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Carl Honore

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An in-demand spokesman on slowing down

Categories: Business Coaching, Business Speakers, CEO, Change Management, Communication, Education Speakers, Health & Lifestyle

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Carl Honoré is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and speaker. He is also a globetrotting ambassador for the Slow Movement. The Wall Street Journal hailed him as “an in-demand spokesman on slowness.”

Later this year, ABC TV will broadcast a show in which Carl helps frazzled, overscheduled Australians to slow down.

After working with street children in Brazil, Carl covered Europe and South America for the Economist, Observer, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Time, National Post and other publications.

His first book, In Praise of Slow, examines our compulsion to hurry and chronicles a global trend toward putting on the brakes. The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.”

His second book, Under Pressure, explores the good, the bad and the ugly of modern childrearing - and offers a blueprint for change. It was hailed by Time as a “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement.”

Carl’s latest 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.

Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries, including Australia. 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.

On top of writing, blogging, tweeting and giving media interviews on the benefits of slowing down, Carl rushes around the world to deliver speeches and workshops.

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