Caroline A Miller 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Caroline A Miller

Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP is one of the world’s leading experts on the science behind successful goal-setting and the use of ‘good grit’ to achieve hard things. For more than 30 years, she’s been coaching, teaching and speaking about her research-backed, actionable strategies to help people cultivate more grit and dig deeper to clarify and achieve their toughest goals. A magna cum laude Harvard University graduate, Caroline was one of the first 33 people in the world to obtain the Master's of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has authored six best-selling books that have been translated into multiple languages including Getting Grit (Sounds True 2017), Creating Your Best Life (Sterling 2009), Positively Caroline (Cogent 2014) and My Name is Caroline (Doubleday 1988). My Name is Caroline was the first autobiography by a bulimia survivor and is credited with changing the dialogue around eating disorder recovery at a time when most sufferers were hopeless and treatment was almost non-existent. Caroline currently teaches Positive Psychology, goals and grit at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School in their Executive Education program. Leaders of the Positive Psychology field have saluted Caroline's work as pioneering and meaningful; Dr. Martin Seligman noted in "Flourish" that Creating Your Best Life "added a major missing piece to the world of coaching" and the literature on evidence-based goal-setting. And Angela Duckworth, winner of the 2013 MacArthur Genius grant for her research on grit, said of Caroline: “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!" Her work has been featured in BBC World News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, NPR, and CNN, and more. Caroline has worked with organizations and associations around the world including: Morgan Stanley, Coldwell Banker, lululemon, RE/MAX, Booz Allen, McKinsey & Company, Young Presidents’ Organization, Harvard Law School, the American Bar Association and the New Zealand Bar Association. To learn more visit

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