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, Thriving in Love & Money 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 regularly 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.
In 2020, Shaunti, they released Thriving in Love & Money. Who knew just how timely this book would be? Most money books address budgeting and debt, yet most couples struggle to even talk about money. This is the money book that’s not about the money. It uncovers those unrecognized issues that cause money conflicts. Finally, couples can get on the same page when it comes to money. Because you need a better relationship, not just a better budget. Find out more at thriveinloveandmoney.com.
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.
Dana Ashley / Client Management and Consulting
Dana Ashley has been on one end of the phone or the other scheduling speakers and artists for over 40 years. Having worked at a Florida mega-church as an administrative assistant and events coordinator before God suddenly turned the tables on her and she began booking events, Dana understands the many needs and challenges of this role. Dana consults personally with each organizer to customize their event and serves with excellence and reliability in all that she does. Dana resides in the Nashville area and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren and sharing about the unique path God has set before her as a single Mom, Grammy and Daughter of His.
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. 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
Eileen Kirkland / Executive Assistant and Content Partner Manager
As Executive Assistant and Partner Manager,Eileen handles the many logistics of Shaunti's speaking events and managing a busy office while also regularly communicating with many partners who also share Shaunti's research and messaging. 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 and author of her own children's book series, too. Katie 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
Theresa Colquitt / Contractor
Theresa has served in various capacities on Shaunti’s team, from Executive Assistant to Research Planning Coordinator. Currently, Theresa provides much needed assistance on a project by project basis.
Naomi Duncan - In Loving Memory
For over 15 years, Naomi served as the first point of contact for many of Shaunti’s live and on-line 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.