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Sonya Stephenson

Facilitator

Sonya Stephenson has been a facilitator in Business and Professional Writing and Report Writing with DEAL Training for 15 years.

She is has extensive teaching experience and is currently a lecturer and subject co-ordinator in Business Communication Skills at CPUT’s Business Faculty where she has taught since 1992. She previously taught secondary school English and Afrikaans for the Cape Education Department and has served as both chief examiner and sub-examiner for the Transkei and Cape National Senior Certificate examinations. In addition, she has presented many in-house training sessions on Business Writing, Study Skills and Assertiveness for both private and public companies.

Sonya holds a BA (HDE) degree from UCT and MTech in Business Administration from CPUT. Her research niche area is Emotional Intelligence in successful students, and she has presented several conference papers on this subject both locally and nationally. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in emotional intelligence and issues of cultural identity in the workplace.

Sonya is a keen public speaker and is a member of Toastmasters International. She has mentored several speakers through this programme, and won many awards for prepared and impromptu speaking. Sonya is currently club secretary for Good Hope Toastmasters.

Sonya has two children and is married to Pete. They are keen motor-cyclists and enjoy jogging and gardening in their spare time.

Sonya is dedicated to assisting all her students to achieve their personal goals, to believe in themselves and their unique talents, and to strive for excellence to build better lives for themselves and their communities.

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