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Sonja has over 30 years of lived experience with mental health challenges and has shared her inspiring story with millions of people. She helps organization create open, inclusive, and educational conversations around mental health. A mentally healthy workforce is the foundation of an effective organization.  

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Sonja was the closing keynote speaker for the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Iowa annual conference. Hers was the most highly rated session of the day. I believe her presentation may be the most highly rated keynote session in recent NAMI conference history. Sonja is both inspirational and aspirational.” 

Peggy Huppert, NAMI Iowa Executive Director

“Sonja addressed our CEO group and encouraged all the participants to take an active part in the presentation and created the right environment for a very interesting and lively discussion. Although the subject is very sensitive in nature, she presented it excellently and made a strong business case for participants to embrace the importance of workplace mental wellness. I highly recommend Sonja to any organizer who wants a high-level speaker.”

Mark J. Galea, Chair, The Business Club For Executives

“We received terrific feedback about Sonja’s presentation. Her story is powerful, heartfelt, and definitely makes a difference for us, personally and professionally. Her time and expertise was greatly appreciated!” 

Jennifer L Modi, MSW. LCSW., Clinical Health Services Manager, Aetna

“There are certain stories that touch you – for me, this was one of them. It is raw, honest, and a beautiful story of hope and love. These words left a mark on my heart, and this story is one of my most sacred and special I’ve ever done.”

Dr. Tara Narula, CBS This Morning Correspondent

“The management team loved Sonja’s presentation on mental wellness in the workplace. It has sparked amazing conversations around how we can do better and better for ourselves and our teams. We can’t wait to see what we can do with Sonja’s gift of time and knowledge!” 

Brooke Braaksma, WellsFargo Branch Manager

“Thank you Sonja for sharing your powerful story and inspiring Brut Media’s 3 million followers.”

Rebecca Suner, Senior Producer, Brut Media

“Sonja’s presentation was amazing! The staff thought it was an exceptional event from which they walked away with a wealth of new knowledge and insights about mental wellness. Sonja was so articulate and her story so compelling.” 

Cynthia Whitaker, President and CEO, Greater Nashua Mental Health

“Sonja was an incredibly powerful and inspiring guest speaker, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to hear her story. We have not been able to stop talking about how wonderful the conversation was, and we know that it will make a difference in the lives of everyone.”

Katie Hanley, CEO, Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Sonja was the closing keynote speaker for the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Iowa annual conference. Hers was the most highly rated session of the day. I believe her presentation may be the most highly rated keynote session in recent NAMI conference history. Sonja is both inspirational and aspirational.” 

Peggy Huppert, NAMI Iowa Executive Director

“Sonja addressed our CEO group and encouraged all the participants to take an active part in the presentation and created the right environment for a very interesting and lively discussion. Although the subject is very sensitive in nature, she presented it excellently and made a strong business case for participants to embrace the importance of workplace mental wellness. I highly recommend Sonja to any organizer who wants a high-level speaker.”

Mark J. Galea, Chair, The Business Club For Executives

“We received terrific feedback about Sonja’s presentation. Her story is powerful, heartfelt, and definitely makes a difference for us, personally and professionally. Her time and expertise was greatly appreciated!” 

Jennifer L Modi, MSW. LCSW., Clinical Health Services Manager, Aetna

“There are certain stories that touch you – for me, this was one of them. It is raw, honest, and a beautiful story of hope and love. These words left a mark on my heart, and this story is one of my most sacred and special I’ve ever done.”

Dr. Tara Narula, CBS This Morning Correspondent

“The management team loved Sonja’s presentation on mental wellness in the workplace. It has sparked amazing conversations around how we can do better and better for ourselves and our teams. We can’t wait to see what we can do with Sonja’s gift of time and knowledge!” 

Brooke Braaksma, WellsFargo Branch Manager

“Thank you Sonja for sharing your powerful story and inspiring Brut Media’s 3 million followers.”

Rebecca Suner, Senior Producer, Brut Media

“Sonja’s presentation was amazing! The staff thought it was an exceptional event from which they walked away with a wealth of new knowledge and insights about mental wellness. Sonja was so articulate and her story so compelling.” 

Cynthia Whitaker, President and CEO, Greater Nashua Mental Health

“Sonja was an incredibly powerful and inspiring guest speaker, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to hear her story. We have not been able to stop talking about how wonderful the conversation was, and we know that it will make a difference in the lives of everyone.”

Katie Hanley, CEO, Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford
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