Public Speaking

Authentic Purpose: A Road Map
TEDxUW, February 2019

“Women in Leadership Speech”
LinkageInc., Phoenix, AZ
November 13, 2018

“Consuming Happiness this Holiday Season”
Academic Staff Mentoring Speech
November 6, 2018

“Ancient Practices for Well-Being”
Speech at UW Class of 1968 Event
October 5, 2018

“Back to School Night”
School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison
September 28, 2018

“UW Alumni College Presentation”
May 31, 2018

“Becoming a Leader: What Really Works”
Linkage’s GILD Asia
Singapore, April 2018

“Interview with Dr. Christine Whelan on Self-Help, Young Leaders, and Leadership Development”
Linkage’s GILD Asia
Singapore, April 2018

“Purpose and the Good Life”
Madison Senior Center, WI
April 19, 2018

“Women’s Philanthropy Forum”
Appleton, WI
March 8, 2018

“Opposites Don’t Attract”
Wisconsin’s Afternoon News, Newsradio WTMJ
Febrary 26, 2018

Life on Purpose: Three Questions Only You Can Answer”
TEDxUWMadison, Madison, WI
January 2018

“Doctor recommends finding balance between holiday shopping, financial stress”
Channel 3000, WISC-TV
November 24, 2017

“Life of Purpose”
Big Ten Leadership Network Speech
November 16, 2017

“Packing Purposefully for College”
Bakersfield College
August 9th, 2017

“Consuming Happiness & the Well-Being Economy” 
Madison BECCster Group
March 1st, 2017

“Success to Significance”
CLA Conference Presentation
January 27th, 2017

Exploring Your Big Picture Purpose
UW Credit Union and Latino Professionals Association
November 3rd, 2016

“Consuming Happiness in the Well-Being Economy”
Filene Research big.bright.minds conference keynote
October 26th, 2016

“Big Picture Purpose for Young Professionals”
Murray Hill Institute
October 22nd, 2016

“Parenting with Big Picture Purpose”
Murray Hill Institute
October 22nd, 2016

“Find Your Big Picture Purpose”
Prairie Lights Bookstore
September 18th, 2016

“Purpose in College: What Matters & Why”
University of Iowa Newman Center
September 18th, 2016

“Consuming Happiness the EcoYou Way”
School of Human Ecology Alumni Night Keynote Address
September 16th, 2016

“The Science of Purpose”
Life Reimagined Rand Fellows Presentation
September 15, 2016

“Purpose and the College Experience”
Chancellor’s and Powers-Knapp Keynote Welcome Address
August 29th, 2016

“Consuming Happiness the EcoYou Way”
School of Human Ecology Alumni Night Keynote Address
September 16th, 2016

“Money, Purpose, and Happiness”
Women’s Philanthropy Conference
June 8th, 2016

“Making Change Stick”
BeachBody Coaches Conference Call
June 5, 2016

“Purpose in Action: Your Life Reimagined”
Madison PEO Chapter
February 10, 2016

“The Science of Purpose”
Life Reimagined Rand Fellows Presentation
October 27, 2015

“Deadly Devotion”
The Security Brief TV Show
September, 2015

“Purpose, Well-Being and the Speed of Change”
Life Reimagined Conference
July 13, 2015

“Selfies, Smartphone and Student Loans: Dating, Finding a Job and Becoming an Adult in an Era of Hookups and Hashtags”
University of Iowa
October 25, 2014

“The Social Psychology of Attraction”
StyleLife Academy Presentation – Part 1 and Part 2
October 19, 2014

“The Invisible Syllabus”
Princeton University panel discussion on work-life balance
May 29, 2014

“What’s Your WTF Moment?”
Cal State University Northridge Student Summit Keynote Address
January 14, 2014

“Let’s Talk About Sex.”
Theology on Tap. New York City.
February 2014.

