For many companies, ‘success’ seems to be understood as growing and growing and growing, seemingly without end. But at Chicago-based Upton’s Naturals, VP Nicole Sopko is challenging that paradigm by focusing on the value of knowing your neighbors and supporting your colleagues.
The first thing you notice in Nicole Sopko’s office is her dog. She’s a big gal, black and tan with ears like a German Shepherd, but he’s all slobbery smiles.
The second thing you notice is the incredible art all around. Fun, poppy canvases living alongside heavy, metal sculptural pieces.
It seems more like the cozy living room of your coolest friend from college — not the office of…