Sophie started her career in the UK Treasury and considers herself to be a recovering economist. Ten years of experience working in and with Governments has grounded her in the complex and relational nature of change. Her passion for organisational design developed while working in Rwanda, where she supported teams across Government to deliver on cross-cutting policy ambitions, from diversifying exports to delivering on major infrastructure projects. On this journey from policy to the personal, she became an accredited coach, which has supported five years of experience supporting international development and humanitarian professionals and social entrepreneurs, from Columbia to Liberia.
Sophie’s work with organisations focuses on supporting greater ease, clarity and creativity in the midst of complexity. Some highlights have included supporting the UK Government and a coalition of Responsible Business Initiatives to take a systemic and collective approach to change, and developing a Theory of Change with an innovative global public consultancy to match their decision-making to the courage of their vision.
In her practice, Sophie combines the principles of complexity with extensive yoga and embodiment expertise, improv theatre experience and constellations practice to tailor mindful and creative practices that lead to greater collective awareness and intuitive insight into the underlying forces at play. This is grounded in the strong empathetic relationships she builds with clients that open space for ‘not-knowing’ and new possibilities.
Sophie lives in North Essex, where she cares for her two little girls, a flock of chickens, and Bertie, a Newfoundland. She enjoys running, an eclectic range of movement practices, meditation and gardening.