British journalist and bestselling author
Helen Russell is a bestselling author, journalist, speaker and host. Formerly editor of marieclaire.co.uk turned Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, her first book, The Year of Living Danishly, became an international bestseller, optioned for television. She's the author of five critically acclaimed books, translated into 21 languages.
Helen now writes for magazines and newspapers globally, including The Times and The Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Independent, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, the Observer, Metro, Grazia, Stylist and Stella. She’s spent the last ten years studying cultural approaches to emotions and speaks about her work internationally.
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The Year of Living Danishly
This talk is based on Helen Russell’s bestseller The Year of Living Danishly – uncovering the secrets of the world’s happiest country and looking at where Danes get things right (and where they don’t).
Including personal testimony, the latest research, and nine ways to live more Danishly, wherever you are.
The expat experience
(…and how to survive it).
In this keynote, Helen explores the cultural differences and challenges foreigners face when moving to Denmark.
She pairs research with her personal experiences, anecdotes and stories.
Helen offers bespoke keynote talks on resilience, perseverance, workplace culture and reasons to remain hopeful in challenging times, based on ten years of research and personal experiences.
Global Happiness Secrets
In this insightful keynote, Helen shares the secrets of happiness from 30 countries – uncovering the unique cultural concepts, habits and attitudes keeping people afloat, worldwide.
Based on research from her book The Atlas of Happiness.
WHAT HAPPINESS LOOKS LIKE AROUND THE WORLD
Watch Helen share a few of the secrets of happiness from around the world in her TED talk from 2019, now viewed 85,000 times.