Do you want your analysts to reach their full potential?

Sophic’s unique stakeholder engagement training and online data visualisation courses form a critical part of any analyst development programme, and will enable your analysts to improve their impact, reputation and productivity. 

with Steve Hulmes, Founder, Sophic


Clients we've worked with..

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Previous participants in Sophic's Stakeholder Engagement Training, Data Visualisation Training and Online Courses

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."

Martin Squires

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."

Victoria Hardcastle

Data Strategy & Innovation Manager

Studio Retail


Steve Hulmes, owner, Sophic

Why use Sophic?

Sophic was founded by Steve Hulmes, an experienced analytical manager and coach who has developed and refined our online stakeholder engagement programme and data visualisation courses for data analysts since 2006. Over the last 15 years, Steve has trained and coached over 1,600 analysts from the UK's largest organisations. His online workshops are rated highly, with 97% of participants recommending the workshops to others. (Based on feedback from July 2020- July 2021).

"The best analysts I have worked with have a blend of technical and soft skills, enabling them to interact effectively with the rest of the business, improving their influence, and bringing greater value to the organisation." - Steve Hulmes

Why is stakeholder engagement important?

If you sit down with any analytical team and thrash out their frustrations and challenges, you will find that they are centred around stakeholder interactions.  Here are just some common problems they tend to mention:

•    "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 last minute"
•    "Stakeholders don't know what they want"

If any of these ring true for your team, we can help. Many data analysis training providers focus on developing your technical skills however, our stakeholder engagement programme and online data visualisation course focus on those core complementary skills that will help overcome the common frustrations and challenges that analysts experience. The workshops offer analysts the following:- 

  • Practical tips and techniques to build trust and engage with stakeholders 

  • Practices that will reduce re-work and increase job satisfaction.

  • Strategies to overcome the common frustrations and challenges many analytics teams face.


Working Consultatively
Managing Workloads and Stakeholder Expectations
Impactful Reporting
Data Visualisation