Lotte Jeffs

Award-winning journalist, author and podcast host

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Author of How to be a Gentle Woman: The Art of Soft Power in Hard Times
Co-host of the British Podcast Awards Winning Some Families podcast
Former Acting Editor in Chief of ELLE

Lotte Jeffs (she/they) is an award-winning magazine writer and editor and the author of How To Be A Gentlewoman: The Art of Soft Power in Hard Times.

Lotte writes for the Times and the Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and numerous other publications and has worked in advertising as well as editorial. They were previously Acting Editor in Chief of ELLE.

Lotte co-hosts the podcast Some Families which celebrates queer parenting and recently won a Gold award at the British Podcast Awards. Lotte has also authored a picture book, My Magic Family, about diverse families which will be published by Puffin in 2022.

 

Suggested Talk Titles:

  1. BE MORE GAY

How queering your outlook can free you from the constraints of heteronormativity, tradition and gendered expectations and lead to a happier and more fulfilled life (regardless of your sexuality).

 

  1. THE ART OF SOFT POWER IN HARD TIMES

Why communication, empathy, creativity, grace and kindness are the skills needed to lead a team in this new world of work.

 

  1. GENTLE PARENTING

A follow on from How To Be A Gentlewoman this open, inclusive and non judgemental suggestion for parenting uses the same techniques discussed in my book but applied to raising happy and balanced children. From routine to self-care and the power of active listening, gentle parenting is designed to minimise stress and create the kind of environment where everybody thrives.

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