Laurence Shorter is a leadership consultant, author, comedian and artist.

In his quest to understand the secrets of happiness, he has authored a bestselling book on positive thinking (The Optimist, 2009), written and performed his own one-man show at the Edinburgh Festival, and created the Lazy Guru, the world’s first cartoon guide to mindfulness and flow. Today Laurence coaches CEO’s, consultants and creatives, hosting immersive events that give people a direct experience of the intelligent, self-organizing principle at work in groups and teams.

True optimism, I realized, is about accepting the world as it is, letting go of our obsession with the future, and setting oneself free with that knowledge.
Laurence Shorter