Clients we've work with..
What Clients Say
"I've used Steve repeatedly over a number of years to upskill my analytical teams. I would recommend Sophic's workshops to any business who needed to develop their analytical capability and impact."
Director of Advanced Analytics
Pets At Home
(DataIQ 100 Most Influential People in Data)
"Having attended one of Steve's workshops in the mid 2000s I've subsequently used Sophic to upskill my own teams and will continue to recommended them to other teams looking for practical ways to improve their impact and reputation within the organisation."
Data Strategy & Innovation Manager
Why use Sophic?
Sophic is led by Steve Hulmes, an experienced analytical manager and coach. Steve has developed Sophic's stakeholder engagement programme specifically for analysts and over the last 15 years has trained and coached over 1,500 from some of the UK's largest organisations. His workshops have high satisfaction levels with over 97% of participants saying they would recommend the workshops to other analysts (based on participants feedback July 2020- July 2021).
"Technical excellence alone will not make you a great analyst. The best analysts I have worked with have a blend of technical and soft skills, which enables them to interact effectively with the rest of the business, in turn improving their influence and demonstrating greater value to the organisation." - Steve Hulmes
Why is engagement important?
If you sit down with any analytical team and thrash out their frustrations and challenges, more often than not they are centred around their interactions with stakeholders. Here are just some common examples..
"We don't feel 'in the loop'"
"Stakeholders are vague or ambiguous with their requests"
"We don't have time to 'add value'"
"We don't feel listened to"
"We don't see the fruits of our labours"
"Requests are often made at the last minute"
"Stakeholders don't know what they want"
If any of these ring true for you or your team then we can help. Whilst many data analysis training providers focus on developing your technical skills, our stakeholder engagement programme provides practical tips, techniques and approaches to help build trust and credibility with stakeholders and help analysts develop positive relationships that will improve their productivity, impact and their feeling of self worth and value.