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Picture of Sonja KoehlerSonja Christionat Koehler, Free Agent for Change

Sonja’s life work is about making connections - making connections between what happens locally to what happens globally, between vision and action, between people whose synergy creates collective good.

Her work for socially conscious endeavors has led Sonja from reducing street violence through community engagement in Salinas, CA to organizing the largest peace movement in Chicago, IL during the onset of the Iraq war. She has created innovative, wraparound workforce development programs for youth and adults in Monterey County, CA and introduced secondary school students to careers in environmental protection in Benin, West Africa. She has published on transnational cooperation for research & development in the Mideast and North African regions, and built cross-sector collaborations for improving urban environments throughout the United States. Sonja facilitates executive & board strategic planning, designs learning experiences & events, provides leadership coaching, raises funds, and acts as a “brain-for-hire” for just about anything that is exciting.