The Executive Athlete: Optimizing Your Competitive Edge
This talk is designed to help leaders increase their competitive advantage. Sonya draws from her experience as an Olympic class skier to provide insight into the techniques elite athletes use in prevailing over their competition and attaining exceptional results. The learning from years of coaching high-level executives has led to the development of core theories about how people operate: what motivates them; what traps and thwarts them; and what ultimately drives them to success. The intention is to start the process of unraveling why people do what they do and how to change that to improve performance.
The audience is introduced to a process that can help them get more power, control and influence over the results they get in their own lives as well as those of others around them. It all starts with understanding yourself in a fundamentally different way, and that involves understanding the deeply imbedded internal stories that drive most everything you think and do. By doing this, over time you can gain the power to work with these stories; deconstruct them; and then reconstruct them to achieve better results in your life.
As all elite athletes and leaders learn, to achieve something special you have to work hard and overcome multiple challenges. You have to undertake that process with a good plan of action. This presentation is geared towards the select visionary professionals who are willing to take a hard look at themselves, uncover their blind spots, and step out of their comfort zone. It isn’t easy, but it is truly worthwhile if you commit and invest the energy.
Sonya is an executive coach who has worked with business professionals in such companies as Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Google, Boeing, Gates Foundation, 3M, Adobe, Adidas, Lululemon, The Four Seasons, St. Jude Medical, Port of Seattle, BNY Mellon, D.A. Davidson & Co., Harris myCFO, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Northwestern Mutual, RBC Wealth Management, Russell Investments, U.S. Bank, U.S. Trust, UBS Wealth Management, Wells Fargo, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
Sonya earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. in Sports Psychology from Purdue University. She is a former Olympic class skier and was a Director of Business Development for BNY Mellon-Private Wealth Management. She speaks frequently to corporate audiences nationwide and has been an instructor in “Negotiation” at the University of Washington. She received her advanced executive coach training at The Newfield Institute in Boulder, CO and is a Newfield Certified Coach. She also received a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Sonya has served on the board of The Henry Art Gallery, ACT Theatre, Seraph Capital Forum and the advisory board of The Trust for Public Land. She also has been an avid volunteer with Social Venture Partners, Seattle Symphony and The Cascade Conservation Partnership.
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