The Work-Life Sweet Spot

Happiness expert Dr. Christine Carter reveals research-backed methods for finding the perfect work–life balance.
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Dr. Christine Carter on the Pursuit of Happiness and Meaning: “The sweet spot is that place where we can live or work from where we have the greatest ease, but also we have the greatest sense of personal power.”

Program Topics

  • How to Achieve More by Doing Less

    Presenting the latest research on productivity and elite performance, Christine demonstrates a sweet paradox: by doing less we can accomplish more. Using surprising science and lively anecdotal evidence, she offers a game-changing plan for mitigating stress and expanding the amount of time we have to get things done.

  • Focus: Superpower of the 21st Century

    Successful people are able to turn away from instant gratification and shallow pursuits to think deeply without being overwhelmed. Christine teaches three strategies from brain science to truly focus—to drop into “the zone” at work, on the athletic field, performance stage, or at home, so that we can truly enjoy lives we’ve worked so hard to create.

  • Women in Leadership: Sustaining High Performance

    Because women face additional challenges in the workplace, Christine teaches women how to leverage the latest research on productivity and elite performance. She offers a game-changing plan for mitigating stress, harnessing the power of the unconscious mind, and for tapping into unexpected sources of authenticity, fulfillment, and lasting joy in life.

  • Science-based Strategies for Happier and Healthier Habits

    Research shows that 40% of what we do every day we do out of habit. Many people think that habits are hard to create, and they can be, especially if you don’t know the basic brain mechanics behind habit formation. Here’s the good news: habit creation is a skill like any other. In this talk, Christine teaches the basics of habit creation so teams can re-engineer their daily routines for optimal health, happiness, and success.

  • Resilience Through Change: Leadership Essentials

    What do resilient people have that others don’t? What makes some people fear failure and hide their mistakes, while others embrace their blunders as opportunities to learn and do better the next time? New social science and brain research shows us how we can live and work from our “sweet spot” — that place of both power and ease. Christine shares three simple practices for fostering resilience–-all rooted in the latest scientific research.

  • How to be Courageous

    What do courageous people have that timid people don’t? What makes one person brave adversity, while others give up? New social science and brain research indicates that courage is better thought of as a skill anyone can develop than an inborn personality trait. Christine teaches simple practices for facing fear with courage, inspiration, and grit, revealing tactics for recovering from mistakes and setbacks in a way that leave organizations more powerful, productive, successful, and happy than before.

The Sweet Spot

Dr. Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and mother, found herself facing too many conflicting obligations without the time, energy, or patience to meet them. Determined to create a less stressful life—without giving up her career success or happiness at home—she tested every research-based tactic that promised to bring ease into her life. In The Sweet Spot, Carter shares the combination of practices that transformed her life from overwhelmed and exhausting to joyful, relaxed, and productive.

Available as paperback, eBook, and unabridged audiobook
336 pages; June 06, 2017

The Sweet Spot

“[Perfect for fans] of a certain kind of self-improvement book—the kind, like The Happiness Project or 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think or Getting Things Done, that offers up strategies for making certain areas of life work better without requiring that you embrace a new belief system.”

—KJ Dell’Antonia, The New York Times (Motherlode blog)

“Illuminates the simple and sustainable path toward a precious and happy balance.”

—Deepak Chopra
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