Sonja Blignaut

Owner and Founder @ More Beyond

Sonja partners with leaders, OD practitioners and other decision­makers to enable responsiveness and strategic agility in organizations. She often engages not as a coach, but as a thinking partner to help leaders make sense of intractable or so­called “wicked problems”.

Since 2002 she has been pioneering ideas and tools from complexity theory and narrative practices. Her expertise lies in disrupting the existing thinking of leaders and practitioners in organizations and to shift existing practices to be more congruent with the fast­changing world of work. Focus areas include adaptive change; adaptive strategy and devolved decision­making; change fitness; resilience; enabling agility and responsiveness; sense­making and culture.

Sonja has consulted locally and internationally for over 15 years. Prior to founding More Beyond, she consulted for PWC and IBM. She is the exclusive South African partner for Prof Dave Snowden, author of the Cynefin sense­making framework, and supplies training in their open source methods as well as the Sensemaker software suite. Sonja is a popular speaker at various business schools, conferences, and events.


  • Deepening Workshop – The Complexity Workshop – Sonja Bilgnaut
  • Speed Talk – Making Sense of the HR agility landscape – Sonja Blignaut