If you want to break into a career in tech, then you're in the right place.
- Do you want to know what opportunities there are to succeed in tech as a non-techie?
- Do you know key technology concepts that you'll need to succeed in the tech sector?
- Do you know how to use your professional experience to jump into tech?
The How To Transition Into A Career In Tech program will teach you what you really need to know about tech to succeed as a non-technical professional, help you come up with a tailored career action plan and support you throughout your journey.
Hi I'm Sophia!
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What I Bring To The Table
I Have A Unique Perspective Based On Real Life Experience
I have a strong viewpoint developed from creating tech products and businesses, and helping other smart people do the same. I have been published in Forbes, the Financial Times, The Guardian precisely because I have a unique perspective. Being plain vanilla isn't me.
Yes, I have an MBA from Chicago Booth, but the thing that really sets me apart is that I put that theory into practice, and can tell you what really works, and how long it takes.
Not to mention my happy consulting clients - this is why clients hire me.
What I Do Is Not For Everyone
I have a no non-sense and pragmatic approach. I do not believe that everybody has to learn to code. I don't think learning Python is going to make you a better innovator.
I want to help smart non-technical professionals succeed in the tech world, while using the core competencies they already have.
Attitude is Everything:
Work is much more productive without the somber mood! In a world where everything is overly serious, I approach challenges with a fun, creative and a “how can we” attitude. Afterall, we should enjoy what we do :-)
If I get any hint that you will not be fun to work with, will not follow through, or that you are not passionate about what you do, it’s a hard “no” for me.
Code of Conduct
Golden Rule of Mutual Respect
I am not your employee, I am your ally and partner. We are working together to help you succeed in the digital world, therefore we will treat each other with mutual respect.
I will show up on time for our meetings, and you will have my full attention. I will treat you the way I would want to be treated, and I expect the same.
Rule of Clarity:
Open, honest and kind communication comes first. I will always share what is best for you, even if is not easy to hear. My coach does this for me, and I want to do the same for you.
Rule of Phones:
When I am working with you, you have my full undivided attention. My phone is in the other room. On our call, I expect the same from you, this is how we get things done. Because I don’t have my phone on me most of the time, I will not always answer when you call or text (although I will get back to you the same day).
Rule of Value:
I am reassuringly expensive - I don't work for free and I don't give discounts.
I love what I do, AND I love getting paid for what I do... I bet you love getting paid for what you do as well. (see the The Golden Rule above)
Program costs range from $8,000 to $500, depending on how much 1:1 support you need.
The quickest results and the most fun will come from working together regularly. Obviously, the more individual the program, the higher the price.
Juan Pablo Regidor,
Head of Innovation,
Soluciones Integrales Administrativas y Técnicas
Sophia Matveeva 's knowledge is outstanding and I encourage anyone to seek for her advice.
Ali Jetha, Investor & Chicago Booth MBA
I find Sophia’s insights and advice very useful, as well as time-saving, helping filter the relevant aspects.