“Finding Your Purpose.”
Lecture to the Ellis School
February 2013

“Be Bold, Be You.”
Duquesne University
Spring Workshop 2013

“Love, Hookups and Generation WTF.”
Lecture to Shady Side Academy
April 2011

“Leadership and Generation WTF.”
Lecture to University of Pennsylvania
April 2011

“Generation WTF Survival Guide.”
Lecture to St. Joe’s University
April 2011

Generation WTF
University of Pittsburgh iTunes Lecture

Love in the Time of Hookups
University of Pittsburgh iTunes Lecture

“Dating in a Hook Up Culture.”
Duquesne University

“Dating, Hooking Up & the Finding True Love.”
Upper Iowa University
“Hooking Up & Relationships: An Honest Discussion.”
Central College, Iowa

“Educated Women and Marriage: What You Should Know.”
University of Pittsburgh, Spring

“Success is Sexy: Shattering Myths About Women, Love & Power”
Iowa Women’s Leadership Conference

“Changing Ideas of Marriage 1900-present.”
University of Iowa, Fall

“Women, Relationships & Finance.”
The Spence School, New York City

“Why Educated Women Put Marriage Before Motherhood.”
Princeton University

“How to Read Dating & Marriage Trend Stories in Newspapers.”
Cardinal Stritch University

“Mate Preferences Surveys: Does Outdated Language Skew Our Results?”
University of Iowa

“Popular Statistics (or How to Decode Sociology Studies in the Media).”
University of Iowa, Spring

“Assortative Mating: Do Smart Men Marry Smart Women?”
University of Iowa

“Gender & Education.”
University of Iowa

“Princeton Women Balancing Career & Family.”
Princeton University

“New Research for Smart, Successful Women.”
Columbia Business School

“Dating, Marriage & Sexuality Research Among Young-Adults.”
Princeton University

“Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women.”
University of Pennsylvania

“Singles’ Magazines and the Rise of Contingent Commitment.”
History of Consumption Conference, University of Sussex (England)

Media Mentions & Quotes

How can I be generous without going broke?
Women’s World Magazine, November 29, 2018

Is motherhood the ultimate accessory? Models in labor, breastfeeding on runway
TODAY, September 19, 2018

Women with these 4 personality traits know exactly how to make men fall in love
Popsugar, August 29, 2018

Get Happy
OnWisconsin, Spring 2018

You pay more than men for comparable products because of the ‘Pink Tax’
People, April 6, 2018

Why online quizzes, personality tests and horoscopes help you feel special
To The Best of Our Knowledge, February 17, 2018

Valentine’s Day: Talk Money with Your Honey
Public News Service, February 14, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions
Capital City Sunday, WKOW, January 7, 2018

Si encuentras una mujer con estas cualidades, no dejes que se vaya
El Confidencial, January 26, 2018

Local experts weigh in on ‘Me Too’ Campaign
NBC15, WMTV, October 16, 2017

Whatever happened to just being type A?
The New York Times, October 7, 2017

Men Divulge the Qualities They Look for in a Partner
CheatSheet.com, September 12, 2017

Finding the Balance Between Heart and Mind: Spotlight on Christine Whelan
Jackson Charitable Foundation profile, August 2017

What to do when life breaks your heart, according to Sheryl Sandberg and Prince Harry
Verily, May 16, 2017

Solitude: When being alone is good for your health
TODAY, April 5, 2017

Making sense of Equal Pay Day [Video]
NBC/WMTV15, April 4th, 2017

Romantic type is a thing, just not what we thought, study says
TODAY, March 24th, 2017

Talking to your kids about purpose 
WPR, March 16th, 2017

Americans need to come up with our own form of Hygge
Verily, March 2, 2017

First boy doll, Logan, joins American Girl line
WISC-TV, February 14th, 2017

Top 10 books that will change your life in 2017
LiveHappy, January 18, 2017

Why you should ditch your new year’s resolutions
ConsumerReports, January 17th, 2017

What every twenty-something needs to know about finding life’s purpose
Verily, January 6th, 2017

Victims Angry at Sweat Lodge Guru’s Attempted Comeback
CNN, December 1st, 2016

Expert Talks About How to Reduce Holiday Stress
WISC-TV, November 30th, 2016

Finding Your Purpose at Any Age with Dr. Chrsitine Whelan
Engaging Presence, November 21st, 2016

Dr. Whelan: Enlightenment and Self-Help 
School of Human Ecology Blog, November 20th, 2016

How to Beat the “Pink Tax” When You Shop
The Balance, November 3rd, 2016

The War on Stupid People
The Atlantic, July/August, 2016

Should you ever push products on your friends? 
AsiaOne, July 27th, 2016

8 Strategies to help you quit the snooze button habit for good
Fast Company, June 30, 2016

UW-Madison Professor Offers ‘Big Picture’ Advice for New Graduates
UW News, June 7, 2016

