Millie Grenough



   inspires people

to do what they thought was impossible:

  • teaches non-singers to sing

  • shy speakers to present powerfully in public

  • Type A personalities to work smarter

  • frazzled folks to focus

  • warring parties to work together



   walks her talk:

  • ex-nun turned nightclub singer

  • ex-shy Kentuckian turned international speaker

  • near-death accident to saner/healthier woman



   lights up the world:

  • her book OASIS in the Overwhelm: 60-second Strategies has helped thousands of people on five continents

  • her OASIS Training Program has graduates throughout the United States, and in Panama, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand

  • originated Sing it! groups for people who thought they were tone deaf (see write-ups  in Village Voice & Seattle Intelligencer

  • has coached Foxwoods Casino VPs, university deans, prison inmates, frazzled CEOs/parents/docs/nurses/coaches/artists/US Army personnel

  • is a regular guest on TV/radio offering her trademark 60-second OASIS Strategies

  • offers keynotes, retreats, team-building, in-person & telecoach sessions

Coach, author of ten books, motivational speaker, and Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, Millie is certified in EMDR-Level II, and is one of ten people worldwide named Master Rubenfeld Synergist. Her six years’ living and working in Latin America and Europe help her be at home with people from many backgrounds. Her four young grandchildren keep her on her toes.


MILLIE’s passion? 

– to help each of us reach our full potential – while becoming saner, healthier, and happier. And guess what – this makes the people around us happier, and helps the world, too.



  • lives in New Haven, CT

  • loves her husband, furniture designer/interior decorator Paul Bloom

  • her stepkids and four luscious grandchildren

  • her multi-faceted work life

  • lying in her backyard hammock

  • hiking in the Sierras and Wyoming Wind River Ranges

  • meeting all kinds of people in all kinds of places

  • being quiet

  • being noisy

  • moving her body – swimming, dancing, jogging

  • playing the upright bass fiddle and guitar

  • learning new songs

  • singing old songs

  • sharing OASIS with folks ages 3 to 99

  • breathing/noticing fresh things every minute

  • never knowing what the next chapter might bring…

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“An excellent guide for Type A people like me who want quick and practical methods to manage stress. They really work!”  


- Brad Aldrich, President National Society of Professional Engineers

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