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Sophie Bennett


Sophie Bennett is an expert and speaker on motivation and performance. She has helped champions to win medals, leaders to transform business performance, sales people to win deals worth millions and individuals to perform beyond their wildest expectations.

Sophie Bennett is a visiting lecturer at the Cranfield School of Management  a grand prix dressage rider and former national equestrian champion, a best selling author, and was Head of Content for the global computer giant, Dell.

Her 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. Sophie Bennett has uncovered five powerful principle of success that ignite ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. Her 5 Flames of Motivation provide insight into what sparks lasting positive change and better teamwork.

Sophie’s client list includes The Ombudsman Association, Severn Trent Water, SAP User Group, NATO, ACCA, CIMA, The Salvation Army and The Rugby Players Association. All have benefited from her unique 5 Flames of Motivation Model to boost performance and improve communication.  At The Cranfield School of Management Sophie develops speaks on leadership, motivation and the principles of powerful communication.


Sophie Bennett works with organisations and teams to build high performance habits, leadership skills and high impact communications.

Her Signature talks are

The 5 Flames – The Mystery of Motivation Mystery Uncovered
The 5 Flames for Sales – What motives people to buy and what to do about it
The 5 Flames for Influence – How to have more impact as a leader and influence others
Success Horsepower – From elite sport to business leadership, life lessons through different eyes

Covered within some of these talks are –

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 Bennett 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.




Growth Mindset
Winning Mindset/performance


We have worked with Matthew for many years and will continue to do so. His knowledge of the Speaker Market and ability to interpret our clients requirements is quite exceptional.

He is incredibly thorough in his approach and always goes that extra mile to ensure everything is exactly as required.

I am always happy working with Matthew, he has great credibility, he is very diverse in his ability to make things happen.

Matthew Fisher and I have worked together for many number of years. I have always found Matt to be honest, good natured and willing to work hard always carefully selecting the best appearances to suit my personality and lifestyle. The work Matthew has delivered for me over the years has varied from schools, colleges, attending film premiers, guest speaking  to name a few all of which I have lots of memories and thoroughly enjoyed.