At Flexcel Network, we provide advisory services and transformative online and in-person sessions to help businesses: adapt to engage and retain their multigenerational workforce; improve performance across distributed teams; and minimize ongoing disruption in the transition to digitally-integrated and adaptive sustainable work environments.

We drive strategic projects that ensure organizations adapt successfully to become more flexible and nimble long-term. We handle critical current workforce topics: creating and managing high-performing distributed teams; leading and selling with empathy; and improving communication and collaboration across generations--including Generation Zs. We focus on increasing engagement, responsiveness, and performance.


Sophie is a work futurist, business strategist, and innovative thinker. She is an international keynote speaker, founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network, and an authority on Future-of-Work issues.

Her first book, Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, was an Executive MBA Program textbook and required reading for several management school leadership courses. Her new book, "Empathy Works: The Key to Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Work" was released May 2022 noted to be "An insightful and practical must-read for leaders focused on the future." by Kirkus Reviews

Sophie is a LinkedIn Instructor with SHRM-certified video courses. Her five courses cover Future of Work skills, Generation Z (with a skills-first approach), and Empathy which over 550,000 have taken. Her courses have been translated into six languages. She has a widely-popular podcast "Transforming Work with Sophie Wade".

Sophie has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world, working in media, technology, and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo. Sophie studied at Oxford University (BA, MA) and international business school, INSEAD (MBA). For the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), she served as NYC chapter President 2015-17, and on NAWBO National's Presidents' Assembly Steering Committee 2016-19. She serves on the NY Advisory Board of Common Sense Media.



Beware the Gatekeeper and its Passive Gaslighting

“Recommending Empathy Works as excellent method for ending toxic patterns such as gatekeeping and harassment.” December 2022

The E-Suite Empathetic Leadership for the Next Generation of Executives

“How empathetic leadership is transforming the executive landscape in "The E-Suite," a must-read for future leaders.” December 2022

Empathy Works With Sophie Wade

“Sophie Wade reveals the power of empathy and transformative impact on productivity and engagement” November 2022

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