Sonia Funk

Sonia Funk

Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nutritional Therapist | Health Expert | Wellness & Culture Strategist
Sonia Funk is a corporate wellness strategist, speaker, and nutritional therapist, with international experience for exhausted, stressed leaders and their teams. Sonia Funk is a heart-centered and funny professional that always brings the big picture to the table, effortlessly flooding the room with the feeling of empathy and non-judgment.
  • Change Management
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Management
  • All Staff Meeting
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Award Galas & After Dinner
  • Awareness Days
  • Conference
  • Corporate Audience
  • Education & Teachers
  • Health and Safety


Sonia Funk is an employee wellness analyst & strategist, corporate keynote speaker and nutritional therapist, with over 15 years of international experience in the wellness industry. She understands that employees are overwhelmed with their own day-to-day lives as it is and that it can become a challenge to keep up with personal and professional lives while maintaining health.

Sonia Funk has travelled the world as both a student and a teacher. Her superpowers include outrageous common sense and a willingness to ask hard questions, which allow for easier answers. Sonia’s questions cut through all the misinformation, fads and clichés around wellness and mental health. Sonia Funk gives her audience the courage to find a better question that can help them understand the real reasons why they are struggling. With this awareness and the tools she provides, real change for well-being becomes possible.

Sonia Funk is a regular consultant, facilitator and regular guest on radio talk shows and podcasts. Her unique collaborative healthcare events in her community, and her partnership with the local Co-op Grocery stores, have seen her in the media regularly. Over the years Sonia Funk naturally evolved into a corporate speaker, keynoting the City of Morden’s Mental Health Week in 2019 and speaking on brain health and nutritional psychiatry at Manitoba Safety Service’s conference in early 2020.

Her genius lies in her insightful and strategic telling of the human story behind the issue at hand. Sonia Funk understands that your employees are overwhelmed with their day- to-day lives as it is. They are not interested in feel-good challenges for their nutrition, walking, or drinking more water, which has only about a 10% participation rate. She also knows that a one-time “lunch-and-learn,” which doesn’t offer employees a perception shift nor immediately usable tools, doesn’t even get in the first ear anymore.

Sonia Funk is a heart-centred and funny professional that always brings the big picture to the table. Effortlessly flooding the room with the feeling of empathy and non-judgement, she invites a perception shift in the participants. To her, this is the fundamental first step to lifting the apathy and fear that keeps people stuck. Sonia’s presentations are psychologically crafted in a way that allows her to effectively communicate life-changing information and awareness. Her experience as an effective coach and therapist translates into her ability to relay useful tools and tips, that are relevant to everyone.

Sonia Funk provides employees powerful insights into the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of improving all aspects of their nutrition and well-being. Combining keen observational skills with an unusual and uplifting common sense, Sonia Funk has an extraordinary talent for identifying and explaining the root causes of productivity-draining ailments such as fatigue, digestive issues, chronic illness, stress, anxiety and depression. What’s more? Her approach is heart-centred and her calls to action are full of empathy and realism.




The Biz Dojo

The Biz Dojo

Stress, Decision Fatigue and the Science of Nutrition

Sonia Funk Topic Presentations

burnout: the fire is real

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  • “New research shows that more than one-third of all working Canadians are feeling burned out.” – Canada Life, 2022

    Burnout is complex, impacting every part of who we are and how we live and work.

    So what is it exactly? How does it correlate to Mental Health? What are the physical health implications? How do I know I have it? How do I stop it or heal it?

    Sonia likes to bring simplicity to complicated problems. She has taken this highly misunderstood & speculated state of humanity and distilled it down into a cause and effect that makes sense. A highlight in this learning is conceptualizing prevention and intervention as the same thing in the realm of burnout.

    In this session Sonia will ease self-blame by demonstrating:

    • how the events in our lives and the world we live in, naturally lead us towards burnout
    • a simple yet revelatory understanding of the basic biology behind all the symptoms and feelings involved and what they mean
    • the role of healthy personal boundaries (or lack thereof)

    Tying it all together she then gives the audience a practical framework for:

    • Avoiding the Hard No (slowing down pending burnout)
    • Healing the Hard No (recovery if you are already there)




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  • #psychologicalsafety #diversityandinclusion #mentalhealth #culture #wellness #thegreatresignation #emotionalintelligence #burnout #consciousleadership #quietquitting #empathy #equality

