Martha Beck is a writer and "life coach" who specializes in helping
people design satisfying and meaningful life experiences. She holds
a bachelor's degree in East Asian Studies and master's and Ph.D. degrees
in sociology, all from Harvard University.
She worked as a research associate at Harvard Business School, studying
career paths and life-course changes in today's economic and social
environment. Before becoming a life coach, Dr. Beck taught sociology,
social psychology, organizational behaviour, and business management
at Harvard and the American Graduate School of International Management.
She has published academic books and articles on a variety of social
science and business topics.
Her non-academic books include the New York Times bestseller
Expecting Adam (see below) and the newly-published Finding
Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live. Dr.
Beck has also been a contributing editor for many popular magazines,
including Real Simple and Redbook, and is currently a
columnist for O, the Oprah Magazine.
More information can be found at www.marthabeck.com
which lists Dr. Beck's articles, books, and speaking appearances, and
also contains life coaching strategies and suggestions.
Dr. Beck lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family.