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.

Dream Bank Dream Academy – January 25-February 22, 2024

Emory University Law School – January 31, 2024

Wisconsin Credit Union League – May 9, 2024

Collegiate Summit Keynote

October 21, 2023

Self-Help Geek-Off with Dr. Glenn Doyle

SEEK Safely

October 17, 2023

Wisconsin Intramural and Recreation Sports Association (WIRSA) 2023 Conference Keynote

October 12, 2023

Leading on Purpose

UW-Madison E-Business Consortium, Leadership Summit
October 2, 2023

Purpose and Resilience in Graduate Education: What matters most and how to make it happen
UW-Madison
September 22, 2023

The Happiness Trap
Emory University, guest lecturer
September 21, 2023

Life on Purpose: Three Questions Only You Can Answer
Badger Talks, internal training for Wisconsin Department of Revenue
September 20, 2023

Consumer Happiness: Financial Wellbeing in Action
Wisconsin Credit Union League
September 19, 2023

Purpose and Mental Health: How Reflection on What Matters Turns a Wandering into a Journey
Vail Health Behavioral Innovation Center
September 7, 2023

Defining and Redefining Happiness: A Brief History and Why It Matters Today
Wisconsin International Resource Consortium
July 24, 2023

Professional Development: Institutes
University of Wisconsin-Madison
July 13, 2023

Welcome to Barbie World
Wisconsin Alumni Association
July 12, 2023

Purpose and Mental Health: How Reflection on What Matters Turns a Wandering into a Journey
Emory University
June 27, 2023

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

Purpose and Your What’s Next
Guest Lecture at Fashion Institute of Technology
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
2011

Love in the Time of Hookups
University of Pittsburgh iTunes Lecture
2011

Dating in a Hook Up Culture
Duquesne University
2010

Dating, Hooking Up & the Finding True Love
Upper Iowa University
2010

Hooking Up & Relationships: An Honest Discussion
Central College, Iowa
2010

Educated Women and Marriage: What You Should Know
University of Pittsburgh, Spring
2010

Success is Sexy: Shattering Myths About Women, Love & Power
Iowa Women’s Leadership Conference
2009

Changing Ideas of Marriage 1900-present
University of Iowa
Fall 2009

Women, Relationships & Finance
The Spence School, New York City
2009

Why Educated Women Put Marriage Before Motherhood
Princeton University
2009

How to Read Dating & Marriage Trend Stories in Newspapers
Cardinal Stritch University
2008

Mate Preferences Surveys: Does Outdated Language Skew Our Results?
University of Iowa
2008

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
2007

Gender & Education
University of Iowa
2007

Princeton Women Balancing Career & Family
Princeton University
2007

New Research for Smart, Successful Women
Columbia Business School
2007

Dating, Marriage & Sexuality Research Among Young-Adults
Princeton University
2007

Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women
University of Pennsylvania
2006

Singles’ Magazines and the Rise of Contingent Commitment
History of Consumption Conference, University of Sussex (England)
2001

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