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Sophie Bennett

Best-selling Author and Champion Dressage Rider

Sophie Bennett is a best-selling author and champion dressage rider with a strong business background. She has been researching what drives successful people for the last 20 years and is the author of several books. Her new book about what really motivates people was released in September 2018.

Find Your Flame – Why Motivation Matters More Than Talent, explores five motivational triggers that her research has uncovered. Those triggers, The Five Flames of Motivation, are already being taught at Cranfield University as part of one of their leadership programs. Sophie has created a fresh and simple approach to motivating people and firing-up teams. The findings come from interviews with over 35 world-class performers from business, sport, science and the arts, a unique survey of more than 100 driven people and a review of the latest science.

Sophie Bennett spent over 10 years in the technology sector. She founded, built and sold a telecoms company in the early days of deregulation, became a professional writer for IT companies, has authored and program managed many multi-million dollar winning proposals and she led a global content team at Dell.  She has a keen interest in technology, blockchain and artificial intelligence. She has also recently fulfilled a lifelong dream and qualified as a ski instructor. Her eclectic background as an equestrian, sportswoman, peak-performance expert, author, and businesswoman guarantees audiences an interesting journey.

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Sophie is a regular guest on the Thomson Reuters Global Markets Forum, has been featured in Psychologies Magazine, Metro, BBC radio, Female First, Gulf News, Moneywise, and is a popular podcast guest. Her books include a best-seller about how we think and behave around money, Money Bondage – Discover the Power of Mind Over Money, that was a No.1 on Amazon for several months. She also recently structured, contributed and edited the futurism book Humanification – Go Digital – Stay Human, that was shortlisted for Business Book of the Year 2018.

Sophie Bennett is an ideal speaker for audiences needing a motivational boost during periods of rapid change. Her mental horsepower also makes her a strong choice for participation on Q&A panels and she is especially well-suited to expert panels discussing leadership, the impact of technology, employee engagement, women in leadership, people management and the changing nature of work.

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Motivation and Engagement

In her ground-breaking book, Sophie Bennett challenges the conventional thinking about motivation. She interviewed 50 top performers from business, sport and science and surveyed hundreds more. Her findings will change the way you look at motivation forever and bring ideas about motivating yourself and engaging others. Where does our earliest motivation come from? How can we re-ignite our childlike curiosity? And how do top performers stay motivated year in and year out?

The Pursuit of Mastery

Developing mastery takes 3 things: time, energy and absolute focus. It’s possible for all of us, yet it evades most of us. Whether it’s mastering a sport, a subject matter area, or developing your mastery as a leader; the pursuit of mastery is at the heart all of human progress. So how do we get started? How to we inspire people focus and to take on the challenge? How can we use the pursuit of mastery as a tool for innovation? And how do we equip people with the resilience to cope with the inevitable setbacks?

Increasing Performance

How do we help people to build their competence, confidence and credibility at work? And in this age of mass distraction, how do we cope with the digital overload that’s becoming a huge issue for all of us? How do we stay present, focused and engaged for long enough to do great work? The answer lies in human to human interaction. Building engagement happens person by person, conversation by conversation and starts with great communication. Let’s aim beyond engagement, let’s aim to inspire people in our organisations to become the very best they can be and thrive in a high performance culture.

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If you are looking for an articulate, funny, engaging speaker, to speak on motivation and leadership you’ve found the ideal person

How to Build a Brand

Our Leadership delegates at Cranfield loved Sophie’s presentation - the place was buzzing with insights and exploration. It gave them a new confidence in understanding their people and how to create a motivating environment for them to thrive.

Cranfield School of Management

As Leaders, we all recognise where we are and what we need to do, and I know that many will be able to leverage from Sophie’s strategic mindset.

Clover HR


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Find your flame: Why motivation matters more than talent

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Money Bondage - Discover the Power of Mind Over Money

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So You are Thinking of Writing a Book...

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    Up to £7k

  • Europe:

    Up to £7k

  • US:

    Up to £7k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

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  • United Kingdom



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