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.
Natalia Sokolova (LinkedIn) created a Strategic Guidance Group in 2006 to bring a simple success formula to a number of select businesses. Shortly after moving to NYC with her one year old son, Natalia was able to create a formula to guide her clients along the path from their dreams to the reality. SGG has a very precise client selection and engagement process. The goal is to bring strategic guidance to select clients by providing unique approach focusing on the client's ultimate definition of success. Now, thirteen years later Natalia is a respected member of many associations, speaker and a motivational advisor to a number of organizations.
Typical business strategists help a company's senior leadership improve internal processes in operating activities. They also review external factors, such as economic trends and demand levels, to determine potential sales of a product or service.
We take this much further. For us people is the most important asset of any organization. Of courses it is important for us to get to know our client from doing traditional internal and external analysis. It is even more important for us to get to know people in the organization from the top management to the lower level employees, as well as consultants. We need to understand the DNA of your organization: cultures, values and norms, the way the business is conducted.
The best strategy is not what we think the best strategy is for your organization; it is the vision of the team, management, stakeholders. Only together we can create a working plan to get there. Before we consider any engagement we provide our potential client with a series of questions that would help us understand the landscape and the goal. After careful analysis we determine whether we can make a difference. When we feel that the potential client won't greatly benefit from our services, we provide a list of our suggestions at no cost and refer the client to other advisory firms that might be a better fit.
Another factor that makes us unique in strategic planning is that we are a part of extensive Family Office Global Network. 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.
We also serve as advisors to ICOs
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 finance and modeling career 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.
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