What Clients have to say about Sonia
In my 25 years running a business, and experience with more than my share of management consultants and trainers, I truly think that the most “value” for the company and for me personally has been working with you.
Here is why
1- Your approach was all inclusive where each participant, from top management to every person across the departments felt the training was just for them.
I have never seen all of us on the same page in such a manner and that you were able to create a common goal /vision and values being formed jointly rather than top down was fantastic.
2- Your relevant training and guidance perfectly suited to our needs- it truly shows the homework and the preparation behind.
3- Over the course of 9 days over 6 months we have achieved more for the direction and culture of the company than in past 25 years and this is thanks to your amazing way to conduct, space and tailor the sessions and training.
Am blessed to have you in the personal & professional capacity and can’t wait for chapter 2.
Managing Director at New Globe Logistik LLP & Neutral Consolidation Services LLP
Throughout our 6 months journey, you have been a fair, demanding, engaged and aspirational coach for me.
Your extensive knowledge wrapped up in your simplicity, enthusiasm and empathy made me discover a whole new
world which you also equipped me for.
These concrete principles will surely be my lighthouse for the many years to come.
From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU so much for helping me winning my inner game.
Managing Director, India Cluster Maersk Line
You helped me strategize my presentation to the Prime Minister and World Leaders at the Global Mobility Summit. What you wrote on the white board went well.
First, I tore the paper of my speech and you made me rewrite the fundamentals i.e. the 3 I’s, -The presentation should be-Invitational, Interactive & Inclusive.
Pankaj M Munjal
Chairman HMC- a Hero Motors Company
Sonia you are a Legend and you illuminated the room with the power of your exquisite words and the natural energy behind it. People were moved by your inspirational story and I found myself in awe of this amazing woman! It is such a privilege to have met you and I look forward to many years of friendship. Thank You Sonia!!
Global Human Resources Executive, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer DXC Technology, Washington D.C
We appreciate so much the sage advice and insight you shared with the participants. Your light shone incredibly bright and you helped illuminate many candles in Bangalore. Thank you for your generous spirit and I hope to work with you again in the future.
Partner, Heidrick & Struggles
Thanks Sonia for addressing our global women leaders. You really inspired all of them.Your story telling style with powerful message with simplicity was well received by all. You really made a big difference.
Sreekanth K. Arimanithayal
Senior Vice President-Integrated Workforce Management & India Co- MD DXC Technology
I rate you amongst Harvard Business School and London Business School faculty members I have come across. I have a lot of
take home after the 2 day workshop and believe you've done invaluable work for my team. A VERY BIG THANK YOU.
Managing Director, Hero Motors
It has been a few weeks since the first offsite with my leadership team. I see that much of what we discussed and explored together as a team has been retained and serves as a guide to our functioning as a cohesive team. Thank you for a very engaging and productive session. You have been able to inspire the team to be better leaders and approach issues with a renewed perspective. It certainly has made the team think differently and will surely be the great start of a successful leadership journey.
President, Boeing India
The feedback on your session is excellent. The content, delivery and connect are well appreciated and best in class. Leaders could internalise what you spoke and they felt very engaging. I am very confident these leaders should be able to externalise and apply what they learned in their lives and job.
Your session will have lasting impact in their Leadership journey. Thanks.
Sreekanth Krishnan Arimanitahya
Managing Director India, CSC India Pvt.Ltd.
Hi ! Sonia,
I am taking the privilege to thank you from the bottom of my heart for organising the program so well. Your well crafted study material combined with excellent delivery has helped us to ignite the PASSION of leadership in each one of us. Each of the team member was so enthusiastic that right from the very next day, they started adopting some of the learnings in their own respective domains. I was thrilled.
I would not do justice, if I don't share one of my key observations with you.....I appreciate your interaction with Caparo team members prior to the off-site program which eventually enhanced your involvement to such an high degree that not for a single moment anyone felt that you are not a part of our team.
