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Carin Rockind


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Carin Rockind is a leading happiness expert, media personality, and the creator of PurposeGirl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living. She has taught thousands of people real-life strategies to reclaim their happiness and live to their fullest potential of success and well-being. Having survived domestic abuse, divorce, and armed robbery, she teaches others to be resilient through stress and grow from trauma. After fifteen years as a marketing executive, Carin pursued her great passion: teaching women to thrive. Carin was one of the first 250 people in the world to earn a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where she has also served as adjunct faculty. Carin speaks at companies worldwide, including Morgan Stanley, AVON, BMW, and Progressive Insurance. She is a regular contributor to national media: She has appeared on NBC, CBS, PBS, NPR, the Huffington Post, and Crain’s Business, and is the Happiness Guru on Sirius XM’s Stars Radio. Most recently, she became an international best-selling author for her contribution in Pebbles in the Pond: Wave Three. Carin is a marathon runner, cook and painter, and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Joshua, and her bonus-son.

Professional Information

Primary Focus
Women's Empowerment, Purpose Coaching, Corporate Purpose and Mindset, Women's Global Happiness Day
Professional Interests
  • Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Media
  • Secondary Education
  • Sexuality
  • Wellness coaching
Professional Skills
  • Consulting
  • Facilitating groups
  • Leadership development
  • Radio host
  • Speaking
  • Teaching resilience
  • Writing
Fluent in Languages
  • English
Gestalt training certification


Degrees Before MAPP
Bachelors degree in Communications and English from the University of Michigan

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Speaking Experience

Interested in Speaking Referrals
Speaking Topics
* Happiness: The OTHER Key to Success

* Mental Toughness: Resilience and Growth through Stress and Change

* The Purpose Promise: Make Work Meaningful and be More Successful

* Positivity Pays: Why Attitude Matters, and How to Shift Toward Increased Success

* The Optimism Advantage: How Thinking Positively can Enhance your Success

* Empowered Woman: Take Charge of Your Success

And more...
Experience speaking to large audiences
Video Clips and Recommendations


Book 1 Cover
Book 1 Title
Chapter in Pebbles in the Pond: Wave Three
Media: Radio, TV, or podcasts
The PurposeGirl Podcast
SiriusXM Radio - Stars 109, regular contributor 2013-2017
Various other media outlets
See carinrockind.com/media for a sample of podcast interviews Carin has given.
Journal Articles
See carinrockind.com/media for a sample of articles Carin has written, or articles in which she has been interviewed.
Capstone title and abstract
Living On Purpose: Why Purpose Matters and How to Find It A Framework for Gen X Women to Thrive

Abstract: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/mapp/capstone/2011/Rockind
Links to Online Publications
PPND: http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/author/carin-rockind

HuffPost: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/07/brain-science-get-what-you-want_n_5455366.html

Also see carinrockind.com/media for a sample of articles Carin has written, or articles in which she has been interviewed.

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MAPP Geography
  • USA - Philadelphia Area

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