Caroline Adams Miller

Speaker, bestselling Author & Coach in areas of Positive Psychology, Goals & Grit.

For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.  In 2015, she was named "one of the ten Positive Psychology coaches to follow."

MEDIA PERSONALITY

Caroline has been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and other media around the world for several decades, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, US News and World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN. She was the first Positive Psychology expert to bring coaching and happiness to satellite radio via XM with her “Positive Tip of the Day.”

SPEAKER

Caroline’s TEDx Talk on grit, The Moments That Make Champions has received great reviews. Angela Duckworth, winner of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship for developing the Grit Scale, said about the presentation, “Beautiful talk by a paragon of grit! Bravo, Caroline!” Caroline’s keynotes and workshops inspire and empower her audiences to set and accomplish goals by using their grit, helping them to be more successful and happy in work and life. Past clients have included: Young Presidents’ Organization, Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley, WorkHuman, Columbia University, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, The Wharton School and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

AUTHOR

Caroline is the author of six books, including the bestselling My Name is Caroline (Doubleday 1988), which was an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, and Positively Caroline (Cogent 2013), its sequel. Creating Your Best Life (Sterling 2009), is the first mass market self-help book on the science of happiness and how it intersects with the science of accomplishing goals. It is used as a textbook in numerous coaching and Positive Psychology classes around the world, and was lauded by the “father of Positive Psychology,” Martin Seligman, in his book Flourish. Seligman says that Caroline “added a major missing piece to the world of coaching” because of her ground-breaking and evidence-based connection between Positive Psychology and success. Her workbook, Your Happiest Life, is a four-week guide to help users learn how to set and accomplish goals in a step-by-step way through science-based activities and proven techniques. Caroline’s next book, Getting Grit (SoundsTrue 2017), will discuss why this character strength is so important to a flourishing life, who has it, and how to cultivate, amplify, and teach it.

PROFESSIONAL COACH

Since 2000, Caroline has coached hundreds of individuals, from senior executives to professional athletes, and parents to politicians. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation.

EDUCATOR

Caroline is one of the first happiness experts to join and advise Happify, the world’s largest pioneering online tool dedicated to assessing and amplifying well-being through evidence-based games and activities. She created their goal-setting and grit tracks.

Caroline is a popular presenter in the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School Executive MBA program, where she is considered one of the world’s experts on the science of goal-setting, grit and their intersection with Positive Psychology. She was an adjunct lecturer in Positive Psychology and coaching at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and at the University of Texas-Dallas School of Management for almost a decade. She does webinars and training for dozens of organizations, including the VIA Institute on Character about well-being, productivity, grit, and success.

AWARDS

Caroline was named the 2012 Good News Ambassador by the Good News Network, and in 2013, received the Mentoring award from the George Washington University School of Business for her decades of helping others achieve their goals.

Caroline graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and was one of the first 34 graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) in 2006. She is a top ranked Masters Swimmer in multiple events, has a black belt in Hapkido, and has more than three decades of unbroken recovery from bulimia.


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    Coaching, Keynote, Motivation, Motivational Keynote, Personal Growth, Psychology / Relationships

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    Maryland

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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Grit & Goals

For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.  In 2015, she was named "one of the ten Positive Psychology coaches to follow."

MEDIA PERSONALITY

Caroline has been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and other media around the world for several decades, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, US News and World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN. She was the first Positive Psychology expert to bring coaching and happiness to satellite radio via XM with her “Positive Tip of the Day.”

SPEAKER

Caroline’s TEDx Talk on grit, The Moments That Make Champions has received great reviews. Angela Duckworth, winner of the 2013 MacArthur Fellowship for developing the Grit Scale, said about the presentation, “Beautiful talk by a paragon of grit! Bravo, Caroline!” Caroline’s keynotes and workshops inspire and empower her audiences to set and accomplish goals by using their grit, helping them to be more successful and happy in work and life. Past clients have included: Young Presidents’ Organization, Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley, WorkHuman, Columbia University, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, The Wharton School and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

AUTHOR

Caroline is the author of six books, including the bestselling My Name is Caroline (Doubleday 1988), which was an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, and Positively Caroline (Cogent 2013), its sequel. Creating Your Best Life (Sterling 2009), is the first mass market self-help book on the science of happiness and how it intersects with the science of accomplishing goals. It is used as a textbook in numerous coaching and Positive Psychology classes around the world, and was lauded by the “father of Positive Psychology,” Martin Seligman, in his book Flourish. Seligman says that Caroline “added a major missing piece to the world of coaching” because of her ground-breaking and evidence-based connection between Positive Psychology and success. Her workbook, Your Happiest Life, is a four-week guide to help users learn how to set and accomplish goals in a step-by-step way through science-based activities and proven techniques. Caroline’s next book, Getting Grit (SoundsTrue 2017), will discuss why this character strength is so important to a flourishing life, who has it, and how to cultivate, amplify, and teach it.

