Despite our years of experience in recruitment Sonia literally blew us away with techniques and strategies that will effectively change the way we work as a service function and put us ahead of the game in direct to market hires.

Sonia literally blew us away

Sonia is a passionate and skilled coach that seems to have an insatiable thirst for new knowledge and applying it through her coaching. She has a natural gift for coaching and her enthusiasm for results will no doubt see her clients experiencing top outcomes. 

Clients experiencing top outcomes. 

She is a dedicated and inspirational consultant who motivates those around her to look for positive outcomes and helps them to achieve them. Sonia is absolutely the top of her game – particularly in the leadership and executive recruitment market and will absolutely deliver a successful outcome to anyone who engages her. 

Delivers a successful outcome to everyone

She is a highly energetic person whose passion for partnering with organisations to assist them in delivering best practice around talent acquisition and retention sets her apart from her competitors. She is responsive, committed to staying at the forefront of her profession and is tireless in her pursuit of achieving agreed goals. Definitely worth knowing if you need specialist expertise in all areas of organisational effectiveness.

Best talent acquisition and retention

I was lucky enough to secure Sonia McDonald for an amazing HR Leaders Workshop with my HR team. She challenged them, gave them some fantastic tools, and encouraged them to be courageous business leaders. The team were all so energized after the day, that I have booked the entire HR Leadership team for Super Retail Group into an intensive 3 day course.

Tabitha Pearson

Lucky enough to secure Sonia McDonald

I have gladly participated in one of Sonia’s training programs. It has cleverly seen me easily reveal my personal and work strengths and passions to allow me to step into my full potential. The program has made me be more responsive to opportunities and who I am Very glad that I found the program and said YES to me and YES to my future.

Joanne Chattell

YES to my future

We engaged McDonald Inc. to assist us with a leadership development program targeted at a selection of our Female leaders in the business. They were engaging, real and practical in both their stories and facilitation.

 Angela Cilia General Manager People Fulton Hogan Construction Pty Ltd 

Engaging, real and practical

I am so grateful to McDonald Inc. for the learning I have had from their sessions. The sessions have created influential results in my leadership, and I am more confident in my style and approach to leading. I shared my vision with them and they have coached me on how to successfully execute that vision. After working with them over the past 4 months, my leadership skills have grown tremendously. I am more confident, knowledgeable and passionate about everything I do. I now look forward to what my future will bring.

Rachell Taylor

I am so grateful

McDonald Inc. facilitated the Women in Mantra leadership workshop for us on International Women’s Day. Their passion and energy left our Team Members feeling inspired to achieve leadership roles at Mantra Group, and they have already set up local networking groups and put measurable goals in place.  

Amanda Cummerford, Internal Communications Manager Mantra

Inspired to achieve leadership roles

I recently attended a presentation by Sonia, and I was inspired and encouraged by her style, energy and spirit. Therefore, I invited Sonia to my company to present to our CPA discussion group session. 

Sonia was very generous and supportive and gave us an inspiring speech on “Leadership is an Attitude”. During the session, due to an internal IT issue, Sonia wasn’t able to use her presentation slides but she handled this situation very professionally. She engaged the audience with positive energy and a great sense of humour and encouraged audience participation. Her enthusiasm and passion about leadership attracted everyone’s attention and inspired the whole room. 

After the session, we received lots of very positive feedback, and many of our staff searched Sonia’s website and her articles to share. We really appreciated Sonia’s generosity and support and look forward to her presentations in the future. 

Grace Ye,


Very generous and supportive