“Martha Beck has a rare ability to see the world with wisdom and heart. She is a teacher in the truest sense of the word.”
—Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection
Dr. Martha Beck is a New York Times bestselling author who has spent her career helping thousands of people create their best lives. She holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., all from Harvard University, all in social sciences. Her passions include speaking, coaching, nature, pajamas, and YouTube videos of wild animals doing unexpected things.
Dr. Beck’s published works include several self-help books and memoirs, including the New York Times and international bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, and Expecting Adam. She has also published over 150 magazine articles, including almost two decades of monthly columns for O, The Oprah Magazine. She also writes a monthly column for Maria Shriver’s online blog, The Sunday Paper. Forthcoming in April 2021, Dr. Beck’s next book, The Way of Integrity, will explore why “integrity”—being in harmony with ourselves—is the key to a meaningful and joyful life.
After earning her degrees, Dr. Beck taught at Harvard and the International Graduate School of International Management but found that her real interest was helping students achieve their personal and professional dreams. She began coaching and speaking to individuals and professional groups, and became, according to USA Today and NPR, “one of the best known life coaches in America.” She is a popular speaker and has appeared many times on The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, and other television programs.
“If you want to be like Oprah Winfrey—and who doesn’t—we have two words for you: Martha Beck.”
Dr. Beck spends several weeks each year in Africa, running wilderness-based seminars and donating the proceeds to ecosystem restoration and education for rural Africans. The rest of the time she lives in Pennsylvania with her family and other assorted creatures.here.