MD and CEO, CAPARO INDIA
In today's impersonal and technology driven business world, Communication skills have become even more strategic requirement for a leader and ironically rarer to find. If Communication Skills are something that you need to develop in your teams, look no further than Sonia. She is an accomplished business coach who coaches senior leaders in the art and science of persuasive, impactful and inspirational communication skills which are a cornerstone of any leader’s success. I have seen her in action and found her to be an extraordinary coach who coaches with an iron fist in a velvet glove. The effect is no less than a magic wand that seems to transform her coachees into powerful communicators. A powerful and articulate communicator herself, Sonia brings in her vast knowledge and rich experience from multiple fields ranging from law to poetry that seems to create the magic formula of impactful communication. She has the maturity, experience and sensitivity to work with Senior Leaders which creates a trusting coaching relationship essential for such engagements. The best part is that she develops her coachees in a way that ingrains the principles of powerful communication in them that last even after her coaching relationship ends. I unhesitatingly recommend Sonia to anyone interested in developing their own or their team's communication skills, especially at Senior Leadership Levels.
Director of Learning and Development - Bottling Investment Group at The Coca-Cola Company
Thank you very much for such an amazing session. It is not very often, in fact very rarely, do we make a journey so back in time to learn and connect with the person within. Your approach of bringing in openness and connecting through emotions is so powerful. We all spend so much time with each other and it was that day that we got to know the other much better. Wonder why this had to take so long :).
The focus you brought it to think about the team charter and putting a framework together for what we collectively stood for was amazing. Just helping translating our thoughts and shared values out into a paper for all to see clearly helped me put a purpose to what we're here doing together.
Thanks once again and hoping to meet you again soon.
Cluster Sales Head- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Maerskline
Last few weeks, I find a lot of change in the working and the attitude of our people. Personally, I feel the difference and can feel the right vibrations in the office.
Chairman & Managing Director, Modern India Ltd.
Indeed the day spent was very enriching for me personally and has enabled me to rediscover myself. I have since then read the book (played some tennis to see if it works) and have been introspecting on my interferences. Hopefully I will be able to lift myself and inspire others by redefining my personal brand.
I feel you are extremely talented and gifted – especially given the ease in which you are able to explain concepts through simple conversation and questioning. The energy level you created was excellent and so was the planning of each session.
I have gained a lot & really appreciate the help.
Zeeshan R Mukhi
Country Head, Sri Lanka, Maerskline
"Sonia is an exceptional transformation coach who helped me in building my strategy to mentor school teenagers to handle their stress and align better with their goals. Her coaching helped me in developing deeper insights in developing learning methodologies which help in improving performance on one's goals. Sonia's work is of gold standard and I will sure hire her services in future. Wishing Sonia a great success..."
Director- Sustainability at Phoenix Group
It’s been an enlightening journey with Sonia to learn and improve my communication and presentation skills. She has a unique style of coaching with a personalized touch, specifically tailored for the coachee's needs and capabilities.
Sonia has mastered the process of making the coachee self-realize their potential and strengths; appreciate them, and use them as foundation for learning. She has a bouquet of unique tools which help you structure your communication/presentation according to the situation. Above all she helps you practice them extensively, while providing real time feedback to improve further
I am fortunate to have been coached from her on strategic communication and presentation skills and wish her best for future
Practice Specialist - Shared Services at Mckinsey & Company
To Sonia, for Sonia
Our eyes have a new vision, Our ears hear a different music, Our hands tingle with high energy,
Our hearts have open gates And we can hardly wait, To live each day and make it a masterpiece.
U have made us light by being a beacon light.
Thank U Sonia.
Senior Director, Human Resources, CIENA India
"Sonia is one of the most passionate Coaches when it comes to Leadership Mentoring and People Leadership.I have undergone her Leadership Program and it was undoubtedly one of the best Leadership sessions I have attended so far. Sonia's Leadership Coaching skills are quite innovative and get embedded in any Leader's DNA."
Practice Head- Network Integration & Emerging Business, British Telecom India
In our lives, seldom we meet people who touch our lives and remain with us forever in our thoughts, to inspire us to do better. Sonia is one such individual who has left an everlasting impression on me and I feel honored to write about her.
