Let's Talk Leadership - An evening with Sonia McDonald


Registration opens: 5:30pm
Event commences: 6:00pm



 Let's Talk Leadership


 As we proudly celebrate 75 years of nursing leadership, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is delighted to announce the return of the Let's Talk Leadership series in 2024. The series highlights high-profile leaders, who share their triumphs and invaluable lessons learnt.  In the spirit of this milestone celebration, we are thrilled to introduce Sonia McDonald as the guest speaker at our upcoming event in Brisbane.


About Sonia McDonald


When Sonia speaks, she captivates everyone in the room, making each person feel like they're engaged in a one-on-one conversation. Her authenticity and heartfelt delivery make her a compelling and motivating leadership expert and speaker, capable of sparking life-changing experiences. People often describe Sonia as sassy, inspirational, genuine, and memorable, with her high-energy delivery, humour, and practical advice empowering her audience and instilling them with the confidence to take courageous actions and inspire great leadership in all facets of life. 

In addition to her dynamic speaking and MC career, Sonia is a renowned and award-winning author, with books such as "Leadership Attitude," "Just Rock It!," and "First Comes Courage" to her name. She is a contributor to publications like The Australian, HRD Magazine, BBC World, and Women’s Business Media. Her influence extends globally, having been recognized among the Top 250 Influential Women in the world and the Top 100 Australian Entrepreneurs by Richtopia. 

Sonia's expertise in leadership, culture, organisational development, neuroscience, compassion, and courage is internationally acknowledged through her leadership and coaching work and voice. She is also the driving force and CEO behind Leadership HQ and the Outstanding Leadership Awards, further solidifying her status as a leader in her field. 

Her clients have included Qantas, Australian Institute of Building, Tyro, Amazon, QSuper, Coles, Thiess, CPB, Air Services, Spell & the Gypsy to name a few. 

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Sonia is a dedicated single parent with a deep commitment to supporting women in business and improving teenage mental health. She tirelessly travels and speaks both across Australia and around the world, all in pursuit of her mission to cultivate a world filled with exceptional leaders and exemplary leadership. 


Join us for an intimate evening hosted by ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, and be inspired by Sonia McDonald, Australia's leading leadership executive coach and advisor, thought leader, keynote speaker and author. Sonia's captivating authenticity and high-energy delivery empower audiences worldwide, inspiring courageous actions and exemplary leadership.


Bring a friend and stay for a networking reception with canapes and beverages and connect with like-minded nurses as we mark ACN’s 75-year legacy.



Members: free, and may bring a non-member as a guest, limited to one guest per member.  
Non-members: $95 per person. Become a member to receive a complimentary ticket. 




We look forward to welcoming you!


Tuesday, 05 March 2024
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Free for members & one guest
Room Three Sixty
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Y Block, Level 10, 2 George Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
Face to Face
Add to Calendar 03/05/2024 5:30PM 03/05/2024 8:30PM Australia/Canberra Let's Talk Leadership - An evening with Sonia McDonald Let's Talk Leadership Brisbane 2024 Room Three Sixty Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Y Block, Level 10, 2 George Street Brisbane QLD 4000


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