Sonja Burrus


Philadelphia, PA

My name is Sonja Burrus. I became a leader in the first grade on the school bus when I stood up for a friend. The other students were picking on her because she smelled bad. Although they were correct, it was wrong how they made her feel. I couldn’t stand it so I stood up for her even though I was so afraid. Ever since then … I always find myself emerging as a leader. I am a strong advocate that most leaders are afraid. However, a leader’s DNA won’t allow them to retreat but to only advance. My charge to all leaders is to commit, motivate, and give back.

I am still exercising my passion to equip women, youth, and business professionals with a proven leadership development system to help them innovate and create pathways of discovery and empowerment.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker for adults and the youth, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching to aide you in your personal and professional growth. Together we can help you and/or your team to move into the direction of your goals. I am your innovator and I stand ready to motivate you into your destiny.

I have lived much of my life reinventing and exploring myself through my passions. With each transformation, I have evolved into yet another beautiful, powerful, resilient woman. By faith and through perseverance, I am gifted by God to help others to do the same. My mantra is … #GO.