William Miller MSSW, MA, MS, MDiv, EdD

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William Miller, MSSW, MA, MS, MDiv, EdD

Dr. Will Miller has earned the reputation as an extraordinary keynote speaker. He is a recognized expert in the area of stress & coping, interpersonal relationships, organizational health, and workplace culture. A therapist and teacher at Purdue University, he lectures at the schools of Organizational Leadership, Management, and Mass Communication on the social environment of the workplace and the impact on productivity. Add his experience as a stand-up comedian in New York for 19 years, and you know your audience will be entertained and connected the entire time.

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The Loneliness Solution!

The United States Surgeon General has issued an alarm that the crisis of loneliness is the most significant health urgency in modern American life. Dr. Will has been researching and speaking about this growing problem for a decade and it is documented in his best selling book ‘Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships” written with his Purdue University colleague Dr. Glenn Sparks. His presentation focuses on the unique American habit of serial relocation and then failing to rebuild necessary close relationships. The presentation hits home as both diagnosis and prescription for returning to a connected and happy life, no matter your age and stage. The presentation is funny, as only a professional standup comedian can deliver, and based on state of the art science and experience. A penetrating hour!

Group Therapy: Find Your Path to Happiness & Mental Health! Dr. Will’s One Hour Healing Session

Where do people go when mental health treatment resources are scarce or not available? With wait lists of months and more to see a professional for help with anxiety and depression, people are suffering in silence, trying to cope until a resource opens up. But this doesn’t mean that people can’t experience symptom relief in the interim. Dr. Will Miller teaches and treats professionals in high stress careers. He is a certified P.T.S.D. clinician who serves critical care professionals including law enforcement and first responders. His presentation, based on science and experience, offers strategies that provide immediate relief for people’s anxiety and depression symptoms. His experience with front line professionals brings triage to help people return to mental and physical calm in the interim. His keynote, delivered live or virtually, offers the latest neuroscience has to offer. A therapist with years of experience, Will is a former professional standup comedian and television personality. Your group will learn, change and laugh. It’s a wonderful hour with solid takeaways for all.

Mobility & Technology: An American Health Crisis

America’s mental health crisis affects every segment of the population. Anxiety and depression are at all time highs and include children, teens and adults. And every organization feels the strain on their workers. Schools and and families are wrestling with the debilitating symptoms affecting not just life functions but gratification and happiness in general. Making matters worse is the national shortage of mental health helping professionals. People are waiting for months for an appointment with a counselor or therapist. What to do in the meantime?

As a graduate instructor teaching social media effects at Purdue University Will brings a unique diagnosis to our broad psychological and social problems. The combination of relocation and technology has stripped Americans of the relationship relationships necessary for thriving. Hear him share his research, insights and theories about America’s divide and discord, as well as the solutions available to recover peace and happiness. His presentation is engaging and humorous. His best selling book “Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships” offers the reliable prescription for human functioning and happiness. Based on over twenty years of research and clinical practice with his Purdue colleague Dr. Glenn Sparks, this enjoyable and engaging presentation will bring insight and laughter. And importantly, a long term solution for the distress we all feel. A great experience for everyone.

Becoming a Resilient Educator: Tools for Teacher Life Balance

Making a choice to become a teacher is done with enthusiasm and optimism. It’s a true calling to teach and serve children. And while most enter the profession aware that there are challenges, it can be a demoralizing experience when actually facing the issues that can sour the job and dampen the enthusiasm. The list is long: pressures over testing, absent parents, hovering parents, lack of preparation time, salary pressure, data collection and on and on. Now add your personal life issues. So what helps? What works? Dr. Will’s presentation, filled with research insights and humor, guides teachers into new areas of self care and a renewal of energy even while coping with this noble work. He is a stress and trauma authority with years of counseling experience with other high pressure professions including law enforcement and first responders. Will specializes in the self care for professionals in education! The audience will gain a reset of attitude and experience encouragement to recalibrate the balance between the job and home.

