SPEAKING

Sophie is an engaging and dynamic speaker who draws her audience in with impeccable presentation, considered communication and intellect. She brings warmth and charm to hard-hitting topics, stimulating minds and sparking an ongoing conversation.

Her previous and current speaking engagements include engaging legal professionals, teachers’ and principals’ groups, women’s groups, political and non-political gatherings, community associations, religious groups, universities and colleges.

Engaging audiences at an early stage in her professional career, Sophie was a key presenter in the implementation of the Navy’s “Unacceptable Sexual Behaviour in the Workplace” education programme where she presented 38 seminars across Australia.

Her topics have included the areas of Women’s rights, Human rights, Contracts, Medical Ethics, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Workplace Practices and the Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law) and Leadership.

Whether she is discussing the magnitude of the world’s humane response to the 2004 Tsunami (APEC Broadcast, Sydney Institute) or delivering a Leadership and Preservation of Australian Values speech at an Assembly of Catholic Professionals, Sophie projects authenticity, great insight and genuine care.

 

“…[Sophie] has the great advantage of being able to persuade people with the rare combination of reason and charm. She is an effective public speaker who was well prepared in what she had to say. Her greatest qualities, in my view, are her dedication, vitality and enthusiasm, coupled with her intelligence and speaking skills.”

The Hon Terry Cole AO RFD QC