Sonya Barnes

Sonya is an innovative leader in authentic personal brand communication.

She helps professionals intentionally cultivate the way others perceive them. Using globally-proven Image Mastery methods, Sonya enables leaders to project a positive image in their appearance, behaviors, and communications to establish trust and credibility.


Sonya was trained by the world’s leading Image Masters. Since 2001, she has provided world-class workshops, seminars, and professional coaching to individuals on every aspect of style development and image branding.

Accomplishments and Proprietary Methods

Sonya is a founding member of the Atlanta Chapter of AICI (Association of Image Consultants International), where she held executive board positions, including President and International Board VP of Education. In addition, she presided as Master Trainer at the world-renowned London Image Institute based in Atlanta, GA.

While performing best-in-class professional work, Sonya is also a community leader, philanthropist, and advocate. She serves on the Board of Directors, Leadership Charlotte, on The Arts Empowerment Project, Mitchell’s Fund, and is a founding Board Member of the Lunch Project (TLP), a global non-profit that serves children in Tanzania, East Africa. She is also an active participant in Women Executives of Charlotte and the Women’s Impact Fund.


After almost two decades traveling the globe as a renowned international image consultant to Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Bank of America, and others, Sonya is now “women-centric,” working with professional women to create and live fulfilling, extraordinary lives.

Education & Certifications
      • Sonya has the distinction of being one of only 200 CIP (Certified Image Professional) consultants worldwide.
      • In addition to her B.A. degree, Sonya also has an M.A. degree in Luxury and Management from Savannah College of Art and Design.