Meet the Team

Meet the Lazy Guru

Who Are We?

The Lazy Guru is everyone – all of us – at our relaxed best, how we would like to be all the time: creative, alert and in flow. No one can teach us how to do this. Only we can do it for ourselves. But inspiration and company helps. That’s what we are here for.

We are a team of self-employed artisan Lazy Gurus. We are merely the servants of your inner guru, who summoned us here to meet you.

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.

Magali Charrier is a jack of all trades and a master craftwoman of all things visual. A graduate from the Royal College of Art, she specializes in making images move and drawing life as she sees it: quirky, light and dark all at once. Her work spans film making, animation and illustration and her work has been toured and broadcast throughout the world. She is the recipient of numerous awards (including VideoDansa Prize, Barcelona; NAHEMI Award at Encounters Film Festival, Bristol, Best Dance Film at CineDans Festival, Amsterdam and more) and bursaries from Channel4, BBC4 and the Arts Council.