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Sonia McDonald & McDonald Inc.

Sonia McDonald is the CEO &n founder of LeadershipHQ and McDonald Inc. and she is truly passionate about kind and courageous leadership. She knows what is takes to be a great leader and what is takes for businesses today to stand out as leaders. Sonia has been a keynote speaker for over a decade and has delivered presentations to a number of ANZ’s leading companies and events. Her presentations and books have transformed how thousands of people worldwide see themselves as leaders.

She is an inspirational and compelling speaker who rocks any stage and platform with keynotes that are tailored to the audience. Her insights into kindness, courage, leadership, resilience and even neuroscience, are delivered with Sonia’s trademark courage, emotion and passion. She has never had an audience who hasn’t walked away with a new sense of self and courage.

Sonia has been a leader and entrepreneur in the people, culture and leadership space for over 25 years. 

Sonia was also named as one of the Top 100 Australian Entrepreneurs and one of the Top 250 Influential Women across the Globe. She is committed to making a difference and having a voice in building kind and courageous leaders across the Globe. 

She believes that you can be strong and kind as a leader, and you can be courageous as a leader and show fear. Through her experience, research and work, Sonia has come to realise that leadership isn’t a role or title, it’s an attitude, choice and action. 

She is committed to building a world of kind and courageous leaders and leadership. She knows courageous leadership inspires courageous actions. 

She is an awarding author and she has published three books, First Comes Courage, Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It!

Her greatest leadership success is her daughter, Abby McDonald.

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Phone - 1300 719 665