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.
Shaunti's books (including several with husband, Jeff) are known for their aha moments and relationship transformations! These groundbreaking research-based books, including For Women Only, The Kindness Challenge, and most recently, Secrets of Sex and Marriage have sold more than 3 million copies in 25 languages and are widely read in homes, counseling centers and corporations worldwide.
Shaunti's The 30-Day Kindness Challenge has been completed by thousands of individuals. It has been led by numerous churches and other prominent organizations and civic groups and continues to transform relationships in just 30 days through kindness.
Shaunti's findings are featured in media as diverse as The Today Show, Family Life, Focus on the Family, The New York Times and Cosmo. Shaunti speaks at both live and virtual events in the U.S. and around the world. She and her husband Jeff live in Atlanta with their daughter, son, and two cats who think they are dogs.
Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn are best-selling authors, popular speakers and internationally-renowned social researchers. Nearly twenty 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.
Staff & Operations Director
Eileen joined Shaunti’s team in 2018 as her executive assistant, and she quickly added event supporter and partner manager to her roles. She is now serving as Shaunti’s staff and operations director, where she humbly and strategically leads Shaunti’s staff. Her diligence, attention to detail, and commitment to meeting deadlines enables Shaunti to keep her focus on research, writing, and speaking. Eileen lives in Tucker, GA with her husband and two teenage children. When she is not working, she can be found volunteering, watching sports, or laughing with friends.
Laurie Davies Lead Editor
Writer and Editor, Laurie Davies is involved in the development of blogs, digital downloads, and whatever projects the team dreams up. Laurie’s background is in journalism, healthcare marketing, and—the next obvious career choice—vocational ministry. She is a writer, ministry leader, and lay counselor in the Phoenix-area, where she lives with her husband Greg and drinks hot coffee even on 115-degree days. You can find Laurie on Instagram or her website.
Katie Kenny Phillips Writer & Editor
As Senior Writer and Editor, Katie is involved in the development of special projects such as the Find Series of devotionals and journals with iDisciple Publishing. She is also the author of several children’s books. She lives in Atlanta with her five kids, her husband, and their ridiculous dogs, Norm and Coco. You can find her on Instagram and learn more about her books here.
As Blog Coordinator, Kristy facilitates the planning and development of Shaunti's blog. She loves all things Jesus, therapy, music, and research. Kristy lives in Texas with her amazing husband and witty kids. God is challenging her daily to be still and trust Him.
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 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. Follow Tally on Twitter @tallywhitehead.
Dr. Charles D. Cowan
Survey Design Consultant
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.
As Executive Assistant, Amy handles the many logistics of planning Shaunti’s speaking events, managing a busy office and assisting Shaunti personally. She lives in Roswell, GA with her husband and two teenage sons. To manage the stress of having teenagers, Amy enjoys running, walks with friends, tennis, cooking, creative cocktails and all things outdoors.
As Shaunti's speaking agent, Nicole's voice will be the first one you hear when interested in bringing in Shaunti for your event. With more than 30 years in the Christian music industry, including Salem Radio Network, Myrrh Records, and artist management, she enjoys working with churches and organizations to create inspiring and memorable events. She looks forward to talking with you about your next event! Nicole is a classically trained pianist & violinist, enjoys photography & videography on the side, and resides in Atlanta with her family.
Digital Content Manager
As Digital Content Manager, Samantha is responsible for creating and managing all digital content on Shaunti's website and social media channels while developing the strategy and improving brand awareness. She lives in Cumming, GA, with her husband and two boys.
Special Projects Director
As Shaunti’s Special Projects Director, Charlyn’s role is constantly changing. Whether managing writing projects, assisting with research, working with ministry partners, 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, and a very large golden retriever
After six years of dedicated work as the Digital Content Manager, Caroline now serves as a consultant to Shaunti’s team and works on special projects whenever possible. She currently works as Director of Marketing for RGI Solutions. Caroline lives in Alpharetta, GA with her husband, three adorable boys, and too much yarn.
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
Naomi Duncan - In Loving Memory
For over 15 years, Naomi served as the first point of contact for many of Shaunti’s live and online appearances. During that time, Naomi worked with thousands of event organizers, partners, and ministry leaders to create meaningful and life-changing events that have impacted hundreds of thousands of lives. Jesus was her hero and Naomi’s heart for Christ and her influence have been foundational to Shaunti and she will always be in our hearts and a part of our team.