Christine Carter, Ph.D. began coaching corporate teams in 1998, with a focus on creativity and innovation. In 2006, she broadened her coaching focus to include individual clients using tools from positive psychology. She has coached hundreds of people and led dozens of retreats and workshops where she teaches science-based techniques for increasing productivity while reducing stress, finding fulfillment, and developing greater resilience and happiness. Her clients gain a heightened sense of control, deeper self-acceptance, and a greater ability to live their most authentic lives.

As your coach, you can count on Christine’s compassion, depth of experience, and nonjudgmental acceptance. Christine meets her clients where they are, so that they can quickly move forward to the place where they want to go.

Combining science with practical approaches to business, leadership, parenting, and increased wellbeing, Christine has helped her clients transform their lives, their work, and their families for nearly two decades.


Areas of Expertise

  • Habit development and goal setting
  • Energy and attention management
  • Stress management and work/life balance
  • Resilience, happiness, and well-being
  • Raising joyful, successful, and fulfilled kids
  • Building strong, close-knit family relationships
  • Overcoming “imposter syndrome”
  • Authentic and courageous leadership

Christine writes a monthly advice column for Greater Good Magazine, where she draws on scientific research to help people lead their most courageous, joyful, meaningful, and productive lives. She is a contributor to US News & World Report, and her advice column is syndicated on, and several other websites.  

She lives with her husband, four teenagers, and dog, Buster, near San Francisco. Learn more about Dr. Christine Carter here.

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Combining scientific research and practical application, I offer my clients strategies to cope with modern pressures and tactics to truly thrive.

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Christine’s coaching changed my life.

I work with computers every day and learning how to set boundaries for myself, rethink how I manage my business and my workflow, and freeing up my time so I can focus on my true potential has really made a huge difference.

Thank you so much for helping me to build structures that let me take control of my life and find more happiness as well.”

It’s been very helpful–more than I expected.

Dr. Carter has helped me figure out priorities and start setting a more reasonable task list, help me realize self-care isn’t selfish, find ways to get enough sleep, strategize ways to say no and be able to evaluate whether something is a ‘should do’ and how to deal with ‘should do’s’.”