– Sonja Wekema
Sonja is known to look for other, different perspectives to help individuals, teams and/or organisations reach their full potential. She does not take no for an answer and will poke as long as needed to find out what’s really going on.
Sonja has worked as a Consultant, Senior HR Manager and Director for various organisations over the past 20 years and is the founder and owner of two ventures: The Other Perspective & The Board Whisperers (with Daphne Laan).
"Sonja has an honest and authentic style, is curious about the reasons for things, courageous to tackle issues. Always looking to increase the impact she can make!"
"Natural authority over a group, offers openness and trust, not afraid to address the more 'difficult' topics."
"Sonja is a high quality HR Manager who develops trust with people she interacts with. She balances new talent development vs deepening expertise, empathy vs delivery, vision vs reflection very well."
"Sonja brought insight as well as skilled facilitation within a complex organizational review which had many sensitivities and issues, such as the possibility that some of the project team might be designing a solution that would cause them to be out of a job! Sonja was able to create the conditions for difficult, edgy conversations to happen without it feeling personal or threatening. These are valuable qualities which set Sonja apart from many other team coaches in my experience."
"Open, sincere and critical is how I experienced Sonja. By sharing her own experiences, asking critical questions and looking at a question from another perspective, I have been forced to shift my thinking several times. The sincere manner in which this happens creates a safe environment that creates beautiful conversations."
"I really enjoyed working with Sonja. She grasps things very quickly and next to that, has a very enjoyable no-nonsense style that never gets rude or raw. And that's very handy in managing issues, people, and helping an organisation to grow. Definitely a strong point."
"The Leadership Essentials Program is intended for our international leaders, coming from different business activities and functional areas. Our ambition with the program is to foster a pan-European corporate management culture based on shared values, such as treating each other with respect, nurturing a team working spirit and acknowledging cultural differences. Many thanks to Sonja Wekema & Marjon Margés-Jansen for your guidance and expertise during these informative, intense but also fun two days!"