MB PERSONAL MBI PHOTOBOOTH-4533I grew up wanting to be an ecologist or a professor. However, after bearing three children while acquiring three Harvard degrees, I decided I’d rather just lie down for a few decades. During that time I became an author and life coach.  My books include Expecting Adam, Leaving the Saints, Finding Your Own North Star, The Joy Diet, Steering By Starlight, and Finding Your Way in Wild New World. I’ve been a columnist for O, The Oprah Magazine since its inception in 2001.  My most recent book is a collection of 25 fan-favorite essays from my column, entitled The Martha Beck Collection: Essays for Creating Your Right Life, Volume 1. I have also been a contributing editor for several popular magazines, including Real Simple and Redbook.

As president of my company, Martha Beck, Inc., I continue to speak around the world, as well as offer virtual teleclasses and in-person workshops a few times a year, primarily at my ranch on the Central Coast of California, where I live with my partner, Karen, and my son, Adam.  I also train life coaches worldwide with my life coach training program. On this site, you’ll also find a number of audio products and journals from me and a few of my talented Master Coaches to help you create your right life.

When not covering myself in bird seed and sitting outside in nature, I am writing my new book.


A workshop on my ranch.



Some of the brilliant coaches from my Life Coach Training program.

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