Sonja is both kind and highly effective. She makes this appear to be easy, but it’s not a feat I’ve found many able to pull off. She offers words of understanding and support when you need them, and inspires you to take that next step you’ve been leading up to. She knows when to ask you to elaborate and when to let a silence breathe so that you can stay with that last feeling or realization. Though her wisdom and perspective has been highly valuable, I value her deft and mature approach to conversation most of all.