Caroline Miller

Happiness Speaker, Goals and Grit Expert

  • Caroline Miller`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Caroline Miller`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Maryland, USA

  • Caroline Miller`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Caroline Miller`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Maryland, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Creating Your Best Life—In and Out of the Office: How Women Can Pursue Meaningful Goals and Live with No Regrets

Hidden talents. Unused strengths. Unrealized goals. Women are often so busy meeting everyone else’s expectations that their own professional and personal goals get left behind. Unexpressed talents often make us restless and dissatisfied...

Hidden talents. Unused strengths. Unrealized goals. Women are often so busy meeting everyone else’s expectations that their own professional and personal goals get left behind. Unexpressed talents often make us restless and dissatisfied. 

Now is your time to go for it! The happiest people wake up each day with clear, hard goals that provide meaning and purpose.

Goal setting expert Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, inspires women to put their innate strengths to use. She encourages women to become their authentic, ideal selves—not just who they feel they “ought” to be—and provides proven techniques to help them reach their full potential.

Caroline shares stories of women from all over the world, whose actions, habits, mindset and grit fueled their amazing accomplishments. And she combines leading-edge research with storytelling that paints a picture of possibility. Female leaders are inspired to take positive risks, and have the passion, persistence, humility, and courage to achieve their toughest goals. 

In this fast-paced, energizing and research-based session, female leaders learn practical steps to create their best self in and out of the office, including how to: 

  • Identify strengths to increase success.
  • Use the new science-based approach to set goals to achieve the best outcomes.
  • Develop a supportive “web of influence”—women helping women.
  • Build a culture of positive energizers.
  • Cultivate a mindset of self-efficacy, resilience, optimism, and grit.

Be someone who people tell inspiring stories about! After this stimulating session, you’ll have the courage to create your best life. You’ll be eager to reach beyond your comfort zone, achieve your goals, and become your best possible self!

FORMAT: 45-60 minutes keynote. Half and full day workshops are available, as well. 

IDEAL AUDIENCE: Women’s meetings, conferences and forums. This program has been presented to women at: Brookings Executive Education, American Bar Association, U.S. Coast Guard, Impact Austin, Women@Google, Morgan Stanley, Ellevate/IFC World Bank, Harvard Law School, and more.

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Getting Grit: Put Passion, Perseverance and Purpose to Work!

In times of greater complexity, ever-increasing regulation and competition, organizations need people who can weather these challenges and not just be productive—but actually thrive. People who are resilient in times of change. People who ...

In times of greater complexity, ever-increasing regulation and competition, organizations need people who can weather these challenges and not just be productive—but actually thrive. People who are resilient in times of change. People who have GRIT.

Grit is passion and persistence in pursuit of long-term goals. Research confirms: Grit is the secret to success.

As company goals get more challenging every year, achieving them will take even more grit. But HOW do people become grittier?   

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, is an expert on Positive Psychology and the foremost authority on how to apply the science of grit and achievement to our lives. Caroline shares timely examples, stories and research-based insights that your audience will put to use to reach their highest goals! 

After attending this energizing and inspiring talk, your audience will:

  • Understand what grit is and why it’s important.
  • Recognize the difference between good and bad grit.
  • Cultivate grit to help them stay resilient and persevere in the face of difficulties.
  • Be inspired to stretch beyond their comfort zone.
  • Create a culture of grit that encourages people to make their best efforts. (Leadership version)
  • Spot grit in others and hire for grit. (Leadership version)

People with authentic grit have key traits that audiences learn from and want to emulate. Caroline shares the practical strategies that accelerate performance: defined purpose, hard goals, role models, team building, and more. This powerful talk inspires audiences to become grittier—and achieve big goals!

FORMAT: 45-60 minutes keynote. Half and full day workshops are available, as well. 

IDEAL AUDIENCE: All employees. Caroline also offers a leadership version of this topic. Specific audiences have included: business leaders; entrepreneurs; sales teams; multi-level marketing distributors; professionals such as lawyers, financial advisors, and accountants; and athletic groups.

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The New Science of Goal Setting: How to Achieve Game-Changing Results

Goal-setting is a basic business fundamental. Everyone knows how. Or do they? Everyone uses metrics but the world is still full of missed goals, failed objectives, and tarnished brand names. That’s because we’ve been using a goal-setting ...

Goal-setting is a basic business fundamental. Everyone knows how. Or do they? Everyone uses metrics but the world is still full of missed goals, failed objectives, and tarnished brand names. That’s because we’ve been using a goal-setting approach based on thin air, not science.

