Celeste Headlee is a communication and human nature expert. She is an internationally recognized journalist and expert on conversation and communication.
Celeste’s a regular guest host on NPR and American Public Media, the host of the series Retro Report on PBS, and author of the bestselling book “We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter” (Harper Wave). Celeste’s newest book “Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving” (Harmony) will be released in March 2020.
Celeste’s TEDx Talk, 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation, has been viewed over 23 million times. Close to 50,000 talks have been given at 10,000 events since the TED program launched in 2009. Celeste’s talk is one of the 10 most-watched talks posted on TED’s homepage.
Celeste serves as an advisory board member for ProCon.org and The Listen First Project and received the 2019 Media Changemaker Award. She lives in the DC area with rescue dog, Samus.