Shaunti Feldhahn Comprehensive Bio
SHAUNTI FELDHAHN is a ground-breaking social researcher, best-selling author, and popular speaker – but a wife and mom first. After receiving a graduate degree from Harvard, and working on Capitol Hill and Wall Street, Shaunti now uses her analytical skill to uncover those little things that can make big differences in lives and relationships.
Shaunti’s research books are based on a multi-year, nationally-representative research studies and have become gamechangers for personal and professional relationships around the world. Used by therapists, clergy, corporate coaches, and HR departments that serve families and organizations, these ground-breaking books have sold more than three million copies and been translated into 25 languages.
The aha-moment filled books that began with Shaunti’s best-selling For Women Only and then For Men Only (co-authored with husband, Jeff) continues in their most recent book, Thriving in Love & Money – the money book that has little to do with money. These books help couples finally “get” what has been so often misunderstood about each other. And the result? Relationships are transformed!
Shaunti’s 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 encouraging their followers to do the same.
Shaunti’s devotionals for women, including Find Rest and Find Peace and Find Joy provide beautiful inspiration and teaching for all women and moms.
In Through A Man’s Eyes: Helping Women Understand the Visual Nature of Men, co-authored with XXXchurch.com founder Craig Gross, Shaunti sets out to help every woman know how to support a husband, boyfriend, or son in today’s challenging culture.
In her marriage-based books, Shaunti uncovers the secrets and truths about marriages. The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages investigate the often-unseen process of what makes relationships happy — the simple things that anyone can do to improve any relationship!
In The Good News About Marriage, a cousin book to Surprising Secrets and targeted to leaders, Shaunti presents shocking and important research that reveals the inspiring truth about the state of marriage today. This message is especially for leaders who need to know that the actual average divorce rate has never come close to 50% and church attendance makes a huge difference in creating strong, happy marriages. Now, marriage leaders can replace a sense of futility with hope in their work to save marriages.
Shaunti has also helped teens and parents, with For Parents Only, For Young Women Only, and For Young Men Only and her book co-authored with Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave for Young Women.
A personal need to understand how to balance modern life became The Life Ready Woman book and its companion video-based study, Find Balance. Together, they have helped many other women find the secret to thriving in a do-it-all world.
On the professional-relationship side, Shaunti’s ground-breaking Perceptions research, as presented in The Male Factor (and its faith-based version, For Women Only in the Workplace) has proven extremely popular, and groundbreaking in the women’s leadership arena. Through her corporate business, High Factor Results, Shaunti and her team of researchers and trainers have consulted for and trained dozens of the largest corporations and leadership organizations in the country.
Shaunti speaks regularly at events, both in-person and virtual, for a variety of organizations including: corporations, universities, church women’s conferences, youth retreats, leadership conferences, military workshops, stadium simulcasts, and (often with Jeff) marriage conferences. Check out her speaking topics and clips here.
As a popular media commentator, Shaunti’s findings are regularly featured in media as diverse as The Today Show, Family Life radio and podcasts, Focus on the Family, The New York Times, and Cosmopolitan magazine.
Shaunti and her entrepreneur husband, Jeff, live in Atlanta with their daughter, son, and two cats who think they are dogs. They enjoy every minute of living life at warp speed.