If you want to be like Oprah Winfrey–and who doesn’t
–we have two words for you: Martha Beck.”
—Boston Globe


  • Thriving Through Change
  • Finding Your Own North Star
  • Leadership and Integrity
  • True Self, True Life, True Purpose

Martha Beck has a rare ability to see the world with wisdom and heart. She is a teacher in the truest sense of the word.
—Harriet Lerner, author of The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Connection

It’s rare that so much wisdom can be found wrapped up in such comedy, such kindness, such lightness of touch.
—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love

Dr. Martha Beck is a New York Times bestselling author who has spent her career helping thousands of people create their best lives. She holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D., all from Harvard University. Her passions include speaking, coaching, nature, pajamas, and YouTube videos of unlikely animal companions.

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 published over 150 magazine articles, including almost two decades of monthly columns for O, The Oprah Magazine. She also writes a monthly column for Maria Shriver’s digital newspaper, The Sunday Paper. Martha’s next book (out April 2021) is The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self.

Martha’s passion is helping people create lives that enrich themselves and the world around them. As “the best-known life coach in America,” (USA Today, NPR), she has spoken to audiences around the world on stage and on The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, and other television programs.

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

Martha spends several weeks each year in South Africa, running wilderness-based seminars and donating the proceeds to ecosystem restoration and education for rural Africans. The rest of the time she lives in Pennsylvania with her family and other assorted creatures.

For more information on Martha, please visit her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Download Martha’s press kit here.

The Way of Integrity

“This radiant book will not only change your life, but perhaps even save it.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic

Finding Your Own North Star

“Cheerful and perceptive.”
-Publisher’s Weekly

Expecting Adam

“Wickedly funny and wrenchingly sad.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Leaving The Saints

Leaving the Saints is a brave book. Martha Beck shares her journey out of religion and into faith and healing with heartbreaking candor, softened by wit and uplifted by a deep spiritual longing.”

-Sharon Salzberg, author of Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience

Diana, Herself

“This book is everything. It’s a romp, a fable, a myth, an inspiration, a teachable moment, a true hero’s journey, a cautionary tale, and a fairy tale for an entirely new (or rather, ANCIENT) species of fairies.”

-Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat Pray Love

Steering by Starlight

“The best-known life coach in America.”

Psychology Today

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

“In a world that seems more and more chaotic, this book gives readers new tools – tools that bridge the gap between science and magic – for steering a clear path to joyful lives.”

– Marci Shimoff, author of Love for No Reason

The Joy Diet

Martha Beck’s inimitable blend of wisdom, practical guidance, and humor will help you achieve the immediate gift of joyful living in the here and now.

The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self (Penguin Life, 2021)
Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening (Cynosure Publishing, 2016)
The Martha Beck Collection Volume One: Essays on Creating Your Right Life (Martha Beck Inc., 2013)
Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create (Atria Books, 2011)
Steering by Starlight: The Science and Magic of Finding Your Destiny (Crown, 2009)
The Four-Day Win: End Your Diet War and Achieve Thinner Peace (Crown, 2006)
Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith (Crown, 2005)
The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life (Crown, 2003)
Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live (Crown, 2001)
Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic (Times Books, 1999)
Breaking Point: Why Women Fall Apart and How They Can Re-create Their Lives (Crown, 1997)
Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior, with John C. Beck (Salt Lake City Deseret Book Company, 1990)

Selected Writing:
Columns in Maria Shriver’s The Sunday Paper
Columns for Oprah.com

On finding your life’s purpose
Youtube, 2016
On being who you are
Maria Shriver, 2016
On finding your calling
Maria Menounos, 2020
Architects of Change
Maria Shriver, 2018

Oprah’s life coach: “The world will fry if we don’t do something different,” The Irish Examiner
The Merchant of Just Be Happy, The New York Times
Even the World’s Top Life Coaches Need a Life Coach, Bloomberg Businessweek
LISTEN: Leap into the Fire, Martha Beck talks with Elizabeth Gilbert about fear on the Magic Lessons podcast
LISTEN: Martha Beck interviewed about the Integrity Cleanse, Wellpreneur podcast
VIDEO: Martha Beck on managing social anxiety by eating with others, The Washington Post

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