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Laura Archer is a writer and speaker who believes it is possible to re-boot our lives by making small changes to our daily routines. Her first book Gone for Lunch: 52 Things to do in your Lunch Break (Quadrille, 2017) focuses on the importance of taking breaks throughout the working day. Based on her blog of the same name, the book explores how making space for downtime doesn't only improve productivity levels, job satisfaction and protect against burnout, but also has a hugely positive impact on our personal lives, leading to enhanced mental and physical health, and a greater sense of fulfilment.

Her second book Change Your Life in an Hour (Quadrille, 2021) likewise encourages readers to dedicate small amounts of time each day to their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, demonstrating that - through focusing positively on these areas in a very simple way - it is possible to change your life without having to throw everything out and start again.  

Laura speaks regularly for corporate groups and charities, including Lloyd's Banking Group, TSB, Marriott Hotel Group, Irish Water, Mental Health UK and Action for Happiness, among others. She has featured on​ radio and podcasts, including BBC Woman's Hour, BBC Radio London, BBC Business and Eat Sleep Work Repeat, as well as receiving press coverage in Red, IMAGE, The Irish Times, ES Online and Stylist.

To discuss speaking opportunities, commission written content or to arrange in-house workshops, please contact Laura directly at or +44 (0) 7766 706 293.

For book-related press and enquiries, please contact 

Laura is represented by Louise Lamont at LBA Books.

"Laura has that rare gift of describing things with a combination of clarity, warmth and passion that you feel you would be foolish not to follow her advice; and that is what I have been doing since hearing her talk."


Managing Director, Mental Health UK &

Deputy Chief Executive, Rethink Mental Illness

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