Sophie Galant

Early Stage People Ops & Leadership Coaching

Los Angeles, CA, USA


leadership development

first time founder challenges

people operations for early stage startups

fundamentals of management

emotional intelligence and communication

Expert Bio

I am passionate about supporting and empowering others to do and be their best at work, and therefore have been consistently drawn to people-focused roles. I started my career at Deloitte in their Human Capital consulting practice where I configured and implemented large scale HR systems, as well as supported internal hiring, onboarding, and training initiatives. I then moved abroad to Shanghai where I led the people function at two startups, navigating early-stage scrappiness in a multi-cultural and bi-lingual environment. Now at Upfront Ventures, I partner with our early and growth stage founders on all things People Ops & HR to help them build a strong foundation for growth. Some key areas of focus are: compensation strategy, talent management, performance, offboarding, and compliance.  Through this experience, I’ve developed pattern recognition for the challenges teams face when scaling a business and now have a set of resources and frameworks to support them. Topics I often work with leaders on: * Challenges of being a first time founder * Management 101: feedback, motivation, and prioritization / delegation * Courageous conversations: managing conflict & change * Leveraging emotional intelligence at work * Working in a global team


Organizational Studies & Entrepreneurship

Claremont McKenna College

Licenses & Certifications

Psychology of Leadership

Cornell University

Issued Nov 2022

Positive Psychology

University of Pennsylvania

Issued Feb 2022

Fundamentals of Coaching

Co-Active Training Institute

Issued Aug 2023

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