Books by Cary J. Green, PhD:
SUCCESS SKILLS: For High School, College, and Career


Whether you are looking for an inspirational speaker to kick-off the new school year, a student leadership and success expert to lead an educational workshop, a motivational speaker for your graduation ceremony, or anything in between, I will tailor a program for your audience and goals.

If you are looking for one-on-one mentoring, my personalized coaching for academic success and college readiness will empower you to clarify and reach your academic and career goals.

Please scroll down for testimonials and examples of my speaking and coaching programs.

A list of my recent speaking events is available here.

Success Skills for Students
Empowered to Succeed in High School, College, and Career

Do you want to empower your students to excel in high school?  Do you want to prepare your students for a successful college experience? Do you want to equip your students with soft skills that employers seek? If you are looking for help reaching these important goals, look no further.

The skills needed for success in the classroom and on the job can be honed with deliberate effort and the right resources. In this engaging and inspiring presentation, best-selling author Cary J. Green, PhD, empowers middle school, high school, and college students to:

✔ Develop key academic success skills for high school and college

✔ Develop leadership and soft skills

✔ Make a smooth transition to college and career

✔ Achieve educational and career goals aligned with their strengths and values

✔ Build skills that employers seek: communication, collaboration, goal setting, time management, critical thinking, problem-solving, professionalism, and accountability

✔ Document and articulate skills on applications for scholarships, awards, college, and jobs

Success Skills for Students
Empowered to Succeed in High School, College, and Career (Christian Edition)

This Christian presentation expands Success Skills for High School, College, and Career by incorporating scriptural references, Biblical examples, and a Christian theme.

Preparing Your Teen to Succeed in College
Tips, Tools, and Resources for Parents

As parents, we want to prepare our teens for a successful college experience. If you are looking for help reaching this important goal, look no further.

In this engaging and informational presentation, best-selling author Cary J. Green, PhD, equips parents to guide their teen in developing skills and experiences essential for success in college. Parents will learn how to empower their teen to:

✔ Close the gap between academic potential and academic performance

✔ Develop an outstanding record of achievement in high school

✔ Maximize their competitiveness for admission into institutions and programs

✔ Maximize their competitiveness for scholarships and awards

✔ Develop the skills and mindset essential for a smooth transition to college

Preparing Your Teen to Succeed in College is an excellent resource for parents, teachers, community leaders, mentors, coaches, and anyone else who wants to help a young person develop success skills.

Personalized Coaching for Academic Success and College Readiness

My personalized coaching program is embedded into your student’s current academic circumstance and enables your student to experience immediate benefits in high school and build skills for future college success. Your student can experience improved academic performance and become more competitive for college admission and scholarships. Further, your student will be better equipped to successfully transition into college.

My personalized coaching program includes all the outcomes covered in my speaking programs listed above and also empowers your student to:

✔ Construct realistic academic success goals

✔ Develop effective academic success strategies

✔ Develop effective academic reading skills

✔ Develop effective test preparation and taking techniques

✔ Leverage academic success resources


“Dr. Green has a humorous yet insightful way to meet youth at a level where they can understand and relate to his message. His message was amazing and spot-on with what students need to be hearing at the high school level. His analogies, stories and message hit home to me as a teacher; his message is one I want every one of the high school students in our district to hear.”  –Connie J., High School Leadership and Mathematics Teacher

“As a franchise owner, I have had the opportunity to hear lots – and I mean LOTS – of talks and seminars on Leadership. So when I attended Young Lions and Leos Retreat and saw 2 hours of Leadership Development on the agenda, I cringed and fully expected to watch the teens’ and young adults’ eyes glaze over. Boy, did I ever miss the mark! Cary’s presentation was dynamic, interesting, and perfectly crafted for this (and any other) audience. His message of “Show up, Speak up, and Step up” was right on point for this demographic, and I have never before seen an audience as engaged as these young folks.  As a speaker, Cary is personable, relate-able, dynamic, and engaging. His session was easily the crowd favorite for the weekend. I highly recommend Cary for any speaking engagement. His style is perfect for youth and young adults, but he can more than hold his own even with veteran audiences.” –Rick Nemett, Owner, R.P. Nemett Pharmacy Services, Ltd.

“Dr. Green’s engaging presentation on soft skills needed for success in all careers was so extremely valuable for our students.  It was an excellent opportunity for students to hear from an expert and not just their teacher talking.” Gayle T., High School Business Teacher

“As a nationally sought-after speaker and member of the National Speakers Association, I know an excellent speaker when I hear one. Having heard Dr. Green speak, I can attest that he is an excellent speaker. Dr. Green motivates and inspires his audience with expert advice on student success, career readiness, and leadership development. His well-informed presentations are interspersed with practical examples, and his dry sense of humor makes him quite entertaining. If you are looking for a motivational speaker to provide insight into success skills needed for school, career, and life, I highly recommend Dr. Green.” –Linda Hollander, Sponsor expert, member of the National Speakers Association

“Dr. Green has a unique approach of integrating leadership, soft skills, and academic success skills which is precisely what makes him an invaluable resource and go-to person for schools, parents, and teachers who want to build success skills in their students.” –Pat Wyman, Founder/CEO,

“He is a charismatic, articulate, and effective speaker. He keeps the audience engaged with his content, humor, and visual aids.”–Kyle B., college student

Please contact me at or 574-727-5363 to start enhancing your skills today.