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Sofie Sandell

Social media speaker & author of Digital Leadership

Sofie Sandell is an international speaker who speaks about leadership, social media, marketing, branding and online communication. She is based in London, UK and just south of Gothenburg, Sweden.

The digital world has created new habits and new challenges. It’s a gift that we should use carefully and with the best intentions.​ O​ur understanding of ourselves and the world changes hugely when we use and connect with new technology.

We live one life, and our online life is weaved into our real life.

Sofie runs a popular social media Q&A that raises some of the big questions about life in relation to social media, you are welcome to email her if you have any questions

In 2013 Sofie published her book first book on Digital Leadership, exploring leadership and creativity as driving forces for new ideas in the digital world.

Some of her interests are poetry, improvisation theatre, art and music.

Previously Sofie studied behavioural science and organisation and leadership at Lund University in Sweden. Sofie is also an award-winning leader in a non-for-profit organisation.


Her new blog in Swedish:

Watch some of Sofie's talk on YouTube.

How Going to Bootcamp Exercise Classes Helped Me Become a Morning Person

For a big part of my life I was the most tired person in the world in the morning. I could hardly do anything before 9 am. There was a period when my lectures at university started at 8 am but I could not listen and take in what was being said before 9 am, even if I had slept well the night before.
11/05/2016 11:57 BST

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

Why isn't the online dating industry forced to check who they let in before they allow people to start using dating apps? Having rapists and criminals pretending to be 'the honest guy' in the world of online dating is just awful.
24/02/2016 12:00 GMT

The Destructive Use of Periscope Concerns Us All

These apps bring with them great privacy issues and can put vulnerable people at risk. There is no way we can filter out the bad from the good, and it's really up to every one of us to educate ourselves about the risks of video streaming.
18/02/2016 21:05 GMT

It's a Myth: The Swedish Six-Hour Workday

Sweden was the home of the Vikings and now exports furniture and great music all over the world. Of course, as a Swede, I love the idea that we are starting the six-hour workday movement as well. But for most people the six-hour workday is far from a reality, and the headlines in the newspapers are misleading.
14/10/2015 11:24 BST

Wisdom and Knowledge, Which Should You Aim For?

Knowledge is the information, skills and understanding that people obtain through education, training, work and other activities. To be seen as knowledgeable about a certain topic gives you high status in most societies in the world.
01/10/2015 11:03 BST

Digital Stress and Opening Up for a Discussion About It

The discussion I learnt the most about digital stress from last week was with a leadership coach who told me that by avoiding talking about the problem of digital stress we are only making it bigger. Many managers never take the time to talk about what makes us feel stressed at work. If you never point out the weaknesses it's hard to do anything about them.
15/09/2015 11:19 BST