Sonja L. Samuel

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Sonja's Bio

As an international speaker, leader, life empowerment strategist and Executive Director, Sonja has served as a keynote speaker, trainer, coach and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, civic and non-profit agencies. Sonja's motivational, enlightening and empowering presentations has been experienced throughout the United States, Spain,  the Virgin Island, Canada, England, the West Indies, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Nicaragua  Costa Rica and most recently, Korea.

Her energetic, results oriented style and progressive approach, has led to integral relationships with corporations and organizations such as the American Heart Association, Dallas Independent School District, Children's Ministry International, the US Postal Service, the US General Accounting Office, Capital One-Texas, GM Oldsmobile Motor Division, The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, American Heritage Academy and Hitachi Ltd.

Through her corporate experience, Sonja is adept in all phases of strategic planning, performance management, creative development and implementation of multi-level management programs. Some of Sonja's special qualifications include conducting leadership, communication and cultural sensitivity training; providing assessment consultation and coaching; along with serving on various task force and planning to strategize, coordinate, and facilitate maximum performance levels for women and top executives.

A former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, NFL Players Cheerleader, print model and internet radio host,  Sonja is a favorite among many student groups for conducting motivational school assemblies and rallies to coach and inspire the next generation on making right choices, abstinence education, leadership and character development.

After six years of successfully leading and establishing a regional presence for an international organization, Sonja has expanded and founded Light The Way International to reach, teach, lead and connect others for lasting change and transformation, both locally and internationally. 

Sonja also continues to travel consulting and speaking on personal and professional development issues. She is a featured guest at Women's and Leadership Conferences around the globe. 

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