About Andy Bernstein

Is there a faster way to feel good again? Andy Bernstein first asked this question as a teenager, when his father and little sister died unexpectedly.

Determined to find answers, Andy spent years exploring many different processes — traditional, alternative, Eastern, Western — including three years working closely with self-help pioneer Byron Katie, the most resilient and peace-filled person Andy has ever met.

In 2004, Andy integrated his experiences and created a new 7-step process called ActivInsight, which takes the dynamics of eye-opening breakthroughs and makes it accessible and repeatable. ActivInsight has since been embraced by thousands of leaders at dozens of companies — including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Raymond James, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Google, Coca-Cola, Genentech, Patagonia, and many others — because it’s smart, it’s not “touchy-feely,” and it works for everything from relationships to family conflict to weight loss, parenting, social change, student life, business challenges, and much more.

Since 2007, Andy has taught in executive education at Wharton, where his programs are always audience favorites, even among skeptical financial services leaders. He has also done
extensive work with non-profits addressing addiction, discrimination, cancer, and other challenges of modern life.

Andy’s first book, The Myth of Stress, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University (’93) and lives in New York City with his wife, daughter, and son.

Fun facts: Andy has been a student of “paleo” nutrition since 1997. He’s an identical twin. And before working in the organizational change and self-help fields, Andy wrote a screenplay for the Muppets.