Sonja Carson has a history filled with personal and professional mistakes as well as victories.
She has studied with mentors and coaches who worked in various industries, including the military, banking, academia, nonprofits, and the technology sector.
She has become certified in a number of life-affirming courses over the years, including Mastery of Context Training and Mastery of Paradox Management.
She has worked extensively with renowned coaches such as:
- Dan Millman
- Rachel Zakalik
- Ragini Michaels
She advised and coached both individuals and corporations to reach their highest potential.
With degrees from the University of Washington, she expanded this knowledge when traveling for over a year with a pack on her back. Intent on learning as much as she could from the people she encountered on her journeys around the world, she was welcomed and taught by women from many cultures.
Upon returning to the United States, she founded Berkana International, a successful international business in the technology sector. Berkana’s mission statement was: ‘Growth of the individual. Clarity of purpose.’ This focus allowed Sonja and her team to work with the leading CEOs to locate and retain the most talented individuals in the world who built the technology we now take for granted.
Sonja worked for more than twenty-five years for the best ‘A’ list companies and the most creative minds in the world.
Her personal life includes a wonderfully diverse and extended family, along with adventurous friends with whom she sailed the Pacific as a member of a four-person team on a 40ft sailboat.
Following a near-fatal accident that left her with severe brain damage, she moved to the Methow Valley in 2009, leaving the west coast and the business world behind to build a new life in the Methow Valley community. She came to heal. She is now living a healthy, balanced life by learning to live in harmony with nature and engaging in our community.
While enjoying life in the Methow, Sonja has held both part-time and volunteer positions. She especially enjoys her position as a substitute librarian at the Winthrop & Twisp Libraries.