Because of her insight on effective communication—from the boardroom to the bedroom—master trainer Esther Perel is recognized as one of the world's most original and insightful voices on personal and professional relationships and the complex science behind human interaction. Fluent in nine languages, the Belgian native is a celebrated speaker with expertise in relational health and communication, emotional literacy, work-life balance, cross-cultural relations, conflict resolution, sexuality, and identity of the modern family.
Esther's innovative model for building strong and lasting relationships has garnered her an international clientele, ranging from thousands of employees at major corporations to single-client sessions. Esther expertly explains the link between personal and professional lives, shedding a bright light on the complexities of relationships—the area of life she calls "the driving force behind it all." Esther has advised AT&T, Johnson and Johnson, Anthony Robbins Productions, The Soros Foundation's Open Society Institute, The Wexner Foundation, New York University Medical Center, Janssen Pharmaceutica, and The Bronfman Foundation and dozens more. For more than a quarter of a century, she has facilitated effective transitions for students, executive boards, and diverse families around the globe.
In addition to Esther's therapy practice in New York City, she also serves on the faculties of The Family Studies Unit, Department of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center and of The International Trauma Studies Program. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an AASECT certified sex therapist, a member of the American Family Therapy Academy and of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research.
A regular media commentator, Esther has been widely featured in the international press and has multilingual publications across four continents. She has been a guest on numerous television shows including the "Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Today Show," "CBS This Morning," TV Globo's "Fantastico" in Brazil and Andrew Denton's "Enough Rope" in Australia. Her interviews have appeared in leading publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, Vogue, Le Monde, Ha'aretz, Stern, La Republica, The Guardian, The Observer and The Sydney Morning Herald. Esther's best-selling and award-winning book, "Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic," has been translated into 24 languages.
Perel has given two TED talks The secret to desire in a long-term relationship in 2013 and Rethinking infidelity ... a talk for anyone who has ever loved in 2015.