I was fortunate to come across Sonia, back in August 2007, where she was a trainer for a training session on “Achieving Success through Human Relations Skills” from Dale Carnegie India. Before going for the session, my thoughts were, it’s going to be another boring session and waste of time.
To my surprise, Sonia turned out to be someone who possess this unique ability of making even a boring subject fun and interesting. Her training style, training exercises and continuous motivation never make you feel you are part of days long training sessions.
Throughout the sessions, we were engaged, never felt like missing energy or thinking when the sessions will get over. Her commendable communication skills, pitch, tone, most importantly her energy was too contagious to even think about leaving the session. She was eager to work with individuals on their specific goals for next year and provided very useful feedback, which I still cherish. I have been an admirer of her since then.
Based on my interaction, I can say without any doubts, she is not only one of the most naturally talented and amazing professional, who herself works extremely hard to spread positive energy but also inspire individuals to go extra miles and think out of the box.
I wish Sonia continue to spread her positive energy all around her for many-many years to come.
Optical Network Engineering and Architecture, Facebook, Menlo Park, California USA
Our engagement has immensely helped us to create and evolve our business model. In a short span, we were able to come up with a new
vision and mission which we hope will give us a competitive edge over our competitors in times to come.
Your most dynamic, enthusiastic and innovative involvement has definitely left behind a deep impact.
It gave us a motivated team with an open minded approach and helped create an environment where new ideas are
shared and different views are respected.
We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and hope to continue our relationship in times to come
Thank you very much,
Col. Swapan Bhadra
CEO, Verifacts Services Pvt. Ltd.
I would like to put on record that you have been able to inspire the entire team beyond my expectations. I have found that "Team Spirit", has been kindled within all participants, and they find working with each other easier than before.
Executive Director, DLF Home Developers Ltd.
It’s a pleasure attending your program once again. It always has amazed me how you can transform the most complex thoughts into simple principles to follow – your simplicity is your USP.
Human Resource Leader - INDIA, Boeing International Corporation India Private Limited
A few years ago, I felt I was lacking the motivation needed in life and I felt I could do much more. My husband then
fortunately introduced me to Sonia who guided me with her sessions in a very professional way. My sincere gratitude
for the contribution made by my coach Sonia to improve and enhance my life.
After her sessions I undertook a teachers yoga training course and for the past 7 years I am running a Yoga and Pilates
center in Mumbai (previously in Gurgaon) which caters to more than 50 students. Once again I wholeheartedly thank you
Sonia for helping me realise my potential and for motivating me to work towards it.
Laxmana Yoga And Pilates
I have never been so moved by a speaker, the way I was when I heard you yesterday. When you spoke about what happened
in Dubai, it is my story these days. It struck a chord. I was meaning to speak to you after the program, but unfortunately
couldn't. Strange ways life moulds us as we grow, not caring if we are ready to accept the challenges it is throwing at us.
Thank you for the courage you gave me yesterday. I would be always grateful.
Institutional Sales Manager(Nexa) Maruti Suzuki
The best part of Sonia's coaching is her versatiliy in smooth and seamless connection with her audience. One can feel her energy, emotion and passion coming out with every carefully selected words with which she conveys her message. She is treat to watch and listen. When I say treat, I ment a real treat, I will not forgot those kitkat, Sonia! I had a wonderful and memorable experience when we were together at LBSNAA, Masoriee for one of our program and you were magic on the floor.
Sonia, you have always been kind towards me and I can not thank you enough for accepting my recent invitation to be part of our webinar series. Your pearls of wisdom on "Emptional Balance in Turbulent Times"-an important and very relevant topic effecting all of us during these pandemic time connected deep with all of us and the attendee.
Please keep on spreading the positivity around the world and wish you many success.
Head ASQ South Asia at ASQ - World Headquarters
There must be times when even Sonia feels tired or despondent, but I have yet to see her in that state. I have only encountered Sonia in a state of bright-eyed interest in her fellow human beings, an ability and willingness to dip into people's lives and to ask how they are doing and to find a way of helping them, without expecting anything in return. That's leadership of the highest kind. I consider myself lucky to count her among my friends and guides.
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