Caroline Adams Miller

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Caroline Adams Miller
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Born (1961-09-15)September 15, 1961
Bethesda, Maryland
Occupation Goal-Setting & Performance Coach, author

Caroline Miller (born September 15, 1961) is an American life coach and author of nonfiction books, including My Name is Caroline, which chronicled her struggle with bulimia.

Early life[edit]

Caroline Miller who was born September 15, 1961 developed an eating disorder as a child. In 9th grade, after she learned that tonsillectomy patients didn't eat for several days after their surgery, she talked her doctor into removing her tonsils. For the next eight years, she suffered from bulimia.[1]

Miller attended Harvard University and then found a job with the Wall Street Journal. None of her family, including her husband, was aware of her eating disorder. In February 1984, she decided it was time to seek help and began to attend therapy. She eventually overcame her disorder.[1]


Miller chronicled her fight with bulimia in the memoir My Name is Caroline.[2] She recounted that "It wasn't easy to go public about it, because bulimia still has that shame stigma attached to it."[1] The book was excerpted in Family Circle in 1988.[1]

She has written several other books, including Feeding the Soul and Bright Words for Dark Days. She also partnered with Dr. Michael B. Frisch, a clinical psychiatrist, to write Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide which was a bestseller an sold over "15,000" copies and they expect more copies to come out the year of 2011.

Life coach[edit]

Caroline Adams Miller is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, a graduate of CoachU, and a credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation. In May 2006, she graduated from the ground-breaking Masters in Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. The MAPP program is the first masters program in the world that offers in-depth study of the science of well-being, which Caroline is using in her coaching practice to help clients set and achieve their goals to maximize well-being and self-efficacy. The MAPP program is led by renowned psychologist, Dr. Martin Seligman, and Caroline was one of the first coaches to be selected for this unique education.

Caroline’s coach training has been enhanced through her continuing study of motivation and excellence in life endeavors. She enrolled in and graduated from the Corporate Athlete program at the Human Performance Institute in Orlando, Florida in 2005, and continues to add education in fields related to coaching excellence.

Ms. Miller regularly mentors other coaches on how to add Positive Psychology to their work, and speaks widely about this topic to a variety of audiences around the world. She is an adjunct lecturer in Positive Psychology in the Executive and Professional Coaching program in the School of Management at the University of Texas-Dallas.

Ms. Miller’s published books include My Name is Caroline (Doubleday, Gurze, iUniverse), Feeding the Soul (Bantam, Gurze, iUniverse), Bright Words for Dark Days (Bantam) and Creating Your Best Life: The Ultimate Life List Guide (Sterling 2009). Creating Your Best Life has sold out of both its hardback and paperback print runs repeatedly, and has been translated into multiple foreign languages.

Caroline is on the advisory board of Happify, an online platform that uses fun, science-based activities and games to help others lead happier and more fulfilling lives. She oversaw the creation of the evidence-based goals track in the game, and often consults with organizations to bring this type of knowledge to the public in new ways. [3]


  1. ^ a b c d DiObilda, Barbara (January 3, 1993), "Author finally beats bulimia, tosses out the bathroom scale", Houston Chronicle: 14  |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. ^ Banks, Ann (March 13, 1988), "When Eating is all the Matters", The New York Times, retrieved January 21, 2010 
  3. ^ About Caroline Adams Miller 

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