Martha Beck

Dr. Martha Beck is a 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. Martha holds three Harvard degrees in social science, and Oprah Winfrey has called her “one of the smartest women I know.”

Martha’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 column for Maria Shriver’s digital newspaper, The Sunday Paper.

Martha 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 for audiences around the world on stage and on The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, and many other television programs.

Every year, Martha spends several weeks 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.

Martha’s recent book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was released April 2021.