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Building Agility
Resilience and Wellbeing

Sophie Devonshire

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

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

Sophie’s career includes brand management at Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola GB, Brand Strategy for Interbrand and Group Account Director for Leo Burnett in the Middle East. She founded, managed and sold an e-commerce business and was CEO of a luxury gifts brand where she doubled turnover; all practical experience which helps ensure a grounded business understanding with her strategic brand consultancy.

Sophie is an experienced leadership speaker, panel host, interviewer and facilitator of senior conferences.  Her talks are rich in insight drawing on the research from her book and vast business experience.  She talks passionately about:

Disruption: When the only certainty is change, how do we prepare for it? Future-proofing tips

Purpose and Pace: Can we be both responsive and responsible? Moving fast in the right direction.

Fast Forward Females: Inspiration for women in business in a Superfast World.

‘Lazy’ Leadership: How to be faster, smarter and more efficient in a rapidly changing world.

Customer-Centricity Acceleration: Listening, observing, loops and closeness – how to move faster


"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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