Female leaders must cultivate grit to survive and thrive in today’s workplace
Middle-aged women are dying in record numbers from "diseases of despair" (eating disorders, alcoholism, suicide, depression and prescription drug abuse), and this cohort is also dying earlier than previous generations, which is historic. On top of that, for the first time women are more unhappy than men by 48.
It adds up to be an urgent time for women to focus their energies, purpose and passion for meaningful goals that are aligned with their values, and to cultivate grit in order to achieve them. I think the election woke us all up to the fact that we may have taken our advances for granted, and that as hard as we've had to work, we now have to work even harder to get where we need to go, and one of the only solutions that I can see is that we become empowered by supporting each other.
The elephant in the room for many women who need to be sponsored/mentored is that other women either can't do it, don't understand the importance, or don't want to do it. Sabotaging each other is something we need to look at, and there are ways we can tell which women are actually in our corner and which ones are not.
Your Secret to Happiness and Success
Grit is increasingly considered one of the key ingredients of success. It is defined as “passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals.” How gritty are you? If you do not know, you are not alone. Some people are predisposed to be more resilient and optimistic than others; however, most people don’t know how to identify and cultivate grit, and as a result don’t achieve their full potential in their work or personal lives. Positive psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP uses insightful scientific research, applicable examples, and powerful stories to help you understand why this character strength is so important and what you can do to cultivate it in yourself and others. The audience takeaways include specific actions to change your behavior and mindset so that you are more likely to achieve fulfillment and success with all of your goals.
Create Your Best Life
How to Identify and Pursue the Most Meaningful Goals with Grit
Studies have found the happiest people are those who wake up every day to clear-cut goals that provide their lives with meaning and purpose. Their goals are usually quite difficult; however, they don’t quit or make excuses. Instead, they rely on the characteristic of “grit” to thrive and succeed at accomplishing their goals. Grit is defined as “passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals.” In this session, positive psychology expert Caroline Adams Miller shares her unique, comprehensive and evidence-based approach to helping you create and accomplish any goal on your list. You will learn the power of goal setting and grit to drive happiness and success in your professional and personal life.
Why Book Caroline Adams Miller?
For almost three decades Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.
Caroline is the author of seven books including Positively Caroline, My Name is Caroline, Creating Your Best Life and Getting Grit. Live Happy Magazine named Creating Your Best Life one of the top ten goalsetting books ever published and Getting Grit one of the ten books that will change your life in 2017.
She has been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and other media around the world including BBC World News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN.
Caroline’s TEDx Talk on grit, “The Moments That Make Champions,” has received great reviews. Caroline works with clients around the world including: Booz Allen, Young Presidents’ Organization, Morgan Stanley, WorkHuman, Impact 100 Austin, lululemon, Harvard Law School, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co, The Wharton School/UPENN, Swisse Wellness, RE/MAX and the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.
Caroline graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and was one of the first graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) in 2006. She is a top-ranked Masters Swimmer in multiple events, has a black belt in Hapkido and has more than three decades of unbroken recovery from Bulimia.