Sonia Gonzalez Toronto, Ontario
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Career Coach
Specialist in Emotionall Intelligence. Coach in English and Spanish
I’m an Executive and Leadership Coach. In my previous life, I navigated the corporate world in Fortune 500 companies for over 15 years. As I advanced to higher leadership and global positions, I realized I was missing the type of interaction with people that coaching had offered me in my career. In 2010, while living in New York City as an ex-pat, I decided to take a risk and work only in what I enjoy the most, which is coaching executives, facilitating and designing learning experiences, and being a business consultant.
I’m a Columbia Business School Certified Executive Coach with more than 1,300 coaching hours. For the past 8 years, I have coached and developed business acumen in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Oil & Gas, Banking, Technology, Food Retail, and Mining industries. I facilitate and coach flawlessly in English and Spanish.
My corporate journey led me to local and regional leadership positions in Human Resources and Global Corporate Audit, mostly in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and in the Technology & Telecommunications sectors. Throughout my career, I provided coaching and strategic advice to Board members and Managing Directors; and worked closely with CEOs, CFOs, MDs, VPs and Directors to identify areas for growth in the business and also best practices to be shared among global regions. I value deeply my Global Corporate Audit position at Unilever, which led me to work closely and for extended periods of time in Latin America, North America, Europe, South Africa, and India. I learnt to successfully manage the challenge to build trust and deliver results in a short time frame while working in a multicultural setting. I currently live in Toronto. My husband (entrepreneur) and I work deliberately to live a life that makes sense to us by creating a family space where we take risks and enjoy the ride. Emiliano and Antonio are our beautiful children who are part of our secret sauce. Allow me to help you level up your game.
7 reviews (5.0)
I've been working with Sonia for over a year and she's fantastic. She helps me to think through challenges or issues from different perspectives and I always find her feedback and observations insightful and impactful.Darryn Dieken
Sonia's coaching is a game changer! She has a keen ability to listen and find opportunity. Her suggestions for me are making notable differences in how I am managing my career. She suggested impactful reading material for me based on what I shared with her in our sessions. I highly recommend Sonia.Jennifer King
Hi, I am very pleased to give Sonia and excellent review as I had the privilege of working with her in our ongoing YLOF program. The difference with Sonia is that she is very proficient in her communication skills and she was able to help me not only define my leadership weaknesses, but also develop plans with clear actions to improve. She has been an awesome coach and mentor over the last few months, helping me understand how to use leadership tools/skills and providing inspiration to find a greater purpose and job fulfillment in my current job. I am thankful for her time and efforts as it has definitely led to a boost in my morale and motivation. Regards Rondell Joseph BPTT Maintenance Team LeaderRondell Joseph
I have worked with Sonia to overcome several business challenges and her coaching and ideas always helped me find a solution. I've found great value in her insights and I would recommend her to anyone facing a business or professional challenge.Leo Murcia
Sonia is a highly recommended business coach. She is professional, knowledgeable and a very thorough listener. She helped me tackle a few challenges in my recent leadership promotion. I inherited a rather challenging personnel issue and she used her skills and experiences to help me find the right solution without directly telling me what to do. Her coaching techniques had great success with me and led to unexpected positive results that brought cohesiveness to my team. It is remarkable that Sonia could lead me through challenges remotely and without knowing the personalities involved on a direct level. I hope to need her coaching again!Jack H.
Sonia was a fantastic coach. As a new graduate starting a job at a big company she offered great advice and helped me set goals to ensure I succeeded in my position. She has a wealth of knowledge from a long career and was quite helpful in offering guidance to aid in the beginning of my career. I would highly recommend Sonia to anyone looking for a qualified and experienced coach.Jack Sysak