Martha Beck

Martha Beck, PhD, is the author of several international bestsellers, including Expecting AdamFinding Your Own North Star, ​and Finding Your Way in a Wild New World. ​H​​​​er ​newest book is Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening. Martha is also a monthly columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine. USA Today and Psychology Today have referred to her as “the best known life coach in America.” She holds degrees from Harvard University, and has taught at both Harvard and the American Graduate School of International Management. She lives with her family on California's central coast.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:


  • The Storm Before the Calm

    No matter how many times I experience the Storm Before the Calm, it always sneaks up on me. I never recognize it until I’m fully lost in it; bruised, drowning, desperate for relief.

  • Practical Magic: A Q&A with Martha Beck

    A Q&A with Martha Beck Martha Beck earned three Harvard degrees before deciding to spend her life helping others tap into the deep, wordless wisdom...