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.
A sought-after keynote speaker, Dr. Carter loves to share her work with new audiences. Finding happiness and a better work-life balance are goals many people today strive for — with limited success. Combining scientific research and practical application, Dr. Carter offers audiences not just a way to cope with modern pressures, but a way to truly thrive. Speaking to executives, general audiences and working parents, Dr. Carter looks at living life from our “sweet spot” — that place of both power and ease. Using anecdotes from her own chaotic, and often hilarious, real-world adventures — as a working mother with 4 kids and 3 jobs — she brings lab science alive in talks that have been called “transformative,” “life-changing” and “phenomenal.”
After receiving her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Fellow, Dr. Carter worked in marketing management and school administration, going on to receive her Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley.
Dr. Carter has been quoted or featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today,The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Real Simple, Redbook, and dozens of other publications. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Today Show, The Rachael Ray Show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, Fox Business News, PBS, as well as NPR and BBC Radio.