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Will Miller

Educator / Psychotherapist / Author / Humorist

Biography

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 >

A recognized authority on modern life and culture, Dr. Will’s gift is helping audiences negotiate the staggering changes brought about by media, technology, and the loss of close relationships.

Don’t expect another typical “stress management and work/life balance” presentation here. Dr. Will’s expertise backed by decades of research will help your audience rediscover the value of creating meaningful connections and restoring relationships to excel in work and after hours. Based on his international best-selling book Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships and his brand new book, Miserable@Work: Stop Blaming the Job and Fix What's Really Broken.

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Speech Topics

Miserable@Work! A Fresh Take on Life Balance

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 ^

Stress Rx: Finding Happiness Through Connections

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 ^

The Shifting Standards of Ethics

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 ^

Our Community: Finding Meaning in the Place We Call Home

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 ^

Graduation Jolt: Now What?

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 ^