Sonia is a multilingual Speech-Language Pathologist and Communication Success Coach who has served in a variety of settings/roles with extensive clinical and corporate experience. She currently owns and operates her private practice in the greater Chicago area which has two distinct divisions—a clinical division, Global Speech and Swallow, LLC, which provides speech-language/cognitive-communicative/feeding-swallowing/voice-airway diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to culturally and linguistically diverse patient populations ranging from infancy through geriatric, and a corporate SLP/professional communication training division, The Global Speech Suite, which offers individuals and organizations customized training programs focusing on presentation skills/public speaking, accent modification, leadership communication/executive presence, cross-cultural communication, interview skills, and more. She is also the co-author of The SLP Entrepreneur: The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Guide to Private Practice and Other Business Ventures.
Beyond presenting on SLP/communication-related topics through speaking engagements at local, national, and international arenas, she is a past President and continues to serve on the Executive Board of The Corporate Speech Pathology Network (CORSPAN), and serves as a business advisor for individuals and organizations. Sonia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology with a Minor in Spanish from Illinois State University and a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) from Rush University.