Dr. Christine Carter

Best-selling Author of The Sweet Spot & Raising Happiness | Sociologist | Happiness & Productivity Expert | Mom


A Sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of  The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work (2015) and Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (2011).

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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, as well as Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Parenting Magazine, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Fitness Magazine, Redbook, Shape, BuzzFeed, 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,” PBS, “CBS Sunday Morning,” “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer,” as well as NPR and BBC Radio.

A sought-after keynote speaker, Dr. Carter loves to share her work with new audiences. 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.

Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on Huffington Post, PsychologyToday.com, PositivelyPositive.com, Medium.com, and several other websites. She has been nominated twice for an award from the American Sociological Association for public sociology.

She lives with her husband, four kids, and dog Buster in Marin County, California.

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