Welcome to APower 3 – Unlocking Human Potential. Enhancing Businesses.

APower 3 Coaching specialise in leadership coaching for women, confidence coaching and resilience building. This includes our Mind Freedom® programme consisting of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique aka Tapping) and Mindfulness.

Through the interplay of coaching, mentoring and Mind Freedom®, we help people from all walks of life to close the gap between where they are now and where they truly want to be – in personal life, at work and in business.

Our mission is to empower those who feel disempowered. We do this by helping you to overcome your blocks, unlocking your true potential and increasing your confidence, motivation and performance so that you can live the life you truly want and deserve – on your own terms.

We are proud to support The Aspire Foundation which aims to make a difference to 1 billion women & girls by 2020!

APower 3 Explained

Research shows that you can achieve Anything, Anytime and Anywhere (A³) when you set your mind to it! Something extraordinary happens when you are committed, focused and have clarity about what you want to achieve, by when, and where you will be, or what will be happening, once you do. APower 3 encompasses the exponential power of having clarity on the three As and the confidence to act on them.

Successfully coached & happy clients include

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Sonja Kirschner MA

APower 3 – Founder, Leadership Coach, Resilience & Confidence Coach for Women Leaders, Personal & Business Results Coach

As a qualified and accredited expert coach, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner with a DISC Personality Profiling Accreditation, Sonja is also a dedicated real-life mindfulness & spirituality practitioner. Her background lies in international business development, sales and marketing.

Sonja has a genuine & growing passion for bringing the best out of women in leadership roles. She has been successfully coaching & mentoring a great diversity of women leaders. Her love for this work has motivated her to create her personal mission of empowering women to be the best they can whilst feeling confident, authentic and remaining true to who they are. Sonja is also a proud mentor of The Aspire Foundation which aims to make a difference to 1 billion women & girls by 2020!

Sonja is committed to helping people from different backgrounds to address their own self-defeating behaviours and beliefs which produce either negative or unsatisfactory results. She is passionate about helping people to unlock their true potential, increase their confidence and motivation so that their own performance in personal & professional life, and in business, feels good to them.

Entrepreneurial by nature, and having set up her first business in her twenties, Sonja is also driven by bringing the best out of people in business. As a long standing key player in the growth of many businesses through multilingual communication, marketing and business development, Sonja has successfully coached & mentored a great diversity of starting-out and established entrepreneurs doing business in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Slovak-born and Austrian by naturalisation, she grew up between the two cultures and speaking both languages (German, Slovak). Sonja is also fluent in French.

Having a multi-passionate, curious and exploratory personality, Sonja has discovered herself by becoming a student of the metaphysical text ‘A Course in Miracles’ and embarking on a journey of mindfulness and spirituality. Teachings by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Gabrielle Bernstein, Doreen Virtue PhD. and Abraham Hicks had a great impact on her personal development and continue shaping her reality.

What people say…

Confidence & Resilience: “Sonja made me feel very comfortable in each session and I was able to openly share my thoughts. Sonja helped me believe that I can achieve anything I set my mind to and that my potential is tremendous. Our coaching sessions focused on improving my confidence in particular situations where I have struggled in the past, addressing and dealing with my limiting self-beliefs which tended to hold me back and on building my resilience using some simple and effective techniques. We explored the use of tools such as Mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique which I can practice myself and enjoy ongoing benefits. When I reflect on the desired achievements I set out at the start of our journey together, I am very proud of being able to say that I have fully achieved all my objectives. Sonja helped me to stay focused, make sense of my own thoughts and internal conflicts and ultimately achieve what I always knew I could achieve myself.”

Zuzana Clark

Operations Director

Career & Confidence: “Sonja Kirschner is a brilliant coach, with a very versatile skill set and a flexible approach to dealing with client’s needs. I found her coaching highly professional throughout while maintaining the sensitivity to go ‘off script’ where it was necessary. My sessions with her helped me discover values of true importance for my career (planning) and increased my confidence in pursuing my goals.”

Dr Catharina James

Director, Innovation Consultant, Entrepreneur

Business, Leadership & Self-Empowerment: “Working with Sonja has been a joy. I first started working with Sonja when I was at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey. She has been invaluable in a few ways: 1. Providing a sounding board for ideas, 2. Encouraging me to verbalise the things at the back of my mind and address them head on, 3. Providing a point of accountability when I didn’t have anyone else to report to, 4. Prompting me to self reflect in a way I wouldn’t have done before. Sonja was stoic, calm, receptive, attentive, good company, flexible, helpful, warm and thoughtful in her approach 🙂 I’d encourage you to get in touch with Sonja if things are going well, if things aren’t going well, if you’re feeling lonely, if you’re feeling like you have too many people around or whenever. Through Sonja’s work, I believe anyone can improve themselves just a little, and maybe a lot too.”

Joe Glover

Business Owner, SME Awards Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

Confidence & Resilience: “I recently attended a women in leadership Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) event at which Sonja Kirschner was the guest speaker. I found Sonja’s session impactful to me as an individual the content resonated, as I’m sure it did with other women who attended. In particular the ‘success cycle’ which I have personally used since attending – I now start and end my day with positive thoughts, allowing myself a moment to engage with my inner self and believe in myself. The second element that I have implemented has been the ‘power pose’ – initially during Sonja’s speech I was sceptical but putting it into practice during the session and since it really works. I would thoroughly recommend booking Sonja for future events and having 1:1 sessions with her.”

