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Sonja Mustiful
Sonja Mustiful ~ Author. Consultant. Speaker.

Sonja Mustiful is the Principal and Owner of Essence of Coaching, a leadership development consulting firm dedicated to inspiring business professionals. She is a certified executive coach and leadership development consultant to individuals, teams and organizations. She has over 15 years of experience in human resource management and executive coaching.

She is a transformational speaker. Her workshops and keynote addresses are rich with proven strategies that can be implemented immediately to enact change in life and work. She is adept at injecting stories to increase motivation and anchor learning. Her insightful approach has helped participants and clients ignite their teams and inspire them to improve their leadership and personal accountability.

Sonja holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. Her clients have included individuals/teams from FedEx, City of Germantown, First Data Corporation, Methodist-LeBonheur, University of Memphis Continuing Education and the Kroger Company.

Prior to establishing Essence of Coaching, Sonja was the Vice President of Human Resources for a financial services firm. She has served in leadership roles with Regions, Citigroup and Honeywell. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds a CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) from the College of Executive Coaching. Sonja specializes in professional leadership development, organizational effectiveness and team-building.

Essence of Coaching clients all have a few things in common: they are ambitious, they embrace the opportunity to grow, and they are willing to invest in the fulfillment of their dreams. We believe partnering with individuals to develop roadmaps to get from where you are - to where you want to be! We provide executive coaching and leadership development training to help leaders develop, plan and optimize the talent in their organizations. By understanding and assessing our clients' business and organizational goals, we help them to leverage and develop their existing talent.

We help our clients get clarity while providing greater accountability. As a result, our clients:

  • Are inspired to improve their self-awareness
  • Lead teams more effectively
  • Conduct crucial conversations with confidence