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Sophie Devonshire

CEO, The Marketing Society and Author of "Lead at Speed"

Speaker Themes

  • Building Agility

  • Resilience and Wellbeing

  • Women in Leadership

About Sophie

Sophie is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur, marketer, and bestselling author. Sophie is the Author of Superfast –Lead at Speed, a bestselling leadership business book on how pace can drive performance. The book draws on hundreds of interviews with leaders of highly successful businesses and provides ideas and inspiration for leaders to grow their business fast.

Speaker Biography

Across her career she has worked in and with multinational companies (including Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola) as well as high-growth start-ups and agencies (Leo Burnett in the Middle East and Interbrand, London). She also has personal experience of being a successful entrepreneur, setting up her own award-winning e-commerce business which she sold, before running a luxury gifts business and then moving onto become CEO of The Caffeine Partnership, an award-winning business consultancy. In June 2020, she was appointed CEO of The Marketing Society, the global network of marketing leaders.

Sophie is passionate about connecting ideas and people. An impatient accelerator, she specialised in understanding questions of pace in business and her book Superfast: Lead at Speed reached no.1 in the Amazon charts and was shortlisted for Business Book of the Year. At the end of 2021 Sophie published a second book, written together with international leadership expert Ben Renshaw: ‘Lovework’ which is designed to help people discover a better relationship with work. She is a popular and energising keynote speaker who speaks on a variety of business topics including 21st century leadership, pacesetting, marketing and new models of positive business leadership. Sophie is a sociable feminist who works to help inspire leaders make a difference to the future of business.

 

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"Great experience working with The Caffeine Partnership and Sophie. In a limited time and to a large and varied audience she landed both the theory and practical advice on how we can speed up what we do in teams and as individuals. Sophie brought terrific energy and insight to the current challenge teams face of doing MORE, with LESS and MUCH FASTER. Bravo!"

MD of L'Oreal

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