© Copyright 2017 Christine Carter

Hi! I'm Christine Carter, PhD
I'm a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and the author of The Sweet Spot and Raising Happiness. In my writing and coaching, I draw on the latest scientific research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance to demonstrate a sweet paradox: By doing less we can actually accomplish more.

I also frequently contribute to Greater Good Magazine, the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Psychology Today, and US News & World Report.
Coach | Sociologist | Author | Mother to 4 teenagers
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What Does Group Coaching Include?

Online Learning
The online classroom is loaded with written and video instruction, if you'd like to get started before the calls or go deeper after them.

Online Coaching
Have a question between calls? Post it in the  classroom for me to answer online. 
Practice Calendar
You'll get an EASY daily practice — like a 2-minute video to watch. Automatically add these to your online calendar, or download a printable one.
Live Calls
Recorded calls last 90 minutes. In-depth instruction + group coaching.

Call Details

Call # 2: How to Focus - Instructions for the 21st Century
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 2pm Pacific/5pm Eastern

How to drop into a "flow" state (or get in "the zone") without even trying.

Call # 1: How to only do the stuff you actually want to do. Really!
Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern

Let's start by setting ourselves up to actually live by our highest priorities.

Call # 3: How to Say No and Still be Loved by All

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 4pm Pacific/7pm Eastern

Learning to fiercely (and charmingly!) protect what matters most to you.

"The most important thing I learned is that I don't have to conquer a mountain every day to have value. This is probably why the strategic slacking had a particular impact on me. I love your practical, down to earth approach."  - Jennifer


"I loved everything about the course!"

"These tools really work."

"[The] digital detox, focus, feeling, connecting and "strategic slacking" [units] made SUCH  a difference... these tools really WORK. I have gone from dreading the week ahead to actually looking forward to what I will do. Thank you Christine - you are a fantastic instructor and I will happily take and recommend any course you teach!"  - Catherine

"Life changing."

"I experienced burnout in September of 2016. This course...changed my life. I learned how to: balance my work and personal life through a great scheduling model, self-care, detox from technology, focus on my priorities and manage my time, so much better than before."  - Kolya


"I am excited to keep practicing what I've learned in this phenomenal course.  It has transformed my personal life and work...."  - Jessica

"Words cannot convey how grateful I am."

"[Dr. Carter's] online classes have changed my life in so many meaningful and positive ways. Each class captivates me with interesting science based, practical tips."   - Melanie


"I have never really participated in an online community like this, and I have to say it is incredibly inspirational. I feel honored to be in the company of such honest, thoughtful, self-aware people." - Lisa

Each theme is aimed at helping you live your most joyful, intelligent, productive, and stress-free life.
Joyful Productivity

Find your flow! Remember how joyful focus and deep work can be? Ditch task-list overwhelm... forever!
Love & Marriage

We're gonna take our relationships to the next level, friends. Transform even the most challenging relationships.
Habits & Resolutions

Drawing on the neuroscience of habit formation and goal-setting, let's finally make resolutions that stick!
Brave Over Perfect*

What are you afraid of? 
Hint: It's holding you back. Forget perfectionism. Forget about people pleasing. For real.
*title from my client & friend
Spring Stress Detox

Are you tired of being tired? Longing for a real vacation? Desperate for some rest? Welcome to Spring Break. 
Authentic Happiness 

Learn the 3 most effective happiness-boosting strategies from groundbreaking science. Plus some others I like a lot.
Group Coaching

We are a group of like-minded people changing our lives so that we can be happy now, not in some distant future. We have aligned our learning to the seasonal calendar, so that, for example, you'll have the tools and tactics you need to get back to work (or school) before the fall busyness really sets in. 

Registration now open! Cost is $20 per series.

Current theme: Joyful Productivity 

Think you're too busy to take a break? This is an awesome way to invest in yourself that won't take much time or effort. 


About Group Coaching


Three 90 minute conference calls.  I'll teach for the first half of each call, and the remainder will be interactive group coaching.

See schedule below. Or whenever: We record all calls so that if you can't be there, you can listen later. 

Anywhere comfortable that you can bring your phone (and maybe a cup of tea).  Shoot for a place away from your desk and distractions. 

The best part of these calls? You are not alone!  

Join our community of like-minded folks who share in your struggles and success. 

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"Christine coached me to find my brave voice."
"My brave inner voice that says "I can. I will. I am beautiful. I am enough. I am worthy. I am a great mom. I deserve." My brave outer voice that speaks with truth, empathy and moves me to the outcome I want. I am brave enough to say how I feel. 

What I like most about this program is that I am empowered with all the perspective and life tools I need to move to new levels of brave every day. It's just like my fitness program. Except I am working my brave muscles to get stronger.
Brave is now a practice, and a way of life for me.
Brave is energizing. Perfect was so exhausting.
Brave is a way of life."

Maureen K.
Coaching client, Chief Marketing Officer, wife, mother of two

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