Dr. Will Miller

Dr. Will Miller

  • Cultural and Media Commentator
  • Author of "Refrigerator Rights"
  • Comedian
Miserable@Work! A Fresh Take on Life Balance

Worker dissatisfaction is at an all time high. The majority assert that they are frustrated, even miserable at their jobs. But the odd fact is that most still enjoy doing the actual tasks of their...

Worker dissatisfaction is at an all time high. The majority assert that they are frustrated, even miserable at their jobs. But the odd fact is that most still enjoy doing the actual tasks of their job and career. It’s extreme frustration with what is commonly referred to as “the other stuff” they must endure. No matter what the industry career or job, blue collar or white collar, there is a disconnect that is causing debilitating stress for employees. Advocating a rethinking of life balance and central life interest, Dr. Will’s presentations a persuasive message to workers and leaders about how to recover the love of our labor!

A cultural analyst and frequent media commentator on social trends, Dr. Will Miller’s background as a psychologist, theologian, and stand-up comedian always produces content-rich, yet entertaining and thought provoking material. In this timely talk, Dr. Will delivers dispassionate insight, understanding, and reasons for optimism that is relevant to all.

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Stress Rx: Finding Happiness Through Connections

How many stress talks have you had for your people? Have they become repetitive for you and more focused on the dynamic qualities of the high priced speaker? Have they really made a measurable...

How many stress talks have you had for your people? Have they become repetitive for you and more focused on the dynamic qualities of the high priced speaker? Have they really made a measurable difference?

One of the reasons so many stress talks sound the same is for the obvious reason that everyone is accessing the same scholarship and science. What they have in common is often a focus on alleviating stress for the individual by the individual. But as new research continues to affirm, coping with stress by improving the quality of your relationships is the real key.

Dr. Miller’s presentation on stress also covers the latest research findings emphasizing that close relationships at work and at home are the variables that make the real impact.

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The Shifting Standards of Ethics

Is there a universal sense of right and wrong built into every human being? This was certainly the view made popular through Western philosophy and practice. But in today’s global society, and with...

Is there a universal sense of right and wrong built into every human being? This was certainly the view made popular through Western philosophy and practice. But in today’s global society, and with the shifting technological environment, ethical questions continue to confront us.

Is our personal and corporate ethical sense based on what is best for the most people, victims aside? How do we ask leaders to make hard choices in international settings when confronted with such a broad understanding of what is ethical?

Dr. Will Miller, graduate professor of Communication Ethics and Strategic Communication at Purdue University, understands how we guide professionals through the tricky waters of shifting norms. His scholarly background as a psychologist, theologian, and educator, combined with his 20 years as a professional stand-up comedian, make this a highly engaging, and content-rich presentation.

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Our Community: Finding Meaning in the Place We Call Home

The challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion, DR. Will offers a rich level of research and understanding into the plight of institutions charged with helping people...

The challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion, DR. Will offers a rich level of research and understanding into the plight of institutions charged with helping people live a well-balanced and meaningful life.

This presentation which combines scholarly insight with entertainment is ideal for civic gatherings seeking to cultivate community and family initiatives by nurturing meaningful relationships among populations filled with a variety of age, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Discover how to initiate volunteerism, engagement, and new collaborations in your city, town, and state. Help your people discover the joy of being an active part of a community rich in opportunity.

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Graduation Jolt: Now What?

The academic industry faces unprecedented demands. As a recognized authority on the challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion, Dr. Will offers a rich level of research...

The academic industry faces unprecedented demands. As a recognized authority on the challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion, Dr. Will offers a rich level of research and understanding into the plight of the educational institutes charged with preparing future generations to live a well-balanced and meaningful life.

With five graduate degrees, Dr. Will shares the wisdom of his experience as a therapist and professor at Purdue University. And along with his two decades’ experience as a professional stand-up comedian, he offers a funny but incisive perspective to find real solutions for students and graduates and alleviate their worry about the future. Based on his book Graduation Jolt: How to Survive and Thrive after College Graduation, co-authored with Dr. Glenn Sparks (2014).

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CORPORATE AMERICA

Issues that endlessly confront business organizations most often focus on maintaining a healthy and productive workforce that understands the life and stresses of customers and clients.The key to...

Issues that endlessly confront business organizations most often focus on maintaining a healthy and productive workforce that understands the life and stresses of customers and clients. The key to an improved quality of daily life, he tells audiences, are rooted in our social support network. We need real and claimed family—those relationships where people feel comfortable opening each others’ refrigerators. And its impact is felt at work and at home. Inspiring, instructive and based on the best social science research, the wisdom gained from this presentation - tailored to the changing realities of business - gives the audience new insights into what fundamentally motivates them and their clients. Based on his best-selling book "Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships", co-authored with Dr. Glenn Sparks (rev. 2015).  
 
Corporate clients include: IBM, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch, Northwest Contractors, Eli Lilly, NAIFA, Rockwell Collins Leadership, Young Presidents Organization, Fidelity, Citigroup Smith Barney, Walker CX Summit, Fingerhut, Consumer Banking Association, and hundreds of others

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HEALTHCARE

Healthcare workers and first responders have a high stress job. Lives are literally at stake. In most cases, these professionals assert that theirs is more than just a career, but a calling and a...

