British journalist and bestselling author

Helen Russell is a bestselling author, journalist and speaker. Her first book, The Year of Living Danishly, became an international bestseller and has been optioned for television. She is the author of four other critically acclaimed books, translated into 21 languages.

Helen also 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 eight years studying cultural approaches to emotions and now speaks about her work internationally.

Helen Russell Photo by Simon Meyer

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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.

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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.

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Special virtual keynote

Helen offers bespoke keynote talks on resilience, perseverance and reasons to remain hopeful in challenging times, based on eight years of research and personal experiences.

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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.