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Coach Name:Sonia J. Mejias

Location:Tyler, Texas, United States of America

Zip Code:75757

Company name:Piney Woods Executive Coaching and Consulting

Job Title:CEO

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Professional Experience:Executive and Leadership Coach

Qualifications and Accreditations:Unconventional approach acquiring knowledge through the years in business, communications, learning and development, organization design and leadership studies from numerous colleges and universities.

· Laredo Junior College
· University of Houston
· Houston Community College
· Wharton Junior College
· University of Phoenix
· Ashford University


· ICF Certified Coach
· CPCC (Certified Professional Co-active Coach), Coaches Training Institute
· C-IQ, Certified Conversational Intelligence Coach, Dr. Judith E. Glaser & WBECS (World Business & Executive Coach Summit)
· EQi and EQ360, Certified Assessments of Emotional Intelligence, MHS® Assessments
· Situational Team Leadership - The Ken Blanchard Companies
· Advanced Virtual Learning Facilitator, Shell
· Microsoft Train the Trainer, Deloitte – DRT Systems

Languages:English & Spanish

Tyler, Texas, United States of America

Sonia J. Mejias

CIQ Certified Coach

Sonia Mejias is a Learning and Organizational Effectiveness professional who provides executive coaching and business consulting services.  She leverages over 25 years of global business experience in addition to a plethora of tools to support the development and coaching process of professionals and businesses. She brings neuroscience through emotional and conversational intelligence into her coaching practice and uses a candid and direct approach to get to the heart of the matter, thus enabling a path forward with greater clarity, strategy and results.


Sonia is a resourceful, well-respected and influential professional with a demonstrated record of success working globally in diverse environments in the oil and gas industry. She is an articulate communicator; recognized as a creative leader with an aptitude to align coaching and learning activities within overarching corporate goals. She creatively identifies methods for improving staff productivity and organizational behavior. She has extensive experience in design, delivery, evaluation of global coaching and learning programs. Sonia is bilingual and is fluent in Spanish.


Sonia has a consultative approach and has partnered with senior business leaders to develop annual learning strategies, underpinned by key business priorities, people and capability challenges, creating relevant learning solutions and delivering plans accordingly. She has co-facilitated leadership training for numerous managers enabling them to leverage new tools and models leading to increased staff engagement and performance. She developed and facilitated a coaching training program that taught ICF coaching competencies, resulting in senior executives improving their safety-related conversations with global refinery managers, leading to improved safety culture within refineries.


She has taught technical classes around the globe. As a learning consultant, she managed a course portfolio consisting of 25 technical courses and was part of team that delivered technical training for 5K Shell Global Solutions staff.


Sonia began her corporate career with Deloitte as a Senior Learning Consultant where for five years she designed learning solutions for global Fortune 100 companies. As both an employee and consultant for 23 years at Royal Dutch Shell, she was a Learning Advisor and Coach to mid/senior leaders. Her work spanned the US, Europe, Malaysia, Mexico and Central America.


Sonia is passionate about helping businesses prosper by helping them build a coaching culture within their organizations through individual coaching, team coaching, experiential workshops and facilitated peer-coaching circles that effectively and efficiently increase the quality of the conversations and elevate trust in any enterprise.  In 2013, Sonia’s successful launch of peer-coaching groups within Shell Energy North America resulted in her work being published by the Corporate Executive Board –