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Sonia Beldom

Sonia Beldom is a multi-talented speaker on a variety of diverse subjects including creativity, neurolinguistic programming, communications skills and mental health. A hugely talented speaker, she is an expert in developing self-worth and creating your brand. Furthermore, she is the perfect choice for helping people develop their teams, cohorts and the relationships between friends and family. Sonia is energetic, funny and insightful.


About Sonia Beldom

Sonia Beldom is a highly respected TV creative and brought together Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington & Stephen Merchant for “An Idiot Abroad”. Furthermore, she is the creator of the hit mental health blog Sonia’s Mum which famously highlights the issues of growing up with a hilarious, but often hugely embarrassing mum whose multiple mental illnesses weren’t fully diagnosed until she was 80 years old. Her book, based on her experiences, is going to be published in Autumn 2023.

Sonia Beldom is also a business and personal development mentor for women in developing countries via the Cherie Blair Foundation.

Currently, Sonia develops TV dramas and has written a series of children’s books; the Granny Franny Adventures.  These are based on her most recent hobby, driving a classic red Routemaster bus around London.

She is in demand as a body language expert for the mainstream press and has been the go-to commentator for major events such as the Queen’s Funeral and the Coronation of King Charles III.

She is incredibly creative and very popular as a facilitator and trainer. Her clients include the BBC, Channel 4, Endemol Shine, The Royal Opera House, D&AD, Heck Foods, Crosstown Donuts, Holy Moly and charitable organisations such as the RNIB, AOP, BAFTA and Porticus.  She coaches high-net-worth individuals and corporate teams in developing big ideas, instilling values of creativity, integrity, bravery and building team support systems.  Amongst her credits as a facilitator/ Development Executive is “Hunted”, “Strictly Come Dancing” and “The Real Marigold Hotel.”

In addition, Sonia is a qualified Executive Coach, NLP and hypnotherapy practitioner, regularly running courses in personal development, public speaking and building confidence skills. She is proud to be one of the media speakers for MIND.

‘Developing clients’ confidence on camera, in the workplace and their personal lives is what drives and inspires me – from individuals pitching their ideas to dealing with tricky family members and coaching teams in Dragon’s Den-style presentations.’

‘Everyone remembers from my coaching that You never get a second chance to make a great first impression.’



Sonia Beldom’s career started as a BBC Radio producer working with people such as Karl Pilkington, Terry Wogan, Ken Bruce, Gloria Hunniford, Chas & Dave, Gyles Brandreth and Bobby Crush.  She was headhunted as a TV Development Exec for Tiger Aspect, BBC Entertainment, Mentorn and ITN. She then launched her own production company, Babygrand Productions.

Highly respected, Sonia has cast stars such as David Walliams, Julian Clary, Victoria Wood, The Hairy Bikers, John Sergeant, Dame Joan Collins, Noel Edmonds & Tynchy Stryder in their hit TV series.  Ever patient and caring, Sonia was always given “difficult” presenters to work with.  Perhaps this was due to her years of dealing with her mentally ill mum. This gave her the skills to be an expert in communication skills, managing difficult egos and staying calm under pressure.

When Sonia started blogging about her mum the stories spread like wildfire and Jeremy Vine invited her onto his Radio 2 show. When her website crashed through the number of people reaching out, she realised how important the issues surrounding mental health and personal development had become and has made it her mission to spread the word about being yourself, promoting your values and living your authentic life.

Sonia is an inspiring facilitator, great host and keynote speaker.

To book Sonia Beldom, contact The Speakers Agency on +44(0)1332 810481 or email

Speech Topics

Sonia’s speech topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and nurturing self-worth in yourself and those around you.
  • Creativity, bravery and integrity in education, business and personal life.
  • How growing up with a mentally ill mother impacts on childhood and adult life and how to turn it into a positive.
  • How to communicate and care for people with dementia and mental health issues.
  • Being awesome in interviews and getting the job.
  • Presenting and pitching for success.
  • Communication skills for teams, tricky situations and negotiations.
  • Creating a unique brand, business presence and memorable profile.
  • Overcoming fears and mental blocks in order to conquer nerves and phobias.
  • Working with celebrities, egos and highly creative maverick people.
  • Building a successful work, life balance.
  • How to manage your own mental health and live a happy life.
  • Challenging yourself out of your comfort zone and what it’s like to drive a big red bus through London’s busy roads.
  • Menopause – the good, the bad and the hilariously ugly
  • Coping with cancer
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"Understanding how to develop a personal brand is something the riders on our Olympic and Paralympic Development programmes can usefully employ to help support their sporting career by attracting potential sponsors and horse owners. Sonia gave great advice and insight to the riders on how they can do this using her BRAND model.  Sonia’s interactive session promoted lively discussion and debate, which helped shape thinking and understanding."

British Equestrian Federation

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