I've known Sophie for many years. She is very professional and well respected in leadership training and hospitality management. After I got my leadership role in my current company, I seek her professional help. Every time I had coaching sessions with her, I could see clearer picture of what was lacking in my team and she helped me to have clearer idea how I should tackle those challenges. I also felt encouraged and motivated every time I talked to her. She asks a lot of questions in different ways and this helps see things in a deeper level to understand what is really important both in myself and my team. I appreciate her professional guidance and I'd definitely like to continue her coaching and mentoring in the future.
If you are looking for an opportunity to excel in your career, I would highly recommend you to begin a conversation with Sophie! Talking to Sophie allows you to improve self-awareness and build up your self-worth in a safe space. The key attributes that she points out definitely gives you an “Ah-ha” moment which ultimately able to relief your inner stress and continue to strive for your goal. Kicking out all these unnecessary doubt is crucial for me to focus and bring my performance to the next level. I would say Sophie is very professional and knowledgeable but most importantly, she understands the struggle in a corporate environment particularly for female leaders. I’m glad to have her support throughout an important milestone of my career!
As a client of Sophie Chen, It is my pleasure to say that I am so happy to have had a chance to work with her. If you are looking for ways to broaden your career path and be a better leader- Do not hesitate to kick off the meaningful conversation with Sophie. Having the further conversation with Sophie. What I found to be most helpful was her ability to see me, beyond my doubts. She helped uncover my potential and constantly pushed me to explore beyond my comfort zone. I am impressed with her professionalism, her knowledge and her ability to truly listen. Most importantly, she always put herself in others' shoes. Working with Sophie has given me the courage to do bigger things which was beyond my imagination, She has always supported me to build up self-awareness at the same time challenged my inner self-doubt and concerns. I now have a better understanding of what leadership is about-it's not just about my job, it is also about who I am. Sophie is a valuable asset for any forward thinking organization. Therefore, I have no doubt that highly recommend Sophie who will not let you down.
I have known Sophie for 15 years and I have seen how passionate she was at developing and nurturing her staff while she was at The Venetian Macau. I know of so many team members who respect and admire her. Sophie is strict and sets high expectations and standards for herself and her team, always making sure that products, processes and service delivery are impeccable. Her attention to details is amazing, as evident at both her work spaces and home. Being a colleague and friend, I am honoured to know this very kind-hearted and determined soul who is sincere in helping those around her. This new venture is so suited to her strengths and personality. In summary, Sophie is driven, passionate, lively, persuasive, clear-headed, perceptive and direct yet respectful. I am certain that Sophie will succeed in this field. Sophie will not let you down!
Professional, principled, hardworking, dependable, good impressions: these attributes sum up my opinion about Sophie, whom I’ve known many years ago since Cilantro, Mikasa KL. I’ve no doubt she would bring her best to any endeavors she decides on, and be a great asset to any team. I wish her the best.
Mentor is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Sophie. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Sophie for a few months during which she was my F&B lecturer Taylors college. Above all, I was impressed with her ability to coach all types of students and of course her results driven attitude. Sophie would be a true asset for any company requiring coaching and judging people out of their comfort zones and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.
Sophie - Charismatic, well-spoken, ambitious, one who has excelled throughout her career with many notable accomplishments. Sophie is a warm and engaging individual who teaches others by examples and able to utilize her knowledge effectively in all her settings. She cares, she shows interests and she is personal. As a colleague, I was impressed by Sophie’s attention to detail, effectiveness and efficiencies and more so the Drive to constantly do better! Born Leader!
I worked with Sophie opening the Venetian Macau. She is one of the most dynamic leaders I have had the pleasure to work with. She has in depth knowledge and skill, great passion, drive, and a can do attitude that can not be rivalled. When the going gets tough, you want Sophie on your team to help drive and overcome any adversity. She has such a strength of character and positive outlook, that even the most challenging of projects becomes fun and uplifting. A true professional that will enhance and add value in any industry and help lead you or your business to that success you are aiming for.
We’ve know each other for more than 20 years and I’ve worked with Sophie in many establishments and she has always been my mentor. She is a person who always strive for achievement and a result oriented leader. At work, she is not just energetic, her always caring attitude towards the team has driven me wanting to do more and challenge the limit. I wish her all the best in her career coach journey.
Sophie and I were colleagues, we worked together at the Venetian Macau from the pre-opening period of the complex till 2012. She played a big role in training at the start and eventually moving on to run the restaurant ops. I find Sophie to be very passionate about her job, very focused and result driven. What really stands out to me about her is that she cares for the people around her, whether its her subordinate, superiors or her peers. Sophie personifies, "service from the heart" not just for the guest but for everyone. She likes to lead and train, she is detailed and I believe with the experience she has attain over the years, Sophie will be an asset to anyone requiring her services.
I had a pleasure of working with Sophie Chen in 1997 when we opened the first Marriott property in Malaysia – The JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur. From working colleague, we fast became good friends sharing lots of pain and gain while we worked on the pre-opening the then grandest hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Sophie impressed me most with her ability to maintain her professionalism while on the floor but warm and caring towards her team member and working colleagues. She is a pleasant individual who believes in positive motivation and her team member was never dissatisfied under her supervision. Dedicated and enthusiastic, Sophie was an accomplished multitasker and a talented leader who ensure efficacy even during the most difficult and intense moment. An ultimate peoples’ leader, I have no hesitation to recommend her to any company that sought her capabilities and she will definitely be an asset.
