About Us

Collaborative. Experience. Leadership

Sonja Mustiful is founder, president and principal coach of Essence of Coaching,LLC. She is a certified executive coach and leadership development consultant to individuals, teams and organizations. Sonja has achieved this by developing and strengthening human resources and organizational programs to match the organization's business strategy through the full continuum of change and growth.

Sonja's clients have included individuals/teams from FedEx, City Of Germantown, WellChild, First Data Corporation, Memphis City Schools, The Arc of the Mid-South, Sherwin-Williams, Shelby County Schools, Methodist-LeBonheur, University of Memphis Continuing Education and the Kroger Company. She has over 15 years experience working for global organizations in the area of Human Capital, maximizing business results through coaching solutions. Her skills in coaching, facilitation, and project management coupled with a strong desire to serve her client's customer and business needs have provided effective and meaningful results.

Prior to establishing Essence of Coaching, Sonja was the Vice President of Human Resources for a financial services firm. She has served in leadership roles with Regions, Citigroup and Honeywell. Sonja specializes in professional leadership development, organizational effectiveness and team-building.

Sonja holds a Master's Degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. Sonja is qualified to facilitate the Myers Briggs Type Indicator © (MBTI) , and Emergenetics© personality assessment, Building Relationships, Change Management and Career Planning. She draws on her additional study and practice of Development Coaching to assist leaders in thinking through change to maximize strategic impact and results at an individual and organizational level.

Whether it's facilitating a teambuilding session using the MBTI, guiding teams in their development, or leading a career transition session to generate fresh ideas and unique approaches, Sonja brings an exceptional level of research, thought, and creativity to her work.

Sonja served on the Board of Directors for Concord Academy. She holds membership with the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and the International Coach Federation.

What We Believe?

Essence of Coaching clients all have a few things in common: they are ambitious, they embrace the opportunity to grow, and they are willing to invest in the fulfillment of their dreams. We believe partnering with individuals to develop roadmaps in order to get from where you are - to where you want to be!

Coaching offers the powerful support needed to move into the future you truly desire, in a relatively short period of time. Working with a coach can help you step into your highest vision of what is possible in your life and career. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service possible.

How We Can Help?

Essence of Coaching provides strategic insight and innovative solutions supported through professional and learning development for today's ever evolving marketplace.

  • Get clear about your values, talents and life vision.
  • Create meaningful personal and professional career direction.
  • Upgrade your goals and take practical action steps.

Who We Can Help

We partner with clients to build the best leadership teams. And we support them in developing their most qualified leaders to meet current and future business challenges. Our clients include global public corporations, privately held businesses, start-up companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. Our leadership development services are tailored to meet the unique needs of a wide spectrum of businesses.

We provide executive coaching and advisory services to help leaders develop, plan and optimize the talent in their organizations. By understanding and assessing our clients' unique talent composition and their business and organizational goals, we help them to leverage and develop their existing talent. And we facilitate future organizational success by helping clients design leadership development programs and succession plans.

How Do You Get Started

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