• news banner 2

Lavin Speaker News

The latest headlines from our world-changing keynote speakers

trending | Dec 14th, 2020

The Life-Changing Power of Breath: Introducing New Speaker James Nestor

The way we breathe has changed dramatically over the course of human evolution—and not for the better. Fortunately, acclaimed science journalist James Nestor has undertaken the task of restoring our most vital function, starting with his instant New York Times bestseller Breath.  It’s rare that... Continue Reading →
psychology | Dec 9th, 2020

Mastering Your Self-Talk: Introducing Award-Winning Psychologist Ethan Kross

The most important conversation we have each day is the one we have with ourselves. In his debut book Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores how to make our inner voice work in our favor—helping us boost our productivity, make wiser decisions, and generally lead more satisfying lives.... Continue Reading →
trending | Dec 9th, 2020

YA Sensation Angie Thomas Returns With a New Book

Concrete Rose, the prequel to Angie Thomas’ wildly popular novel The Hate U Give, will hit shelves on January 12th.  In her explosive follow-up to The Hate U Give, which has spent nearly 200 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Angie Thomas revisits the fictionalized neighborhood of... Continue Reading →
| Dec 4th, 2020

Lavin’s Holiday Gift Guide: A Book for Everyone on Your List

Is there any better way to spend the holidays than curled up with a good book? As this year comes to a close, we’ve rounded up the reads that have inspired, motivated, challenged, and moved us. So, whether you’re shopping for a history buff or a poetry lover, or even a gift for yourself, there’s... Continue Reading →
corporate culture | Dec 1st, 2020

Thrive While Working Remotely: Introducing Lavin Speaker Alexandra Samuel

Love it or hate it, remote work isn’t going anywhere—at least not anytime soon. So why not learn how to thrive while doing it? Lavin’s newest speaker, Alexandra Samuel, is a technology strategist, data journalist, and author who has spent the past two decades working from home. In her talks, as... Continue Reading →
diversity & inclusion | Nov 25th, 2020

Centering the Black Experience: Introducing Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

If we want to achieve an inclusive economy that works for all, we must begin by giving Black women a seat at the table, says Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman. An activist and emerging researcher, she specializes in data-driven solutions that address the future of work and its implications for Black... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 19th, 2020

The Election, its Aftermath, and the Future of America

Everything about this election—from the global pandemic ravaging the nation, to the president’s claims of voter fraud—has been unusual, to say the least. And though the peaceful transfer of power will begin, Trump continues to contest his defeat and several lawsuits remain in motion. What happens... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 17th, 2020

Reckoning with White Supremacy: Introducing New Speaker Kathleen Belew

The Lavin Agency is proud to announce its new speaker and white supremacy historian, Kathleen Belew. Author of Bring the War Home, Kathleen shows us that with a sustained attention to the white supremacist violence of our past, we can avoid future terrorist attacks designed to undermine American... Continue Reading →
race | Nov 4th, 2020

Liberty & Justice for All: A Lavin Exclusive

The United States has historically been a nation in deep denial of its own past. But today, the country—indeed, the entire world—is facing a racial reckoning of epic proportions. Between a global pandemic that disproportionately affects Black communities, the tragic deaths of George Floyd and... Continue Reading →
| Oct 29th, 2020

Finding Your Grit During COVID-19: Tips from Angela Duckworth

Psychologist Angela Duckworth is the world’s leading expert on grit—the coveted quality that’s a better indicator of success than talent, or even IQ. Defined by Duckworth as a blend of passion and perseverance over the course of long-term goals, grit has enormous benefits that go beyond just... Continue Reading →
1 2 3 4 5 6 247