Sophie Devonshire

CEO, The Marketing Society and Author of "Lead at Speed”, speaker on 21st century leadership

Sophie Devonshire

Sophie Devonshire

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. Sophie is a highly accomplished speaker on building agility, resilience and wellbeing and Women in Leadership.


Building Agility
Resilience and Wellbeing
Women in Leadership

Travels from

London, UK


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 specialises in understanding questions of pace in business. 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. As a speaker on 21st century leadership, pacesetting, marketing and new models of positive business leadership, she is in his demand with clients. Sophie is a sociable feminist who works to help inspire leaders make a difference to the future of business. Sophie is also a superb facilitator and interviewer and has worked on Wavelength’s Inspire programme.

Client testimonial for Sophie Devonshire

“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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