Healthcare workers and first responders have a high stress job. Lives are literally at stake. In most cases, these professionals assert that theirs is more than just a career, but a calling and a mission. How do we thank them, support them, and empower them? Healthcare corporations and organizations fully understand the vital role being played by their caregivers: the nurses, physicians, technicians, and first responders. If you are thinking about a great way to honor, thank, and encourage them, Dr. Will Miller has an answer. A nationally recognized expert on coping with stress and living a high quality of life, Dr. Miller has 25 years’ experience as a psychotherapist, teacher, author, and stress consultant for law enforcement agencies. His presentation is rich in content based on the latest social science research, and has practical application of course. But it is also funny! Give yourself and your team of caregivers a gift: bring in Dr. Will Miller for a delightful keynote presentation for your team.

Healthcare clients include: Parkview Hospital, Hamilton, GA Medical Center, American Lung Association, American Heart Association, Orthopedic Surgeons Association, Morristown Hospital, Atlanta Children’s Hospital, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Health Midwest Association, Providence Hospital, Michigan Hospital Association, Memorial Health Care, Governor’s Council on Aging, Memorial Health Care, and many others too numerous to name.

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CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

This presentation which combines scholarly insight with entertainment is ideal for civic gatherings seeking to cultivate community and family initiatives by nurturing meaningful relationships among...

This presentation which combines scholarly insight with entertainment is ideal for civic gatherings seeking to cultivate community and family initiatives by nurturing meaningful relationships among populations filled with a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Discover how to initiate volunteerism, engagement, and new collaborations in your city, town, and state. Help your people discover the joy of being an active part of a community rich in opportunity.

Civic Organizations include: Chambers of Commerce, YMCA, Utah Cities & Towns, the Indiana Prosecutors Annual Meeting, Indiana Cities & Towns, Municipal League, and dozens of other community-focused groups.

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EDUCATION

The academic industry faces unprecedented demands. As a recognized authority on the challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion, Dr. Will offers a rich level of research...

The academic industry faces unprecedented demands. As a recognized authority on the challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion, Dr. Will offers a rich level of research and understanding into the plight of the educational institutes charged with preparing future generations to live a well-balanced and meaningful life. With five graduate degrees, Will shares the wisdom of his experience as a therapist and professor at Purdue University. And along with his two decades experience as a professional standup comedian, Dr. Will offers a funny but incisive perspective to find real solutions and alleviate the worry about the future. Based on his book Graduation Jolt: How to Survive and Thrive after College Graduation, co-authored with Dr. Glenn Sparks (2014).

Educational audiences include: National Conference on Student Recruitment, Marketing and Retention, University of Wisconsin Crisis Intervention Conference, Purdue University Lovell Leadership Lecture, ESP National Conference, National Association of School Superintendents, Hope College, Savannah Arts Academy, Texas School Administrators, Alaska School Teachers Association, National Child Welfare Association, Ball State University, Junior League, Young President’s Organization, and more than 100 other similar organizations.

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Caring For Caregivers

Healthcare workers and first responders have a high stress job. Lives are literally at stake. In most cases, these professionals assert that theirs is more than just a career, but a calling and a...

Healthcare workers and first responders have a high stress job. Lives are literally at stake. In most cases, these professionals assert that theirs is more than just a career, but a calling and a mission. How do we thank them, support them, and empower them? Healthcare corporations and organizations fully understand the vital role being played by their caregivers: the nurses, physicians, technicians and first responders. If you are thinking about a great way to honor and thank them, Dr. Will Miller has an answer. A nationally recognized expert on coping with stress and living a high quality of life, Dr. Miller has 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, teacher and author. In addition, Will was a nationally touring headline stand up comedian for 17 years in New York City. His presentation is rich in content based on the latest social science research, and has practical application of course. But it is also funny! Give yourself and your team of caregivers a gift: bring in Dr. Will Miller for a delightful keynote presentation for your team.

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Refrigerator Rights: Creating Essential Relationships

This is a lively performance-presentation packed with perspective and practical advice on achieving equilibrium. The key to an improved quality of daily life, he tells audiences, are rooted in our...

This is a lively performance-presentation packed with perspective and practical advice on achieving equilibrium. The key to an improved quality of daily life, he tells audiences, are rooted in our social support network. We need real and claimed family—those relationships where people feel comfortable opening each others’ refrigerators. And its impact is felt at work and at home. Inspiring, instructive and based on the best social science research, Dr. Will mixes message & comedy in a welcome break from technical sessions. He hits hard with insights on stresses that affect achievers, then steps away from the podium with clean comedy routines to underscore his points.

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Letting Life Change You

Controlling the events in one’s life is often interrupted with the unpredictable challenges and crises that intervene. What are the changes you organization is facing? Is it a merger? Downsizing?...

Controlling the events in one’s life is often interrupted with the unpredictable challenges and crises that intervene. What are the changes you organization is facing? Is it a merger? Downsizing? Sudden growth & expansion? For 25 years as a mental health professional, Dr. Will Miller has helped people cope with their life challenges and continue their growth and development. Whether physical or emotional difficulties, Will teaches people to reframe their present perspective and allow the events of our life to reshape and renew our future.
It is the opportunity to renew health rather than trying return to an idealized notion of a life once lived. The relief and joy made possible by allowing our life to change us rather than trying to dictate the course of our life is liberating and the key to embracing the vision for a fulfilled human experience. Will delivers an engaging and entertaining presentation that can affect all who hear it. It is a presentation about resilience!

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Victor Frankl

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Education Keynote $7,500.00
Non Profit $7,500.00
Keynote $10,000.00
Dr. Will Miller travels from Lafayette, IN and requires one first class airfare, meals, hotel, and ground transportation.

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