Staff professional learning seminar – Caroline Adams Miller

March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
St Margaret's College Auditorium 7
9pm $10
Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP
Speaker, Bestselling Author & Coach in the areas of Positive Psychology, Goals & Grit

Learn the power of goal setting and grit to drive happiness and success in your professional and personal life. Caroline Adams Miller is an internationally-known coach, author and speaker on the topic of grit, goal accomplishment and their connection with happiness. She is recognized as one of the world’s leaders on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.
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.

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.”
Caroline’s TEDx Talk on grit, “The Moments That Make Champions” has received great feedback. 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 … thus being more successful and happy both in their work and life. Past clients have included: Young Presidents’ Organization, Edward Jones, lululemon athletica, Columbia University, National Press Club, Morgan Stanley, WorkHuman, Wharton School of Business, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Caroline is the author of six additional books, including the bestselling, My Name is Caroline (Doubleday 1988), which was an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Positively Caroline (Cogent 2013). 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 is 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. Caroline’s next book, Getting Grit (2017/SoundsTrue), will share an evidence-based approach to cultivating grit in your workplace and life.

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.

Caroline was one of the first happiness experts to join and advise Happify, the world’s largest online community dedicated to assessing and amplifying well-being through evidence-based games and activities.

Caroline 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.

In 2012, Caroline was named the 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 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.

VIDEOS: and more at:


* The MOJO Radio Show (9/28): – Build the grit to be more and do more in our lives – MOJO Radio Show
* Wharton’s MoneyBall on SiriusXM (9/22) – Caroline Adams Miller on Wharton Moneyball radio – SiriusXM Channel 111
* WorkXO’s The Culture Chat (8/31) – The Culture Chat: Caroline Miller on Grit
TRAVELS FROM: Washington, DC

WEBSITE:–caroline-miller.html and


* Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide
* Positively Caroline: How I Beat Bulimia For Good … and Found Real Happiness
* My Name Is Caroline
* Feeding the Soul: Daily Meditations for Recovering from Eating Disorders
* Bright Words for Dark Days
* Getting Grit (2017)


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 Carolin

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