Biography

Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker, and bestselling author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter and Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving. An expert in conversation, human nature, reclaiming our common humanity and finding well-being, Celeste frequently provides insight on what is good for all humans and what is bad for us, focusing on the best research in neuro and social science to increase understanding of how we relate with one another and can work together in beneficial ways in our workplaces, neighborhoods, communities and homes. She is a regular guest host on NPR and American Public Media and a highly sought consultant, advising companies around the world on conversations about race, diversity and inclusion. Her TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 30 million total views, and she serves as an advisory board member for ProCon.org and The Listen First Project. Celeste is the recipient of the 2019 Media Changemaker Award. 

Celeste’s work and insights have been featured on TODAY, Psychology Today, Inc., NPR, Time, Essence, Elle, BuzzFeed, Salon, Parade, and many more. She has presented to over 100 companies, conferences and universities including Apple, Google, United Airlines, Duke University, Chobani and ESPN. Her new book, Speaking of Race, will be released in November 2021. She is the proud granddaughter of composer William Grant Still, the Dean of African American Composers.  Celeste lives in Washington, D.C.

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Booksby Celeste Headlee

Do Nothing: How to Break Away From Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving

Speaking of Race: Why Everyone Needs to Talk About Race– And How To Do It

We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter

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Career in Event Planning: Are You Happy at Work?

🚀 Explore 10 reasons why event planning is a fulfilling career choice, from creative outlets...

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