She gave us tangible tools to use within our career, but more importantly… to use in our everyday life.
Her personal interaction style was refreshing and real, and I could immediately see the positive impact she had on the team. 

Christine’s talk wove together stories, engaging applications of academic research, and compelling activities. Dr. Whelan was inspiring and relatable, and her material was immediately applicable, giving her the automatic-invite back for our next meeting.

Purpose and Flourishing ~ Emory University Sparks Program, May 25

Authentic Purpose ~ Office of the Commissioner of Insurance Keynote, June 6

What Matters Most and How to Make it Happen ~ Office of the General Counsel Keynote, September 20

Authentic Purpose in Action
Wisconsin Workforce Development Equal Rights Division
April 19, 2023

Purpose in Times of Uncertainty
Fashion Institute of Technology
April 18, 2023

Dream Big: Consuming Happiness
Event Brite
March 30, 2023

Purpose in Graduate Education
Ohio State University
March 23, 2023

Deep Purpose: Leadership for Lawyers
Emory University School of Law
March 15, 2023

Purpose in Predictive Health
Emory University Center for the Study of Human Health
March 2, 2023

Dream Bank Purpose Academy
Final Lecture and Wrap-Up of Five Week session
March 1, 2023

Resilience and Purpose for the Journey Ahead: WTF Do We Do from Here?
Wisconsin Head Start Association Keynote
February 27, 2023

Purposeful Families: What Matters Most and How to Make it Happen
Madison Country Day School
February 24, 2023

Living a Life of Purpose: Living Health Week 2023
Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University
February 13-17, 2023

Authentic Purpose: Why It Matters and How to Make it Happen
Well Wisconsin / WebMD
February 16, 2023

Well Wisconsin/WebMD Keynote
Well Wisconsin Champions Awards Event
February 1, 2023

Dream Bank Dream Academy: Embracing Your Purpose
February 1, 2023

Authentic Purpose: Practical Steps Toward the Good Life … Even in Times of Uncertainty
University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate Professional Development Program
January 20, 2023

Purpose and Resilience in Graduate Education: What Matters Most and How to Make it Happen
Council of Graduate Schools Plenary Keynote
December 10, 2022

Consuming Happiness with Cancer
November 25, 2022

Thrift and Well-Being for the Holidays
Mind Body Badger
November 19, 2022

Consuming Happiness with Cancer: Money, Relationships, Thrift and Purpose
20th Annual Fall Cancer Conference Keynote
November 18, 2022

Purpose, In College, Right Now
Emory University Guest Lecture
September 22, 2022

2022 Annual WIDA Conference Keynote Address
“Connections: People, Place and Purpose” 
August 19, 2022

Mujeres de HACE
Workshop Presentation on Purpose and HappiLyfe
May 18, 2022

Choosing What’s Next – On Purpose
Engineering Invited Lecture – UW-Madison
May 2, 2022

Wilson Law Group Dinner Keynote
“Resilience in Times of Uncertainty: A Human Ecological Perspective” 
April 7, 2022

DreamBank Dream Academy Embracing Your Purpose – 5 Week Seminar
April 5, 2022

Well-Being Defined and Applied
Emory University Guest Lecture
March 24, 2022

Purpose in Action
Emory University Guest Lecture
March 4, 2022

Dream Bank, Dream Academy Filming
January 5, 2022

Purpose in Times of Uncertainty
Master Class
UW E-Business Consortium
October 14, 2021

Transitioning to Post Pandemic Life
UW Now Livestream
May 18, 2021

Self-Help Books, Collected (and Written) by Christine Whelan
For Keeps Podcast
May 3, 2021

Guest Lecture at Fashion Institute of Technology
Purpose and Your What’s Next
April 29, 2021

The Pursuit of Happyness – with Chris Gardner
Real Talk with Emilio Pardo
April 29, 2021

Life on Purpose: Three Questions Only You Can Answer
UW River Falls
April 22, 2021

Radiology 914 Guest Lecture
April 18, 2021

Badger Talks: Re-starting Your Social Life
UW Madison Badger Talks Event
April 15, 2021

Consuming Happiness: Money, Relationships, Equality, and Meaning…in the Pandemic and Beyond
Women, Faith and Finance Lecture Series
Luther College
April 9, 2021

DREAM BIG: Yes, No and So What: A Professional Woman’s Roadmap
DreamBank Madison Speech
April 8, 2021

Dream Big: Success of Her Terms
DreamBank Madison Live Event
March 10, 2021

Radiology 914 Guest Lecture
March 1, 2021

Finding Your Purpose
News 3000 — Live at Four
February 17, 2021

Purpose in Action
Emory University Guest Lecture
February 11, 2021

Purpose in Times of Uncertainty
Clarion College
February 10, 2021

Do The Next Right Thing: Purpose in Times of Uncertainty?
McKnight Life Calling Lecture
January 28, 2021

