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Sophie Hamstra 

Founder, HR Consultant & Career Coach

SJ People Consulting

Working in HR makes me an unofficial psychologist and multitasking detective who also acts as an event planner, while resolving conflicts and keeping the peace. A pivoting, unaccredited lawyer with insane record keeping skills. See also: a shoulder to cry on, investigative ninja.

Jokes aside, I currently work internally as a HR Consultant, but I’m working on going external.. eeekkkk the big bad external world. Work Collective has been my thinking ground.

Favourite cafe on the Coast:

Lords, Ettalong. Highly recommend their “Lord Bae”

A Fun Fact About Yourself:

My very first job as a 15 year old was with a company called BM Promotions, as a CLOWN. I worked at children’s birthday parties face painting and balloon modelling. I can still make the best balloon sword and doggo! If you see me in Work Collective, you can call me my stage name…. Bubbles 

Fave thing to do on weekends on the Coast:

Saturday morning ritual – Fusion Pilates class at Belle Movement, a Lord Bae and a coffee from Lords and a chill in our backyard by the pool with the family.

What you love most about living on the Coast:

The lack of Sydney traffic and mayhem. People are chill.

What you love most about working out of Work Collective:

Getting sh#t done! Not feeling the need to throw on a load of washing or be distracted by other household chores! & meeting new people and having a chat about everything and anything in the kitchen.