Testimonials 

Caroline Adams Miller


The audience sat spell-bound, engrossed and engaged as Caroline led us through a presentation and fascinating interactive group discussions focused on helping us capture insight into what our actual happiness drivers are. You know that you have presented a home-run program when you receive feedback like this from one of our attendees: "I just wanted to tell you that last night’s PowerUp Your Happiness was the best program I have ever seen at an association event." 

— Cynthia de Lorenzi, Chairman & Founder, Success in the City


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 Miller’s presentation captivated the [audience]. Her engaging style brought goal setting to life, and enabled us to experience how setting ‘unrealistic’ goals can actually transform one’s life in unexpected and rewarding ways. The feedback we’ve received from this Meetup has been off the charts. To sum the experience in a single word? Inspirational!

— Marcia Moran, co-founder Positive Business DC


Excellent choice of a speaker! Ms. Miller was very articulate, knowledgeable, and inspiring. She possesses just the right amount of energy and stamina in presenting the material. Her presentation style captivates, invigorates, & engages the audience.

— Participant, International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C.


We were taken aback at [the students] level of engagement and their comments about the subject. I genuinely feel that Mrs. Miller sparked an awareness in many of our students regarding what they need to do for themselves in order to achieve success in the future. During the afternoon session with our teachers and staff, [Mrs. Miller] encouraged teachers to ignite their passion for teaching, to be persistent their pursuit of excellence for themselves and their students, and to further develop their own grittiness in order to inspire others… The evening parent meeting was full of eye-opening information regarding the importance of grit and the possible consequences of its absence. Mrs. Miller’s candid approach challenged us (I listened as a fellow DAD that night) to consider our current style and inspired us to view our kids through a new lens.

— Dr. Brant Perry, Principal, Murphy Middle School


Caroline, you delivered what we asked for and more!  We've had terrific feedback that you were easy to relate to, your stories were relevant, and the research gave your talk credibility for a high-powered audience.  Everyone agreed they got rejuvenated, reignited and recommitted to setting and accomplishing meaningful goals.

— Morgan Stanley


Caroline was an amazing closing keynote speaker at our Educating for Resilience Conference! Her knowledge of grit and what fuels optimal performance is just phenomenal and she is able to dynamically connect with her audience in such an authentic way. Caroline weaves her unique insights with the latest research in psychology to deliver a highly valuable session. We liked her so much, we’re having her back next June!

— Louisa Jewell, President, Canadian Positive Psychology Association


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, HR.com


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


Caroline’s speech was elegant yet powerful, interesting and inspiring; the presentation certainly raised our attention to be more proactive toward life and inspire others to change!

— Elaine Chen, CTBC Holdings, Taiwan


You painted a visual picture of why Grit has become something we don't see because of society. The delivery was intentional and relatable. As a teacher it is easy to feel lost during a presentation at conferences like that because the information is over my head. You balanced that well and we literally still talk about your presentation. It was one of the best presentations on GRIT I've seen. 

—  Erica Lohn, Citizens Academy East

Where did we find this gem? Fabulous! Caroline was spectacular, engaging and gave us practical tips that we can put to use right away. I loved this speaker, and I don’t say that about most speakers. She was first-class and scientifically sound. I will be better at what I do because of her talk. 

— National Association of Professional Organizers


Caroline's energy and expertise hit the mark... Caroline got my people excited about the agency they have around their own job satisfaction and happiness. Caroline's dynamism shines in the room without question, but her content shifts mindsets and helps make people an active participant in their professional experience. We are very grateful she shared her wisdom with our teams. Thank you, Caroline!

 Vivian Wexler, Vantage Partners


"People are hungry for grit” was Caroline’s last line and it was greeted by a standing ovation. Caroline told inspiring stories, including her own, of ordinary and extraordinary grit from everyday life and she closed with ways to build grit and hope. We left the room inspired and ready to act. The positive feedback has been overwhelming.

— Colonel John Moore, Program Coordinator, International Coaches Federation Conference


Caroline opened our conference with a talk about achieving happiness that was grounded in new research and, as a result, was thought-provoking as well as inspirational. Our audience of executive women continued to talk about Caroline's ideas for the rest of the conference. She really knocked it out of the park for us.

— Marion Asnes, Envestnet


If you want to get-it-done and make-it-happen, then Caroline Miller is your go-to, must-see speaker. With solid rigorous science and moving stories that captivate and connect, both your heart and mind are engaged to reach your highest aspirations.

— Megan McDonough, CEO, Wholebeing Institute


Caroline is an inspiring speaker. Her mastery of the information and passion for empowering her audience is a winning combination.

— Jeanine Cogan, Ph.D., Leadership Coach, Cogan Coaching


Caroline is a dynamic and gifted presenter. Her talks on Grit are insightful, compelling and draw from her expertise and experience in a range of areas, including positive psychology. It was a joy to host her. We have received excellent feedback and, in working with us, Caroline went 'above and beyond' in making the most of opportunities to connect with our students, staff and community. She is an inspiration.

