Transformational Speaker

Caroline’s speaking style on grit, goal accomplishment, and happiness leaves her audience feeling hopeful and proactive about creating positive change. Her practical takeaways are backed by evidence-based knowledge.

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Leadership Coach & Educator

Caroline’s expertise in goal setting science and her unique approach to promoting resilience, grit, and happiness have proven successful in maximizing leaders’ abilities to drive positive change within themselves and others.

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8x Best Selling Author

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

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Big Goals


BIG GOALS (Wiley, Fall 2024) is Caroline Adams Miller’s new and groundbreaking approach to goal setting that blends accepted science with cutting-edge findings from the fields of Positive Psychology, motivation, mindset and resilience. Her BRIDGE methodology simplifies goal pursuit to its essentials and gives readers a way to individualize their efforts and improve their chances of success. Similar to previous books, Caroline challenges prevailing wisdom and backs up her solutions with evidence, memorable stories and worksheets that readers can use immediately. This short book is destined to become a classic.
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Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP

  • Inspire leaders to deliver game-changing results and achieve unprecedented career success.
  • Help organizations optimize resilience and thrive during times of change by cultivating grit.
  • Empower individuals to step outside their comfort zone and achieve personal and professional success.

Caroline, a Harvard graduate with a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, is a leading expert on the science of successful goal setting and its connection to happiness and the use of ‘good grit’ to achieve challenging goals. She has authored seven best-selling books, including Creating Your Best Life, My Name is Caroline, and Getting Grit, all translated into multiple languages. A sought-after speaker on goals, grit, flourishing, and women’s leadership, Caroline has taught in Wharton Business School’s Executive Education program and has been featured in global media outlets such as 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.

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

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.

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    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
  • In my opinion, Caroline is one of the most practical positive psychologists in the world – an all-time favorite of mine!

    Brian Johnson
    Brian Johnson
    Author of "Philosopher's Notes" and "Arete"
  • 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
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