Lord Davies of Abersoch
If you want to climb up an organisation you will need to consistently challenge and improve your communication skills. Sophie Clark can enable you to be more confident, authentic and impactful and give you tools to navigate work interactions.
I first starting working with Sophie Clark to prepare my transition from a head-office strategy role in London to a front-line business leadership role in Mexico, running a 550-person division. I immediately benefited from the quick-wins Sophie identified in my public speaking and presentations, coupled with further follow-up that helped hone my style and build confidence over the following months. Since then, I have presented at many conferences with up to 3,000 participants. Although a native English speaker, I have been able to apply the lessons learnt with Sophie to my presentations in Spanish as well.
My confidence when speaking in public or in the boardroom has soared as I have been able to develop a style and framework for all types of communication that enables me to feel comfortable in many types of professional engagements. I wish I would have met Sophie years earlier. Sophie provided fantastic communication coaching by identifying opportunity areas and techniques to not only improve communication flow and delivery, but enabled me to be seen by others as senior player with an opinion that mattered.
Over a very short time frame she made a huge difference with my portfolio managers to improve their client discussions. Sophie’s approach was direct, challenging and impactful. I highly recommend using her services.
The session was engaging and effective. In the session Sophie was able to help me understand the improvements I could make to raise my game and have my ideas heard. Her advice was concrete and easy to implement with real takeaways rather than theoretical concepts.
Emily Linklater Thomas
As a sales team, we had varied levels of experience and age, so a one-size-fits-all approach to training would not have been effective for us. We didn’t have a great deal of time to devote to training, so Sophie developed a tailored session for each person, including an assessment and personalized set of recommendations to help them improve their presentation approach and persuasiveness. Every person had a positive experience and took away something uniquely valuable. In my case, I put it to use immediately and gained support for our regional sales plan from my company’s operating board.
Sophie has a unique ability to help you change an important, yet dry presentation into a memorable and engaging story. I learned a lot from our short session and still use what I learned to this day. A first class coach.
Sophie has been instrumental in changing the way I communicate in the workplace. Her approach is both personal and pragmatic. She helped assess where the issues lay and broke down what seemed like an impossible task into manageable steps. I left our session with a clear idea of what I should be doing to communicate in a more confident and clear manner. I can’t recommend her highly enough – working with Sophie is an excellent investment for any woman’s career.
Sophie is brilliant. She remains one of the main reasons why I was able to start our successful business. When she suggested 3 short sessions would be enough time to shape a succinct and presentable investor presentation, I didn’t believe her. In an incredibly short space of time she grabbed the business issues I wanted to communicate and showed me how to present them in a way that was pithy, to the point and articulate.
She also taught me how to present to sophisticated investors. We had a hugely successful first fund-raising round, something I don’t think would have happened had she not taken the time with me that she did. Once our sessions were over I left her not only more confident and clear, but also thinking what I might have achieved if we’d had another 6 hours?
Sophie is an excellent communication coach who, in just a few hours, helped me face my fear of public speaking and improve my verbal and non-verbal communication skills in a strategic manner. Since my training with her, I have MC’d a gala dinner for over 500 of my company’s senior leaders from around the world.
Sophie pointed out my issues and built up my confidence in communication skills. She can influence and share ideas in clear and compelling way that resonates with my target customers.
This was the best coaching I have had in a very long time. In my position, I need to adapt my content and approach to different audiences while continuing to balance a consistent natural style. Sophie helped me to not only make a stronger first impression but be truly comfortable and relaxed with being myself. The difference was noticed by others immediately. Her no nonsense style and professionalism is also why I would highly recommend her.
I regularly need to talk at conferences and present at internal meetings with senior management, and was concerned with how my speaking style affected my credibility. The session with Sophie was gruelling – she will not let the smallest filler word or gesture go by! But it was immensely useful, covering a combination of content, structure, body language and pace. Now, before any speaking session, I remind myself of the do’s and don’ts from Sophie’s session.
As CEO of a multinational firm, Sophie helped me to change old habits and deliver my key messages in a more structured and impactful way for the many types of audience I interact with. She’s direct, challenging, patient and gets results.
Sophie is a real life example of what a great speaker is. Her presentation skills workshop stands out from all other skills workshops I have been to. It was more interactive and personal and allowed me to focus on my shortcomings. This training helped me a lot.
I needed to improve my English speaking ability for international conference calls. As a non English native speaker, I wanted to adapt my strong Korean accent to communicate more clearly. After the training with Sophie, I learned how to articulate properly and clearly. Leading a conference call is not only dependant on language fluency but on how clearly I can tell a story that the audience wants to listen to. This training helped me communicate much more efficiently than before. She also provided excellent materials so that I could continue to work outside of the session.