Hi, my name is Sonja Nannan.
I'm a voice and business coach, singer and entrepreneur. I'm also an overcoming perfectionist and people pleaser with years of feeling like my voice is of no value to others. That I have to have everything together and lead a perfect life, before I can go out and share my voice.
I know exactly what it is like - to feel like you cannot rely on your voice. Like it is something you need to control, tame, master.
Through years of training my own voice and the voices of my clients and students I have come to the conclusion, that what really matters is how you treat yourself, take care of yourself and carry on in the face of judgement and criticism (mostly our own). Because you are your voice and your voice is who your are. There is simply no distinction.
As a result of not feeling like my voice was being heard as a child, I spent years perfecting it. Nothing I would ever do, say or sing was ever good enough. I was punishing myself for my dreams of wanting to become an artist and then later an entrepreneur, living on my own terms. I felt self-conscious and hid behind my expertise of voice technique.
Thinking that if I show others how to do it "the right way", this will make me feel confident too. But the thing is, there is no "right way". There is just your way and my way and a billion other ways to improve our voices and feel confident about them. And we innately know that - because we have our inner voice.
What I realised is, that being hard on myself, judging myself and pushing myself to perfect my voice does not make me a happier person or a more successful entrepreneur. It's tiring, exhausting and just simply doesn't work.
What does work, is listening to my inner voice, treating myself with compassion, respect and patience. And believing that my voice has value and can be a source of inspiration to others.
By realising this and working on it every day, I can help my clients become more confident speakers as well. Empowering them to share their message and become more of who they are. Embodying their expertise and confidence and living their purpose.
I am originally from Vienna, Austria and have been living in Brussels, Belgium since 2007. I live here with my patchwork family composed of my husband Benoit, my step-children Hugo and Laura and our son Leo. We are switching between English, French and German on a daily basis, so if you are more comfortable working in German or French, I'm happy to switch for you too.
Thank you for reading my story - remember that your voice is a gift as are you.
“Thank you very very much!! I'm now paying much more attention to the "voice etiquette" and methods you taught in day-to-day situations, plus it gave a good impulse to improve other areas of my life :) I am aware mastering public speaking is a long-term process for me, but this training is the first time I feel I made progress on this! :)” Lara, public policy manager.
“Thank you Sonja for everything! I will remember for very long what you have taught me !!! :-)
I did not realize the coaching would go further than voice coaching only, which in the end helped me to reach my goals by taking into account the bigger picture. I have also learned a lot about self-branding which I did not realize would be offered as well. “ Sylvie, competition lawyer.
“I had two important presentations last week and both of them went well thanks to your coaching sessions :). I am really happy about the progress I made. It was a pleasure working with you.” Bettina, public relations officer.
Sonja is not just coaching voices, she sees and feels the person behind and her needs.
She knows how to boost your confidence in yourself and your public speaking abilities! Katy, Manifesting Coach
I offer individualized 1:1 coaching programs in German, English or French
as well as group coaching online.
If you have any questions feel free to:
I look forward to hearing from you!