Sonya Atkinson


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Sonya is a dedicated educator, coach, facilitator, and mentor coach with over 20 years of experience working in education with the last 12 years working as both an internal and external coach.  She completed her inaugural coaching training with JST in 2011 and went on to implement ADHD Coaching strategies with her internal high school clients.  In 2019, Sonya added Emotional Intelligence Coaching training to her toolbox, equipping her with a skillset necessary for navigating the emotional landscape of herself and others, particularly as it relates to the coaching relationship.  Sonya holds a PCC coaching credential with the International Coaching Federation and works diligently to maintain that credential.  

Sonya also has her own private coaching, facilitation, and mentor coaching business which specializes in Personal Development Coaching.  She focuses on helping individuals understand the why beneath the habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that keep them stuck in life & no longer serve them. She does this by combining the best of her educational background and coaching training in the areas of Learning & Attention Disorders, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits, Neurodiversities, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Attachment Styles, and the Enneagram of Personality.  Sonya privately contracts year-round as a coach trainer with three separate ICF-sanctioned coaching programs.  

Sonya also provides Mentor Coaching to the ICF Metro DC Chapter through Coaching Dojos, an opportunity for coaches to engage in practice coaching with the benefit of peer and Mentor Coach support.  She is the Director of the ICF Metro DC Chapter’s Learning & Development Committee and as such is committed to bringing quality learning opportunities to the Chapter’s professional coaches.

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