Hi, my name is Sonja Nannan.
I'm a vocal coach, business coach, singer, social and cultural anthropologist, mama, step-mama, cat mama, wife, sound healer, and entrepreneur.
It took me years to find out what my true calling was.
I always loved to sing and thought that becoming a professional singer would be my path - I studied classical and pop singing and from a very young age felt this fascination with the human voice. I think it was mostly due to my catholic middle-class upbringing, where singing was just part of the religious services and making music part of our education.
Unfortunately, there was also always this sense of not being enough to make it professionally. Not loud enough, not pop enough, not thin enough, not exciting enough, not whatever enough. There was somehow always something missing and always someone ready to tell me what was lacking for me to realize my dream.
At some point I decided in order to live a "normal life", find a job, a husband, raise a family, my chosen path was just too soul-crushing.
I abandoned my dream in order to become an employee at a market research agency, and then an administrator for various private companies and public organizations.
I was not happy. My voice was missing.
So I started teaching singing again as I had done in my mid-twenties, but this time around I was more interested in the psychology behind singing. Within each "student" I sensed that there was something profound hidden beneath the layers of trying to sound perfect.
Voice Technique was just not the right tool to make someone feel confident in who they were as a person. It hadn't worked for me, and I had invested years of many many hours of voice training. I felt called to help on a deeper level. Years of therapy, coaching, coaching-training, online course creation, marketing, business management ensued. Because more and more people were struggling with their voice for public speaking, I also developed a voice coaching program that led me to coach high-level executives of Fortune 500 Companies and Institutions of the European Union.
It was all very exciting. I still offer coaching programs for companies AND I help multi-passionate creative entrepreneurs like myself share their true voice, show up as their most authentic selves. Embrace who they really are and let go of who they think they should be.
Because this is what makes us feel whole on the inside and attracts our ideal clients on the outside.
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 has the power to connect you to your true SELF.
“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!