Sophie was born to parents from Shanghai, and grew up in Hong Kong, Denmark, Canada and United States before coming to Australia in 1985. Sophie went to school in Canada, United States and Denmark, where she attended the University of Copenhagen. Since coming to Australia in 1985, Sophie has graduated from the Institute of Personnel Consultants, now known as Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA). Sophie is a current member of RSCA and holds the designation of Fellow RCSA.
In 2007 Sophie founded Younique Coaching, so she could spend more time with her two young boys. As Sophie’s husband had died from a sudden heart attack in 2004, Sophie instantly became a widow and a sole parent in one single afternoon.
This decision enabled Sophie to fully utilise her 18 years recruitment, leadership and training experience and expertise to benefit other recruiters and recruitment business owners to offer better service and thereby also bill more! Her mission is to raise the standard of the recruitment industry and as a result raise the perception of the industry in the wider business community.
On a personal level, Sophie has lived on 4 continents, speaks 3 languages and harnessed much hope and resilience throughout her life. Sophie has become stronger when faced with adversity and believes that all experiences are life lessons sent to challenge us and make us better people.