & it is one of the things that makes my work unique. It is about creating more capacity, space & energy to be better leaders AND better humans.

Transformational Leadership
is embodied & that means embracing our whole-body intelligence

 

In many realms of leadership, we have been taught to reduce our emotional intelligence and our humanity. Popular phrases like “It’s just business” or “This is no place for your emotions” has caused us to disembody our leadership. Disembodied leadership leads to more power struggles & conflict and dramatically reduces innovation, motivation, and growth. I teach leaders to embody their leadership, increasing their whole-body intelligence. They learn to operate in their body, mind, and spirit!

My Core Philosophy

What makes embodied leadership & my personal development coaching different…

To Unlock our Full Potential
We have to reclaim ourselves & become more whole

 

We have to gather our lost selves, dismissed gifts, and forgotten strengths to unlock our full potential. Accessing the FULL set of tools in our toolbox can only be done when we embrace ALL of who we are. This means reclaiming the full spectrum of our emotions, behaviors, and capabilities. This process of reclaiming ourselves is a core tenet of my work. When we reclaim ourselves, we become more whole. We can finally tap into the power & potential that has always been inside of us.

Real Growth is a Removal Process
& I teach leaders to “do” less in order to “be” more

 

After decades of working with leaders, I have come to understand that real growth is NOT about adding something else to our to-do list, but instead, about removing from our lives & organizations what no longer serves us or the world. This process of unraveling & removal is essential to the growth process & it is one of the things that makes my work unique. It is about creating more capacity, space & energy to be better leaders AND better humans.

Transformational Leadership
is embodied & that means embracing our whole-body intelligence

 

In many realms of leadership, we have been taught to reduce our emotional intelligence and our humanity. Popular phrases like “It’s just business” or “This is no place for your emotions” has caused us to disembody our leadership. Disembodied leadership leads to more power struggles & conflict and dramatically reduces innovation, motivation, and growth. I teach leaders to embody their leadership, increasing their whole-body intelligence. They learn to operate in their body, mind, and spirit!

Transform Yourself

 

At the heart of any change in the world is a change in the leaders brave enough and bold enough to become who they were born to be.

–> This change only happens from the inside out! Personal development work comes before leadership work.

For two decades, I have helped leaders step into their full potential, power, purpose, and genius. Through their personal development work, they were able to redefine their leadership & reclaim their voice in the world.

The leadership work I do is a deeply transformative process.

It isn’t a band-aid or quick fix but requires the courage to truly dive deep into your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. Shifting your internal world has a ripple effect in every area of your life and in every life you touch.

Ready for this kind of transformation?

Embodied Leadership & Personal Development Programs

–> 1:1 Retreats in Mexico:

Several times a year I offer custom 1:1 retreats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. These are transformative & immersive experiences where I help leaders unravel the challenges standing in the way of their full potential. These retreats are based on my unique process of coaching, creating space for self-care, integration, creation, and planning. These experiences are designed for women.

–> Online Cohorts:

These 3-month cohorts are intimate group experiences with only 4-6 people in each group. Each month includes private podcast content, live training, a live mastermind, and exercises to help integrate each topic. There are two tracks: embodied leadership or work/life re-synchronization. There are separate cohorts for men and women, to navigate gender-specific challenges.

–> Podcast Courses (Coming Soon):

Many leaders don’t have the time or energy to sit in front of the computer watching content and training. I am currently developing private podcast courses that will allow you to access training on the go. From topics like whole-body intelligence and goal-setting to reclaiming your voice, you will be able to receive education and improve your life and leadership.

Client Love:

“Sonya is like no other coach or mentor I have ever worked with. Her genius goes beyond business & leadership structures to the much deeper self-work. The work that will dismantle and heal your personal blocks, standing in the way of you achieving what your heart truly desires. I have seen real transformation in my life!”

~ Bec Ampt, Creative Director at Creative Conscious Studio ~

Client Love:

“Once I let go of who I thought I should be, I could create the space and the vision for who I really am. I honestly couldn’t have achieved the alignment that I feel right now without Sonya.”

~ Belinda Haan, Founder at The Motherhood Gathering ~

Client Love:

“I came out of my work with Sonya thinking that it was the best investment I have ever made! After our work together, I knew that I had come home…to me & my work.” 

~ Kelly Tsagournos, Leadership Trainer, Speaker & Coach ~

my leadership work is not for everyone

But it could be right for you.

 

my leadership work is not for everyone

But it could be right for you.

Transform Your Organization

 

Increasing your leaders’ emotional intelligence, empathy & ability to relate to others is NOT an organization’s “nice-to-have”, it is a requirement to navigate our current world, to innovate & disrupt, and to further organizational growth.

What has been missing from organizations and leadership for far too long is the development of relational skills.

–> We can no longer ignore skill-building around our greatest superpower: being human!

Being human is at the core of all conflict resolution, diversity initiatives, and organizational transformation. And being human starts with increasing our emotional & somatic intelligence, which I call whole-body intelligence.

It requires more self-awareness AND awareness of others. It requires more self-compassion AND compassion for others. It means tapping into our bodies’ wisdom, listening to our guts, and making decisions with both our hearts & minds.

The same old leadership training will not work in today’s environment. It is time for something new.

Ready for a new kind of leadership?

Why my leadership training & corporate speaking is different:

 

 

  • I flip the usual topics on their heads
  • Every event includes education + experiential learning
  • Your employees will walk away with profound insights + actionable steps
  • Every piece of content comes from decades of hands-on experience
  • The workshops & keynotes are practical & relatable
  • Options for follow-up tools including worksheets and private podcasts
  • We get to the deeper issues – the psychology, motivation & behaviors that CAUSE our day-to-day challenges

Virtual, Facilitated & In-Person Events

Workshop Topic Favorites:

  • Beyond Emotional Intelligence to Whole-Body Intelligence
  • Energy Management is the New Time Management
  • From Goal Setting to Goal Getting
  • From Transactional Leadership to Transformational Leadership

Keynote Topic Favorites:

  • The Power in Being Super Human Leaders
  • Real Growth (Personal or Organizational) is a Removal Process
  • Forget Work/Life Balance, Let’s Re-Synchronize
  • Why We Need to Reclaim Our Voices

 

We can customize a presentation specifically for your organization. 

Client Praise:

“All people should have access to Sonya’s events! Sonya has this magical way of helping people navigate modern life and all of the current uncertainty. It’s an understatement to say that her event transformed my life.” 

~ Carolyn McCall, Founder at The Little Project Management Company ~

Client Praise:

“Sonya was an awesome speaker! All our attendees left feeling super invigorated & excited to start setting their goals for 2022. She is a wonderful facilitator and customized her presentation based on our kick-off conversations. Thanks Sonya! 

~ Pauline Lazzeretti, Senior Manager of Organizational Health & Learning & Development at Home Chef ~

Client Praise:

“Sonya’s work is uniquely insightful because she approaches business & leadership through a very unique lens. Focusing on skill-building over tactics, Sonya creates space to do the real work that leads to meaningful, motivating changes in life and in business.”

~ Merrilee McCoy, Head of Learning Design at Culture Hero ~

Watch my TEDx talk

“Moving Beyond #Empowerment”

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“Moving Beyond #Empowerment”

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