Carl Honoré Speaker, Speeches, Booking Agent | MFL Global
Carl Honoré

Carl Honoré

Award-winning writer, broadcaster and TED speaker.

Carl Honoré is a bestselling author, broadcaster and leader of the global Slow Movement. His TED talk on the benefits of slowing down has been viewed 2.6 million times.

Described by the Wall Street Journal as “an in-demand spokesman on slowness,” Carl travels the world to deliver powerful keynotes that put time and tempo in a whole new light. His message is simple but counterintuitive: To achieve peak performance in a fast world, you have to slow down. Carl’s talks are dynamic, inspiring, informative and full of humour and his audiences range from business leaders, entrepreneurs and sales professionals to teachers, academics and medical practitioners.

Listen to Carl’s podcast and learn more about him here

Carl’s first book, In Praise of Slow, chronicles the global trend toward putting on the brakes in everything from work to food to parenting. Under Pressure explores how to raise children in a fast world and was hailed by Time as a “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement.” Carl’s latest book, The Slow Fix, shows how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life without falling for short-term quick fixes. Translated into more than 35 languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries.

Carl featured in a series for BBC Radio 4 called The Slow Coach in which he helped frazzled, over-scheduled people slow down. He also presented a television show called Frantic Family Rescue on Australia’s ABC 1.

Carl is an advisor to Jack Media, which makes messaging apps, and sits on the Board of Trustees of Hewitt School in New York City.

To watch Carl’s 2020 TED talk click here

To watch Carl Honoré introduction to Why It Pays to be Slow click here

"MFL deliver everything a speaker could hope for – so I’m over the moon to have them in my corner." Carl

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Slow Wins The Race

In this keynote, Carl shows how to find the right pace at work in order to:

• Think, focus and innovate better
• Enhance leadership and collaboration
• Achieve peak performance
• Build empathy and stronger relationships 
• Make the complex simple
• Win and retain customers and clients
• Use technology wisely
• Solve problems better

The Slow Fix: Solving Problems Properly

By spending time with leading thinkers and innovators, Carl has built a problem-solving recipe called the Slow Fix.

In this keynote, he shows how to:

• Learn from mistakes
• Build and wield expertise
• Lead, motivate and collaborate
• Make the complex simple
• Work out the root causes of a problem 
• Build empathy 
• Achieve peak performance

The Power of Slow: Unleashing your Inner Tortoise

When every moment is a race against the clock, everything suffers - your diet and health, your relationships and happiness, your ability to think, create and communicate. In this talk, Carl shows how to harness the power of SLOW to:

• Think, focus, innovate better
• Achieve peak performance
• Boost your leadership skills
• Make the complex simple
• Build empathy and stronger relationships
• Use technology wisely
• Boost health and happiness

Slow Parenting: Raising Children in a Fast World

"Slow Parenting" means letting kids explore the world on their own terms, which is how they learn to think, invent and socialise; take pleasure from things; work out who they are rather than what we want them to be.

In this talk, Carl shows how to:

• Tame technology at home 
• Carve out more together time
• Cope with school pressure
• Build resilience, creativity and a growth mindset
• Handle peer pressure (children and parents)
• Turn the family home into a place of calm and connection

Carl’s presentation was a hit, delivering a fresh perspective to our latest conference that tackled speed in business.  Carl’s insights and passion managed to inspire so many C-level executives that going slower at times pays more and as a result it helps us improve and possibly find ways of doing things smarter and faster. I highly recommend Carl as he is a very good public speaker and able to adapt his ‘Slow Movement’ to so many different contexts.

Business Leaders Malta

An amazing public speaker that engages the audience from the first to the last minute. He shares his wisdom….and the best part…he doesn’t peddle anything (but you go and buy the book after haha) and he is a pleasure to work with….no prima donna in sight!!!! Great job!

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

Carl Honoré was the principal keynote speaker at the World Leisure Congress in Chuncheon, South Korea. His contribution to several hundred practitioners, academics and politicians drawn from the fields of tourism, recreation, sport and the arts was outstanding. With engaging humour and a range of apposite anecdotes on human foibles and behaviour, recognised so easily by an international audience, he compared and contrasted the external pressures on individuals to react and succeed with a more relaxed lifestyle choice. In contributing to the plenary session, leading a separate workshop and mixing freely with the delegates, Carl was accessible and responsive to debate and discussion during the Congress, especially engaging the many young delegates with warmth and encouragement. One mark of the success of a keynote speaker is reference back to the original speech at various points in the Congress; on this criterion alone Carl’s presentation could only be judged an overwhelming and memorable success.

World Leisure Organisation

Carl put on an amazing show! The whole audience was energised by his insightful and fun presentation. He was fantastic! We got amazing comments! A huge, huge thanks!”

Richmond Group


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The Slow Fix: Lasting Solutions in a Fast-Moving World

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In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed

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In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed

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Under Pressure: Rescuing Our Children From The Culture Of Hyper-Parenting: Putting the Child Back into Childhood

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £3k to £7k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

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  • United Kingdom


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