Sonia McDonald

Leadership Expert

Inspiring and motivating others is Sonia’s calling. Life-changing, motivational, incredible, extraordinary and all things courage and leadership are the words her client use to describe her impact.   She will leave you feeling truly inspired and transformed.

Sonia has been delivering keynotes and presentations around the world for over a decade. Delivering more than just inspiration and motivation, Sonia empowers her audience to be bold and courageous in their life and leadership. Her mission is to make a life-long impact on others, helping them understand their true potential and giving them the skills, courage, knowledge and encouragement to reach it. ‘Remember leadership isn’t a title, it is an attitude, choice and mindset.’

Sonia McDonald is a courageous leader. A cutting-edge entrepreneur. A high-performing businesswoman and seasoned professional. A caring mother. An impactful speaker. All with an action bias.

Known for her mantra ‘just lead’. She leads by example. But not  with words alone, Sonia inspires action, helping individuals and organisations grow through one-on-one practical coaching, keynotes, workshops and advisory services.

For more than 25 years, Sonia has been on the front lines of Human Resources, Leadership and People and Culture. She has held leadership positions worldwide. Through experience, research and study, Sonia has come to realise what it takes to be a truly courageous leader.

Sonia speaks bravely and authentically about her own development as a leader, her personal journey and career challenges. It is this relatable, heart-warming and humorous approach that resonates with her audience and has seen her become an in-demand keynote speaker with a timely message of courageous, kind leadership.

She is the founder of:

Leadership HQ blog (2007)
LeadershipHQ consulting business (2008)
McDonald Inc. (2019)

She is an award-winning author of ‘Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It!’ and writes regularly for publications such as The Australian, HRD Magazine, Smart Healthy Women and Women’s Business Media. Her next book ‘First Comes Courage’ is now launched!

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