Caren Osten's presentation was uplifting, motivating and reassuring. In turbulent times and stressors in our daily lives, it was exhilarating to learn that there are ways to infuse our lives with positivity.

Events + Speaking Engagements

Caren Osten is available to speak at events, conferences and retreats around the world and online. Her experience as a writer, certified coach and mindfulness meditation instructor—combined with her warmth, knowledge and expertise in the area of positive psychology, make her an engaging and dynamic speaker.

Caren’s presentations can be tailored to the needs of your audience and organization, and are delivered with authenticity, energy, and inspiration. Please contact Caren for details and scheduling at or 914.362.1996


University of Pennsylvania
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Wholebeing Institute
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Pause to Be Present
Wise Women in Sports and Events
Neuberger Berman
Amplifying the Power of Women through the arts
UJA Federation
Scarsdale Adult School
Tovami Yoga
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Sample Speaking Topics 


  • What Makes a Happier, Healthier Life?  The Science and Strategies of Well-Being
  • Cultivating Resilience in Challenging Times
  • Mindful + Positive Communication in Relationships
  • Everyday Mindfulness: Tools to Learn + Live in the Present Moment
  • The Power of Expressive Writing: Explore, Nurture and Share Your Stories
  • Finding the Right Balance: Work, Love + Play In a World of Competing Demands
  • Renovating the Empty Nest after the Kids Leave Home
  • Mindful Parenting: Cultivating Compassion + Positivity


JCC Manhattan: The Power of Awareness


Cheryl Brause, Co-founder, Pause to be Present

Caren is one of our core teachers at Pause to be Present where she shares her life coaching skills in positive psychology and meditation with our community. Caren is an amazing teacher, offering her insight and expertise in each class with a warm and relatable approach.  So many people have benefited from her wisdom!  

Cheryl Brause
Co-founder, Pause to be Present
Claudia Kandel, Director of Development, TAP

Caren’s session was the highest-rated training for our consultants and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time! We are so grateful for her wisdom and calming, positive presence. 

Claudia Kandel
Director of Development, TAP
Heather Zuckerman, Chief of Staff, Neuberger Berman

Caren did two mindfulness workshops at our office , which were insightful and interactive, and covered the science behind mindfulness and how to apply it. She guided the staff in a meditation, and the nearly 80 employees who attended walked away with practical tools and strategies to reduce stress and bring greater calm into both their work and home lives. The workshops were a huge success!

Heather Zuckerman
Chief of Staff, Neuberger Berman
Jane Veron, CEO, The Acceleration Project

In her fabulous talk on positivity and resilience, Caren did a masterful job of weaving academic study into practical advice. She is powerful in her warmth, calm, and confidence.

Jane Veron
CEO, The Acceleration Project
Liz Clain, Principal, Mamaroneck High School 

Caren’s presentation gave our high school faculty a much needed boost of positivity as we ended the year. Her knowledge and passion were impactful for all in the room. 

Liz Clain
Principal, Mamaroneck High School
Nancy Rosenberg, COO, The Acceleration Project

Caren’s workshop was so informative and so actionable and timely. She has such a warm and relatable presentation style and the feedback from the team was terrific! 

Nancy Rosenberg
COO, The Acceleration Project
Nancy Tepper, Co-Founder, MT Nesters

Caren is a real gem. We featured her on a panel about positive psychology and resilience and her advice was stellar. Caren’s expertise and approach really resonated with the participants and the feedback I got from our viewers was exceptional.  

Nancy Tepper
Co-founder, MT Nesters
Phoebe Atkinson, Curator, Positivity Series JCC Manhattan

Caren was a guest presenter for our JCC Manhattan Positivity Hour series. In her talk Mindfulness & the Power of Awareness in Positive Psychology, Caren masterfully communicated the science and application of her material. With her signature warmth and clarity, Caren demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of her subject. Each point was illuminated with personal stories and specific examples and participants walked away with an abundance of resources.

Phoebe Atkinson
Curator, JCC Manhattan Positivity Series
Susan Solow-Dubin, Managing Director, UJA Federation

Caren’s presentation was uplifting, motivating and reassuring. In these turbulent times, it was exhilarating to learn that there are ways to infuse our lives with positivity. Caren is a terrific presenter, bringing her material to life through meaningful exercises that can be practiced at home.

Susan Solow-Dubin
Managing Director, UJA Federation

 Upcoming Events

Pause to be PresentMorning meditation (via Zoom). Every Monday, 8:00 – 8:30 am. Sign up here

Scarsdale Adult School –  11.12.20 at 5:30 pm – Mindful Writing: Connecting with Your Inner NarrativeTo register, click here

Pause to be Present  – Workshop: Empty Nesting during a Pandemic: When Grown Children Leave + Return to the Nest, Thursday, 11/17, 7:30 – 8:15 pm

Larchmont-Mamaroneck Continuing Education  – Cultivating Resilience in Challenging Times      Date TBD. 

S’well Well-being Workshop Series (private) –      Self-Care, Positivity, and Your Best Self — 10/22, 11/11 and 12/9


Recent Events

JCC Manhattan – Mindfulness + the Power of Awareness in Positive Psychology

MT Nesters – Featured Panelist, via Zoom
Positivity + Resilience in Challenging Times

UJA Federation Leadership Retreat               Character Strengths + Mindset

WISEWorks Time-Out Series (6 original videos): Mindfulness, Gratitude, Positivity, Social Connections, Character Strengths + Self-Care

New City Library – Renovating the Nest for future Free Birds/Empty Nesters

Scarsdale Adult School – Mindful Writing: Connecting with Your Inner Narrative

Larchmont-Mamaroneck Continuing Education  – Positive Psychology: The Science + Strategies of Well-being