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What's holding analysts back in your company?
All too often analysts are held back by having to manage frustrations and issues they face daily - and it can directly affect their performance level, their relationships and ultimately their job satisfaction.

"Stakeholders are vague with their requests"

"Stakeholders leave requests to the last minute"

"Stakeholders don't involve us early enough to add value"

"Stakeholders don't listen to us"


The "Making Analysis Work for Business" programme of workshops assists analysts in gaining control and addressing these sources of frustration whilst establishing a framework of principles, behaviours, and practices that will enable them to transition naturally into a consultative model of working.

What does our Programme look like?
'Making Analysis Work for Business' 
The Four Workshop Modules




The mindset and communication practices to build trust and credibility with their stakeholders.

4 hours Online

or Face to Face




& Stakeholder


The practices and approaches to successfully avoid over-promising and under-delivering

4 hours Online

or Face to Face





A framework for developing robust, intuitive reports with effective interpretation and commentary

4 hours Online

or Face to Face

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The theory and methods to develop simple but effective visualisations

4 hours Online

or Face to Face

Private workshops also available

Do you need something more bespoke for your company's analytical teams?

As well as the public workshop schedule, we will also deliver private, face-to-face workshops at your place of work, to provide a set of standards to your teams.

Raise the productivity and impact of  your data  analysts 

Workshops to arm your organisations' analysts with the mindset, behaviours, and practices to help them unlock their full potential  

I've used all of my 25+ years of experience managing and coaching analytical teams to distill the key behaviours and practices of exceptional analysts - those who are highly regarded and revered by stakeholders and the wider organisation.
My 'Making Analysis Work for Business' programme has been developed and refined over 15 years to provide a unique menu of workshops to help analytical teams fulfill their potential.

I'm proud to have worked with over 1,600 analysts on their journey to becoming the superstar analysts organisations need.

I'd be delighted to help your organisations' analysts, and the workshops can be delivered in a variety of ways, so let's talk!

Steve Hulmes, Founder and Principal facilitator

Who has Steve worked with?


98.4% of participants would recommend Steve's workshops to other analysts
(based on feedback from workshop participants Jan 2020 to Aug 2023)

"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."

"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"


Martin Squires

Analytical Leader and DataIQ 100 Most Influential People in Data

Vic Hardcastle

Head of Analytics

Studio Retail

"Excellent! Very relatable and lots to take away and develop in the team."

"Really enjoyed this session especially the discussion around transparent planning."

"Enjoyed the session thoroughly and was very useful. There were a lot of tips to take away. Led to a lot of thinking and changed the way I approach everything generally."

"Excellently delivered and the contents very useful for the team, highlighting our weaknesses that we need to work on and reminding us what we should be doing as Analysts."

"This was a really useful workshop for me personally, especially the Being Assertive section as it's given me the self-awareness, motivation and some tools to help me work on this aspect."

Sophic Limited

Reg office: Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX

Tel: 0161 706 1363

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