Will Miller

  • Emotional Wellness Expert
  • Former Host of Nick at Night’s Why We Watch
  • Comedian

Dr. Will Miller's unique background as a professional standup comedian, television personality, psychotherapist, educator, and best-selling author of Refrigerator Rights, along with his five graduate degrees, make him a recognized authority on modern life and culture. He is an adjunct professor of Communication Ethics for Purdue University, the official psychotherapist for the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show, and Police Chaplain in his Indiana community.

His presentations, whether a keynote to a large audience, or as a workshop leader, combines all of these experiences. He has delivered thousands of speeches to the nation's largest corporations and organizations about living a well-adjusted life in a time of enormous pressure and stress. His message is unique in its approach that coping and change happen by fixing our external circumstance as much, if not more than our internal condition. Treat yourself and your audience to a session with Dr. Will Miller.

 
  

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You did an outstanding job as our keynote speaker for our Annual Claims Conference. I laughed so hard, I had tears in my eyes. You entertained us and made us reflect on the important things in life, the people who have and need 'Refrigerator Rights.' This was truly an event to remember.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Will Miller
  • IBM
  • Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association
  • Lincoln Financial Group
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Pennsylvania Public Transit
  • McNeil Pharmaceuticals
  • Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Horizon Bank
  • National Auto Auction Association
  • Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies
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Refrigerator Rights™: Creating Essential Relationships

Dr. Miller delivers a lively performance-presentation packed with perspective and practical tips on achieving equilibrium. The key to that, he tells audiences, are real and claimed family - those relationships where people feel comfortable opening each others’ refrigerators. Inspiring and inst ...

Dr. Miller delivers a lively performance-presentation packed with perspective and practical tips on achieving equilibrium. The key to that, he tells audiences, are real and claimed family - those relationships where people feel comfortable opening each others’ refrigerators. Inspiring and instructive, Dr. Miller mixes message and comedy in a welcome break from technical sessions. He hits hard with insights on stresses that affect achievers, then steps away from the podium with clean, sensitive and hilarious routines to underscore his points.

The Graduation Jolt! (The Struggles of Our Twenty-Somethings)

It is well understood that college graduates face unprecedented challenges. Saddled with debt, an unstable economy and even the uncertainty of career direction for many, this age group in their 20s are struggling with adjustment to daily life. Even when functioning, they are experiencing high levels ...

It is well understood that college graduates face unprecedented challenges. Saddled with debt, an unstable economy and even the uncertainty of career direction for many, this age group in their 20s are struggling with adjustment to daily life. Even when functioning, they are experiencing high levels of depression and anxiety. Some are wondering why they went to college at all. And even for those who continue to push ahead, their well-being is a cause of worry for parents, family and higher education professionals. “Graduation Jolt” is a compelling presentation describing the plight of this new, gifted generation. Miller, co-author of the book “Refrigerator Rights” is a recognized authority on the challenges of living in the era of social isolation and media immersion. With five graduate degrees, Will shares the wisdom of his experience as a therapist and lecturer at Purdue University. And along with his two decades experience as a professional standup comedian, Dr. Will offers a funny but incisive perspective to help alleviate the worry about the future.

Caring for Caregivers

Healthcare workers and first responders have a high stress job. Lives are literally at stake. In most cases, these professionals assert that theirs is more than just a career, but a calling and a mission. How do we thank them, support them, and empower them? Healthcare corporations and organizations ...

Healthcare workers and first responders have a high stress job. Lives are literally at stake. In most cases, these professionals assert that theirs is more than just a career, but a calling and a mission. How do we thank them, support them, and empower them? Healthcare corporations and organizations fully understand the vital role being played by their caregivers: the nurses, physicians, technicians and first responders. If you are thinking about a great way to honor and thank them, Dr. Will Miller has an answer. A nationally recognized expert on coping with stress and living a high quality of life, Dr. Miller has 25 years experience as a psychotherapist, teacher and author. In addition, Will was a nationally touring headline stand up comedian for 17 years in New York City. His presentation is rich in content based on the latest social science research, and has practical application of course. But it is also funny! Give yourself and your team of caregivers a gift: bring in Dr. Will Miller for a delightful keynote presentation for your team.

Letting Life Change You

Controlling the events in one’s life is often interrupted with the unpredictable challenges and crises that intervene. What are the changes you organization is facing? Is it a merger? Downsizing? Sudden growth & expansion? For 25 years as a mental health professional, Dr. Will Miller has h ...

Controlling the events in one’s life is often interrupted with the unpredictable challenges and crises that intervene. What are the changes you organization is facing? Is it a merger? Downsizing? Sudden growth & expansion? For 25 years as a mental health professional, Dr. Will Miller has helped people cope with their life challenges and continue their growth and development. Whether physical or emotional difficulties, Will teaches people to reframe their present perspective and allow the events of our life to reshape and renew our future.

It is the opportunity to renew health rather than trying return to an idealized notion of a life once lived. The relief and joy made possible by allowing our life to change us rather than trying to dictate the course of our life is liberating and the key to embracing the vision for a fulfilled human experience. Will delivers an engaging and entertaining presentation that can affect all who hear it. It is a presentation about resilience!

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Dr. Will Miller's unique background as a professional standup comedian, television personality, psychotherapist, educator, and best-selling author of Refrigerator Rights, along with his five graduate degrees, make him a recognized authority on modern life and culture. His presentation, whether a keynote to a large audience, or as a workshop leader, combines all of these experiences. He has delivered thousands of speeches to the nation's largest corporations and organizations about living a well-adjusted life in a time of enormous pressure and stress. His message is unique in its approach that coping and change happen by fixing our external circumstance as much, if not more than our internal condition.

A popular presenter in the corporate world, Dr. Will Miller frequently speaks for America’s leading companies including Microsoft, IBM, Citi Group, Prudential, and Merrill Lynch. He is an adjunct professor of Communication Ethics for Purdue University, commentates as the official psychotherapist for the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show, and serves law enforcement as Police Chaplain. Dr. Will also podcasts weekly on the subjects of wellbeing and social connectivity.

Dr. Will’s newly revised book Refrigerator Rights: Creating Connections and Restoring Relationships (coauthored with Dr. Glenn Sparks) delivers a unique message of how our connections to others provide a potent source of strength in achieving life balance. It is based on 19-years of social science research in the area of culture and interpersonal relationships. His aim is to show the connection between our loss of intimacy with people in our lives and the stress and disconnection that we feel in everyday life.

Dr. Miller presents his inspirational message with the expertise that includes years of study and experience as well as humor. His authority of five graduate degrees and years of experience as a therapist and teacher assure his credibility as a speaker. His 17-year background in stand-up comedy and as a television and radio personality, assures his gifted ability to entertain.

Whether on stage or via live webinar, if you are looking for someone who will energetically and humorously guide your organization through change, Dr. Will Miller is the speaker who will give your audience something to truly take away.

Dr. Will and his wife, Dr. Sally Miller, have two grown children and four grandchildren. They live in Lafayette, IN.