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Sonia Layne-Gartside

Sonia Layne-Gartside is a dynamic and results-oriented global consultant, educator and facilitator in Leadership Development and Change Management. Sonia helps professionals to become stronger, more effective leaders and solve their biggest people related pains, dysfunctions, and challenges. She has been developing and implementing customized training and executive education programs for adults in several formats (classroom, online and blended) for the past 20 years. As a coach, Sonia helps her clients leverage their strengths to improve performance with a special emphasis on helping them set clear expectations, manage difficult conversations, and lead with influence, integrity and excellence.


Sonia holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Management Studies and a Master’s in Education from the University of the West Indies. She holds advanced certification in change management from Prosci®, and is also certified as a Master Trainer, Online Instructor, Case Writer and Instructional Designer. She currently works with C-Suite and senior leaders in Fortune 1000 companies to design leadership programs for managers and high-potentials, and to get their employees to embrace needed changes by designing and implementing change management strategies and plans.