Sonya Rudenstine

Sonya Rudenstine

Executive Coach

“Sonya is a tremendous listener who has a natural ability to ask powerful questions that often led me to reach transformative realizations simply through the process of responding.”

Sonya Rudenstine is an executive coach who partners with high-achieving leaders to shift from a skills mindset to an adaptive mindset in service of more creative, impactful leadership. She has worked across industries with leaders at the top of their game who want to give voice to bold visions with strategic action.

Sonya’s coaching is deeply influenced by her twenty-plus years of experience as an appellate attorney who served as counsel in matters before the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous other appellate courts on behalf of individual clients as well as institutions such as the American Bar Association, Brennan Center for Justice, Constitution Project, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Named one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” in the area of appellate law, she developed a collaborative, creative approach to her leadership that she brings to her work as a coach in the legal, corporate, and nonprofit settings.

Having transitioned out of the law in mid-life to become a coach, Sonya has experienced first-hand the challenges of leaving a career that has been the foundation of one’s identity for many years to start something new. She therefore loves working with executives who are grappling with transition, whether they are facing new challenges as they move up the ladder at their current organization, searching for work in a new context that better aligns with their values, or leaving the full-time workforce altogether.

Sonya is an ICF-certified coach and holds a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. She received her B.A. in Political Science cum laude from Stanford University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law. She serves as a Board Member for Community Spring, a grassroots organization in Gainesville, FL dedicated to economic justice.