TEAM & BUSINESS
I have had the great fortune of undertaking coaching sessions with Sophie Graves which have been immeasurably beneficial to my professional and personal life. Amazingly, I felt my understanding of myself, my motivators and barriers and my ‘personal power’ had significantly increased even after just one session. Sophie’s approach is supportive, pragmatic and insightful, and Sophie has a knack for striking the right balance of challenging you to step outside your comfort zone while also being your cheer squad (or, more importantly encouraging you to become your own cheer squad!). As part of coaching, Sophie provides practical ‘homework’ to complement the discussions undertaken during the sessions. This means that the benefit of learning goes beyond the confines of the session – and allows you to apply the learning in real time. Sophie is an enthusiastic and effective champion for women reaching their full potential and owning their strengths and expertise and my short time with Sophie has taken me from feeling very nervous about speaking up at high level meetings to presenting on stage to approx. 500 people! Engaging Sophie has, by far, been the best investment I could make in my career.
Sarah McPherson, Manager - Program Performance & Impact, Heart Foundation
"Sophie came as a consultant to our project team which was in a state of flux. She was able to identify issues and provide feedback in a professional manner. She identified solutions quickly and solutions which were sustainable and cost effective. She worked with purpose and integrity and developed a true understanding of the situation in a very short time frame. Sophie is an effective professional and I highly recommend her to any organisation in dealing with change".
Kaveri Stanley, Program Director, Murdoch Childrens Research Centre