Certified Professional Coach
Keynote Speaker & Teacher
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.”
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 well over 14,000 views. 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, Heartland Coaches Association, Columbia University, National Press Club and American Society of Journalist and Authors.
Caroline is the author of five 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, Authentic Grit, will discuss why this character strength is so important to a flourishing life, who has grit, and how to get it.
Since 2000, Caroline has coached hundreds of individuals, from senior executives to professional athletes; parents to politicians. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation.
Caroline is 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 has been 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, and performs webinars and trainings for dozens of organizations, including the VIA Institute on Character about well-being, productivity and success.
In 2012, 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 well-known for her more than three decades of recovery from bulimia.