“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? If so …

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’s Bio

Caroline Garnet McGraw is the creator of A Wish Come Clear, a blog devoted to getting past perfect and rising up real. Approximately 2,000 subscribed readers look forward to her essays (the equivalent of a packed house at New York’s famous Gershwin Theatre).

#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.”

Her essays have been featured on over 80 popular websites, including Patheos, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen, Tiny Buddha, Momastery, and Positively Positive. Her 2015 HuffPost Women piece, “You Don’t Owe Anyone An Interaction” went viral, gathering over 100k likes across various platforms.

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 15.5k. 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.

Past Speaking Engagements & Praise

Click here to view a full list of Caroline’s past speaking engagements and praise, or visit CarolineMcGraw.com for an overview.

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

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