Sonja and Daniel really brought a structure to storytelling that makes it attainable for anyone to be a storyteller! They kept the storytelling workshop fun while keeping us advancing through the materials.
Working with Sonja Bichsel was an immensely rewarding experience. I had been running my non-profit social organization for several years and participated in a variety of accelerator programs in the past but a chance conversation with her gave me immediate clarity around how to improve my thinking about what it means to be a social entrepreneur. Sonja became an insightful sounding board for me on strategic topics and when necessary, provided me with the tools I needed for personal growth and emotional resilience. I worked through one of Sonja´s programs focused on enhancing social entrepreneurial skills through a scaffolding process at amazing speed. I felt my confidence and capabilities growing every week. Sonja is a remarkably clear and organized thinker and I highly recommend working with her.
Coaching with Sonja enabled me to find powerful answers to the right questions for my life and business. As a result I created clarity on what I want and walked away from each session with an action plan. As a result, I took the steps I wanted to take and created a huge change in my life. After a series of sessions I was 100% certain what I should do and I did it. I achieved this through three simple steps we took together – clarifying my needs, writing down action plans and at the end of the session Sonja encouraged me to go for it.
Charts, figures, graphs - the story and connection to our life stays at times buried under an ocean of black & white numbers and colorful bars. Sonja takes the part of an interested listener who patiently asks the questions to allow the story to emerge and captivate the audience. During a One-on-One session Sonja helped me patiently and in a funny way to find the human story for a fundraising letter of a scientific environmental organisation. For those that seek to raise enthusiasm for their work especially in a time of big and fast data which does not tell the story alone, Sonja is a great support