Unhurried is an approach to life and work that aims to realise our human capacity for learning and growth. Unhurried is about allowing people to be more in tune with each other and what they're doing. It sets a pace that makes it easiest to create connection. It’s not fast, it’s not slow… it’s flowing and it feels right. It's about letting people use human intelligence in a way that machines can't.

Unhurried artists, inventors, performers and crafters are more able to control their focus. They stay open to new ideas and yet pay attention to detail. Unhurried people and organisations work more creatively and with greater satisfaction. They work towards sustainable products and services with greater care and less waste. 

Unhurried emerged in conversations between Johnnie Moore and Antony Quinn. They met through a shared interest in improvised theatre. They noticed that when improv becomes manic, or when it stalls, it stops being satisfying to both performers and audience. But when the pace is right, things connect and wonderful things emerge, apparently spontaneously. The same thing applies to any process that requires the participation of human beings. 


Johnnie Moore runs a monthly online coaching session to support leaders and facilitators who want to apply the unhurried philosophy to their work. Details here.

When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality. This is always exhilarating and sublime.
— Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)