First hand client accounts of impact achieved.
Sophie has become a trusted partner over the past year. Her insight, integrity and ability to hold her own in a business that moves fast and can be dismissive is impressive. I’m fussy who I work with but in my opinion Sophie is an excellent professional who quickly distinguishes between leaders even when they would prefer she didn’t!! She then works hard at presenting her insights in a way that adds value to individual and organisation. She maintains the integrity of the process whilst being creative and pragmatic, quite a tension in our business. Thoroughly trusted, super smart and good fun … Its been a pleasure to work together.
HRD EMEA, Digital Media
I first met Sophie as part of the on-boarding process for my current role. Sophie is so clearly qualified in her field and provides a great service in helping understand your style, strengths and development needs as they relate to undertaking a senior leadership/management role. She utilises various “scored” exercises where it makes sense to do so but without sacrificing the inherent “personal” conversation/interview demands which are vital to making such engagements relevant and meaningful for the client (this is so not just a case of filling in a psychometric multiple choice!). The follow up that Sophie provided demonstrated a keen commitment to providing the best for the client, including meaningful and actionable guidance. I found the whole exercise rewarding and valuable.
I have undertaken a number of different psychometric tests and other leadership exercises throughout my career (of varying quality and value) and I have no hesitation in recommending Sophie whether to examine candidates for potential leadership roles or to help yourself “fine tune” your own skills and capabilities.
Deputy General Counsel, Global Bank
Sophie was my mentor when undergoing a 360 and executive evaluation. Her personable character along with her deep understanding of the interaction between individual’s psyches during business transactions, was both interesting and very motivating. It has also been interesting seeing our whole BU team improve in their interactions following the intervention. I would whole heartedly recommend her services to anyone who wants to take that next step in their career.
Regional Sales Manager, Large European independent technology solutions provider
Sophie engaged with development work around an emerging leaders group within the business. Delivered a clear analysis coupled with constructive feedback and challenge ensuring a real valued experience for delegates.
MD, Business Head, Global Bank
I was both sceptical and a little scared when I was informed … I was to meet an external psychologist… “Old dogs, new tricks, etc., all were my initial thoughts”. However, Sophie was the lead mentor for myself and scarily understood me far too much for comfort in the initial meeting… she made me relatively comfortable discussing relatively uncomfortable subject material, i.e. my management style, strengths and WEAKNESSES, conflict areas etc… Am I more or less successful? I certainly addressed some areas that previously I had not tackled and those had an immediate positive financial impact; I delegate more and that was not easy so I now have more time for strategic thinking, I reflect more and consider alternatives more; I have no doubt the time spent with Sophie understanding myself, peoples perceptions, the company and options for change have certainly helped me to develop as a person but also as a business executive… On a personal note, I have done more reviews and personality tests than I care to remember but this was different, it had substance, relevance and meaning. Sophie was able to make an experienced executive take stock and change and at all times I felt at ease.
General Manager, Large European independent technology solutions provider
Sophie’s style is searching, she encouraged me to stretch my thinking further into areas I hadn’t previously considered, enabling me to extend my understanding of myself and what I could achieve. Her deep knowledge and experience of people makes her an empathetic and understanding Coach who sees way beyond what is presented to her. Working with Sophie is easy but not always comfortable – her approach is honest but non-judgmental, helping to focus on core strengths and capabilities. Sophie’s work with me has resulted in a significant increase in my motivation and a renewed sense of optimism for my future.
HRD, UK Charity