Sonia Beldom is a Creative TV and Branding consultant, communications and media trainer, and blogger.
She is the daughter and writer of soniasmum.com. This is the hit mental health blog about growing up with her hilariously embarrassing mum who was finally diagnosed at age 80. With six mental health conditions!
The keeper of wealth of brilliant anecdotes on her career in TV Sonia has worked with some of the greats. They include Liza Minnelli, Joan Collins, Richard E. Grant, Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington.
Another string to her bow is her media and communications training. This includes running creative away days for corporate clients, TV companies such as Endemol, Shine & BBC Studios. She is also a popular creative facilitator.
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ExpertiseBroadcaster, Motivation & Inspiration, psychology & mental health awareness Facilitator, Host, Moderator, Speaker
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A fine and experienced speaker Sonia speaks on a variety of subjects. Developing and nurturing self-worth, overcoming fears and mental blocks and challenging yourself outside of your comfort zone.
An equally talented media and comms trainer Sonia helps CEOs, creative companies and VIPs wanting to improve their public speaking. She runs courses on presentation and pitching skills, camera confidence, personal branding and improving personal confidence.
Proud to have been part of the success for the HECK sausage empire, Sonia run courses for BBC Studios, Shine International. She coaches clients in many of the leading arts organizations including The Royal Opera House, The National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Within the corporate sector her clients include Knight Frank, The RNIB & Citizen’s Advice.
Since starting her blog Sonia has also been in demand as a broadcaster on living with a mentally ill mother, surviving the world’s most embarrassing situations her mum put her through.
Soniasmum.com really took off after Jeremy Vine followed the blog and invited Sonia onto his BBC Radio 2 show. She talked about what it was like growing up with an unstable, embarrassing and funny mother. A woman who, like many others in the 60s and 70s went undiagnosed and unsupported with their debilitating mental health issues.
When she came off air, she was inundated with people who were laughing and crying at her stories. People wanted to share their own experiences and her website nearly crashed with close to half a million hits.
She is passionate about discussing what it is like for young carers who have to deal with mentally ill parents and also how to recognise and support people who are dealing day-to-day with family, friends or colleagues suffering from mental health. Sonia knows first-hand how hard it is to deal with your own mental health issues when those around you appear to be suffering more. Sonia is a media volunteer for MIND.
Sonia has enjoyed a varied and successful career in television ideas creation, including being part of the team to bring “An Idiot Abroad” to SKY 1, devising Victoria Wood’s “Victoria’s Empire” for BBC1, “The Hairy Bikers Great Mississippi Adventure” David Suchet’s “Music Hall Hero” and Trevor Nelson’s “Panic Mechanics” for BBC2.
She currently casts celebrity shows including “Eight Go Rallying”, “Celebrity Eggheads” and “Tour de Celeb”.
She has also run TV development teams for BBC Entertainment, Tiger Aspect, Mentorn and ITN Factual. Currently she delivers for creative workshops for BBC Studios, Endemol and Shine.
In her spare she Sonia drives classic red routemaster buses through London and plays in a piano duo with her husband Tony Clout. She lives in North London.