Welcome to the June issue of my newsletter. 

This month’s newsletter is all about feeling the fear but doing something about it.

The world is slowly opening up. It’s a time to move forward but also a time to reflect and see how far we have come. How much we have grown as people, and to celebrate what we have learned. 

Did you know it’s Adult learning month? 

It’s a perfect opportunity for us all to celebrate our achievements. 

What have you learned over the past few months or even the past year? 

For me, it’s learning to say no.

Our learning doesn’t have to be mastering a new skill or learning a new language. Often the small things that we learn about ourselves help us in our day-to-day life.

So, go on. Get in touch and email at sonal@sonaldave.com

Tell me what you’ve learned recently. Let’s celebrate our achievements together. 

As a Celebrant, I am often contacted by couples who are from different cultural backgrounds but want to bring together their heritage as part of their wedding celebration. Often couples are a little worried about the elders in their family and want to make sure that they honour their traditions in the right and appropriate way.

This was the case with Supreet and Francesco. Both wanted to blend the Eastern and Western parts of their cultures together as part of their wedding. I worked with them both to understand their values, who they were as people, and what they wanted their wedding to stand for. 

It was an honour to be part of their wedding ceremony. 

What are your burning questions when it comes to weddings? 

Let me know your questions and I will answer them. 

Drop me a note at Sonal@sonaldave.com

I know many of you ‘feel the fear’ when it comes to presentations. 

Do you have a presentation coming up? If you haven’t then I am sure that over the near future many of you will have a team meeting, perhaps an interview, or even dare I say it a networking event slot into your diary soon. 

If you are ‘feeling the fear’ when it comes to presenting then here are some tips to help you prepare: 

  1. Know your topics
  2. Tell your stories
  3. Practice to make it perfect
  4. Plan the day

You can find out more of my presentation 101 tips here

You can also watch me share some of my presentation tips over on my YouTube channel here 

If you have any questions when it comes to communicating with confidence please do get in touch or you can check our my Communicating with Confidence courses here

I’m ending this month’s newsletter with some very exciting news!

The New Woman book launch

I am so excited to be part of another collaboration of stories with 33 other women all sharing their Kintsugi experiences through each thought-provoking chapter. It has been a pleasure working with this group of awesome women who have come together to share, inspire and have a voice under the banner of Kaushalya UK.

The collaboration book has the potential to change lives through the stories of transformation and impact. 

My chapter is titled “Shhh, Don’t Tell Anyone, They Will Treat You Differently”.  

I know my chapter is going to resonate with so many of you out there and it may just trigger some things about you and your views, but that’s ok. 

It’s how you manage things after.

In my chapter,  I share my story of disability, challenges, adversity, resilience, and success. 

I discuss how Disability is still a taboo subject and not discussed in the positive way it should. I share my thoughts on how people still do not understand hidden disabilities and I discuss the focus people put on inability when it should be about ability.  

The New Woman is launched on the 24th of July as a hardback and digital download. 

I can’t wait for you to read my chapter and of course the whole book. I am so sure that you are going to learn so much from all of us fantastic women who have supported each other, cried, and laughed together. 

Each chapter is real and shows how even when you feel broken you can mend, heal and rise again.


Sonal Dave is a Ceremonies Celebrant, Lady Toastmaster and Professional Public Speaking Expert. Speaking English, Gujarati and basic Hindi, Sonal’s services include symbolic Asian rituals, the sand ceremony and many other symbolic Indian or Western elements.

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