Sophie Bennett is a best-selling author, professional keynote speaker and a motivation and leadership expert.
She is a visiting faculty member at The Cranfield School of Management, where she speaks on leadership, motivation and effective communication.
In 2018 she ran the ACCA Finance Director Leadership Programme at ACCA HQ. 2019 keynote clients include Lloyds of London, Accountex, CPA Australia, The International Institute of Business, Analysts European Conference, the UK Associations, Congress, CIMA AICPA and ACCA Jersey Conference.
Sophie Bennett holds advanced NLP qualifications including Master Business Practitioner and Persuasion Engineering. Her experience includes IT consulting, award winning ghost writing on Tech Futurism (shortlisted for business book of the year) and she was Head of Content at Dell. Before going into business she was a champion professional dressage rider.
Her recent book, Find Your Flame – Why Motivation Matters More Than Talent, features interviews with 50 exceptional performers and uncovers what motivates them, how they discovered their genius and the qualities and practices that result in sustainable world class achievement.
MOTIVATION – Based on her new book Find Your Flame – Why Motivation Matters More Than Talent, Sophie reveals the 5 Flames of Motivation, how to tap into them to boost your own motivation and inspire your team. Discover how to design ‘Moments that Matter’
that ignite, inspire and transform.
COMMUNICATION – Gain insights into high impact, high influence communications. Discover how to communicate with clarity, confidence and gravitas.
AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP Horsepower; Insights from the world of dancing horses. Sophie is a former champion dressage rider and she shares the strategy, planning, resilience, self-discipline, teamwork and winning mindset that led to the British Equestrian team transforming from no-hopers to winning Gold at London 2012 and at Rio in 2016.
NEW – 5 Flames of Motivation Masterclass Workshop
Following this 5 Flames of Motivation Masterclass, participants will have a better understanding of their intrinsic motivations, insight into where they came from, how they drive unconscious behaviour and provide practical tools to develop in new areas. Ignite a new level of understanding about the neuroscience of motivation and how to use that knowledge to help yourself and others overcome challenges and deliver peak performance. The workshop can be a full day, half day or 90mins.
Sophie has also developed a series of Wellness talks and some more details are below –
Talk 1 – The Five Flames for Wellbeing – Your Personalised Path to Your Best Self
A look at how we can get into flow, and the 5 ways different you can tap into the best version of who you really are. We will look at the different ways depending on your personality type of how to;
- Access a feeling of more control over life – by letting go of control!
- How goals can make life MORE challenging and a lower pressure way of keeping tabs on your progress
- How being part of a community can save your life
- 5 ways to engage with beautiful things that will make your heart sing without leaving home
Talk 2 – Cultivating a Growth Mindset – The Secret of How Deeply Happy People Think Differently
A tour of growth mindset and how it can help you deal with challenging situations confidently;
- What is Growth Mindset?
- Where does it come from?
- Can you have a Growth Mindset for some things and not others?
- How our self image is based on our mindset
- How you can use Growth Mindset to build skills and confidence
Talk 3 – Living in the NOW – How to Cope with Change and Let Go of Anxiety
With the pressures of life and work, most of us live in the ‘distracted present’; when we are at work, we worry about what we need to do at home – and when we are at home, we worry about what we need to do at work! In this session we will look at what we can do to live in the moment, be fully present and reduce the worry about what we aren’t able to do because we can’t be in two places at once. By living in the now, and having the tools to be fully present you can reduce anxiety, feel more joy in life and improve your most valued relationships.
Talk 4 – The Power of Gratitude – How Appreciating the Little Things Can Change Your Life
The new discipline of positive psychology has finally confirmed what monks have been telling us for centuries; that by appreciating the small things we can live fuller and more satisfying lives. But with all the pressures and distractions of modern life, how do we find the time? In this session you will find some simple ideas and tips that you can use in your daily life that will help you to feel more relaxed, focussed and positive about your life, however challenging your circumstances.
“Sophie Bennett’s message is Spellbinding. She has THE Gift of Connecting with her Audience with her Storytelling and Metaphors. Authentic and from her Heart, Sophie’s content will “speak” to you on all Levels — and inspire you to action
“Sophie is a true inspiration. She speaks with passion and straight from her heart. The clarity of her delivery has truly inspired me not only to be a better speaker and tell my story but also to come out with a fantastic book title and a well structured and impactful story”
“If you seek a speaker who can move your audience to a higher level of thinking, book Sophie right now.”