My two biggest passions are ideas and people, and I'm a great believer in the power of conversation to change minds. A decade of adventures in writing has led me to do many talks, masterclasses, workshops, keynotes and panel events. I'm also lucky to appear on podcasts, radio, TV and in documentaries relatively often too.

I'm open to public speaking engagements of all kinds โ€“ from festivals, conferences, lectures and debates to online talks, Q&As and industry meetups. I also have lots of experience designing and delivering bespoke sessions for companies, non-profits and government departments seeking specific knowledge and insights.

I cover a breadth of future trends topics at the intersection of technology, business, policy, and human behaviour. If you'd like to invite me to speak at something you're organising, feel free to email me.

Work Themes

I cluster my work around the four themes below. These encompass technology, human behaviour, internet culture, business, innovation and future trends, policy, cities and urbanism, the sharing economy and global development.

Here's a quick rundown:

The Future of Work

New ways of working. Work culture. Human capital. The battle for talent. Technology and automation. Training and upskilling. Soft skills. Universal basic income.

Distributed Companies

Remote work. Asynchronous communication. Flat hierarchies. Transparency. Innovation. Startups and entrepreneurship. Digital transformation.

The Knowledge Economy

Knowledge work. Knowledge cities. Placemaking. Talent hubs. Tomorrow's universities. The future of education. Online, blended and lifelong learning.

Global Living

The platform economy. Freelancing and self-employment. International mobility. Visas, borders and migration. Digital nomads. Business travel.

Past Clients

I've spoken in festival tents, lecture theatres, conference venues, coworking spaces and boardrooms in cities across the world. Some of my previous clients include:

  • Guardian Masterclasses
  • Women of the World Festival
  • Battle of Ideas Festival
  • IPSE National Freelancers Day
  • The BBC Politics Show
  • BBC Radio 5
  • The Weather Channel
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Leeds College of Music

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Speaking Portfolio

TPF x Counterflows Talk: How To Grow A Resilient Freelance Business - 27 May 2020

Cloudbusting Podcast: How will COVID-19 change the way we work? - 28 April 2020

Alphabet City Podcast: Lauren Razavi Profile

My Newsletter

Each week, I curate an email of stories, ideas and tools to share with curious people around the world. Featuring articles, books, podcasts, documentaries and more, the Counterflows newsletter is your guide to the future of work, creativity and global living.

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