Purpose Before Paycheck? New Data Says Yes! 
School of Human Ecology Blog, June 6, 2016

On “Curvy, Tall, and Petite” Barbie Dolls
On Wisconsin, Summer 2016

7 Expert-Backed Tips for How to Make a New Habit Permanent
Huffington Post, May 3, 2016

How to Talk to Your Kids About Purpose
Life Reimagined, May 2016

Shake Up Your Routine: How to Break the Autopilot Cycle
Yoga Journal, April 29, 2016

‘The Bachelor’ loves 2 women. Can it really happen to anyone?
TODAY, March 1, 2016

OKCupid Report Shows How Many Dates Couples Usually Go On Before Having Sex 
TODAY, February 23, 2016

The Pink Tax: Why Women’s Products Often Cost More 
USNews & World Report, February 17, 2016

In A Barbie World: Barbie’s New Look
Wisconsin Public Radio, February 11, 2016

There’s Time To Begin Meaningful Ventures in Your Senior Years
Houston Chronicle, January 13, 2016

No Shortcuts to Lifelong Weight Loss
Carroll County Times, January 12, 2016

Six Insightful Reflections on How to Change for the Better
HuffPost Healthy Living, January 7, 2016

Best New Year’s resolutions for your age
FOX News, January 3, 2016

The Pros and Cons of Sharing Your Money Goals
USNews & World Report, June 24, 2015

Empower Yourself Through Exercise
Life Reimagined, June 2015

The Power of True Grit
Life Reimagined, June 2015

The Lunatic Lynching of Sexist Scientist Tim Hunt
The New York Post, June 15, 2015

Real Men Share Why Brains Are Beautiful
Elephant Journal, April 14, 2015

How to Build Good Habits – And Actually Make Them Stick
The Washington Post, March 2, 2015

Revive Your Resolutions
AARP Magazine, Feb/March  2015

Valentine’s Day Credit Card Savings
CardHub, Feb 11,  2015

Self-Help & Self-Improvement
BBC 4 Thinking Allowed, December 31  2014

How to Set & Conquer Your Money Goals
US News & World Report, December 30 2014

Divorce Rates Are Lower… So Are Marriage Rates
TODAY.com, December 3 2014

The Real Threat to Marriage
Wisconsin State Journal, October 17, 2014

Rogue Retreats
Women’s Health UK, September 2014

Why Do You Love Personality Quizzes? Experts Break it Down
NBCNews.com, August 2, 2014

All the Conventional Cohabitation, but No Nuptials
The New York Times, July 6, 2014

How to Protect Yourself Against Bad Self-Help
Scientific American, June 17 2014

5 Ways to Seek a Meaningful Paycheck
US News & World Reports, May 21, 2014

 The Dangers of Dumbing Down the Sisterhood
Courier Mail (Australia), April 27, 2014

Married Households Tend to Be Richer
CNBC (Mention Research), January 30, 2014

“Bad advice from all sides on the rush to the altar.”
The New York Post, March 18, 2014

“Study: Why aren’t more female plastic surgeons getting married?”
Washington Business Journal, February 18, 2014

“Raising Kids in an age of TMI.”
The New York Post, January 21, 2014

Do You Suffer from FOMO?
Pittsburgh Tribune, July 23, 2013

Traditional Gender Roles Playing Smaller Role in Matrimony
Essential Pittsburgh – NPR, July 15, 2013

Beware of Self-Help Gurus
USA Today, July 11, 2013

James Gandolfini Created an Enduring Legacy
Pittsburgh Tribune, June 23, 2013

“ ‘Dream College’ Lies.”
The New York Post, April 3, 2013

“A Disturbing Treat for 7-Year-Olds.”
The New York Post, February 25, 2013

“Toxic Friendships.”
Huffington Post LIVE discussion, January 28, 2013

“The Paperback Quest for Joy.”
City Journal, Autumn 2012

Stephen Covey’s Legacy
Wall Street Journal Online video discussion, July 17, 2012

“Extreme Exercise.”
Marie Claire, June 26, 2012

“A Closer Look: Christine Whelan”
The University Times, April 5, 2012

“The M.R.S. and the Ph.D.”
The New York Times, February 12, 2012

Why The New Generation Needs the Old Self-Help Classics
Forbes, April 2011

When Self-Help Harms
Self Magazine, August 2010

Interview with Intersections Match on Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women
Radio interview transcribed, February 2010

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