About Sonja

Sonja Wekema, the founder of The Other Perspective, is a highly experienced international HR Manager, coach and business consultant. She is known for her no-nonsense style, her business sense, creativity and her sincere interest in people.

After having worked as Management Consultant with Capgemini for 6 years and as HR Manager and project leader with Shell for 10 years, she founded The Other Perspective in 2017. Her primary driver is to help clients reach their full potential, to adapt and sustain their way of working and to ensure they will be ready for the future.

Sonja is a certified to use Hogan Assessments and Insights Discovery Practitioner and works with an extended network of professional coaches and business consultants.

Her personal motto:

“Never stop learning as life never stops teaching”

Sonja’s full CV is available on LinkedIn.

Short CV

Business experience

  • 2017-present: Founder / Coach / Business advisor (The Other Perspective)
  • 2006-2016: HR Manager / Generalist (Shell)
  • 2001-2006: Management Consultant (Capgemini)
  • 2000-2001: Project Leader eLearning (University of Groningen)

Academic ducation

  • 2017-2019: Master Executive Coaching (Ashridge & VU Executive Education)
  • 2016-2017: Executive Team Coaching (VU Executive Education)
  • 2000: MA Communication Studies (University of Groningen)

Sonja also enjoys looking at the other perspective in her photography.