SOPHIE MEDEM

Executive & Leadership Coach

Sophie looks at individuals and teams navigating change as participants in a kinetic system. She encourages solutions that incorporate multiple perspectives, bringing a deeper understanding to the dynamics at play. A fluent speaker of English, German and Spanish, she is passionate about connecting with people from different backgrounds and has particular expertise helping organizations define and integrate a culture of diversity.

Sophie is well versed in organizational development, with a strong global background in HR and talent management. Her experience building a social media startup’s HR department from the ground up gave her insight into the particular challenges of a fast-growing organization

Sophie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Vienna and has an MA in Social Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

RELEVANT
EXPERIENCE

  • Steering Committee, BAAP – Bay Area Applied Psychologists
  • Talent Management, UNDP
  • Organizational Development, Visiting Nurse Service of NY
  • HR Manager, xrunner Venture GmbH
  • Research Assistant, Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit
  • Human Resources, REWE Group

EXPERTISE

  • Communication
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Mission & Values
  • Organizational Development
  • Startup Founders
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Development
  • Women in Leadership

DEGREES

  • M.A., Social-Organizational Psychology: Columbia University
  • B.S., Psychology: University of Vienna
  • B.A., Journalism and Communication Studies: University of Vienna

TRAINING

  • Collective Intelligence in Organizations (Columbia University)
  • People Analytics (The Wharton School)
  • Human Resources Management (University of Applied Sciences, Peru)
  • EQ-i 2.0 (MHS Assessments)

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