Sophie Devonshire Business Leader, Entrepreneur, Brand Specialist
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Sophie Devonshire

Experienced Business Leader, Entrepreneur and Brand Specialist

Sophie Devonshire is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur, brand specialist and author who has worked in and with multinational companies, successful start-ups and agencies.

Her highly creative and commercial approach comes from a career which began with classic management training at Procter & Gamble and then Coca-Cola. She later moved agency-side with Leo Burnett in the Middle East and Interbrand in London. She has personal experience of being a successful entrepreneur, setting up her own award-winning e-commerce business in the middle of the recession which she sold before running a luxury gifts business.

To learn more about Sophie, listen to her podcast here

Sophie is currently CEO of The Marketing Society, a global network of progressive leaders. and is the former CEO of The Caffeine Partnership, a unique business consultancy which helps leaders to work with purpose and pace.

She is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur and brand specialist. An ‘acceleration addict’ she is constantly curious about how to speed up success. She hates wasting time and believes impatience is usually a virtue. She is an experienced keynote speaker, talking to organisations and at events regularly.

Sophie has worked and lived in London, Tallinn and Dubai as well as consulted for brands across the globe. She is also a commentator on the future of brands and in addition has won awards for innovative business set-ups which support a futuristic way of working. Sophie writes and speaks on the role brands play in successful business. She’s also a passionate advocate of flexible working as the future of effective companies (having won awards for her own business ‘sexi-flexi’ approach), and regularly discusses innovative approaches to balance business and family life.

Sophie is the author of Superfast: Lead at Speed published by John Murray Press, the #1 bestseller in Change Management books on Amazon which was shortlisted for Business Book of the Year.

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Topics

Disruption Rules

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.

High-Velocity Decision Making

Accelerating the right pace and process with key decisions.

Fast Forward Females

Inspiration for women in business in a Superfast world.

Hypergrowth

How to accelerate your business fast.

'Lazy' Leadership

How to be faster, smarter and more efficient in a rapidly changing world.

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I saw Sophie present at a CMO Fellowship meeting and her Leading at Speed content instantly resonated with me. I bought a copy of her book on the spot; 2 weeks later she was presenting to the top 50 VP’s across Virgin Atlantic. Upon seeing her in action, our EVP of Operations signed her up for his strategy offsite. Safe to say, Sophie exudes the Caffeine Partnership brand – she is highly addictive for Virgin Atlantic employees!

Virgin Atlantic

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!

L'Oreal

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Sophie when she came to talk to my extended leadership team – a team which has responsibility for more than 10,000 P&G Fabric Care employees! Her energizing presentation on what’s needed in 21st Century Leadership (The Power of the Pause, Strategic Laziness and Steal like a Magpie) was truly impactful for our leaders and I know that her messaging will gather momentum as the leaders share back with their respective regions/teams. Sophie brings real passion and energy to the stage – her engaging storytelling helps bring the content to life in a way that is meaningful and actionable. We will definitely stay connected and I am confident I will hear her messaging played back to me every time I meet someone from my organisation – where ever they are in the world!

Procter & Gamble

Sophie, from the Caffeine Partnership, was a great partner for our company conference. Her natural inquisitive style was great in eliciting exactly what we were looking for, finding the sweet spot between our agenda and theme of the conference. Sophie was able to tailor her messaging with some key take-aways from her fantastic and insightful book “Lead with Speed”. Sophie delivered a great story-telling session, energising the 150+ people in the room, matching the theme with some practical steps and thought provoking calls to action. We are very much looking forward to infusing some of the insight into our management training across the organisation.

Travelopia

Publications

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Superfast: Lead at Speed

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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