Emotional Wellness Expert, Speaker, Psychotherapist, Educator, Comedian, and Best-Selling Author
Dr. Will Miller has earned the reputation as an extraordinary keynote speaker. He is a recognized expert in the area of stress and coping, interpersonal relationships, organizational health, wellness and workplace culture. A therapist and teacher at Purdue University, he lectures at the schools of Organizational Leadership, Management and Mass Communication on the social environment of the workplace and the impact on productivity.
Stress and Life Balance Expert
Dr. Will Miller is one of the country’s leading authorities on stress reduction and life balance. Your audience will take away a solid message about what gets in the way of living a life of personal and career well being. Unlike standard, simplistic motivational speeches that feel good in the moment, Will’s content is grounded in solid psychological and sociological science and research.
Nick at Night
Dr. Will Miller is uniquely qualified to impact your group. It’s no surprise with his five graduate degrees and years of experience as a therapist, counselor and author. If that were not enough, Will spent 16 years as a top headline comedian in New York City. He has toured the country extensively as an entertainer and has appeared on countless standup comedy programs. He was the on-air spokesman for the Nick-At-Nite television network and hosted the NBC Daytime program The Other Side.
For years Will has appeared before thousands of people at hundreds of events in the U.S. and Europe, offering a compelling and entertaining keynote for this country’s top corporations and national organizations. The response has been outstanding.
Your group’s needs and meeting themes are important to Dr. Miller. He can easily tailor his presentation to meet these needs and empower those themes. In addition to his renowned keynote address, he excels at workshop and seminar settings as well. And with his extensive entertainment background Will is one of the best event hosts and emcees in the business, balancing spontaneous humor with respect for your organization.
Care for the Caregiver
Dr. WIll Miller is a Trauma & PTSD educator. He has served police, fire fighters and emergency first responders on scene and in their debriefings for over a decade. He has intensive formal training on both episodic trauma and long-term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This national epidemic is a crisis affecting millions, well beyond first responders and combat veterans. It includes all who have been victims of traumatic experiences, from childhood through adult onset abuse. As a psychotherapist for over thirty years and with five graduate degrees, Will has vast experience in helping people restore their emotional and psychological wellness. His presentation is for relevant audiences and groups, related professional meetings and other interested gatherings. He is endorsed by area and state law enforcement and EMT professionals. Dr. Will Miller is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist and his talk is accessible, relevant and engaging.
Coping with the Stress of Working from Home - Virtual Presentation
With the arrival of the Corona Virus pandemic American daily life has been fundamentally altered. Whether the predictions are for some weeks, or months, or even longer, it is a time of unprecedented anxiety. With the necessity for radical social isolation and disconnection, we are all now experiencing various levels of quarantine in our homes. The urgent challenge is protecting and maintaining your Employee’s/Membership’s physical and emotional health. There has never been a starker challenge to the mental health of the American Public. Dr Will Miller has been studying and researching the issue of social connection and isolation for 25 years. He teaches social media strategies at Purdue University’s graduate Communication Department. A therapist and health psychologist, he is a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist who works with police fire fighters and other first responders on coping and wellness. In addition to his extensive academic resume, Will was also a professional standup comedian in New York for 20 years. He brings the perfect balance of research data along with an engaging style to both his live and webinar presentations. His Thirty Minute Presentation Covers the Challenges and Strategies for navigation of this major lifestyle disruption: Remaining Connected in an Isolated Time: (Managing tensions in the household: anxiety and displaced emotion). Using Social Media to remain connected: (Committing to positive content and its psychological contagion) Body, Mind & Spirit: (What we learn from trauma studies: Movement, Nature & Spiritual Awareness)
Becoming a Resilient Educator: Taking Charge of What You Can Control Tools for Teacher Life Balance
Making a choice to become a teacher is done with enthusiasm and optimism. It’s a true calling to teach and serve children. And while most enter the profession aware that there are challenges, it can be a demoralizing experience when actually facing the issues that can sour the job and dampen the enthusiasm. The list is long: pressures of over testing, absent parents, hovering parents, lack of preparation time, salary pressure, data collection and on and on. Now add your personal life issues. So what helps? What works? Dr. Will’s presentation, filled with research insights and humor, guides teachers into new areas of self-care and a renewal of energy even while coping with this noble work. He is a stress and trauma authority with years of counseling experience with other high-pressure professions including law enforcement and first responders. Will specializes in the self-care for professions like modern education! The audience will gain a reset of attitude and experience encouragement to recalibrate the balance between the job and home.
Stepping into your Organization’s Mental Health Dilemmas
The American Lifestyle continues to be radically transformed by the destabilizing effects of our high-tech lifestyle. No facet is immune from the significant health consequences that overwhelm us. Correlations are rightly made between our personal and professional communication technologies and a wide variety of mental health problems. Many of your staff members may be doing well but stressed by mental health challenges at home and in their local communities. Across all demographics America’s social isolation has wrought damaging consequences including epidemics of depression, anxiety, addiction and suicides. We do know we cannot assume the smiling ‘game faces’ tell the story of your people. Taking the best care of them is worth its weight in gold! Entering into these issues to affect change has been the life work of Dr. Will Miller, whose research and writing capture the primary drivers at play. His bestselling book ‘Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships’ coauthored with Purdue professor Glenn Sparks lays the cause at the feet of our loss of relationships that recreate the organic extended family, the connections we call ‘refrigerator rights’ friends. Adequate social support is missing for many of not most American workers. Dr. Will Miller's presentation on social connection is an incisive and persuasive presentation that helps leaders convince their team to invest in the mental health mission for all in their organization. His message brings achievable strategies for personal wellness, at the job and away. And since Will is a professional comedian as well as a scholar, the presentation is thoroughly enjoyable.