Dr. Will Miller

The StandUp Authority on
The Power of Social Connection

Emotional Wellness Expert, Speaker, Psychotherapist, Educator, former Headline Comedian, and International Best Selling Author

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Dr. Will Miller's unique background as a professional standup comedian, television personality, psychotherapist, educator, and best-selling author of Refrigerator Rights, along with his five graduate degrees, make him a recognized authority on modern life and culture. He is an adjunct professor of Communication Ethics for Purdue University, the official psychotherapist for the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show, and Police Chaplain in his Indiana community. His presentations, whether a keynote to a large audience, or as a workshop leader, combine all of these experiences. He has delivered thousands of speeches to the nation's largest corporations and organizations about living a well-adjusted life in a time of enormous pressure and stress. His message is unique in its approach that coping and change happen by fixing our external circumstance as much, if not more than our internal condition.

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The Perfect Keynote Speaker for Your Next Event

"Intellectually funny and life changing."

Dr. Will Miller's unique background as a professional stand-up comedian, television personality, psychotherapist, educator, and best-selling author – along with his five graduate degrees – make him one of the most popular and insightful presenters you’ll ever invite to your stage. His presentations are packed with a shrewd understanding of the human psyche supported by delightfully humorous stories that turn critical concepts into applicable ideas that stick.

A recognized authority on modern life and culture, Dr. Will’s gift is helping audiences negotiate the staggering changes brought about by media, technology, and the loss of close relationships.

Don’t expect another typical “stress management and work/life balance” presentation here. Dr. Will’s expertise backed by decades of research will help your audience rediscover the value of creating meaningful connections and restoring relationships to excel in work and after hours. Based on his international best-selling book "Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships."

"We change our lives by living from the outside in."

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Introducing "Refrigerator Rights" for Every Audience

Every speech is profound, life affirming, and funny as only a comic can make it.

Refrigerator Rights:
The Work/Life Balance Solution

According to Gallup, two thirds of Americans are unengaged or actively disengaged at work. That’s a high price to pay for corporations and an even higher price for the human psyche. In Refrigerator Rights: The Work/Life Balance Solution, Dr. Will offers a wise and witty look at why so many people have clocked out emotionally and how to re-engage and re-fuel ourselves at every level. With a message deeply rooted in the value of relationships, Dr. Will helps us rediscover our intense desire to do something meaningful and how to find joy in the most unlikely of places. It’s a timely message for every audience – including the leader with a vision, the tenured employee who no longer cares, and the millennial worker who never expected to earn more than Friday’s paycheck. Inspiring, instructive and based on the best social science research, the wisdom gained from this presentation gives the audience new insights into what fundamentally motivates them and their customers. Based on his best-selling book "Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships", co-authored with Dr. Glenn Sparks (rev. 2015).

Our Community: Finding
Meaning in the Place We Call Home

The challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion, DR. Will offers a rich level of research and understanding into the plight of institutions charged with helping people live a well-balanced and meaningful life. This presentation which combines scholarly insight with entertainment is ideal for civic gatherings seeking to cultivate community and family initiatives by nurturing meaningful relationships among populations filled with a variety of age, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Discover how to initiate volunteerism, engagement, and new collaborations in your city, town, and state. Help your people discover the joy of being an active part of a community rich in opportunity.

Real Stress RX: Happiness Through Connections

While acute stress can pop up in almost any aspect of life, there are those who live in a constant state of chronic stress. From the policeman and the healthcare worker performing duties where lives are literally at stake to Mr. & Mrs. Smith struggling to manage a household one-step away from financial catastrophe. In a world where the most common advice is “get a massage” or “go for a jog”, what’s the real remedy to living well when the stakes are constantly high? Nationally recognized expert on coping with stress and living a high quality of life, Dr. Miller offers an unexpected solution based on his 27 years’ experience as a psychotherapist, teacher, and stress consultant for law enforcement agencies. His presentation is rich in content based on the latest social science research intermingled with humor and practical prescriptions for creating peace under fire.

Graduation Jolt: Now What?

The academic industry faces unprecedented demands. As a recognized authority on the challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion, Dr. Will offers a rich level of research and understanding into the plight of the educational institutes charged with preparing future generations to live a well-balanced and meaningful life. With five graduate degrees, Will shares the wisdom of his experience as a therapist and professor at Purdue University. And along with his two decades experience as a professional standup comedian, Dr. Will offers a funny but incisive perspective to find real solutions for students and graduates and alleviate their worry about the future. Based on his book Graduation Jolt: How to Survive and Thrive after College Graduation, co-authored with Dr. Glenn Sparks (2014).

Standing ovations on all types of stages including:

"We're still talking, well laughing, about your presentation...outstanding! What a great approach to a topic everyone was able to relate to. Your sense of humor combined with a poignant approach to the impact culture has on creating relationships was incredible. Closing our meeting with your presentation on Refrigerator Rights was perfect!”

- McNeil Pharmaceuticals

“Your talk was an inspiration to us all...I will spend the entire weekend sitting on my front stoop reading Refrigerator Rights out loud to my neighbors.”

- Pennsylvania Public Transit

"Will’s teaching about the impact of popular culture on stress offers a unique and incisive analysis of the challenge of the modern lifestyle. And since these powerful ideas are wrapped in standup comedy, the reaction is always positive."

- Merrill Lynch

“Thanks again for such a fantastic presentation at our state conference. You really set the tone for what became a great couple of days. The evaluations were all glowing in their praise of you!”

- Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Assoc.

"It was a pleasure working with you at IBM's Golden Circle recognition event. You were consistently rated by attendees as the best out of all presentations. In addition, your willingness to tailor your material to our audience was greatly appreciated. Finally, your sensitivity to IBM's corporate culture made my job easier, I never had to worry that you would offend anyone in the audience. I couldn't have asked for anything more."

- Karen Shamban, IBM

Will, thank YOU for the fantastic presentation! It was so refreshing to see a speaker interested in our group and join in the festivities (I’m sure it assists you when you speak to the group too). Dr. Miller was captivating; his message was delivered perfectly with humor and significance to our group.

- Inland Northwest AGC Education Center

“Your presentation in San Antonio during our national sales meeting was fantastic. I received nothing but positive reviews about you from my group. "Awesome,” “humorous,” excellent” and “knowledgeable” were just a few of the comments. As the keynote speaker closing out our first day, you provided exactly what we were looking for – an energetic and humorous yet meaningful and applicable presentation. It’s hard to keep 250 people engaged at the end of the day but you managed to do so. Thank you”

- Lincoln Financial Group

2015 International Best Seller!

Refrigerator Rights:
Creating Connection and Restoring Relationships

How many people in your life have "refrigerator rights?" You know who they are for you. They can open your fridge and make themselves a sandwich. How many people who are close by you are actually close to you? This paradigm-shifting book, full of leading-edge research, reveals an enormous, yet unrecognized crisis. Our constantly plugged in, increasingly isolated, regularly relocating lifestyles leave us with little opportunity to maintain the community that we need-leading research shows that the lack of close relationships to family and friends is ruining our emotional and physical health.

"A must read for every person seeking to build true community."
- Dr. Henry Cloud, author of Boundaries and Safe People

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Webinars and Workshops for Global Audiences

Engage audiences simultaneously around the world using video webinars. Because of his extensive media background (including television and radio), Dr. Will's presentations are equally compelling on stage, on camera, and by teleseminar.