Founded in 2008, the Adapt Group represents the belief that we don't need to fundamentally change to be successful in life and leadership, but can utilise our strengths to adapt to the circumstances around us. This takes awareness, but also courageous authenticity to be yourself and the deliberate intent to find the confident leader within and build the skills you need.
We adapt what we've learnt in big business for small and medium sized organisations and love working with people who are doing great things in the world.
The Adapt 'Group' refers to the group of practitioners who bring their skills sets together and work flexibly in our areas of specialisation for the benefit of our clients. In future, the Adapt Group will also refer to our wonderful clients who we will bring together for learning and peer networking.
We love to partner with our clients - we want to help our clients thrive, do their best and enjoy their work.
With over 20 years of experience across Organisational, Leadership, Strategy Development and HR, I’ve worked with small, large and global organisations in both the public and private sectors, across most industries. This includes 6 years with KPMG and many years representing leading-edge consulting firms.
Throughout this time I have designed and led numerous leadership, culture, and strategy programs with Executive teams and Boards. I have coached hundreds of leaders, including CEO's, Founders and Leaders at all levels.
For the last 11 years, I've founded and grown 'Adapt' into a successful leadership and organisational development business.
My qualifications are in Psychology, Business and HR. I’m also a certified Executive Coach and seasoned facilitator with accreditations in several psychometric tools that build awareness of leadership and personality skills and styles.
My unique skill is being to distill the relevant business, people and team insights into simple, practical and fit for purpose applications for SME leaders.
What clients say..
Thank-you so much for sharing your incredible expertise with me today. You’ve given me such a gift - an entire new toolbox of skills to apply to Gameplan and I’m freaking SO excited! I can’t wait to get going on it all!
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! Olivia Connelly, Director, Gameplan
Sophie has helped me identify specific objectives within the key areas of my business and then formulated a timeline and framework to bring them together in such a way that will enable me to achieve both my business and personal goals as a company director. The priorities we have set at this early stage provide much needed clarity and forward motion that I have found difficult to achieve on my own accord. Annie Abbott, Director, Habbot Shoes
You are able to read the room and adjust your agenda based on the abilities within the room. Other consultants like to plough ahead sticking to their agenda at all costs. You get a better result by tweaking it on the fly. Scott Walker, CEO Carers Victoria
Your relaxed and friendly manner calms the room, which encourages participation. What I valued most was your ability to provoke thinking and challenge individuals. It felt like we were in it together. You read the room and kept us on track. At the same time, you were open to change or suggestions and broke up the agenda to keep things interesting. You preserved the focus of the group, were results oriented, brought about collaboration and delivered to a tight deadline.
James Bowe, Managing Director, Olympus Australia