Author of the self help “series” that has helped millions find their life purpose: Finding Your Own North Star, Steering by Starlight, and Finding Your Way in a Wild New World; and author of the stirring memoirs Expecting Adam and Leaving the Saints.  View and purchase all of Martha’s books here.

"She's one of the smartest women I know" - Oprah Winfrey


Upcoming Events

  1. Reinvent Your Life: A Gathering of Wayfinders with Martha Beck

    January 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Hi, it’s Martha! Happy New Year! And now for this important message: It’s 2015 and it’s time to reinvent your life!  (If you’re into that kind of thing.) Most of us truly think that life is happening to us. As children, it never crosses our minds that we are actually inventingall our responses to life, and read more…

  2. “Escape from the Man Cage” Workshop

    February 27, 2015 - March 1, 2015

    Join Martha and Fellow Coaches Koelle Simpson, Michael Trotta, Travis Stock, and Boyd Varty for this workshop for men only. Martha talks about this event: “To many men, this feels like the most hopeless time in history. They are pushed to become sensitive, loving caregivers and also to be aggressive, individualist competitors. They are forced to read more…



The Rainstorm After the Calm…Insight from Martha

Drought is a strange stressor, a parade of beautiful days that slowly become terrifying. The current drought in California is the worst in history. While the rest of the read more...


Top Dog: How to Deal with a Know-it-All

Recently, due to several misguided decisions, I found myself having a sleepover with five friendly but ambitious dogs. The entire night was one long dominance display. No read more...


Compass v. Culture and Other Wisdom…Insight from Martha

As the seventh of eight children, I was raised with little pressure. For instance, no one at home cared much about my test scores, or even whether I took tests. This was read more...




Hey, Look at This!

The New LEAP Pendant:

50% of all proceeds benefit my non-profit, the LEAP Foundation. Perfect for the holidays!

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From the Store

Listen in as Martha helps you steer your career in this Wild New World through peace, presence, and courage. 90-minutes of pure inspiration!

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Become a Coach!

The January 2015 Training cohort is NOW ENROLLING! Learn from Martha and her Master Coaches how to find your purpose and help others do the same.  Find out more.



Martha Beck Collection

Have you been hoarding Martha’s O, The Oprah Magazine column clippings for years like we have? Then grab this fan-favorite compilation of her best advice. Grab it here.