KATHARINE'S BIO

     Katharine Esty, PhD, is a social psychologist, a practicing psychotherapist, and an activist for aging well. For more than twenty years, she was a managing partner at Ibis Consulting Group, a strategic planning and diversity firm. Her clients were Fortune 500 companies, universities, and UN agencies. As a therapist for thirty years, she has counseled hundreds of clients, helping them deal effectively with change in their lives.

     Her latest self-help book is EIGHTYSOMETHINGS, A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness. She also co-authored

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Author Katharine Esty and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus

Workplace Diversity: A Manager’s Guide to Solving Problems and Turning Diversity into a Competitive Advantage, 1995, Adams Media, a self-help book that has been widely acclaimed.

Her other published nonfiction books are The Gypsies: Wanderers in Time, 1969, Meredith Press and Twenty-Seven Dollars and a Dream – How Muhammad Yunus Changed the World and What It Cost Him, 2013, Emerson Books.


    The mother of four sons, she is focused on creating a new understanding of possibilities for living into old age. Dr. Esty, eighty-six, lives in a retirement community outside of Boston.

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Author Katharine Esty and her son Dan

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