She’s on Call Radio Show and Podcast Featured Guest
She’s On Call
January 10, 2021

Starting 2021 with a Purpose
Live at Four — News 3000
December 30, 2020

Coping with the Holiday Blues
WTMJ Extra Podcast Interview
December 22, 2020

Radiology Grand Rounds… On Purpose
University of Wisconsin – Madison Radiology Department Grand Rounds
December 17, 2020

Finding Purpose During the Pandemic
Classroom Cafe Podcast from the United Federation of Teachers
December 16, 2020

Can You Buy Happiness This Holiday Season?
Live at Four — News 3000
December 15, 2020

Children’s Health Wisconsin Leadership Retreat
Children’s Hospital Wisconsin
November 12, 2020

How to Stay Happy While Obeying Pandemic Guidelines
Live at Four — News 3000
November 11, 2020

Life on Purpose: Three Questions Only You Can Answer
Badger Talks Live
October 17, 2020

Do You Have Acedia? 
News 3000 – Live at Four
October 13, 2020

World Mental Health Day
WTMJ Extra Podcast Interview
October 9, 2020

Pandemic Purpose
American Family DreamBank Summit Keynote
October 1, 2020

Russian Television Appearance
Russian TV… Seriously… on Pandemic Pods
September 21, 2020

Real Talk from the Barn … on Purpose
Facebook Live with Emilio Pardo
September 20, 2020

Life on Purpose
Audible Original Great Books Lecture Series Studio Recordings
September 17, 2020

How to Stay Happy in Troubling Times
News 3000 – Live at Four
September 5, 2020

Happiness and Well-Being
Guest Lecture at Emory University
September 3, 2020

Learning Pods Rise in Popularity
NBC15 Madison
August 29, 2020

Living a Life of Purpose in Times of Uncertainty
Middleton Public Library
June 25, 2020

Dream Big: Your Purpose, Your Time
American Family DreamBank
May 21, 2020

Do the Next Right Thing: Purpose in a Time of Uncertainty (start at 13:33)
Rotary Club of Madison
May 6, 2020

Do the Next Right Thing: Purpose in a Time of Uncertainty
BadgerTalks Facebook Live Presentation
April 16, 2020

Building Purpose
Engineering Guest Lecture
March 28, 2020

Purpose, Health and Happiness
Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University
February 21, 2020

Authentic Purpose: People, Place and Purpose
American Family DreamBank
January 23, 2020

Tired of Holiday Materialism? Here’s How to Deal
Wisconsin Public Radio – The Morning Show (30 Minute Segment)

December 11, 2019

Authentic Purpose: People, Place and Purpose
Women and Leadership – Coffee and Conversation – Keynote
November 7, 2019

Authentic Purpose
Wisconsin Foundation – Keynote
November 4, 2019

Authentic Purpose: Finding Joy at Work
Thermo Fisher – Keynote
October 24, 2019

Authentic Purpose: Finding Joy at Work
Wisconsin Association of College Stores
October 23, 2019

I Need Some Advice: An Academic Journey Through a Field Many Thought Frivolous
The New School – New York City – Guest Lecture
October 4, 2019

Authentic Purpose
UW-Madison Back to School Night – Keynote Address
September 27, 2019

Connections: People, Place and Purpose
The Kaiser-Permanente Medical Group – Keynote Address
August 23, 2019

Balance v. Burnout: Why Most Advice Fails… and a New Approach That Actually Might Work
Association of Fundraising Professionals Keynote Address
July 11, 2019

Human Ecology in Action
Founder’s Day Presentation – St. Louis, Mo UW Madison Alumni Event
May 8, 2019

Psychedelics Stories – What the New Science of Psychedelics Means for Mental Health Care
Integrative Mental Health Conference, San Francisco, CA
April 16, 2019

Mind Body Wellness as a Key to Leadership Development
The Kaiser-Permanente Group, San Francisco, CA
April 13, 2019

Purpose in Practice: Research-Based Exercises for Clinical and Personal Use
Alaskan Psychiatric Association
March 31, 2019

Authentic Purpose: A Roadmap
TEDx UW-Madison 2019
February 23, 2019

“Leading Life on Purpose”
LinkageInc., Phoenix, AZ
November 13, 2018

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

“Ancient Practices for Modern 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
February 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 on Purpose”
Big Ten Leadership Network Speech
November 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Consuming Happiness the EcoYou Way”
School of Human Ecology Alumni Night Keynote Address
September 16, 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 29, 2016

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

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

“What’s Your WTF Moment?”
Cal State University Northridge Student Summit Keynote Address
January 14, 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 2009

“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 2008

“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)








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