Carl Honoré is a London-based author and broadcaster and the voice of the Slow Movement. His two main-stage TED Talks have racked up millions of views.
Whether virtual or in-person, Carl’s keynotes and workshops are dynamic, inspiring, informative and full of humou. His audiences range from business leaders, entrepreneurs and sales professionals to teachers, academics and medical practitioners.
His first book, In Praise of Slow, chronicles the global trend toward putting on the brakes in everything from work to food to parenting. The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.”
Carl’s second book, Under Pressure explores how to raise and educate children in a fast world and was hailed by Time as a “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement.”
Carl’s third book, The Slow Fix, explores how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics, without falling for superficial, short-term quick fixes.
Carl’s latest book, Bolder, explores how to age better and feel better about ageing. It is a spirited take-down against ageism.
Published in 35 languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries. In Praise of Slow was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and the inaugural choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. It also featured in a British TV sitcom, Argentina’s version of Big Brother and a TV commercial for the Motorola tablet. Under Pressure was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Award, the top prize for non-fiction in Canada. Bolder was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and a Reader’s Digest (UK) Book of the Month.
Carl fronted series for BBC Radio 4 called The Slow Coach in which he helped frazzled, over-scheduled people slow down. He presented a television show called Frantic Family Rescue on Australia’s ABC 1. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of Hewitt School in New York City.
Carl lives in London. While researching his first book on slowness he was slapped with a speeding ticket.
“An in-demand spokesman on slowness.” The Wall Street Journal
“The global guru on the Slow Movement.” Globe and Mail
“The unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down.” Huffington Post
“The world’s leading evangelist for what has become known as the Slow Movement.” CBC Radio (The Sunday Edition)
“The godfather of the Slow Movement.” ABC News
“An international spokesman for the concept of leisure.” Newsweek
“A verbal magician, conjuring concepts with no new idea too complex to capture.” The Sydney Morning Herald