“Today was awesome … Thank you for opening my eyes and sharing your beautiful stories.”
“I was so, so thankful for your level of openness … Your story moved me.”
“Excellent.” “Fantastic.” “Beautiful.”
Want to hear people saying these things at your next event?
Email caroline [at] awishcomeclear [dot] com to request a keynote, breakout session, interview, or presentation.
Speaking at TEDxBirmingham’s 2016 All Star Salon; photo credit Kate Rexrode Smith Photography
Caroline Garnet McGraw is the creator of A Wish Come Clear, a community of thousands who are getting past perfect and rising up real together. Caroline is represented by literary agent Angela Scheff of The Christopher Ferebee Literary Agency; a full-length book is forthcoming.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Glennon Doyle says of Caroline’s work: “[It’s] totally freaking beautiful … Goosebumps. You are a SERIOUSLY good writer, sister. It’s my favorite- simple, clean, raw, kind and brave. LOVE.”
Caroline’s essays have been featured on over 80 popular websites, including The Huffington Post, Momastery, Women For One, Patheos, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, Tiny Buddha, and Positively Positive. Her 2015 piece on The Huffington Post, You Don’t Owe Anyone An Interaction went viral, gathering over 100k likes across various platforms.
In 2018, Caroline created The Confidence Course, a popular online video interview series on how to defeat self-doubt, trade perfectionism for possibility, and live your dreams. Speakers included #1 New York Times bestselling author and TED speaker Adam Grant, Olympic Gold Medalist Samantha Arsenault Livingstone, and double-platinum, ARIA-award-winning musician Ben Lee. In 2017, Caroline launched the You Need to Read Video Interview series on A Wish Come Clear, welcoming New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Macy Stafford and Julie Barton as guests.
Caroline has given keynote presentations at conferences across the country. She spoke as part of TEDxBirmingham’s All Star lineup in 2016 with a talk titled, You Don’t Owe Anyone An Interaction. #1 New York Times bestselling author and TED speaker Adam Grant quoted Caroline’s TEDx talk twice in his 2017 front-page Harvard Business Review feature Beat Generosity Burnout.
Caroline was also a featured speaker at TEDxBirminghamSalon in 2014 with a talk titled, Perfectionism Doesn’t Protect Us. The collective YouTube view count for her TEDx talks exceeds 17.5k. She graduated cum laude from Vassar College with distinguished departmental honors in English Literature and membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She lives and works in northwestern Alabama with her husband.
Radio / Short Bio
Caroline Garnet McGraw is the creator of A Wish Come Clear, an online community of thousands centered on trading perfectionism for possibility. She is represented by literary agent Angela Scheff of The Christopher Ferebee Literary Agency, and a full-length book is forthcoming. Caroline’s writing has been featured in major publications including The Huffington Post, Momastery, and Women For One, and she’s given two popular TEDx talks on perfectionism.
Past Speaking Engagements & Praise
Most requested keynote and workshop topics include:
- Letting go of false guilt, shame, and perfectionism; embracing compassion, courage, and vulnerability
- Healing from judgmental, legalistic teachings; creating a nourishing spirituality and faith life
- Supporting siblings of individuals with autism in their particular challenges and joys
Sample Video: Caroline’s TEDx talks
Keynote Presentation, Heart of L’Arche Fundraising Breakfast
April 25, 2018; over $135,000 raised to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities