Living the life to the fullest means giving back and creating your legacy. After Natalia Sokolova almost died in the car accident when she had barely turned 17 and was given no chance to walk ever again, she realized how grateful and appreciative we have to be for what we have. Natalia's life taught her that it is very easy to give up and feel sad for yourself. It’s much harder to wake up, get out of bed no matter how difficult it is and to take baby steps to make a difference in your life, the life of your family and all other lives you have a capability to touch in an inspiring manner.
Natalia has been involved in many charities and helped throughout her business and modeling careers to inspire children/adults to face the reality and to thrive to achieve what then never thought they could. With her help and many prayers she was able to inspire a number of partially parallelized people to walk again. She made it her mission to give back every way she can. Part of our earnings go to help various charities and foundations.
We are proud to be a part of is Kick4Life.org foundation that uses sports and education to help poor kids in Africa to get out to the street and to find AIDS and HIV and to have a chance to be a player is a small or national league. I am also excited to be involved in a major new charitable giving project designed to provide medical monitoring to Veterans, Native Americans, and all other groups currently suffering a lack of access to quality healthcare.
We also support Water Charity a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping people access clean drinking water and improved sanitation. Water Charity has done more than 3,600 water, sanitation and public health projects in 72 countries, benefiting nearly 4 million people so far! With our unique and extremely efficient method of operation, and an exemplary, transparent track record of sustainable, effective projects, you will be hard pressed to find any charity, in any field, that can match our accomplishments. Water Charity is a partner of the National Peace Corps Association.
The firm is not a US securities broker dealer and is not involved in any business that would require registration as a broker-dealer or registered investment advisor.
Sokol Family Office was founded in early the 90s by Dr. Alexander Sokolov and his brother Dr. Vladimir Sokolov. Headquaters are in Switzerland.
Natalia Sokolova (daugther of Alexander) started working with the family business upon her graduation (Magnum Cum Laude) from University of Maryland in the late 90s. Natalia Sokolova (linkedin). Coming from a long line of academics gave Natalia a very strong foundation on perseverance and strength. Her grandfather received the Lenin Prize (equivalent to the Nobel prize in the former Soviet Union). Her mother is also award-winning PhD scientists in mechanical and metallurgical engineering, she has recently won the “Best Professor” award. Natalia grew up with the attitude of working hard to achieve my goals and not to believe in impossible.
Natalia currently resides in Beverly Hills. Together with her team she reviews many direct investment deals. Natalia is very involved in the Family Office world and is an invited speaker to many prestigious conferences world wide. Being a trusted member of many prestigious domestic and international family office networks Natalia advises a number of Family Offices on their direct investment and co-investment strategies and the importance on global sustainably impact investing.
Natalia Sokolova (LinkedIn) created a Strategic Guidance Group in 2006 shortly after moving to NYC. The mission of the Strategic Guidance Group is to empower global communities with companies to impact millions of people by applying f their paradigm shifting technologies for social impact. The ultimate goal is to create a borderless world with access to best medicine, education, and communication from the poorest places on earth to the most developed countries. Providing expertise, strategic advisory, investments and relationships to such companies and foundations Natalia is on her way on to achieving this goal.
Formula we apply to our selection process:
1. Do we believe in the team? Their past accomplishments, purpose behind the project; and their level of commitment and integrity. What are they willing to give up in order to make their goal a reality?
2. Do we believe in the purpose? Can this company improve the standard of living for their addressable audience? How accessible will it would be for their audience? What is the serious problem they are trying to solve?
3. What would it take to get it done? What resources we need to deploy? i.e. time, money, strategic partners.
4. Does the company have a potential of being an exponential organization? i.e. 50+X returns, global outreach potential.
5. What is the exit strategy? Does the team begin with the end in mind?
A critical factor that makes us unique in strategic planning is that we are a part of extensive Family Office Global Network. We review many companies/ technologies to find the one that correlates with our mission. Once the strategy is set we utilize our relationships with investors, C-level executives, marketing and social media specialists to reach the goal at the minimum expense to the client and with maximum possible impact and reduced amount of time.
Keys to our success is dedication, hard work, endurance, passion, believe, reputation and long lasting relationships. Our expertise is primarily focused on natural resource companies and technology start ups, sometimes we represent special circumstances projects that we feel passionate about.
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