Sonia Cooke provides talent development and communication coaching for organizations and individuals. Her focus is in helping individuals realize and grow their career aspirations within organizations while developing their leadership acumen through improved communication skills. Assisting organizations and individuals for mutual success is her ideal outcome.
Sonia builds genuine relationships in all her work. Her coaching motivates others to aspire to greater heights, whether growth is within their current role or in pursuit of a new role. She is a practitioner of coaching techniques that enable others to learn how to problem-solve for themselves as they acquire skills that enable greater self-awareness, as well as a deeper understanding of others.
Sonia launched ARI Resources in 2017 with a focus in three interrelated disciplines: Coaching, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition. Her HR expertise has been primarily within the Architecture, Construction and Real Estate Development/Owner’s Representation Industries.
Sonia holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. She is a Society of Human Resources Management, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a certified Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) Coach and a certified Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator.
Prior to starting ARI Resources LLC, Sonia’s career was as the HR lead for various Architecture and Real Estate Development/ Owner’s Representative firms, including. Project Management Advisors, Inc., and The Rise Group, LLC (an Arcadis Company. While shaping the caliber of the workforce by recruiting exceptional talent, she was responsible for providing strategic guidance and implementation of recruitment, staff development and retention activities, and for managing and implementing human resource policies and procedures.
Earlier in her career, she was affiliated with architectural firms, including DLK Architecture and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Sonia is a board member and immediate past president of the Friends of the Japanese Garden (a nationally recognized historic site from the Columbian Exposition). Her interest in the arts continues through painting, music and dance.