Sophie was my gateway into Venetian Macau as a fresh grad. Because of her passionate leadership and genuine desire to see her team excel we were constantly provided with training. I saw the team's skills and knowledge develop over the years. This was also the driving force that pushed me to desire a greater growth, especially in a male-driven industry like F&B. I consider it a privilege to have had the opportunity to work under Sophie. Anyone looking for a growth in their career will be able to find that with Sophie.
As General Manager of MiCasa Hotel Apartments - Kuala Lumpur Sophie reported directly to me as Restaurant Manager of Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar. This was a special Food & Beverage project commissioned by the owners, spearheaded by myself and then passed onto Sophie from January 1999 to January 2001. During this period of stewardship her performance was nothing less than exceptional. I was consistently impressed by both Sophie's attitude towards her work and the performance on the job. I highly recommend her as an excellent leader & trainer coupled with exemplary communication skills with both her subordinates, colleagues and superiors. She is ever willing to accept and take over new challenges with a limitless source of energy, attention to detail, passion and success. Her performance was indeed quite remarkable and that continually impressed the senior management team.
Sophie Chen is well known in the Hospitality business. She brings a profound experience in the luxury segment. Sophie adds value to the business by providing training, coaching, and consultancy. Sophie can work with business owners, managers, or their teams to improve performance and maximize profitability. Sophie has a successful track record working with hotels and casinos in Macau. Sophie is an excellent trainer, developed and implemented several programs for teams and individuals, allowing them to excel with time management, setting priorities, self-discipline, goals, and planning. Design and implement group and personal responsibility programs, job clarification, and appraisals. Sophie played a role in developing teams from different departments in the hospitality and gaming industry. Sophie is well known for developing customer services programs, Communication, personality, and behavioral profiling. She is firm but fair with people.
I’ve had the privilege to work with Ms. Sophie Chen for years and have witnessed her passion and dedication to her craft. Our team had always been recognized for setting high standards in providing customer service and having well-equipped team members under her leadership. She has the ability to see potential in people and her genuine care for our growth made us stretch to a point we didn’t think we had in us. She is the embodiment of whom I would describe when asked about great leaders. I will always be grateful for everything that I have learned and continue to learn from her. She is an integral part of who I am today not only professionally but as a whole.
I worked with Sophie on two occasions - when she was in charge of restaurant operations and then service excellence. Even though she wore different hats, there was always one constant with her - people development. She is indeed very passionate in this arena. I have seen her coach many team members and many of them have progressed in their careers because of her. As my mentor, she constantly pushes me to expand my thinking and helps build my confidence. She brings leadership knowledge and experience to our conversations and often times gives me fresh insight.
I met Sophie 12 years ago when we were recruiting manpower for Sophie's operations at Venetian Resort & Casino Macao. It was a pleasure working with her as we had always been able to communicate openly and she was very clear with her requirements & expectations. She was demanding on quality & standards, but she was fair, and she has highest integrity in what she does. I had always received very positive feedbacks from the people she hired, was that she was amazing to work with because she invested time in coaching & developing her team.
The concept of engaging a coach was pretty new to me and to be honest I was skeptical about it at first. After a chat with Sophie, I was surprised by her observations and attentive listening, so I decided to try out a few sessions. Throughout sessions, Sophie is able to point out the root cause and advise alternatives way of thinking; she has the magical ability to help me discover new perspectives in situations (it’s tough to change adult mentality :) ) and address the inner feelings which in turn improve my personal and professional life. I can’t express more how grateful I am to have Sophie’s coaching while in crossroads situations and doubting my own decision. The sessions are always focused, engaging and fun. I will recommend anyone seeking professional development or improvement in their personal life to engage Sophie.
I recently finished a series of sessions with Sophie and I was pleasantly surprised what I got out of the meet ups. First time to engage with a professional to give me more clarity on my current state, target state, priorities and challenges. I really appreciated the structure, circling back to the objectives set in session one and the trustworthy and constructive engagement. I definitely got good value out of the sessions and look forward seeing how the conversations support me in striving what really makes me happy; in my personal and professional life. Sophie is professional, stern at times but overall has a warm and focused approach. She is clear in how she wants to drive the sessions and how to push value. She listens very well and made me comfortable, relaxed but sharp at the same time. Very happy to have her in my life.
The turn that I was looking for, happened when I spoke with Sophie. SO grateful for the time she spent with me. Sophie's, style of coaching actually, helped me look for the answers within. It wasn't like a fit-to-made dress, that I addressed an issue and she had the magic formula, but she just had the right question that makes the brain think WHY and WHY NOTOn a personal level, I developed an understanding of diversity, differences, and acceptance however we are. Why do a personal identity and a professional identity need to be separate, how can I work on making my life more meaningful? On the professional front, no better than her can understand the nature of our work and what goes behind, it while working with such big brands. Navigate the system, awareness of how things can be dealt and awareness of where to draw the line. Analyze what importance would things that I am chasing presently hold for me in the future. One, post the sessions, comes out with a changed perspective and better understanding of things happening around. Coaching doesn't mean that a magic band is given and it works wonders, but coaching helps you find the answers yourself, realize the importance of self-commitment and there are stages when we do need external shuffling to show the way. That is Sophie for me. I really hope Sophie's mission reaches out to millions and re-wires their life.