Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of best-selling books The Sweet Spot: How to Achieve More by Doing Less (2017) and Raising Happiness (2011). A sought-after keynote speaker and coach, Dr. Carter writes an award-winning blog, Brave Over Perfect. She is a sociologist and Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, where she draws on scientific research to help people lead their most meaningful, joyful, and authentic lives. 
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About Dr. Christine Carter
“When you are living in your sweet spot you feel both calm and energetic, accomplished and joyful, strong and at ease. Dr. Christine Carter [will help you find] the simple and sustainable path toward this precious and happy balance.”
- Deepak Chopra, New York Times Best-Selling Author


“Carter gives actionable ways to balance your life, your health, and your career." 
- Inc. Magazine 


Q: Who is Dr. Carter's coaching for?

Dr. Carter's group or individual coaching is for anyone who wants to succeed at work and at home. She commonly helps:
  • Executives, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders.
  • Teachers and school administrators.
  • Doctors, nurses, and hospital administrators.
  • Millennials and recent college graduates.
  • People who need help putting Raising Happiness & The Sweet Spot into action.

Life Coaching — Done Right  Works.

I help people lead their most fulfilling, creative, joyful, and productive lives.


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“Funny, intimately honest, and so practical — Dr. Carter pulls pure gold out of studies on the brain and happiness.”
- Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness

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In my experience as a life coach and a sociologist, busy women tend to struggle with similar challenges. 

We get overwhelmed. We have trouble saying no. We take care of others before we take care of ourselves. We question our careers, our parenting, our marriages, and our priorities. We check our phones constantly (and eat and drink wine and stay busy and otherwise numb our feelings). And then we feel like we aren’t good enough.

Brave Over Perfect Coaching

Because you are not alone.

But we know what we want.

Brave Over Perfect Group Coaching

Guess what: there is absolutely no reason that coaching has to be 1-on-1 to be effective! So if you don't want to wait around for my individual coaching waitlist to open up, please join me for Brave Over Perfect Group Coaching sessions.

It’s so much easier to see what other people need to fix—and to give them advicethan it is to address our own blind spots. From there, it’s a much shorter leap to taking our own advice.

3 Group Coaching calls per month

Here's what's included:

+ An online community of like-minded people

+ a TON of online resources!

... All for just $20!

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We want all this even though life is hectic and uncertain, even though we are not always (or ever) in control. I have great news, friend: Everything we want is within reach. 

We want to do meaningful work...

To have amazing relationships with our spouses, our friends, and our children...

Enjoy the small moments & focus on what's important...

We want the peace that comes with acceptance and self-care.

And most of all, we want to enjoy this life we've worked so hard to create.

Q: Why would someone hire a coach in the first place?

Coaching is a fantastic way to change your life quickly. If you find that you...
  • Aren't enjoying the life you've worked so hard to create.
  • Feel "stuck" in a less-than-ideal life or work situation.
  • Need help working less, or unplugging from your devices. 
  • Feel busy and overwhelmed a lot of the time. 
  • Aren't fulfilling your potential, or doing what you love. 
  • Need help with a significant behavior change, like starting to exercise regularly.
You're probably a great candidate for coaching! 
Q: Does coaching actually work?

I’ve seen coaching massively change people’s lives in a very short period of time. Life coaching  done right — works. I am trained as both a coach and, importantly, I have a PhD in sociology. This means that all of my coaching tools are evidence and research-based.

Common Questions About Dr. Carter's Coaching Practice
Q: Isn't coaching expensive? And time-consuming? AND difficult?

Yes and no. My individual coaching starts at $325 per hour and has a growing waitlist that folks can join. But if you're looking for coaching NOW (that doesn't have a waitlist, is more affordable, and is flexible on your schedule) group coaching is for you!

Join my individual coaching waitlist below or join me and other like-minded individuals in group coaching sessions (only $20 for 3 sessions + TONS of additional resources!)
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Words of Praise for Dr. Carter's Coaching
"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'." 

"It's always nice to know many of my problems are normal human brain stuff rather than personal flaws. I think the need to improve focus and saying no are so universal and important."
"I would definitively recommend the coaching to friends and family! "

"I've read Dr. Cater's books and taken other classes, so I wasn't sure if the content would be new. But I would recommend this to many of my friends! In Group Coaching, other people's questions have helped me apply the concepts in real life scenarios."

"Christine's online 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.