Asking for a Coach is truly courageous. Yesterday I was speaking with someone who said they had wanted to reach out to me about coaching however they felt it was just for leaders or executives. In turn, they felt working with me was unattainable. I smiled and said it’s my passion and I love to help anyone and everyone. Nothing and believe me nothing is unattainable. I always said the more seriously take your own self-development, the more seriously others with take you.
I have always seen Coaching as a gift. I have a coach and mentor and they are by far the best investments on my confidence, business, and career. I’ve been getting some feedback recently that not everyone wants to be a leader, so why should they work with me if I only focus on making people become better and more courageous leaders? Well, the truth is, it’s fine to not want to be a leader! You don’t have to be a leader if you don’t want that title or that role. Remember leadership isn’t a role or title. It’s an Attitude, Behaviour, and Mindset. But even if you’re not an aspiring leader, anyone can benefit from leadership coaching and development. This is what I want to get across – I won’t turn you away, or push you to apply for leadership positions. All I want to do is help you get all the benefits that leadership coaching provides, leader or not! It is truly transformational in ALL aspects of your life, career, business, and leadership.
It is about being the best version of yourself.
Leadership development isn’t just about learning how to manage other people; there are so many wonderful skills that anyone can take away from training or coaching. Learning how to be a better communicator will only benefit you, right? Whether it’s improving your relationship with your boss, or even helping you talk with your partner, having the skills to communicate clearly and efficiently are only going to help you. Having more confidence and a powerful mindset would change your life; correct?
I also help you identify your strengths and qualities that you probably didn’t even know you had. What a confidence boost knowing just what you do well, especially when its something you had probably never even considered before! It’s not only leaders that benefit from knowing their strengths; it gives you faith in your self and opens up new career pathways and opportunities for you to utilise those strengths.
You’ve also probably seen me talking about rocking it and being brave – this isn’t just for leaders! We are the role models for our children and other people in our lives, and even if we don’t have or want the title of ‘leader’, we should be brave no matter what. It’s when we are brave and stand up for ourselves that we achieve great things, and you don’t have to be a leader to do it! Rock your work life, be brave and ask for that pay rise!
Rocking it and being brave can apply to any area of your life – so don’t think these messages are just meant for leaders.
When you invest in yourself, you gain clarity, focus, motivation, confidence and self-awareness – these are incredibly beneficial outcomes for anyone, leader or not. But ‘leader’ is just a title, and is not something to be scared of!
And who knows, after investing in some leadership development you might even find the confidence to become a leader. But even if you don’t, that’s fine too. Be who you are, and know that I want to help you be the best you-you can be, even if that you don’t want to be a leader.
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Sonia McDonald believes we should lead with kindness, from the heart, doing rather than telling and is known for her mantra ‘Just lead’. She leads by example in all these areas and through her one on one practical coaching, leadership training for teams and organizations encourages others to do the same. 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.
For more than 25 years, Sonia has been on the front lines of HR. She has held leadership positions worldwide and through experience, research and study come to realize what it takes to be a truly great leader.
Sonia has an ability to speak bravely and authentically about her own development as a leader, personal and career challenges in a way which resonates with her audience. She is recognized as a LinkedIn influencer and has become an in-demand keynote speaker, starts important conversations.
She is an award-winning published author and writes regularly for publications such as The Australian, HRD Magazine, Smart Healthy Women and Women’s Business Media. Sonia has become recognized for her commentary around the topic of leadership, developing work-life balance, championing the up and coming leaders of tomorrow and advocating for women in business and male-dominated industries.
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Sonia will give you peace of mind when booking a speaker. She is a proven world-class professional speaker with the skills to “rock an audience”. Her energy, empathy, kindness, sensitivity, and humor will enhance any event she appears.
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