Educator / Psychotherapist / Author / Humorist
Dr. Will Miller's unique background as a professional stand-up comedian, television personality, psychotherapist, educator, and best-selling author – along with his five graduate degrees – make him one of the most popular and insightful presenters you’ll ever invite to your stage. His presentations are packed with a shrewd understanding of the human psyche supported by delightfully humorous stories that turn critical concepts into applicable ideas that stick. Read More >
How to Cope with What You Can't Control
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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! Read More >
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. Read Less ^
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? Read More >
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. Read Less ^
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. Read More >
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. Read Less ^
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. Read More >
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. Read Less ^
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. Read More >
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). Read Less ^
"We're still talking, well laughing, about your presentation...outstanding! What a great approach to a topic everyone was able to relate to. Your sense of humor combined with a poignant approach to the impact culture has on creating relationships was incredible. Closing our meeting with your presentation on Refrigerator Rights was perfect!”
“Your talk was an inspiration to us all...I will spend the entire weekend sitting on my front stoop reading Refrigerator Rights out loud to my neighbors.”
"Will’s teaching about the impact of popular culture on stress offers a unique and incisive analysis of the challenge of the modern lifestyle. And since these powerful ideas are wrapped in standup comedy, the reaction is always positive."
“Thanks again for such a fantastic presentation at our state conference. You really set the tone for what became a great couple of days. The evaluations were all glowing in their praise of you!”
“Your presentation in San Antonio during our national sales meeting was fantastic. I received nothing but positive reviews about you from my group. "Awesome,” “humorous,” excellent” and “knowledgeable” were just a few of the comments. As the keynote speaker closing out our first day, you provided exactly what we were looking for – an energetic and humorous yet meaningful and applicable presentation. It’s hard to keep 250 people engaged at the end of the day but you managed to do so. Thank you”
"Will, thank YOU for the fantastic presentation! It was so refreshing to see a speaker interested in our group and join in the festivities (I’m sure it assists you when you speak to the group too). Dr. Miller was captivating; his message was delivered perfectly with humor and significance to our group."
"It was a pleasure working with you at IBM's Golden Circle recognition event. You were consistently rated by attendees as the best out of all presentations. In addition, your willingness to tailor your material to our audience was greatly appreciated. Finally, your sensitivity to IBM's corporate culture made my job easier, I never had to worry that you would offend anyone in the audience. I couldn't have asked for anything more."