New Cloud-based Learning Platform Flips the Script on Capturing Wisdom, Improving Employee Performances

With Cerebyte Sofia companies can now create dynamic, comprehensive change programs in hours – not weeks or months – to dramatically boost performance

PORTLAND, Oregon, March 29, 2018 — Cerebyte, the leader in guiding people to think and act like top performers using the latest advances in neuroscience, today introduced a new cloud-based learning platform called Sofia that aims to disintermediate the painfully tedious and time-consuming process of capturing the wisdom of top performers, building training programs and rolling them out to employees. With Sofia, dynamic, comprehensive change programs can literally be developed and deployed in hours – not weeks or months.

The Sofia learning platform represents the merger of ground-breaking neuroscience research into how people share and gain knowledge with the global scalability of the cloud. With Sofia companies gain a self-directed learning capability that can touch 2 people or 20,000 wherever they are and results in 90 percent or more of employees showing the attitudes and behaviors of the top performers.

“Imagine the impact on an organization if every salesperson or customer service rep, for example, exhibited the same behaviors as the top performers. With Sofia, we are taking advantage of the scalability of the cloud and what we know from neuroscience to make that possible quickly and cost-effectively,” said William Seidman, PhD, CEO and President, Cerebyte.

The Sofia learning platform builds on Cerebyte’s more than 20 years of experience working with industry leading companies to first capture the knowledge of top performers and then to use that knowledge to build and deliver training programs.

Sofia first replaces the process of painstakingly interviewing star performers to figure out what they do differently from their lower-performing colleagues with a self-discovery process that guides users to discover their own unconscious knowledge based on their experience. It then seamlessly incorporates that knowledge into a self-directed learning process that helps people apply the experts input into their own situation.

“We are excited about Cerebyte’s program’s promise to help us quickly and effectively build new learning programs for our members through our Vigilant Leadership Advantage offer,” said Linda O’Neill, Vice President, Strategic Services at Vigilant. “Sofia will allow us to easily create new content and develop learning programs that are tailored to our members’ individual needs. It’s a high-impact, low-cost solution that we expect to provide tangible benefits for us and our members.”

Core Learning Modules

Sofia is designed to help employees learn important skills specific to their roles in a short amount of time. Two modules make up the core of Sofia:

  • Self-discovery: Enables an organization to capture in-depth expert knowledge about a job function or process and generate a comprehensive, production-ready learning program in 2-6 hours.
  • Self-directed learning: Guides learners to improve their performance and behaviors in days or weeks depending on the complexity of the program.

The combined self-discovery and self-directed learning processes capture all of the core elements of expert knowledge acquisition which helps turn experience and knowledge into a tool which improves productivity for both the employee and the company.

Pricing and Availability

Sofia is available now, with introductory corporate learning programs priced from $7,550. For more information, go to:

About Cerebyte

Founded in 1997 by Dr. William Seidman, Cerebyte uses the latest research in positive deviance, fair process, neuroscience and mass customization to help businesses develop, implement and achieve sustained performance improvement. Cerebyte learning solutions have been used by companies such as Intel, Tektronix, Hewlett-Packard and hundreds more. The Cerebyte process is now being implemented by companies throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

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