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Meet the Author: Celeste Headlee

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Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and the 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 23 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. She is the proud granddaughter of composer William Grant Still, the Dean of African American Composers.

Books by Celeste Headlee

Speaking of Race

Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It

Book cover image: Speaking of Race: Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It

From PBS host, award-winning journalist, and author of We Need to Talk, Celeste Headlee, comes a practical, urgently-needed guide to having productive conversations about race  More »

We Need to Talk

How to Have Conversations That Matter

Book cover image: We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter

Based on the author's TED talk with over 10 million views, an urgent and insightful guide to bridging what divides us using real, meaningful conversation.  More »