Sophie is founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network. She helps companies transform and future-proof their work environments, by creating compelling, progressive and talent-focused, digitally-integrated workplaces. Sophie's book, Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, is an Executive MBA Program textbook and required reading for several management school leadership courses.

Sophie is an authority on Future-of-Work issues impacting companies and workers’ new demands – such as leading and managing distributed workers; intergenerational collaboration, and new skills-focused talent management. Sophie assists corporations maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in their transition to relevant new work environments. She also helps employees and independent workers adapt and start proactively managing their new, latticed corporate or diversified, independent careers.

Sophie has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the U.S.. With a strategy and finance focus, her early career was spent assisting entrepreneurs and major corporations identify, develop and execute strategic initiatives, build teams and ventures and create partnerships. 

She served as the 2015-17 President of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and now is a member of NAWBO National's Presidents' Assembly Steering Committee.

Sophie has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Founder and CEO
Thrive Global

“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.”

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Sophie regularly speaks about Future-of-Work trends and topics such as employee engagement; leading and managing a multigenerational, decentralized workforce; and skills-focused talent management.
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Sophie's intelligence briefings, practical strategies, and transformative workshops help executive teams and clients understand and adapt to transition critical Future-of-Work changes in order stay competitive.
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Sophie’s new book and articles share her insights and case studies of new ways of working; the challenges and opportunities for employers and professionals; and how to tackle them effectively.
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Jodie Ryndak
President and CEO, Workplace Furnishings, Inc.

Sophie Wade brought knowledge and thought provoking content to the audience of contract furniture industry professionals at the 2018 WPF Conference held at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort in Albuquerque NM.

She drew the audience outside the industry boxed perspective and allowed them to take an unbiased industry perspective on trending issues in the workplace environment.

Pip Coburn
Coburn Ventures

Sophie is a catalyst. She both explains the new working circumstances clearly as well as giving thoughtful direction about what to expect going forward and how to adapt successfully.

Julie Silver, MD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Strategic Initiatives. Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School

Sophie Wade brings fresh ideas and terrific strategies aimed at helping people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic work environment.

Lorraine Holcombe
VP & CFO, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Sophie has done extensive research into the future of the workplace and her workshop has clear takeaways that can immediately be put into place to attract, engage and retain talent in your organization.

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