    It’s overwhelming, isn’t it? Sonia believes that having a separate strategy for each of these issues in your organization is a waste of company resources and time. If it was working, then it would be working. The obvious solution is to understand the lynchpin, one that connects all of these hashtags together. Sonia is a master at shedding an empathetic and practical light on these issues, simplifying them into an interconnected and efficient strategy. She believes that better questions illuminate better answers. In this session she delivers those questions. By the end of this revelatory presentation, you will feel relief – relief that comes from a new sense of direction for dealing with issues facing leadership today.

the biology of safety - a new way to assess risk

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  • In The Biology of Safety Sonia takes stress, health and lifestyle choices, into the context of safety. She speaks to the physical impact of stress, on a body that is not supported by a balance lifestyle, leads to the breakdown of specific body systems, which upend mental health and create additional symptoms and illness. By the end of this presentation the audience will have a deep understanding of

    • How daily stress and lifestyle choices impact our body and brain function
    • How that function alters our neurotransmitters & hormones
    • How those imbalanced chemicals in the body have a direct impact on safety.

    Educating employees on how this acts out in their daily lives could potentially save as many lives as a hardhat. In addition, educating leaders on biological red flags to watch for will help them assess a whole new dimension of risk.

it’s not your fault - exploring illness vs injury

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  • We are all surrounded by triggers, instigators and compounders of stress, anxiety and depression in our daily lives. They are everywhere. In the news, on our dinner plates, in our morning mugs, in our homes, at school, in our relationships, on the road, at work, in our email. Some of the most powerful triggers shine out to us from our phones and are hidden within our own digestive tract and immune system. They can be camouflaged by “positive thinking” that is based in avoidance – but also magnified by “negative thinking” that is not constructive. Sonia sees the rise in mental health issues in our society as an outcome, not as a condition to be treated in isolation.  Due to our personal histories, our genes and our environment, some of us are more susceptible to the heavy load that all of these factors place on our minds and our bodies. Sonia sheds light on factors such as stress, food, our microbiome, social media, and relationships. In true Sonia style, she does it in a way that leaves you with the most incredible relief. It is not your fault that you feel stressed out all the time. And, you can actually do something about it.

food & your mood

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  • The story of what has happened to our food supply matters more in understanding our health today than anything else. It contains the collective answer for how and why we have become so sick and tired. Highlights of this foundational seminar: • With some help from Sonia the audience will reconstruct the “race up superfood mountain” to prove to themselves that there is no such thing as “healthy food.” Something is either food, or it’s not food – this makes navigating nutrition much easier. • Sonia will lift the veil of marketing and ‘nutrition’ studies in a way that you never allow them to confuse you again. • Health issues discussed in this in the context of this seminar include fatigue, digestive issues, cholesterol, and brain health.


Sonia has a unique knowledge which she is able to bring to people’s suffering in a way that gives them choice

Paul Penner

M.A. Counselling, CCS, PACCP Executive Director
Pembina Counselling Centre

I put my trust in Sonia to present a comprehensive plan in which our client was impressed with. Sonia’s execution was well thought out, exceptional, and our client received positive feedback from its employees. They continue to work with Sonia as they have seen value and improvement in employee morale.

Perry Vagianos

B.Comm. (Honours) | Health Benefits Specialist
SV Benefits| Sigurdson Vagianos & Company

Sonia is as real and genuine as they come. She really impacted my team – one team member described the sessions as the best and most real wellness experience she has had in her 20+ year career. Sonia’s practical tips, experience-based story telling and science-based approach, are all really helpful in taking a step forward on your personal wellness journey.

Seth Anderson

Director CCT

You did a fantastic job at unpacking a very complex and tricky subject and made it very understandable and meaningful to myself and I’m sure everyone else in the audience. I want to extend a very heartfelt thank-you and appreciation from all of us for sharing your time and expertise with us today, it was very powerful and insightful message indeed!  

Quintin Phillips

Health & Safety Coordinator
Maple Reinders

It seems everyone I talk to wants me to express appreciation for your inspiring presentation! Thank you for providing such an engaging presentation around tackling burnout and avoiding burnout. Your willingness to share your knowledge and truly inspiring approach to mental health clearly demonstrates your dedication and commitment of building a culture of psychological safety.

Autherine Ricketts

Manager ODP
Workplace Safety and Prevention Services

Articles & Media

Nutritional therapist Sonia Funk Believes Strategic Corporate Wellness & Culture Is Our Best Hope For Well Being


Everything changed in 2018 when Sonia Funk, registered nutritional therapist, went to the doctor. She was two years postpartum but still felt exhausted and in pain. She also knew she was under the duress of being cyberstalked, threatened and intimidated by her ex, and it could be the cause. Sonia...


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