Sonya Stevens is a strategic thinker who tackles challenges with curiosity, optimism, and practicality. Taking a holistic view, she listens and learns to develop a good understanding of each client’s business objectives and partners with them to develop the right strategy for growth.
As a partner, Sonya Stevens is involved in a variety of RHR International’s offerings, including executive assessments, CEO succession planning, team facilitation, leadership development, and executive coaching. In all her work, she supports clients with a strong focus on evidence-based and practical solutions that leverage the full potential of people and drive tangible impact.
Sonya is a strategic thinker who tackles challenges with curiosity, optimism, and practicality. Taking a holistic view, she listens and learns to develop a good understanding of each client’s business objectives and partners with them to develop the right strategy for growth. Her expertise and approachability have made her a trusted advisor to a wide array of organizations, including many multinational and Fortune 500 companies and across industries such as healthcare, financial services, professional services, utilities, construction, retail, energy, and government.
Prior to joining RHR, Sonya led the talent and culture advisory practice for a boutique firm in Atlantic Canada, worked for a global consulting company, and held a leadership role at a large multinational bank. She holds a PhD and a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology from Saint Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dalhousie University. She is also a registered psychologist and has been certified as a coach through the International Coaching Federation. In addition, she has completed advanced training in return-on-investment methodology and is certified in culture, leadership, and personality assessment tools. She also teaches a graduate-level consulting psychology course at Saint Mary’s University and is a published academic author and a member of various professional associations.
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sonya finds inspiration while taking in the salty air and stunning beaches near her home. She also enjoys cooking and creating new recipes (based on whatever is in the fridge), exploring new places, and embarking on adventures big and small with her husband and two children.