“I just wanted to write and thank you for being such an excellent speaker at our recent Palmolive events. Everyone was completely gripped right from the start – you could have heard a pin drop in the first talk and it was wonderful to see everyone respond so positively in the second talk and become very involved. So many people wrote in the feedback forms that they felt you were talking directly to them and that what you had said had helped them. (M. Brown, Cohn&Wolfe, 20.09.12)”
Elected to the Professional Speaking Association 2011.
Speaker Profile: Professor Karen Pine has spent 20 years exploring what makes people tick. She has a first class honours degree, and a PhD, in psychology and is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and Professor in the School of Applied Sciences, Department of Fashion, Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey.
Karen is engaging and confident when talking about all aspects of human behaviour. Particular favourites are why the brain is so reluctant to change, the folly of dieting, the science of gestures, women’s money minds, and the quirks and logical flaws in human decision making. An advocate of the Do Something Different technique she is passionate about people getting out of their comfort zones and taking control of their lives. As a PR friendly speaker she can tailor her talks to suit your occasion.
Karen’s work in the field of behavioural economics has made her the UK’s leading female researcher into women’s money minds. Her academic research into children’s cognitive development and non-verbal communication is internationally renowned and has been published and presented all over the world.
Karen has also written popular books helping people change their lives for the better, The No Diet Diet (now in 23 languages) and Sheconomics, described by The Times as ‘A financial revolution for women’. In 2009 she published a journal entitled Do Something Different: 100 Ways to Shake Up Your Life, co-authored with her husband Professor Ben (C) Fletcher. In 2011 Hay House published their Love Not Smoking: Do Something Different book, and 2012 saw the publication of Flex: Do Something Different (UH Press).
Karen has made numerous radio and TV appearances, including Woman’s Hour, Channel 4 News, First Edition, Working Lunch, the Alan Titchmarsh Show and The Richard and Judy show.