Transformational Speaker

Caroline’s audiences learn practical takeaways bolstered by evidence-based knowledge, and her galvanizing speaking style on the topics of grit, goal accomplishment and happiness leave people hopeful and proactive about creating positive change.

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Leadership Coach & Educator

Caroline’s unique and proven approach to fostering resilience, grit and happiness outcomes is matched by her unparalleled knowledge in the science of goal setting and how to maximize leaders’ abilities to foster positive change in themselves and others. 

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8x Best Selling Author

Author of eight best selling books that have been translated into multiple languages, including Getting Grit, My Name is Caroline and Creating Your Best Life, Caroline has been at the forefront of the self-help, Positive Psychology and grit movements since 1988.

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Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP

  • Inspire leaders to achieve the greatest successes of their careers and deliver game-changing results
  • Help organizations cultivate grit to optimize resilience and thriving in times of change
  • Empower people to reach outside their comfort zone for personal and professional success

Caroline is one of the world’s leading experts on the science behind successful goal setting and its connection to happiness, and the use of ‘good grit’ to achieve hard things. A Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, she has authored seven best selling books including Creating Your Best Life, My Name is Caroline and Getting Grit, all of which have been translated into many languages. A popular speaker on goals, grit, flourishing and women’s leadership, she has also taught in Wharton Business School’s Executive Education program. Her work has been featured all over the world for decades, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, NPR, and CNN.


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All of Caroline’s keynote presentations and workshops offer insightful scientific research, applicable examples and powerful stories and leaves her audiences with tangible takeaways and actions they can use to create their own happiness and success.

What people are saying about Caroline's Presentations


  • Caroline Adams Miller delivered a complete Grand Slam at our healthcare company’s corporate conference. If you are looking for a keynote speaker who adds value, integrates academic research into practical applications, and moves people to action and change, you can’t do any better than enlisting Caroline and her topic on Goal Setting and Authentic Grit.

    larry b
    Dr. Larry Benz
    President/CEO Confluent Health
  • 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!

    angela duckworth
    Angela Duckworth
  • Caroline’s cutting-edge insights on Grit and Goal Setting are awesome, and so needed in the business world now!

    Deb Giffen
    Director of Executive Programs at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Caroline was an exceptional addition to our LEAD2017 conference and I’m so truly thankful to have been able to share her charismatic and inspirational keynote with our audience. She seamlessly engaged with everyone and left us all feeling inspired and more empowered to be better leaders in both our professional and personal lives.

    Alannah Easby
    Leader of LEAD,
  • Caroline was a powerhouse at our 2016 leadership conference. She challenged us to put the ‘awe’ back into awesome and how to use grit to accomplish our hard goals. Her message of ‘you can’t keep what you don’t give away’ inspired bold sharing and deep conversation from the audience and has continued to resonate throughout the organization beyond conference.

    Ali Fillmore
    Development Manager, lululemon athletica
  • Caroline’s engaging and thought-provoking presentation on Creating Your Best Life left our team primed to set hard short and long-term goals, push themselves to learn more and get the absolute most out of our whole person wellness and self-leadership programs. Our team felt empowered, invigorated, inspired to embrace grit and Caroline’s talk provided numerous light bulb moments I will remember forever. We are so grateful to have been able to share her knowledge and passion with our team.

    Merika Brown
    Culture & Engagement Manager, Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd

I help leaders get more grit, achieve their goals and find happiness!

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