“Sophia provided invaluable assistance to our non-profit advocacy organization, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, in hosting a recent lobby day on Capitol Hill. Thanks to her professionalism and expertise we were able to host more than twenty meetings with elected officials with our members and supporters from across the country. The event was a great success, which reflects the crucial difference made by Sophia's support and leadership. I'd gladly work together again.” Josh L.
“Sophia is professional and extremely easy to work with. I am big on deadlines and delivering on commitments, you will not need to worry about either by choosing By Sophia and Co. for your next event. Sophia planned my 15th wedding anniversary vow renewal and her attention to detail, planning and execution was impeccable.
I truly felt a partnership while working with Sophia on this special milestone. If you are lucky enough to work with By Sophia and Co. for your next event, you will not be disappointed." Manny E.
“Sophia is wonderful. I have worked with her in a few settings now, over a period of a few years. As a person, she's lovely. As a consultant, she brings significant skill and talent to events and projects she realizes.
She is mission and objective driven, focused on delivering quality and high value for clients and teams and to the projects she focuses on. She radiates calm and good will, is very collegial, and focuses on both the macro and detail in execution of her work.
I hired her as a consultant to realize a recent event, and colleagues and attendees remarked on her thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and how smoothly the event moved. This work event had multiple moving pieces, components, and people, and Sophia was incredibly organized with the schedule, master plan, and ensuring flow. Her consultancy with us made a significant difference to the success of the event, for which I am very appreciative. I look forward to working with Sophia again, and I highly recommend Sophia & Co. for your next event.” Meredith L.
"Sophia is magnificent. As a person and as a professional. My team hired her to run an event that doubled in duration and size during our time with her. She laid out what we needed to decide from start to finish, coached us thoughtfully through decision points, adjusted her style to how we wanted to be led, and made everything happen with the appearance of ease. She is smart, thoughtful, organized, kind, and a simultaneous team player and team leader. We hired her because of her experience in our sector – international development – hoping and succeeding in a great event that was of appropriate tone and finishing for our line of work. Sophia came to us highly recommended and I highly recommend her to all of you. You will be glad you worked with her from both event and personal experience perspectives." --Deborah W.
"For my 35th birthday, I wanted to throw a huge celebration and enjoy it with friends and family. I couldn't think of anyone else to trust my special day with other than Sophia. Her level of professionalism and attention to detail surpasses any event planner I have ever worked with. Sophia not only organized a system that allowed me to be updated on a regular basis but also arranged for menu tastings, identified a photographer, decorations, and visited several venues with me prior to helping me make the right decision. She was a life-saver because I am not very well organized, but she made the entire process simple, easy, and fun. She took the stress out of event planning! On my big day she even surprised me with a wall of pictures and lovely quotes from my dear friends! It was a celebration to be remembered and I now trust all my event planning to By Sophia & Co.!" - Rahama W.
"Working with Sophia Lafontant for our event was a wonderful experience. Her support was seamless, her demeanor was calming, and her organizational skills are superb! From menu to table to venue, and every detail in between, Sophia ensured IDEX's inaugural kitchen table event in Washington, DC was exactly the connected, intimate, and memorable experience we dreamed of together." -Jennifer L.
"Oxfam hired By Sophia & Co to plan our International Women's Day awards reception and lobby day. Sophia is personable, detail-oriented, easy to work with and a pro at what she does. She helped us find and hire all the vendors, managed the relationships and executed a flawless event. For our lobby day she scheduled over 100 lobby visits for us and made sure the day was smooth for our advocates and staff. In the end, our guests had an enjoyable time with us and we had peace of mind knowing that By Sophia & Co would deliver results!" LIz C.
"The International Development Exchange had a lovely event coordinated By Sophia and Co. I would recommend working with Sophia on a range of events - from non-profit cocktail hours, to bigger company events I trust Sophia completely. Bringing impeccable taste, patience with changing conditions, and flexibility - this was the most carefree event coordination I have experienced in over a decade." Trishala D.