— Anne Johnstone, Principal, Ravenswood School for Girls


Caroline Miller is an inspiration! Her engaging and powerful presentation resonated with our audience of scientists by incorporating data and research on grit into her stories and observations. She taught us not only why grit is so critical, but how to cultivate perseverance and passion to achieve our goals.

— Jennifer Kmiec, Founder, Inspiring Women in STEM Conferences


Caroline provided a framework for thinking about what helps people persevere, and what skills and attitudes they might marshal to maximize success in their personal and professional lives. Interesting and inspiring!

— Marla Allisan, Harvard Law School, Speaker Series in Life & Law


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.

— Dr. Larry Benz President/CEO Confluent Health

From start to finish we were absolutely impressed with Caroline Adams Miller and her team! Caroline not only customized her presentation to meet the needs of our audience, she also went above and beyond helping us get the message out prior to our conference. Her delivery was passionate and practical. Our conference attendees (both parents and educational professionals) are still raving that Caroline was the best public speaker they ever heard. Her team was responsive, thorough and efficient from beginning to end – an absolute pleasure to work with!

— Meaghan Barracoso, Director of Admissions and Outreach, East Region, Fusion Academy


There are only two speakers I’ve ever heard who are worth the time, money and effort it takes to get there. One was the first blind person to achieve the summit of Mt. Everest. The other is Caroline. She is mesmerizing, authoritative and exceptionally skillful at communicating her passion for goal accomplishment and Positive Psychology.

— Dr. Tom Barrett, author of “Dare to Dream and Work to Win”


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


Your talk was thought-provoking, fascinating, and refreshingly honest. The excitement seen during the Q&A discussion is certainly a testament to the relevance of your work and the quality of your presentation.

— Kelly Flaherty, Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women - DC


Caroline helped us see that we have something special; that we have displayed grit from our inception; and, that dreaming big and bold is something we MUST continue to do.  

— Lauren Paver, Board Chair, IMPACT Austin


In my 40 years in business, I have never left a presentation with the enthusiasm for both business and life as I did yesterday. She spoke to us for two hours and without exception, every one of my managers wished she could have stayed longer. All I can say is “motivating, incredible and informative.”

— Marc S. Berman, President & CEO of Vector Technical


Caroline Adams Miller combines thought-provoking analysis with excellent strategies for educators who are navigating the terrain of stress management and goal setting in the workplace. Her energized delivery, sense of humor, and excellent command of cutting-edge research are captivating. Her passion inspires teachers, parents, and students alike.

— Connie Shaffer Mitchell, Administrator Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda, Maryland


Caroline’s message couldn’t have been more on point or inspiring. She challenged us to be intentional and proactive in all that we do – crafting goals that give life meaning; a life without regret. She changed lives at the event. 

— Sandy Wendler, CPA, Watkins Meegan and Chair, Women’s Leadership Committee, Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce


Caroline’s ability to provide topical research and evidence, as well as relevant, real-world examples to her audience, is compelling. I encourage all leaders to follow her and take her Authentic Grit Challenge.

— Shant Markarian, Managing Director, Lee Hecht Harrison


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 is the perfect combination of research knowledge and a practical approach to positive psychology. All the class was thrilled!!!!

— Enrique Tames, Head of the Institute of Wellbeing and Happiness, Universidad Tecmilenio


Our teachers found Caroline’s presentation on grit to be engaging and inspiring. Many have since indicated an interest in working together to integrate the teaching of these critical life skills into their classes. We are looking forward to using this professional development to rethink our curricular priorities and help students adopt more of a growth mindset.

— Rich Panicucci, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Bergen County Technical High School


Caroline has inspired us and brought-in a powerful conversation about the way and the type of goals we set within the organization. Furthermore, the open reflection of our strengths and the practices to cultivate GRIT have sparked a new way of approaching the way we can lead our teams, have a real impact in every person through connecting with their purpose, and develop a mindset to have bigger and bolder goals for our organization.

— Carlos Puyo, Corporate Director Leadership and Learning, Belcorp


I was very fortunate to run across Caroline Miller in my search for an impactful speaker. Her focus on grit, goals, and creating your best life fit perfectly with our goals. Once we scheduled our event with Caroline, she and her team worked with the utmost professionalism. Every detail from audiovisual needs to speaker transportation were addressed. Additionally, Caroline took time to schedule a call with me to learn more about our organization and what my goals were for the event. On the day of the event, she was very positive, helpful and well prepared.  Her speech was flawless and she gave our members "food" to take home and consider. We believe she inspired our members to be better women, moms, and contributors to their communities.  I would highly recommend Caroline Miller to any type of business or non-profit that is looking to create a memorable and impactful event.

 — Pam Rosener, Founder & President of Young Men's Service League