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Will  Miller

Will Miller

Educator / Psychotherapist / Author / Humorist


Dr. Will Miller's unique background as a professional standup comedian, television personality, psychotherapist, educator, and best-selling author of Refrigerator Rights, along with his five graduate degrees, make him a recognized authority on modern life and culture. His presentation, whether a keynote to a large audience or as a workshop leader, combines all of these experiences. He has delivered thousands of speeches to the nation's largest corporations and organizations about living a well-adjusted life in a time of enormous pressure and stress. His message is unique in its approach that coping and change happen by fixing our external circumstance as much, if not more than our internal condition. Read More >

A popular presenter in the corporate world, Dr. Will Miller frequently speaks for America’s leading companies including Microsoft, IBM, Citi Group, Prudential, and Merrill Lynch. He is an adjunct professor of Communication Ethics for Purdue University, commentates as the official psychotherapist for the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show, and serves law enforcement as Police Chaplain. Dr. Will also podcasts weekly on the subjects of wellbeing and social connectivity.

Dr. Will’s newly revised book Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships (coauthored with Dr. Glenn Sparks) delivers a unique message of how our connections to others provide a potent source of strength in achieving life balance. It is based on 19-years of social science research in the area of culture and interpersonal relationships. His aim is to show the connection between our loss of intimacy with people in our lives and the stress and disconnection that we feel in everyday life.

Dr. Miller presents his inspirational message with the expertise that includes years of study and experience as well as humor. His authority of five graduate degrees and years of experience as a therapist and teacher assure his credibility as a speaker. His 17-year background in stand-up comedy and as a television and radio personality, assures his gifted ability to entertain.

Whether on stage or via live webinar, if you are looking for someone who will energetically and humorously guide your organization through change, Dr. Will Miller is the speaker who will give your audience something to truly take away.

Dr. Will and his wife, Dr. Sally Miller, have two grown children and four grandchildren. They live in Lafayette, Indiana. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

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Speech Topics

Corporate America

Issues that endlessly confront business organizations most often focus on maintaining a healthy and productive workforce that understands the life and stresses of customers and clients. The key to an improved quality of daily life, he tells audiences, are rooted in our social support network. We need real and claimed family – those relationships where people feel comfortable opening each other’s refrigerators. And its impact is felt at work and at home. Inspiring, instructive and based on the best social science research, the wisdom gained from this presentation – tailored to the changing realities of business – gives the audience new insights into what fundamentally motivates them and their clients. Based on his best-selling book Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships, co-authored with Dr. Glenn Sparks (rev. 2015).  


Healthcare workers and first responders have a high-stress job. Lives are literally at stake. In most cases, these professionals assert that theirs is more than just a career, but a calling and a mission. How do we thank them, support them, and empower them? Healthcare corporations and organizations fully understand the vital role being played by their caregivers: the nurses, physicians, technicians, and first responders. If you are thinking about a great way to honor, thank, and encourage them, Dr. Will Miller has an answer. A nationally recognized expert on coping with stress and living a high quality of life, Dr. Miller has 25 years’ experience as a psychotherapist, teacher, author, and stress consultant for law enforcement agencies. His presentation is rich in content based on the latest social science research and has a practical application of course. But it is also funny! Give yourself and your team of caregivers a gift: bring in Dr. Will Miller for a delightful keynote presentation for your team.

Civic Organizations

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 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.


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. With five graduate degrees, 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 standup comedian, Dr. Will offers a funny but incisive perspective to find real solutions and alleviate the 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).

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