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You Are Not Alone

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.

But we know what we want.

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

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.

Life Coaching — Done Right — Works.

If you aren’t enjoying the life you’ve worked so hard to create, you’re an ideal candidate for coaching. Join my individual coaching waitlist below.

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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.”

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.”

Common Questions About Dr. Carter’s Coaching Practice

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.

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.

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!

Coach | Sociologist | Happiness Expert | Mom

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. 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.