Caroline Adams Miller | Bridging Grit, Resilience and Happiness

Caroline Adams Miller

Bridging Grit, Resilience and Happiness

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Caroline Adams Miller

With a newfound need for grit and resilience, today's thought leaders are realizing the importance of harnessing both as a pathway to long-term success. Caroline Miller is one of the world's leading experts on the science behind goal setting. She is also a driving force behind the premise that audiences can use research-based, actionable strategies to help them cultivate more grit in order to achieve their toughest and most important personal and professional goals.

Caroline shares a thought-provoking point with the audience. Often it's difficult for both executives and their teams to understand the difference between learning goals and performance goals. Using her BRIDGE methodology (brainstorming, relationships, investments, decisions, grit and excellence) she teaches participants how to establish more effective pathways to success.

Audiences will at first be deeply drawn to Caroline's expertise and her groundbreaking research on grit, but then even more so by the unique personal experiences she shares, which have the true Ah-Ha value of content that sticks. Even though she is a Harvard graduate, award-winning author, transformative corporate expert and executive coach, as a recovering bulimic she was first known for giving true hope of recovery for people with eating disorders. Caroline never forgets that it's the people in the audience who can benefit from her tangible takeaways and relatable strategies. They are the ones who can activate their own call-to-action which can result in grit, resilience and happiness.

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Cultivating Grit and Resilience

Harnessing Passion, Perseverance and Purpose for Success

In these times of greater complexity, ever-increasing regulation and stiff global competition, organizations need leaders who in their organization can weather change. Resilient leaders know how to combine passion, persistence and purpose to embody authentic grit. Authentic (Awe-thentic) grit awes and inspires others to become better people and imagine greater possibilities for themselves. It’s “the secret to success” because it is a necessary ingredient to accomplish long-term goals. Renowned author Caroline Miller shares how she harnessed her passion for Dr. Angela Duckworth’s grit research and leveraged it to pioneer techniques to help individuals, teams and organizations hire for passion, perseverance, resilience and authentic grit. What makes this keynote particularly compelling is Caroline’s personal and timely stories that audiences can’t help but relate to in very thought-compelling and intimate ways.

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Put Passion, Perseverance and Purpose to Work!

In times of greater complexity, ever-increasing regulation and competition, organizations need people who can weather these challenges and not just be productive—but actually thrive. People who are resilient in times of change. People who have GRIT.

Grit is passion and persistence in pursuit of long-term goals. Research confirms: Grit is the secret to success.

As company goals get more challenging every year, achieving them will take even more grit. But HOW do people become grittier?

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, is an expert on Positive Psychology and the foremost authority on how to apply the science of grit and achievement to our lives. Caroline shares timely examples, stories and research-based insights that your audience will put to use to reach their highest goals!

After attending this energizing and inspiring talk, your audience will:
• Understand what grit is and why it’s important.
• Recognize the difference between good and bad grit.
• Cultivate grit to help them stay resilient and persevere in the face of difficulties.
• Be inspired to stretch beyond their comfort zone.
• Create a culture of grit that encourages people to make their best efforts. (Leadership version)
• Spot grit in others and hire for grit. (Leadership version)

People with authentic grit have key traits that audiences learn from and want to emulate. Caroline shares the practical strategies that accelerate performance: defined purpose, hard goals, role models, team building, and more. This powerful talk inspires audiences to become grittier—and to achieve big goals!

FORMAT: 45-60 minutes keynote. Half and full day workshops are available, as well.

IDEAL AUDIENCE: All employees. Caroline also offers a leadership version of this topic. Specific audiences have included: business leaders; entrepreneurs; sales teams; multi-level marketing distributors; professionals such as lawyers, financial advisors, and accountants; and athletic groups.

How to Cultivate Grit in Schools… And Put 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, and overall lowered standards for excellence. The millennial generation, however, was 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 one’s best self. Using research and stories of gritty people, Caroline weaves together a variety of information that leaves “Gen Z” students, parents, and teachers understanding the importance of hard goals, gritty behavior, and why inspiration is a necessary ingredient in a flourishing life.

FORMAT OPTIONS: Caroline designs the day to include three programs (keynote and/or workshops) to match the unique needs of each of the three audiences (students, teachers/staff, and parents). The client and speaker mutually agree upon the exact times and lengths of each program.

During the programs, Caroline explains and facilitates:
• The current paucity of grit/resilience in society and what factors have led to the inability to handle stress, disappointment and setbacks.
• The role that schools have played in creating and perpetuating these problems, and what they can do to stop coddling students and their parents.
• Ways to embed grit education in a school's daily environment and discussions.
• That all grit is not created equal - i.e. overuse of grit can be detrimental (selfie grit, stupid grit, and faux grit).
• How parents, students and teachers can change the ways they live and interact with others to enhance the cultivation of grit and its supporting character strengths (humility, patience, self-regulation, bravery, teamwork, and persistence, among others).

IDEAL AUDIENCE: Parents, Teachers, Students, School Administrators, Gen Z students, Education Conferences, School Boards, School Associations.

Creating Your Best Life—In and Out of the Office
How Women Can Pursue Meaningful Goals and Live with No Regrets

Hidden talents. Unused strengths. Unrealized goals. Women are often so busy meeting everyone else's expectations that their own professional and personal goals get left behind. Unexpressed talents often make us restless and dissatisfied.

Now is your time to go for it! The happiest people wake up each day with clear, hard goals that provide meaning and purpose.

Goal setting expert Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP, inspires women to put their innate strengths to use. She encourages women to become their authentic, ideal selves—not just who they feel they “ought” to be—and provides proven techniques to help them reach their full potential.

Caroline shares stories of women from all over the world, whose actions, habits, mindset and grit fueled their amazing accomplishments. And she combines leading-edge research with storytelling that paints a picture of possibility. Female leaders are inspired to take positive risks, and have the passion, persistence, humility, and courage to achieve their toughest goals.

In this fast-paced, energizing and research-based session, female leaders learn practical steps to create their best self in and out of the office, including how to:
• Identify strengths to increase success.
• Use the new science-based approach to set goals to achieve the best outcomes.
• Develop a supportive “web of influence”—women helping women.
• Build a culture of positive energizers.
• Cultivate a mindset of self-efficacy, resilience, optimism, and grit.

Be someone who people tell inspiring stories about! After this stimulating session, you’ll have the courage to create your best life. You’ll be eager to reach beyond your comfort zone, achieve your goals, and possible self!

FORMAT: 45-60 minutes keynote. Half and full day workshops are available, as well.

IDEAL AUDIENCE: Women’s meetings, conferences and forums. This program has been presented to women at: Brookings Executive Education, American Bar Association, U.S. Coast Guard, Impact Austin, Women@Google, Morgan Stanley, Ellevate/IFC World Bank, Harvard Law School, and more.

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Positively Carolineby Caroline Adams Miller

Positively Caroline

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My name is Caroline

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