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I like to educate the general public about issues related to mental health, how to grow through adversity, and how people can thrive during particularly intense or challenging times.

Below you’ll find links to past events. If you’d like to have me speak at your conference or event, please send an email to [email protected], or call us at (415) 932-0938.

After hosting me for Google’s G-Pause speaker series, Author Rachael O’Meara said:

Dr. Carr was a pleasure to work with. She captivated the audience with her own personal stories, combined with sharing the research behind how humans connect and interact on a psychological level. She did a great job helping us understand how to be more engaged and mindful in all our relationships. Thank you, Leslie!

Companies and organizations that have previously hosted me as a speaker include:

Past Interviews and Events:

Panel Discussion: Mental Health and COVID (#2)

Panel Discussion: Mental Health and COVID (#1)

Incident Report

Lisa Abramson Interview

LIVE at The Battery - New Perspectives on Mental Health: How to Recover from a Setback

LIVE at The Battery - New Perspectives on Mental Health: How to Recover from a SetbackWhat does it take to be psychologically healthy? What does it really look like to suffer from a mental illness? What shifts occur when we acknowledge that the binary of mental health vs. illness is false?In this intimate and engaging discussion, two good friends - one a psychologist and one an executive coach - will challenge you to rethink everything you believe you know about mental health. With their combined wisdom, Lisa Abramson and Leslie Carr will have a deep conversation about what it takes to truly thrive in a world that seems to constantly invite us toward challenge, stress, and burnout.This event is presented in parternship Battery Powered as part of "Battery Powered Plus," supplemental programming to the current Battery Powered theme on Mental Health.

Posted by The Battery on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Google Talk

TEDx Talk

Dr. Craig Malkin Interview

Suzannah Scully Interview

  • April 22, 2021:
    I was interviewed for the documentary film I Am Gen Z about mental health, and technology, and the impact that the internet is having on young people today. You can check out the trailer and learn more right here.
  • July 8, 2020:
    I was interviewed for the Good Grow Great podcast about how to thrive during the pandemic. Listen here.
  • February 5, 2020:

    “New Perspectives on Mental Health: How to Recover from a Setback.” I interviewed my good friend Lisa Abramson in front of a private audience at The Battery in San Francisco about her experiences with, and recovery from, a postpartum psychotic break after the birth of her first child. Lots of wisdom in this interview about resilience and mental health. Video was streamed via Facebook live and that recording can be found here.

  • October 8, 2019:
    “More Than Meds: For Mental Health, Connection Matters.” This interview was conducted with Dr. Zubin Damania (@ZDoggMD) for his “Incident Report” podcast. It’s episode #392 as an audio podcast and the video version can be viewed here.
  • June 28, 2019:
    “How to Thrive in the Modern World ~ Navigating Mental Illness and Fostering Mental Health During Complex Times.” This talk was given at SALT SF as a workshop.
  • May 25, 2019:
    “How to Thrive in the Modern World ~ Navigating Mental Illness and Fostering Mental Health in the Workplace and Beyond.” In celebration of Mental Health Awareness month I spoke to the employees at Betabrand.com about self-care, healthy boundaries, and how to make use of their own employee benefits.
  • April 2, 2019:
    I was interviewed for Defeating Depression with Dallas Amsden. Listen here.
  • November 6, 2018:
    “Just How Human Do We Want AI to Be?” I spoke at O’Reilly Radar on the challenge of creating “strong artificial intelligence” (intelligence that is functionally equivalent to that of a human) in today’s machines.
  • October 5, 2018:
    I spoke on a panel at The What Summit on the topic of women and confidence and managing stress.
  • September 13, 2018:
    I spoke on a panel at the SF Conversational Commerce Conference on the topic of “Achieving Balance in Conversational AI.” Can AI be more human? Or at least act like it?
  • March 10, 2016:
    I was interviewed by my good friend Suzannah Scully for her incredible podcast The Cosmos in You. Listen here.
  • August 21, 2015:
    I spoke at Google on the topic of “The Power of Presence in Relationships.” This talk was part of their G-Pause series on mindfulness and meditation.
  • December 1, 2011:
    I gave a TEDx talk entitled, Reconsidering Psychotherapy,” where I challenged the fear and stigma that surround therapy, and addresses why I thinks everyone should give it a try.
  • September 24, 2011:
    I participated in a symposium entitled, “So Close and Yet So Far: The Impact of Digital Technology on Analytically Oriented Treatments,” where I presented case material from her work via Skype, and took part in a panel discussion. This conference was hosted by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP).
  • January 16, 2011:
    I was interviewed on Lady Brain, a San Francisco-based radio show, addressing the topic of addiction and recovery.
  • November 12, 2010:
    I interviewed my colleague Dr. Drew Tillotson in front of an audience of professional peers at a private home in San Francisco. This interview was part of the biannual salon series that is hosted by the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology (NCSPP).