PROFESSIONAL COACH

Since 2000, Caroline has coached hundreds of individuals, from senior executives to professional athletes, and parents to politicians. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation.

EDUCATOR

Caroline is one of the first happiness experts to join and advise Happify, the world’s largest pioneering online tool dedicated to assessing and amplifying well-being through evidence-based games and activities. She created their goal-setting and grit tracks.

Caroline is a popular presenter in the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School Executive MBA program, where she is considered one of the world’s experts on the science of goal-setting, grit and their intersection with Positive Psychology. She was an adjunct lecturer in Positive Psychology and coaching at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and at the University of Texas-Dallas School of Management for almost a decade. She does webinars and training for dozens of organizations, including the VIA Institute on Character about well-being, productivity, grit, and success.

AWARDS

Caroline was named the 2012 Good News Ambassador by the Good News Network, and in 2013, received the Mentoring award from the George Washington University School of Business for her decades of helping others achieve their goals.

Caroline graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and was one of the first 34 graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) in 2006. She is a top ranked Masters Swimmer in multiple events, has a black belt in Hapkido, and has more than three decades of unbroken recovery from bulimia.


Putting the “AWE” Back In “Awesome”

Although the word "awesome" is thrown around a lot in today's society, experts say that we have become "awe-deprived" in recent years due to cheating scandals in sports and business, lowered standards for excellence, and school funding being cut for the arts and music. The millennial generation, however, has been raised with abundant praise, leading to concerns that when their performance reviews aren’t "awesome" they feel discouragement and demotivation. Easy goals and low standards for excellence can actually prevent people from becoming awesome. According to the most current research, when people are truly awe-inspired by extraordinary behavior and events, they are profoundly impacted, and are more likely to work hard, be hopeful, and be kind to others. Grit is also an essential element in being awesome, and specific character strengths that undergird gritty behavior can be cultivated to support becoming awesome. Using research, client stories and her own personal experiences, Caroline weaves together a variety of information that will leave audiences understanding the importance of hard goals, gritty behavior and why inspiration is a necessary ingredient in a flourishing life.

 Create Your Best Life: How to Identify and Pursue the Most Meaningful Goals with Grit

 Studies have found the happiest people are those who wake up every day to clear-cut goals that provide their lives with meaning and purpose.  Their goals are usually quite difficult; however, they don’t quit or make excuses. Instead, they rely on the characteristic of “grit” to overcome and thrive. Grit is defined as “passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals.” In this session, positive psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP shares her unique, comprehensive and evidence-based approach to helping you create and accomplish any goal on your list. You will learn the power of goal setting and grit to drive happiness and success in your professional and personal life.

 Authentic Grit: Your Secret to Happiness and Success

Grit is increasingly considered one of the key ingredients of success. It is defined as “passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals.”  How gritty are you? If you do not know, you are not alone. Some people are predisposed to be more resilient and optimistic than others; however, most people don’t know how to identify and cultivate grit, and as a result don’t achieve their full potential in their work or personal lives. Positive psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP uses insightful scientific research, applicable examples, and powerful stories to help you understand why this character strength is so important and what you can do to cultivate it in yourself and others. The audience takeaways include specific actions to change your behavior and mindset so that you are more likely to achieve fulfillment and success with all of your goals.

Morgan Stanley

Caroline, you delivered what we asked for and more!  We've had terrific feedback that you were easy to relate to, your stories were relevant, and the research gave your talk credibility for a high-powered audience.  Everyone agreed they got rejuvenated, reignited and recommitted to setting and accomplishing meaningful goals. Morgan Stanley

CEO, Wholebeing Institute

If you want to get-it-done and make-it-happen, then Caroline Miller is your go-to, must-see speaker. With solid rigorous science and moving stories that captivate and connect, both your heart and mind are engaged to reach your highest aspirations. CEO, Wholebeing Institute

Head of the Institute of Wellbeing and Happiness, Universidad Tecmilenio

Caroline is the perfect combination of research knowledge and a practical approach to positive psychology. All the class was thrilled!!!! Head of the Institute of Wellbeing and Happiness, Universidad Tecmilenio

Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Caroline was an amazing closing keynote speaker at our Educating for Resilience Conference! Her knowledge of grit and what fuels optimal performance is just phenomenal and she is able to dynamically connect with her audience in such an authentic way. Caroline weaves her unique insights with the latest research in psychology to deliver a highly valuable session. We liked her so much, we’re having her back next June! President, Canadian Positive Psychology Association
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