Sonia McDonald – One of the Globe’s Leading Leadership Keynote Speakers

Sonia McDonald is an engaging speaker, renowned for her dynamic and entertaining presentations. Her enthusiasm and genuine love for the topics of leadership, strategy, business, culture, organisational development, and neuroscience, shine clearly from stage.

Sonia’s focus is helping people discover their key talents and strengths so they ‘rock it’ as leaders and contribute to greater business success. Her presentations are fun, vibrant and informative. Following the latest research in neuroscience, Sonia shows how we can unlock hidden parts of the human brain and how we can use these new abilities to transform our everyday lives.

Out of all the Guest Speakers, Sonia McDonald for me was a STAND OUT! Stacey Ritchie

Sonia’s Wealth of Experience

With more than 20 years’ in leadership and business, Sonia brings a wealth of experience.

She has presented to some of Australia’s most recognised companies, events and conferences inspiring them with ideas and translating those ideas into workable strategies.

Sonia is an inspiring, authentic, practical and energetic speaker with a gift for transforming leaders and people from good to extraordinary.

Absolutely loved seeing you speak at the CQIB Conference. Feeling very inspired and ready to rock it!!! Definitely a highlight for sure! You’re a STAR! Kass Jane

Recent Speaking Events

Super Retail Group
ANZ Bank
Women in Credit
National 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
HR Executive Leadership Summit
Business Women’s Association for International Women’s Day
HR Summit for Key Media

If you need a speaker to inspire you to greatness, book Sonia McDonald now. She will build an inspired, kind and courageous group of Leaders.

Keynote Speaking Topics

Leadership Attitude
Just Rock it!
Courageous Leadership
New Kind of Leadership
Future of Leadership
Leadership in Small Business
Leading the Ship


“Sonia’s book brings refreshing clarity to many of the questions around what makes an effective leader. It’s the kind of book that can and should be referred to time and again, providing practical, well-researched tips and tools based on Sonia’s own extensive knowledge and experiences. It’s a perfect read for when you need a reality check on what it takes to be a good leader. Great for that plane trip too – when you need a refresher on all things leadership! ”

Samantha KennerleyCEO, Youngcare

“Sonia’s practical approach to leadership is honest and refreshing. A truly inspiring book for today’s leaders!”

Paul MilesCEO, BUSY At Work

“Sonia has been a highly engaging executive coach helping me to unlock superior levels of performance from my team, working with me on my leadership style to drive a highly engaged and motivated employee culture. She is 100% focused on her client, genuinely and authentically helping them to achieve outstanding results and help them perform at their best.”

Jaime Burnell

“Refreshing to look at leadership is a way that we can all relate/have an impact”

Women in Local Government

“A high energy way to end the day but a bit disjointed”

Women in Local Government

“Very impressive story and a great attitude to life, one I try to follow”

Women in Local Government

“Had a few tears and fun at the end of the day”

Women in Local Government

“What a great speech, would really love to listen to her more”

Women in Local Government

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