University of Toronto, Bachelor of Pharmacy
York University, Schulich School of Business, International MBA
Prior to her work in leadership development and executive coaching, Sonal spent 14 years in life sciences including increasingly senior roles in strategy, marketing, and sales at Bayer, Eli Lilly, and AstraZeneca. At Eli Lilly, she led cross-functional teams through a new product launch, led a major shift in strategy of a mature product, and represented Canada in the global patient journey development for a pipeline product. Prior to Eli Lilly, Sonal worked in the medical department at Astra Zeneca, where she partnered with product teams to gain market access for a new drug. In 2016, she shifted her focus to leadership development and executive coaching. Today, in addition to her role at Boda, Sonal is a Faculty member at The Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), where she trains new coaches across the globe.
NovoNordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim, Elvium Life Sciences, Longy School of Music of Bard College, St. Edward’s Oxford, GitHub, Prosper, News Marketing Canada, Edward Jones, KPMG
Training and Certification
The Co-Active Training Institute, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC); International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC); CRR Global, Advanced Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC); BeAbove Leadership, NeuroTransformational Coaching; The Leadership Circle, Leadership Circle Profile; Everything DiSC, Certified Facilitator; Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Certified Facilitator.
At The Boda Group…
Sonal is a charismatic coach known for her wild curiosity, ability to connect quickly with people, and playful style. She helps leaders uncover their hidden strengths and leverage them to increase their impact. Sonal challenges her clients to debunk their self-limiting beliefs and assumptions and to step out of their comfort zones. She loves working with successful leaders who are committed to further developing themselves and their teams. Sonal’s clients value the combination of her easy-going and direct approach.