Sophie Gibbons

Episode 67 - Navigating uncertainty in stressful economic times with Sophie Gibbons

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Navigating uncertainty in stressful economic times with Sophie Gibbons


Today on the Take on Board podcast, Helga is speaking to Sophie Gibbons about 'Navigating an economy under stress - learnings from working with distressed organisations'.


Sophie supports organisations on their most ambitious and complex performance turnaround and transformation initiatives. Her role with KordaMentha Corporate means she works with Boards when significant value is at risk.


Most recently, Sophie acted as the co-Administrator of South Australia's largest public healthcare network, working to deliver an ambitious turnaround of end to end financial, operational and cultural measures.

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Resources mentioned in this episode: The three secrets of resilient people by Lucy Hone



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