Beth Cabrera PhD

Beth Cabrera

Dr. Cabrera is the author of Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being (ATD Press) and a senior scholar at George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Well-Being. As a writer, researcher, and speaker, she helps individuals achieve greater success and well-being. Her leadership development programs focus on strengths, purpose, mindfulness, and workplace well-being.
After earning her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology, she joined the faculty of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a leading Spanish university. Upon returning to the US, Dr. Cabrera continued her academic career as a professor of management at Arizona State University and then as a senior research fellow at Thunderbird School of Global Management. In 2009 she founded Cabrera Insights to help individuals and leaders apply principles of positive psychology for enhanced engagement and performance.

Areas of Specialty


Books Beth has Published

Beyond Happy

Women, Work, and Well-Being

The difficulties of fulfilling their multiple, often conflicting, roles is negatively impacting women’s happiness. Over the last decade, Dr. Beth Cabrera has surveyed and interviewed hundreds of women to better understand the challenges they face. She believes everyone would be better off if they stopped struggling to find balance and focused instead on increasing their well-being. In Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being, Cabrera identifies two dimensions that contribute to well-being: feeling