Board Leading

I found Sonia to be a very energetic, and easy to follow during her training, never a dull moment. She made us all think deeply about our brand and helped us uncover the truer/better us which now feels good and confident about leadership abilities.

Rizwan Rizvi

Are you an Executive or ex-CEO ready to take the NEXT STEP into a Board Leadership role?

Are you ready to develop a CAREER STRATEGY that will take you where you want to go?

Is the Year You Will Achieve Your Full BOARD LEADERSHIP Potential?

Many smart people rise quickly to an executive level but find themselves stuck there, unable to reach the Board position they so desperately want.

The reasons are many.

I have no career or leadership strategy

I have not developed a personal leadership brand to create demand

I don’t know what it takes to find and secure my ideal Board role

I can’t ‘sell’ my specific leadership ability to a Board

I lack the confidence and resilience to keep on my leadership journey

I don’t understand the demands of Board Leadership

I get caught up in day-to-day detail and forget about strategy

I have no mentor to give me help and direction


Board Leadership Program

Taking the next step into Executive or Board Leadership is difficult. It requires planning, personal growth, new learning, energy, and direction. That’s why we have developed the Board Leadership Program!

You deserve to reach your full potential.

I’m Sonia McDonald, CEO of LeadershipHQ and executive coach to leaders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs who have the commitment and drive to be the best leaders they can be. It is my role to help you discover and reach your full potential.

For most people, that involves changing their awareness of themselves.

Jillian Michaels said “Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment, you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self-esteem.”

Why choose the Board Leading Program?

You know that at your level, you won’t go any further without a clearly defined career strategy and a personal brand that supports it.

Developing your strategy and brand isn’t easy. You need someone strong enough to work with you and call you out when you need it.

We are an independent set of eyes, an impartial mind, a supporter and an accountability partner when you need it. We won’t let you fool yourself or let you get away with giving yourself less than the best. And to reach the goals you have in mind, you are going to need the best!


If you want to position yourself for Board positions or bridge the GAP to your goal of becoming a valued Board member, this program is for you! It’s already clear that you are talented or you would not have come this far. But if you wake each morning knowing that you’re capable of much more than you’re giving, and can’t work out your next step, it is time to reassess where you’re at.

You see, it’s probably not about learning new skills or buying new tools to help you perform better. You’re past that stage. Cookie-cutter training courses are not the answer.

You’re ready to start working on yourself. It’s what is going on inside you that holds the key to your personal happiness and career success. It’s time to invest in your own development.


“You are a standout performer who brought an energy to the room which was unsurpassed by any other presenter on the day.  I thought you rocked and am happy to provide a testimonial for you should you need it for any other such presentation opportunities in your pipeline.”

Ronni Altit, insentra

It’s time to work on your personal leadership branding so you can position yourself ready to win the Board role you have your eye on.

As a leader, that can be easier said than done. After all, who do you speak to? The leadership role can be lonely when you need some help.

That’s where an executive coach proves truly valuable.

Your coach is your sounding board, your inspiration and your guide to achieving full potential.

What does the Program cover?

When we work together, we start by helping you understand what’s going on in your heart and mind, and how you can use that to stimulate your personal growth. Because this is a highly personalised one-on-one and group process, the program may cover a broad range of topics. We focus specifically on your needs, and we look at the choices you have in front of you.

Typically, though, the program and coaching covers:

The development of skills missing from your skillset

The shaping of your true Board Leadership mindset

Boosting your motivation and drive to be the best you can be

Becoming an inspirational leader

Polishing the skills needed to lead at Board level

A Board resume and branding strategy

Connections with key players

Access to unlimited resources and support

Building a solid career strategy leading to your ideal Board role.

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