What could your team achieve by using a proven, research-based approach to setting and achieving goals? Effectively setting goals can leapfrog you ahead of your competitors. The right goals help you adapt more quickly to a changing environment and help ensure success in new markets.

Caroline Adams Miller is a renowned thought leader on the transformational power of setting the right goals at the right time. She studied the science behind successful goal setting at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology. Caroline uses riveting storytelling, her infectious enthusiasm, and science-based techniques to empower your audience to set meaningful goals—and achieve them!  

In this fast-paced and energizing talk, your audience learns practical steps to improve their goal setting, including:

  • Build on a foundation of happiness; first we’re happy, then we’re successful. 
  • Practice the 6 Keys to Effective Goal Setting.
  • Understand the difference between Learning Goals and Performance Goals; when to use each, and when to blend them. 
  • Use Primes and Prompts to set you up for success and avoid the most common mistakes that derail progress.
  • Establish accountability and build a culture of positive energizers.

Goal setting is essential for maximizing human performance. People who implement these proven goal-setting processes achieve the greatest successes of their careers and game-changing results. 

FORMAT: 45-60 minutes keynote. Half and full day workshops are available, as well. 

IDEAL AUDIENCE: Business leaders, sales managers, anyone who is required to create and accomplish goals in their job. Specific audiences have included: sales teams; multi-level marketing distributors; professionals such as lawyers, financial advisors, and accountants; athletic groups; and entrepreneurs.

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About Keynote Speaker Caroline Miller

About Speaker Caroline Miller, MAPP…

For three decades, Caroline has been a pioneer with her groundbreaking work in the areas of goal setting, 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. 

Caroline helps people identify, come up with a plan for, and persist in pursuing their toughest goals — leading to their success, happiness and flourishing, while inspiring those around them. Achieving hard, meaningful goals is one of the most rewarding things we can do in both our personal and professional lives. Although she didn’t have a word for it at the time, Caroline used “grit” to help overcome her personal battle with bulimia. Today, she helps others develop the traits they need to get to the finish line. 

SPEAKER In her keynote presentations and workshops, Caroline blends personal experience, real life examples and cutting-edge research in positive psychology, to come up with practical applications that create fresh awareness of how to cultivate change. Caroline leaves her audiences with tangible takeaways and actions they can use to create their own happiness and success. 

Angela Duckworth, winner of the 2013 MacArthur Genius grant for her research on grit, said of Caroline: “I don’t know anybody who has thought more than [Caroline] about how to apply the scientific research on grit and achievement to our own lives!” 

Caroline’s TEDx Talk “The Moments That Make Champions” explores the three things that we can choose to do differently to improve our chances of developing grit. 

Caroline has worked with clients around the world including: Morgan Stanley, lululemon, The Wharton School/UPENN, RE/MAX, Booz Allen, Young Presidents’ Organization, Harvard Law School, and Swisse Wellness. 

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 popular in the mass market and is also used as a textbook in numerous coaching and Positive Psychology classes around the world. The “father of Positive Psychology,” Martin Seligman, lauded Caroline’s scholarship in his book Flourish, noting that she had “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 newest book, Getting Grit (Sounds True 2017), discusses why the character strength grit is so important to a flourishing life, who has it, and how to cultivate, amplify, and teach it. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top 10 goal setting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the 10 books that would change your life in 2017. 

Caroline’s books have been translated into German, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Italian. 

MEDIA PERSONALITY Caroline’s work has been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and other media around the world including BBC World News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, 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.” 

PROFESSIONAL COACH For two decades, Caroline has coached hundreds of individuals, from senior executives to professional athletes, and parents to politicians on how to identify their character strengths, get more grit and achieve their goals. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. In 2015, Caroline was named “one of the 10 Positive Psychology coaches to follow.” 

EDUCATOR Caroline is a popular presenter in the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School Executive Education program. 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 facilitates webinars and training for dozens of organizations, including the VIA Institute on Character about well-being, productivity, grit, and success. Caroline was one of the first happiness experts to join and advise Happify, the premier digital platform offering evidence-based resilience solutions for employers and health plans. 

EDUCATION Caroline has a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. 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. 

Testimonials

Caroline opened our conference with a talk about achieving happiness that was grounded in new research and, as a result, was thought-provoking as well as inspirational. Our audience of executive women continued to talk about Caroline’s ideas for the rest of the conference. She really knocked it out of the park for us.”

Marion Asnes

Envestnet

“Caroline exceeded all expectations today! She was simply compelling. Excellent presenter. Research-based. Even the skeptics liked her. We NEVER had a group that large stay in a meeting for two hours. Almost no one left.” 

Goulston & Storrs

 

“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 Women’s Group

 

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