Shaunti received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social researcher, best-selling author and popular speaker. Today, she applies her analytical skills to investigating eye-opening, life-changing truths about relationships, both at home and in the workplace. Her groundbreaking research-based books, such as For Women Only, have sold more than 2 million copies in 23 languages and are widely read in homes, counseling centers and corporations worldwide.
In 2020, Shaunti, together with her husband Jeff Feldhahn, released Thriving in Love & Money. Little did they know just how timely this book would be as the world suddenly changed and couples needed to be able to talk about money more than ever. While most money books deal with surface issues of budgeting and debt, many couples struggle to even talk about money and it creates tension and a barrier to true oneness in their relationship. This is the money book that’s not about the money. It uncovers the issues that cause money conflicts and provide couples with truths that are relationship game-changers. Because you need a better relationship, not just a better budget. Find out more at thriveinloveandmoney.com.
Her newest book, The Kindness Challenge, is catalyzing a movement of kindness across the country and beyond. Dozens of prominent organizations and leaders are coming together to do The 30-Day Kindness Challenge, and encourage their followers to do the same.
Shaunti’s findings are regularly featured in media as diverse as The Today Show and Focus on the Family, The New York Times and Cosmo. She (often with her husband, Jeff) speaks at 50 events a year around the world. Shaunti and her husband Jeff live in Atlanta with their teenage daughter and son, and two cats who think they are dogs.
Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn are best-selling authors, popular speakers and nationally-renowned social researchers. Fourteen years ago this average couple stumbled over some things they just didn’t “get” about each other. They have used their analytical background to help other semi-confused couples decode each other ever since. Both with graduate degrees from Harvard, Shaunti and Jeff are the authors and co-authors of many groundbreaking books, such as For Women Only and For Men Only.
As the primary researcher, Shaunti is always in the middle of her next research project, while attorney-entrepreneur Jeff is always in the middle of his next technology company start-up. The Feldhahns have two children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Charlyn Elliott / Staff and Operations Director
As Shaunti’s Director of Staff and Operations, Charlyn’s role changes almost daily. Whether managing the many writing and publicity deliverables, staffing needs or anything in between, Charlyn considers it an honor to work with such a fantastic team and knows firsthand the difference that Shaunti’s research, books, and blogs can have on a marriage. As a rare Atlanta-native, Charlyn lives in Suwanee with her husband, two sons, a very large golden retriever and one crazy cat.
Caroline Niziol / Digital Content Manager
Caroline enjoys combining her marketing experience with her love of writing and editing as the Digital Content Manager. She runs all of Shaunti’s email newsletters, the Ask Shaunti blog at Patheos, social media and works on special projects. Caroline lives in Duluth, GA with her husband and three boys.
Naomi Duncan / Client Management and Consulting
Naomi has been working with Shaunti and Jeff for over 10 years arranging their speaking engagements and appearances. Naomi personally works with each event organizer as an advisor, discussing how Shaunti can customize her messages and format to arrange the best possible outcome for each individual event. Naomi also serves as the partner manager for the 30-Day Kindness Challenge and helps with special projects whenever possible. Naomi lives in Oregon with her husband of 25 years (the lead pastor of a local church), their two kids and dog.
Starting as a research assistant over 10 years ago, Tally Whitehead is Shaunti’s Senior Researcher and also a contributing author to The Good News About Marriage. Tally serves as Director of Christian Formation at her church and holds an M.A. in Practical Theology. When she isn’t buried in data, writing or ministry work, Tally is either driving her four kids around or hanging with her husband, Eric, in the Columbus, Ohio area. You can follow Tally on twitter @tallywhitehead or contact her through her web site at www.tallywhitehead.com.
Dr. Charles D. Cowan
Dr. Charles D. Cowan is Shaunti’s primary survey design consultant. He is the Chief Executive Officer for Analytic Focus, LLC, a national statistics, finance and economics consulting organization. Dr. Cowan is a nationally recognized expert in statistical applications and economic investigations, with more than 40 years of experience in research and design applied to issues in finance and economics.
See more at http://www.analyticfocus.com
Theresa Colquitt / Contractor
Eileen Kirkland / Executive Assistant and Travel Coordinator
As Executive Assistant, Eileen handles the many logistics of getting Shaunti to and from her speaking events and keeping her office organized in the chaotic world of publishing and public speaking. Eileen lives in Tucker, GA with her husband, son, daughter, cat, and bearded dragon. When she is not planning and organizing, Eileen can be found volunteering at her kids’ school, traveling, or laughing with friends.
Katie Kenny Phillips / Senior Writer and Editor
As a Senior Writer and Editor, Katie is able to use her faith and creative writing degree as she leads Shaunti’s writing team in content development. Whether it is a blog post, an article, or a special project, Katie is often involved in the writing and editing process. She’s a local advocate for adoption and foster care ministry and lives in Atlanta with her husband and 5 children (and Norm the dog).
Linda Crews / Senior Trainer and Project Leader
Having served as Shaunti’s Staff and Operations Director for 11 years, Linda now serves as Senior Trainer and Project Leader. She helps maintain and update Shaunti.com, special projects, and just about anything that she can do when she is not helping her husband’s company or styling clients through her fashion stylist business, Best Look For You. She also enjoys hiking, reading, and traveling … if only there was enough ‘free’ time to do it all.
Calvin Edwards has been Shaunti’s primary research advisor and literary agent since 1996. Calvin has launched a new wave in the philanthropy industry establishing Calvin Edwards and Company as an analytical consulting firm that advises donors and nonprofit organizations on how to maximize the impact of their giving and operations. Calvin works closely with Shaunti during the process of survey design and content development for each of her books.
See more at www.calvinedwardscompany.com
Scotty serves as the Pastoral Counselor on Shaunti and Jeff's team and he has been in relationship and community with Shaunti and Jeff since 2000. He has extensive experience both in pastoral ministry and business and is well acquainted with the content of Shaunti and Jeff’s books. He has even participated in several research surveys over the years! He is passionate about thriving marriages and connecting with those who email in with needs or questions sparked by Shaunti’s books and/or speaking content. Scotty has been married to his awesome wife Patti since 1989 and has 2 grown daughters.