Brad was a student of Alan Watts and Victor Frankl, the Aushwitz survivor who said, “The last of the human freedoms is to choose your own attitude in any given situation, to choose your own way.” This simple, profound truth underpins everything Sophie teaches, whether in blue chip businesses or on human development workshops.
Interaction’s work was dedicated to helping leaders in diverse organisations – from British Airways and Unilever to the NHS and Mandela Rhodes Foundation – transform performance and results by transforming attitudes and behaviour.
Similarly, Sophie’s work as a Senior Trainer with the More To Life programme aims to contribute to the awakening of the world by empowering people to choose their attitudes to whatever hand Life deals them and thus become their most authentic, compassionate and creative selves.
Following her cancer diagnosis in October 2014, Sophie is redefining her work so she can continue to be of service within the limits of her illness and in direct response to everything she is learning on her journey with cancer. She has been profoundly sustained through this experience by the central tenet of her teacher Brad’s work and legacy:
“There is no event by which and through which Life itself is not trying to awaken you to your highest and noblest self.”
Her approach to terminal cancer is a living testament to this principle, which goes to the heart of all she is now creating with Sophie Sabbage Ltd, a company dedicated to allowing the challenges of life to awakening our minds and free our spirits.
A writer and orator, who won a national public speaking competition at sixteen, Sophie worked at the BBC for five years intent on a writing career but set it aside in order to help people transform the quality of their lives. Cancer has revived both these passions, returning her to two talents she can utilize and channel while still very ill.
She is an insatiable student who was crawling up bookshelves at the age of two and achieved a first class BA in English Literature and Psychology as well as completing a Masters programme in Change Agent Skills and Strategies.
She is a global citizen with global vision who measures leadership not by how many followers someone has, but by how many other leaders they create. Her passport and right to vote are among her most prized possessions.
She is a devoted wife to her husband John and grateful mother to their turbo-charged daughter Gabriella.