Shelley Anderson

Sales Director

Empowerment of Women Leaders:Sonja supported a first time local event in Cambridge for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association [HBA]. She quickly understood what we needed and she led a great session, engaged the audience well. She shared some nice theory and then a number of practical tips. She gave plenty of time for questions which made it personal for the individual’s needs. She was clear, and made it fun and interesting. Thank you Sonja – would certainly recommend to others. 

Karen Godbold

Global Strategy Lead

Career: “I had a fantastic coach. With her help, my circumstances are completely changed. I am 6 weeks into a new job that I thought would be a far away dream, I am more confident in my professional life and I have improved my personal life. I would recommend APower 3 to anyone who would like to give coaching a try. They are clearly very dedicated to it and find genuine pleasure in helping people in this way.”

Sarah Goodwin

Field Officer

Confidence & Relationships: “I can honestly say my coaching sessions and guidance has helped me through what I would describe as the most challenging and confusing part of my life. My coach’s style left me feeling able to openly converse with her and I never felt judged or criticised for anything we discussed. My coach has given some invaluable support and access to tools such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and good life habits that has maintained my continuing progress and given me a true sense of direction in my life. The coaching has exceeded all expectations I had of what could be achieved through life coaching – I achieved my objectives and in the progress have gained so much more.”

Lyndsey Cassidy

QA Coordinator

Phobia: “APower 3 helped me enormously with a phobia I have. My coach’s calm approach has enabled me to benefit from the NLP sessions I had with her. I feel my life has been transformed because I do not worry or feel as panicked by the triggers of my phobia. Last December I was able to join colleagues on an international business trip. My NLP sessions helped me board that plane and have one of the most enjoyable trips of my life. I was able to be part of the team and participate in the activities whilst I was in Arizona. I could not have done this without my coach’s help and patience. She is a true professional and knows exactly how to help those with triggers that cause panic. I cannot thank her enough for helping me work through my issues and to enable me to eventuality find the freedom to live my life.”

Joanna Breen

Head of Human Resources

Long Term Ambitions: “Sonja is a fantastic coach, she really gets to the crux of the situation. She has a no nonsense approach and you feel very supported throughout the process. I now feel empowered and ready to embrace my life long ambitions as Sonja has given me the tools and the self-belief to drive these forward by helping me realise what was holding me back. I will be eternally grateful for this.”

Sarah Cloughly

Social Entrepreneur

Public Speaking:Sonja helped me with my presentation and public speaking skills. She was very professional and her coaching style made it very easy for me to open up which made it a very pleasant experience. We identified a limiting belief that was blocking me and she helped me overcome this by replacing it with an empowering belief. This allowed me to really believe in myself. Sonja’s NLP skills make her a very effective coach and I would like to work more with her in the future.

Jeno Nagy

Developer Manager

Weight Management & Confidence: “During the last 10 years I have experienced intermittent weight management problems, which as a consequence was affecting my confidence, and thus negatively impacting on both my personal and professional life. I approached weight management from many an angle including lifestyle modification, diet and exercise, counselling etc. etc. For a few weeks my approach worked but that wasn’t long lived, before long I fell of the wagon! By the time I approached APower 3 I was desperate! During my sessions with Sonja, I noticed her extensive knowledge and expertise with her content to be remarkable. She has a wonderful ability to communicate with a wide variety of personalities, and help each individual reach their potential through understanding each person’s strengths and weaknesses. Her energy and spirit are amazing. Sonja’s personality is truly enchanting, cheerful and encouraging. She enjoys her work and makes sure that her clients enjoy the sessions too. Sonja is very adept at listening and helps and encourages you to see the light at the proverbial ‘end of the tunnel.’ Additionally Sonja has what I call ‘perspective.’ Because she is also involved in NLP, she possesses more than the average myopic view of a coach; She has the ability to see the bigger picture and relate the initial weight management with other facets of my life, which is something that I never considered. During my time with Sonja, I noted a positive difference in myself and a change in my attitude – I became a glass half full person as opposed to glass half empty person. The most prominent feature of my sessions was my ability to describe to Sonja a visualization of my progress; quite often I would state that I was now ready to break through the wall that was standing in front of me, and if not I would climb over it or walk round the sides! To date, I have lost a great deal of weight and on target to achieve my ideal weight. Incredibly I have maintained the weight loss, which is something that I haven’t been able to achieve thus far. I only have coach Sonja to thank for this – I am truly indebted to Sonja for her time, energy and patience!”


Medical Practitioner

Mentoring for Spiritual Entrepreneurs: “Sonja and I have been working together for a few years now and I have grown to trust her advice. Our relationship has blossomed and her insights have supported me in my creative path with many positive outcomes. Sonja has not only been a valuable mentor for my business as a creative entrepreneur / artist but also in my spiritual practice. She has enabled me to have more awareness of how they all connect and link. She is a great grounding force and has helped me to focus. Sonja has also enabled my business and ideas to take flight and evolve. I would recommend her as she is insightful, listens and provides clarity in an open an non judgemental way.”

Joanne Webb

Creative Entrepreneur & Artist

Confidence in Social Situations: “My coach helped me with regaining my confidence in social situations. She made me think differently in relaxing sessions. She put me at ease and I found it very helpful. I have now learnt to have positive thoughts as opposed to negativity. I look forward to socialising rather than declining invitations and staying home!”

Gina Lawrence


Career & Focus: “APower 3’s work exceeded all my expectations. My coach had a gift of understanding and absorbing potentialities and transforming them into action and goals in a practical and direct way. I highly recommend their services.”

Fabiane Esteves


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