Sonya Jose Sabbah

Executive Coach and Master Certified Coach Trainer
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader” (John Quincy Adams)
Pierre Gemayel Road, The Bureau Building, 3rd Floor, Mathaf, Beirut - Lebanon
+961 3 774 130

Sonya J. Sabbah is British born Lebanese Master Certified Coach Trainer, Certified Executive Coach, author & the founder of EFLA, a leadership academy committed to branding world-class leaders.

Sonya graduated from the University of London with a Bachelors degree in Law (LLB) and worked with the United Nations for 6 years as a Legal Protection Officer. She studied Journalism and Newswriting at the London School of Journalism and moved to Lebanon to work as a staff reporter for the Daily Star newspaper & Lebanon Opportunities Magazine.

Sonya also worked and is still working for a number of Public Relations companies as a consultant & copywriter through her sister business, Writer’s Ink.

She founded Excellence First in 2008 as a training & coaching business and recently rebranded it and established Excellence First Leadership Academy (EFLA). She is also a Certified Personal Branding Strategist and has helped many prominent figures level up their image and brand as leaders.

Sonya worked with a number of leading organizations and entrepreneurs in Lebanon, the Gulf & the Levant area with a strategy to expand further in the coming years.

Sonya is a member of the Lebanese Coach Association (LCA), International Coach Federation (ICF) and Lebanese League of Women in Business (LLWB). She appeared on a number of local & regional media outlets as a resident expert & still writes for a number of magazines.

Sonya is in the process of writing her second book on leadership and launching the leadership academy in full swing.