Martha Beck

Best-Selling Author
Psychology Today, USA Today, and NPR have all referred to Martha Beck as “one of the best-known life coaches in America.” She is a columnist for O, the Oprah Magazine, has been a contributing editor for Real Simple, Redbook, and Mademoiselle, and has written for many other national magazines. She appears frequently as an expert on life design on programs such as Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Having earned a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard, Beck taught social science and business at undergraduate and graduate levels, at Harvard and the American Graduate School of International Management. She also conducted research on various aspects of social psychology and business, acted as a consultant for various business and government organizations, and wrote academic articles before becoming a full-time writer and life coach.

Beck’s books include New York Times bestsellers Finding Your Own North Star and Expecting Adam. She published The Four Day Win in 2007 which explores the relationship between creating the right life, eliminating self-sabotaging behavior, and staying physically healthy from the brain outward. Steering by Starlight: Find Your Right Life No Matter What!, was released in April 2008. In late December 2011, Dr. Beck published Finding Your Way in a Wild New World, a modern day companion to guide readers on their path of self-discovery and happiness.

Beck lectures to groups nationwide and conducts seminars for a diverse clientele that includes medical professionals, magazine sales forces, boards of education, and business executives. She has been a guest speaker at the Chopra Center's Seduction of Spirit workshop.

Beck has also developed a passion for South Africa, and has adopted The Learning Center at Londolozi, a school that serves the local village people.

Online Courses

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Articles by Martha Beck

As humans, we both fear and long for intimacy. If you are looking for ways to overcome your fear of intimacy, try these tips.Read More
Do you struggle with making decisions? Is indecision keeping you paralyzed? Learn how you can actively choose the life you want by listening to your body and heart.Read More
Worrying comes easily (and often) to many of us. But worrying is worrisome: it causes stress and we all know stress can kill you. Here are 10 things you have permission to stop worrying about.Read More
If anyone in your life is exploiting your courtesy and goodwill, it's time you learned how to stand up for yourself. It requires the courage to know and follow your own truth, while also staying transparent, authentic, and open. Here are some tips.Read More
There's no specific medical disorder called burnout, but every doctor knows that prolonged stress has negative consequences. Find out the several levels of burnout to discover where you might fall—and learn five important pieces of advice to restore the balance you need.Read More
Why do our actions so often not match our ideals? There is research to back up why we do things that aren't good for us, such as postponing work, playing computer games, and eating hotel minibar food. The good news is we can get back on track. Here are the do's and don'ts for closing the gap.Read More
Most of us occasionally dream about being embarrassed in social settings. But even in waking life, many of us operate as if the neighbors might gossip or the critics might sneer. We suffer this untold shame and create smaller, weaker, less zestful lives than we deserve. These efforts to avoid embarrassment often keep us from imagining—let alone fulfilling—the measure of our destiny. Keep reading to learn more about how to free yourself from the glare of self-consciousness.Read More
We are undergoing a transformation of human consciousness. In Eckhart Tolle's image, blossoms are opening in individual human beings all over our flower-field of a planet. This is beyond exciting, but it's also terrifying if you are going through it. Here are a couple of concepts to calm and comfort us all.Read More
Yearning is a valuable indication of our best future, but it contains an energy that can push away our dreams away even as it tries to pull them towards us. Learn key to understanding how you can use the positive aspects of yearning while avoiding the negative.Read More