Caroline Webb

Caroline Webb

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Author, How To Have a Good Day

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Economist and author of How To Have A Good Day, Caroline explains how to apply insights from behavioural economics, neuroscience and psychology to improve workplace performance, productivity, and wellbeing. A Senior Adviser and former Partner at McKinsey, she speaks about the science and practice of great leadership, resilience, team culture, diversity and the future of work.


Caroline Webb is an economist, author and former Partner at McKinsey. She is a leading authority in the use of behavioural science to improve every aspect of professional life, including leadership, productivity, team culture, resilience, and creativity. Her bestselling book How To Have A Good Day shows how insights from behavioural economics, psychology and neuroscience can transform personal effectiveness and wellbeing at work. It has been published in over 60 countries and 14 languages.

During her twelve years with McKinsey, Caroline co-founded the global consulting giant’s leadership practice, designing their model for training senior managers and teams. She also founded McKinsey’s women’s leadership development course for female executives. Prior to her time at McKinsey, Caroline had a career in economic policy at the Bank of England.

Caroline makes powerful scientific ideas accessible, practical and even entertaining for audiences of all types. She explains how the way that our brains are wired affects our performance and behaviour, and how to then apply that knowledge to make a real difference to our sense of job satisfaction and work-life balance.

Caroline engages audiences in discovering many insights for themselves, such as introducing short exercises that demonstrate the impossibility of multitasking, or the way we miss much of what is in front of us. She puts real science behind useful practical techniques that can create resilient patterns of behaviour, help us to manage tough situations, and create more empathy in our interactions. She talks about blindspots and biases, and how teams can actively foster diverse perspectives in a way that stimulates innovation, diversity and inclusion. Her work also examines the evolution of the modern workplace, including the effects of digitisation, the realities of working from home, and the skills leaders need to develop in order to help their colleagues thrive in the future of work.

Caroline is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and has also written for the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, Business Insider, Huffington Post, and WIRED. She has been featured in The Economist, the Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian and BBC radio. She is a Founding Fellow of the Harvard-affiliated Institute of Coaching, has been listed as one of Marshall Goldsmith’s ‘100 Coaches’, and is a member of the leading management thinkers network, the Silicon Guild alongside the likes of Susan Cain, Adam Grant and Patty McCord.

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