“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, life coach, and speaker. She has spent a lifetime offering powerful, practical, and entertaining teachings that help people improve every aspect of their lives. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.”
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. An instant New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club selection, her latest book, The Way of Integrity, explores why “integrity”—being in harmony with ourselves—is the key to a meaningful and joyful life. She has also published over 150 magazine articles, including almost two decades of monthly columns for O, The Oprah Magazine. Her forthcoming book, Beyond Anxiety: Curiosity, Creativity, and Finding Your Life’s Purpose, is expected in early 2025.
Beck is a passionate and engaging speaker, known for her characteristic blending of science, spirituality, and humor. As “the best-known life coach in America” (NPR, USA Today), she has spoken to audiences around the world on stage and on The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, and many other television programs.
“If you want to be like Oprah Winfrey—and who doesn’t—we have two words for you: Martha Beck.”
Every year, Dr. Beck spends several weeks each year in South Africa, running wilderness-based seminars and donating the proceeds to ecosystem restoration and education for rural African people. The rest of the time she lives in the Pennsylvania woods with her family and other assorted creatures. Her passions include nature, pajamas, and YouTube videos of unlikely animal companions.here.