Sociologist & Happiness Expert
A sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Dr. Christine Carter, Ph.D is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work (January 2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on The Huffington Post, PsychologyToday.com and several other websites. Read More >
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Christine Carter will transform your organization by changing how people think about happiness, productivity and fulfilling their own potential. Read More >
This talk is a multi-media crash course in the neuroscience behind happiness, productivity, creativity and success. Participants learn how and why stress reduces productivity in organizations and several — surprisingly easy and shockingly impactful — ways to reduce feelings of overwhelm and increase a sense of balance.
Although this talk is most popular as a keynote speech for large audiences, Dr. Carter has also created full and half-day trainings so that organizations can dive more deeply into the principles and practices she teaches. Participants leave with simple but powerful tools for becoming more innovative, productive and joyful both at work and at home. Read Less ^
What do resilient people have that others don’t? What makes some people fear failure and hide their mistakes, while others embrace their blunders as opportunities to learn and do better the next time? New social science and brain research shows us how we can live and work from our “sweet spot” — that place of both power and ease. Read More >
Dr. Carter will transform the way you think about stress, adversity and busyness. In this program she shares three simple practices for fostering resilience — all rooted in the latest scientific research. She’ll discuss: Read Less ^
How can we create more harmony and productivity in our homes and workplaces while reducing stress and increasing health? The answer is mindfulness. Part of what Dr. Christine Carter calls the “Happiness Holy Grail,” mindfulness is not necessarily a lack of emotion or a state of total calm or altered consciousness. Instead, it is often a running conversation with ourselves, what mindfulness scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn defines as the “awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally to the unfolding of experiences moment by moment.” In this empowering keynote, Dr. Carter shares the many benefits of mindfulness. She explores how we can use its practices to become happier, more productive co-workers, teams, managers, parents and spouses, especially when dealing with stressful situations, challenging people or a serious illness.
What do courageous people have that timid people don’t? What makes one person brave adversity, while others give up? New social science and brain research indicates that courage is better thought of as a skill anyone can develop than an in-born personality trait. Read More >
Dr. Carter will transform the way you think about change and adversity. In this program she shares three simple (but not always easy) practices for facing fear with courage, inspiration and grit–rooted in the latest scientific research. She’ll discuss: Read Less ^
Dr. Christine Carter artfully flips the notion of attaining achievement in order to reach happiness. Blending research, stories, and personal anecdotes, Christine weaves together many elements of happiness, including emotional intelligence, resilience, and gratitude. In addition, she provides practical skills that can be easily implemented. By raising happy children, we raise achievers. Audiences will leave questioning their own assumptions about educating, parenting and developing youth, and consider the possibilities of 'raising happy.'"
"Everything went great! Dr. Carter was fantastic and, honestly, she is my favorite keynote to date! Her presentation was motivational, inspirational and full of takeaway value. We loved it! One member commented that it was a reminder to simplify and focus on one thing at a time. Our survey results revealed that [she was] AWESOME! I’m so excited that the attendees enjoyed Dr. Carter as much as I did."
"Before we all pass out from exhaustion, I wanted to take a quick moment to thank you for such an outstanding day. As part of the feedback we have been receiving regarding our messaging and overall program topics, we have been hearing great responses from reporters and producers alike regarding their experience with you—specifically about your energy and professionalism. We are so thrilled to be working with you and can’t thank you enough for your help and support."
"Christine translated years of sociology research into pragmatic frameworks on how to grow meaningful relationships in our life. She exceeded my expectations and delivered material that I use both in professional life as a leadership coach and in my personal life."
"Dr. Carter’s presentation was VERY well received. I’ve been flooded with emails this morning praising her. She’s truly a dynamic individual and we (and the 30 schools that we had represented) were thrilled she came to Denver. Thanks again!"