Martha Beck PhD received her BA, MA and PhD from Harvard. Dr Beck taught career development at the American Graduate School of International Management and acted as research assistant to Dr John Kotter at Harvard Business School. As a creator of Life Designs, Inc, Martha Beck has helped hundreds of clients to fulfil their potential and create joyful lives Martha Beck lectures, seminars, and provides one-on-one counselling. She is the author of Expecting Adam and The Joy Diet (June 2003). She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Beck owns her own consulting firm, Life Design, Inc., where she redirects "lost" souls to their true paths in life. This, her third work after Breaking the Cycle of Compulsive Behavior and Expecting Adam, puts her company's philosophy into print. By combining thought-provoking exercises with play activities such as visualization, affirmations, and intuition, Beck here explores readers' inner thoughts on true happiness. She recommends that they set wildly improbable goals (WIGs) in order to find their personal North Star. This title differs from other self-help books by specifically defining a four-stage change cycle that happens to all humans many times during a lifetime. Stage 1, death and rebirth, defines a life-changing event; dreaming and scheming, the hero's saga, and the promised land follow. Other authors with similar messages are Judith Orloff, Anna Quindlen, Cheryl Richardson, and Bill O'Hanlon. Beck's humor, experience, and highly readable style make this a worthwhile purchase for public libraries. Lisa Wise, Broome Cty. P.L., Binghamton, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
If you don't feel you've found your purpose in life, Beck's witty, clever self-help tome may guide you there. - SCARLETSlightly harder work but also foolproof is Oprah's guru Martha Beck's Finding Your Own North Star. She is one of the only self-help gurus with a sense of humour - RED