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NAVIGATING
CHANGE WITH
EMPATHY

DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWERS?

  • Is your executive team ready for what’s next?

  • Are you concerned about sales team conversions?

  • Are your remote workers productive?

  • What are your critical skills' needs now?

WE can help

“Sophie’s in-depth knowledge was invaluable for understanding the new working landscape as well as her strategies for bridging generational differences. After assessing the company’s management approaches and operational practices, she gave us specific guidance to address cultural, performance-related, and operational issues relating to intergenerational management and communication. New initiatives implemented based on her recommendations resulted in increased productivity and our culture had never been as good.”


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BENEFITS

INTELLIGENCE

Attaining the essential information you need to: identify multidimensional factors disrupting your operations and workforce; understand key optimization levers; and navigate the uncharted landscape.

RELEVANCE

Evaluating your organization’s preparedness to ramp up operations flexibly under phased market openings. Determining appropriate staged transformative actions incorporated into a customized, iterative execution plan.

RESULTS

Addressing priority issues—including updated leadership styles, employee experiences, and teamwork. Establishing trackable new practices that measurably improve productivity on a trajectory of sustainable growth.

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WE SPECIALIZE IN:

PRIORITIZING TALENT

UNCERTAIN CONDITIONS: COVID19 has disrupted your revenues streams and business ecosystem. How well have your managers adjusted so far? Are remote employees well-supported and contributing fully?

SUSTAINABLE PROGRESS: Markets are opening up unpredictably and unevenly. Executives can only plan short-term with any conviction. Your decentralized and blended workforce needs to be more flexible and responsive, ready to pivot.

IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY: We recognize shifting circumstances challenge performance. We guide adoption of practices--including empathy skills--that enable employees to adapt and be effective in uncertain environments. Where can we help you most?

OPTIMIZING OPERATIONS

DIGITIZING PROCESSES: Ongoing work-related restrictions mean greater reliance on digital tools and automation to increase capacity, scalability, and gather real-time insights. How is your company transitioning?

EVOLVING EMPHASES: We understand the multidimensional effect of current conditions on your tech and talent needs. We assess your organization's status, identify where to focus attention, and how to optimize continued progress.

MAXIMIZING EFFECTIVENESS: Share your organization’s or teams’ top concerns and challenges with us. We will apply our in-depth knowledge and experience to identify opportunities and boost your company's recovery and growth.

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WORK FUTURIST

AUTHOR

Sophie’s book Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, is an Executive MBA Program textbook and required reading for several leadership courses at ESCP Europe management school. She reviews historical context and projects evolving workforce trends.

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SPEAKER

Sophie gives keynote presentations, interactive, and online sessions at US and international conferences from London and Stockholm to Tokyo and Seoul on topics including empathy, leadership, intergenerational collaboration, and remote worker productivity.

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INSTRUCTOR

As a LinkedIn Instructor, Sophie offers three LinkedIn video courses for premium and enterprise clients: Attracting, Hiring, and Working With Generation Z; Empathy for Sales Professionals; and Empathy Tips for HR Professionals.

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More about Sophie

TRANSFORMING WORK
PODCAST

Sophie addresses current business conditions and explores ways to navigate the disruption. She shares informative insights and interviewing leading innovators who are providing or benefiting from transformative solutions that will allow companies to emerge with sustainable models, mindsets, and business practices. Find out how to transition to more effective, productive, and supportive new ways of working—across locations, generations, and platforms—as we harness these challenging circumstances to drive significant, multidimensional changes in all our working lives.

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TRANSFORMING
WORK

WITH
SOPHIE WADE

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FUTURE OF WORK RESOURCES

Book

Embracing Progress describes the digitized business landscape in transition and highlights the need for proactive management attention—especially relating to leadership, corporate culture and employee engagement—emphasizing the talent agenda.

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Articles

Keep up to date and informed reading Sophie’s numerous articles covering wide-ranging workforce-related topics such as empathy, effective remote working, leadership, and Generation Z in publications including Fortune, the Huffington Post, Medium, and SAP’s Digitalist magazine.

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Interviews

Read Sophie’s interviews with innovative leaders who have implemented new ideas and are experiencing the benefits. She questions existing practices, explores new possibilities, and reviews research data to validate the benefits and directions of progress.

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