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Christine Whelan

Christine Whelan

Keynote Speaker: Professor, Author & Keynote Speaker; Thought Leader on the Quest for Happiness and Well-Being

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Christine Whelan Biography

Dr. Christine B. Whelan is a professor, author, keynote speaker, and nationally recognized thought leader on the quest for happiness and well-being.

Whelan is on a quest to translate and instrumentalize cutting-edge academic research to positively impact the lives of as many people as possible. In her research and teaching, she lives out Seneca’s hope that it is “not for school but for life we learn.” She is the author of four books, including 2016's "The Big Picture: A Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life."

As a clinical professor in the School of Human Ecology at the UW – Madison, Whelan teaches popular classes on the intersection of money and happiness. She’s the director of MORE: Money, Relationships and Equality.

Whelan earned a masters and doctorate from the University of Oxford and has held teaching positions at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Iowa, and Princeton University. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times, among other national outlets. She has appeared live on television programs and radio programs across the nation.

Whelan has helped groups like the DeBruce Foundation, AARP’s Life Reimagined, Jackson National, and Hackensack-Meridian Health develop purpose-focused approaches to health, finances, and self-improvement strategies for life’s transitions. She is on the board of SEEK Safely, and an outspoken advocate for the dissemination of research-based advice.

Whelan graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Princetonian and was awarded the Daniel M. Sachs Scholarship to attend Worcester College at the University of Oxford. She and her family live and work in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Christine Whelan Videos

Badger Talks with Christine Whelan - Life on Purpose
Authentic Purpose: A Roadmap | Christine Whelan | TEDxUWMadison
Life on Purpose: Three Questions Only You Can Answer | Christine ...

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What topics does Christine Whelan speak about?

Christine Whelan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Professors, Authors, Happiness, Health, Finance, Empowerment, Women, Personal Growth and Lifestyle.

Where does Christine Whelan travel from?

Christine Whelan generally travels from Madison, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Christine Whelan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Professors, Authors and Happiness. The estimated speaking fee range to book Christine Whelan for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Christine Whelan generally travels from Madison, WI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kate White and Lady Charmaine Day. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Christine Whelan for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 18/08/2023.

Christine Whelan Videos

Badger Talks with Christine Whelan - Life on Purpose
Authentic Purpose: A Roadmap | Christine Whelan | TEDxUWMadison
Life on Purpose: Three Questions Only You Can Answer | Christine ...

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