• Laurence Shorter.

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    Meet Laurence Shorter

     In-person keynotes, conferences & events, creative workshops.

    Laurence Shorter is an author, speaker and entrepreneur with twenty years experience of working with leaders in organisations and the creative industries. His first book, The Optimist (Canongate Books, 2009) a personal quest for the secret to happiness, includes interviews with Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson and the father of positive psychology Martin Seligman - and was translated into 7 languages.

    His latest venture The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life, is the world’s first illustrated guide to mindfulness, is published by Orion Books. Laurence remains the only venture capital investor, management consultant and MBA to have performed a live comedy dance at the Edinburgh Festival as part of his own one-man show.


    Keynote Topics:

    • Opening up to your personal creative flow
    • Achieving More by Doing Less
    • Finding your authentic personal brand for individuals and teams

    Based in UK and USA

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    Author of the Lazy Guru's Guide to Life

    The book taking the world by storm, lazily.

    Based on the ancient principles of mindfulness, this beautifully illustrated and relaxing guide will make life flow just the way it should. Using simple tools and techniques, the Lazy Guru will teach you how to achieve more by doing less. This guide includes:


    Beditating instead of meditating
    Letting go of stressful 'shoulds'
    Learning to use the self-organising principle
    Creating space in your work and at home


    A happier and richer life is possible for everyone using the techniques in this life-changing book. So embrace your inner Lazy Guru and release the stress and anxiety of the modern world.

    Author of the Optimist

    Best-seller. One Man's Search for the Brighter Side of Life.

    Collapsing stock markets, melting ice caps, floods, tornadoes, terrorism ...When it comes to bad news, we've never had it so good. Perhaps it is time to be a little more optimistic? That's what Laurence Shorter decided. And that's why he set himself the challenge of meeting the world's most cheerful people. Surely with the help of Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson and Bill Clinton, Laurence can find the secret to inner happiness. But first things first - how on Earth is he going to get to meet them?

  • Enjoy Laurence's take on optimism

    in these video interviews

    Global adventures talking with Sir Richard Branson and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


    Laurence Shorter on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos

    Media Tour for the Optimist

    How to Be Mindful without Trying

    Laurence Shorter on The Way of the Lazy Guru

    In conversation on "The Lazy Gutu's Guide to Life."

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