“Sophie brings the energy of her passion about the Future of Work and in-depth knowledge from her book to her speeches and other types of collaboration with our organization. If you want someone to challenge and encourage your audience to embrace the future; hire Sophie.”

“Sophie has the unique ability to make you feel like she’s talking directly to you, regardless of how many people are in the room. She connects seamlessly with her audience and covers complex topics with a simplicity that makes them digestible.”



Executive MBA textbook and ‘visionary reading’* about the Future of Work, Sophie’s book helps you understand the new work environment— faster-paced, tech-driven, and talent-focused. Her research-supported insights help executives, managers, and teams understand and transition to the new world of work.

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“The way we work is going through a profound transformation. With Embracing Progress, Sophie Wade provides an essential guide for businesses of all sizes to create a more flexible, empathetic, purpose driven, and human workplace that can meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of this new era.”


Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

“Sophie is a catalyst. She both explains the new working circumstances clearly as well as giving thoughtful direction about what to expect going



Interpersonal skills are increasingly in demand in the workplace as evolving business needs demand more of your talent. Enable your employees to practice using empathy to improve their communication, collaboration and performance.



Avoidable miscommunications between generations negatively impact results. Benefit from data-driven insights and surprising exercises to adapt how team members relate, interact, and react to bridge generational differences.



Decentralized teams are challenged to work effectively across multiple locations. Experience new management methods and approaches to combine with accommodated working styles and improved communications.

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Sophie combines a background in strategy and finance with a deep knowledge of Future-of-Work trends and research.

She utilizes her unique perspective to analyze the potential challenges and opportunities facing your organization and provide strategic advice.

Benefit from Sophie’s data-driven approach and informed experience to help your company transform and succeed in the new work environment.



Sophie addresses current business conditions and explores ways to navigate the disruption. She shares informative insights and interviewing leading innovators who are providing or benefiting from transformative solutions that will allow companies to emerge with sustainable models, mindsets, and business practices. Find out how to transition to more effective, productive, and supportive new ways of working—across locations, generations, and platforms—as we harness these challenging circumstances to drive significant, multidimensional changes in all our working lives.

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Remote Work on Tour: Part 3 — Getting into the Groove and then Life Happens!

Life doesn’t stop when you launch yourself into a new adventure. It takes on a whole new level of intensity or growth or involvement or effort. Or all of the above. When Naum Kaluzhny started on his 4-month Remote Year program, he was anticipating a journey of discovery. He wasn’t necessarily anticipating all the other things that ‘life’ throws at you along the way. And these things still have to be dealt with no matter where you are or who you’re with.

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20 Must-Reads on the Future of Work

*Sophie's book--Embracing Progress--is recognized as being visionary reading about the Future of Work and a 'MUST READ':

The beginning of the year is a time when we start thinking about the future. As CEO of Upwork, I read widely in order to better anticipate and understand the trends in work. If you want to immerse yourself in visionary reading about the future of work, education, and cities—and perhaps even become your own futurist—check out my picks that look to the road ahead.

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(Gen) Z is for Zeitgeist: 2020 Vision is Driven by a New Generation

There was a shift last year. A groundswell of energy. A rise in fresh passion. Younger voices. More urgent demands. A tipping point was reached and breached. Millennials passed the baton as they aged up and quietened down. In 2020, the next generation — Generation Z or iGen (born 1995–2015) — is driving the agenda in the public domain and will bring change to your workplace with their rising profile and prominence.

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2021 has arrived—with more than we bargained for! It’s going to take a few months to get on track and start to put the #pandemic behind us. Let’s focus on #connection, communication, and #collaboration together and we’ll be able to get through anything! #empathy

Innovation to come in 2021 to help us engage, not burnout and improve the virtual/online and #WFH #EmployeeExperience. This will be critical for #mentalhealth, collaboration and productivity. https://www.axios.com/video-conferencing-zoom-skype-meetings-119f5b65-4416-411f-9e65-b1f5b01c07a1.html

Yesterday was tough. As we endure the rest of winter, let’s find what we do agree on and focus on that. We need to be able to work together effectively to emerge successfully from the #COVID19 pandemic and thrive again. #empathyworks #collaboration

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