Host & Emcee

Will was a nationally touring standup comedian for twenty years. No one is better equipped to host and lead your event! And Will is easy to work with when managing high maintenance personalities on site!

Dr. Miller is one of the country’s leading authorities on stress reduction and life balance. Your audience will take away a solid message about what gets in the way of living a life of personal and career well-being. Unlike standard, simplistic motivational speeches that feel good in the moment, Will’s content is grounded in solid psychological and sociological science and research.

  • Five Graduate Degrees
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Health Psychologist & stress advisor for First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT)
  • Television personality (Nick-at-Nite, NBC’s “The Other Side” and dozens of media appearances)
  • 17 years nightclub headlining standup comedian
  • 20 years and hundreds of keynotes at corporate and organizational events
  • Currently adjunct Graduate Professor in Strategic Communication at Purdue University (Ethics & Social Media)
  • Ordained Minister
For over 15 years Will has appeared before thousands of people at hundreds of events in the U.S. and Europe, offering a compelling and entertaining keynote for this country’s top corporations and national organizations. The response has been outstanding.

Your group’s needs and meeting themes are important. Dr. Miller can easily tailor his presentation to meet these needs and empower those themes. In addition to his renowned keynote address, he excels at workshop and seminar settings as well. And with his extensive entertainment background, Will is one of the best event hosts and emcees in the business, balancing spontaneous humor with respect for your organization.

Bringing corporations and associations powerful keynote and seminar presentations that

  1. Acknowledge today’s challenges at work and home
  2. Mix engaging, real-life anecdotes with humor and hope
  3. Open the path to productivity and balance in work and life
  4. Energize audiences to move forward with zeal.

Miller has inspired personal growth, happiness and fulfillment in crowds throughout North America, firing up audiences at IBM, Microsoft, BF Goodrich, Conseco Inc., Alliant Health System, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, United Way of America and a score more.

New Yorker turned Midwesterner
Raised in New York City, Miller now lives in the nation’s heartland, giving him a wide view of North America’s people, culture, and corporations.

People Person
A psychotherapist, comedian, and popular cultural analyst, Miller is people-focused—listening, observing, connecting, and communicating. His career has included posts at mental health and substance abuse recovery centers. He’s provided spiritual guidance at Universities, hospitals, and to police. And he’s been an educator and a sought after lecturer.

His Book Learning
Miller holds five graduate degrees. He also holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University, a Master’s in Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary, a Master’s in Health Psychology from Walden University, and a Master’s and Doctorate in Urban Education & Studies from the University of Massachusetts. He had further training in Psychoanalysis and completed studies at the Rutgers University School of Addiction Studies.

The Entertainment Side

Dr. Will spent 16 years as a professional stand-up comedian, headlining across the country and appearing with Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole. He spent five years as Nick-At-Nite’s television therapist in his Why We Watch segments. He’s also appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Larry King, and The O’Reilly Factor. He’s been profiled by NBC Dateline and People Magazine. And he’s currently the official psychotherapist for the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show.

We are a culture characterized by our anxiety, high expectations, and stress. It seems that at every turn we face a new worry. Using his five graduate degrees, media savvy, and life experiences, Dr. Will presents a new approach to finding balance and fulfillment in your life.

His insight into the American psyche is astounding. With clarity and approachability, he weaves together a presentation that combines groundbreaking research with hilarious comedy.

Miller’s publications include:

  1. Refrigerator Rights, Penguin Putnam, 2003
  2. The Seven Temptations of American Popular Culture (Publication Fall, 2006)
  3. Global Media Goes To War: the Role of News and Entertainment Media During the 2003 Iraq War (Chapter Contribution with Professor Glenn Sparks)
  4. Why We Watch: Killing the Gilligan Within, Simon & Schuster, 1996
  5. Contributions to many publications and news programs including Entertainment Weekly and Court TV.