Building Doors with Lauren Karan

Sonia McDonald has been named as one of the Top 250 Influential Women In The World. In this episode of Building Doors, Sonia shares her story and her view on the future of leadership.

Show Notes

Sonia McDonald is the founder of Leadership HQ and an award-winning author. Her books include titles like Leadership Attitude, Just Rocket, and First comes Courage. Sonia is also a regular contributor in the Australian HRD Magazine, Smart, Healthy Women, and Women's Business Media. 

Named as one of the ‘Top 250 Influential Women In The World’, as well as ‘Top 100 Australian Entrepreneurs’ by Richtopia, Sonia is internationally recognised as an expert in leadership and culture, organisational development, neuroscience, kindness, and courage. 

In this episode Sonia explains that sharing her insights came after her life fell apart and she moved back to Australia from China to start a new life as a single parent. 

For Sonia, the magic of what she does lies in empowering people to realise that sometimes it’s not about teaching an old dog new tricks, but that a little bit of self-awareness and empathy can go a long way. 

In the spirit of ‘building doors’, Sonia has long believed that there was a gap in recognising Australia’s key leaders that wasn’t tied to a specific sector. Despite the many tears, the support and feedback she received afterwards made it all worth it. 

You can follow Sonia on LinkedIn.  

To find out more about Sonia visit her website

About your host: 

Lauren Karan, Director and Founder of Karan & Co

With over a decade of experience as a recruiter and development coach, Lauren Karan found that her priorities rapidly changed after the birth of her two children. In 2022 she founded Karan & Co flipping the out-dated recruitment model with a focus on retention through career coaching and development. 

Lauren believes that If opportunity doesn't knock, you have to build a door - and it's this same philosophy that inspired her to create the Building Doors podcast.  

The Building Doors podcast is for anyone undergoing a transformation in their life. Regardless of whether you feel stuck in your current role, need some inspiration on what steps to take next, want to learn how to level up as a business owner or simply want to listen to the experiences of successful entrepreneurs and industry professionals, the Building Doors podcast is all about unlocking your potential.

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What is Building Doors with Lauren Karan?

Building Doors is a podcast about Inspiring Leaders who have created their own opportunities and are thought leaders, industry advocates and change makers in their field. This podcast gives you the resources, insights and steps to stop waiting for opportunities and start building your doors for success. Listen to this podcast to gain the resources, career tips and hands-on advice on how you can gain clarity and build doors in your own life and career.