Simone Heng Published New Book: Secret Pandemic: The Search for Connection in a Lonely World

Simone Heng

Simone HengWe at Speakers Connect are excited to share that Simone Heng has published her new book “Secret Pandemic: The Search for Connection in a Lonely World”.

The world was in a loneliness crisis long before Covid-19.

As human beings, our brains are wired for connection. The feelings of disconnectedness people are facing today—isolation within our families, digital addiction, emotional trauma— hold worrying consequences for our mental well-being.

We’ve lost touch with the human tribe we were born into.

In this compelling guide to navigating connection in our modern world, human connection phenom Simone Heng walks you through the meaning of human connection as it relates to every aspect of life. Learn how to distinguish authentic connection from fake substitutes, understand how family trauma affects the way you connect with others, and discover the precise orbits of friendship you need to feel socially fulfilled.

Human connection is one of our most essential needs. With Secret Pandemic: The Search for Connection in a Lonely World, you can stop searching for it and start living it, forging the genuine connections we all crave.


Simone Heng

Simone Heng is a global keynote speaker on the topic of Human Connection and a former international broadcaster. In her one and half decade-long career in the media industry, it was Simone’s job to connect authentically on-air, on-stage, online and one-to-one with people. She now speaks to organisations around the world on the connection techniques that authentically bring us together.

Simone has been invited to speak at The United Nations, Ted X and Google and has spoken on stages in Thailand, UAE, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada and many more.

Simone also has a Communications and Cultural Studies degree from Curtin University of Technology. She has studied speechwriting in London under Tony Blair’s former speechwriter, Phillip Collins.

Having lived in Singapore, Switzerland, Australia and the United Arab Emirates, Simone has deep intercultural understandings which allow her to communicate and appeal to a wide variety of audiences.

She has worked for and been featured in CNBC, CNN, Virgin Radio Dubai, HBO Asia, Southern Cross Austereo, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, Elle and many more. She has an online social media community of over 100, 000.

Simone‘s keynotes are:

  • The Future of Human Connection
  • The Power of Human Connection
  • Human Connection Webinars Connect Authentically via Technology
  • Connect via Video
  • Human Connection and Resilience

Contact us if you would like Simone Heng to speak at your next event.