Marilyn Graman is a psychotherapist with a thriving practice in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Marilyn began teaching self-development workshops in 1974. In 1984, she and Maureen Walsh founded what is now Life Works Inc.,dedicated to offering workshops, seminars, retreats and intensives to support people to have more of what they want in life.
Marilyn’s well known "Having What You Want With A Man Workshop" has been featured in The New York Times, Glamour and Elle magazines, and she has developed curriculums for numerous courses for both women and men, supporting the process of living a life of meaning and fulfillment.
Graman has appeared in the media as a relationship expert and lectures regularly throughout the country. A graduate of Queens College with a Masters degree in early childhood education from City University, Graman says she learned most of what she knows about human beings in her 12 years as a kindergarten teacher in New York City. Her long-range intention is to work with children again.
Maureen Walsh is called a business therapist by her clients and is the co-founder of Life Works Inc.,one of her many collaborations ranging from movie and event production to real estate ventures with her husband, William Speers.
No stranger to walking in many worlds, Maureen earned an undergraduate degree in art history and held graduate fellowships in the theatre department and business school, while studying for her marketing MBA. Her subsequent work in advertising grew into her own consulting firm helping New York artists and healers evolve into successful business owners.
Maureen’s extensive work in the arts officially began with managing the Philadelphia Company, a theater company devoted to staging new American plays. She was the Marketing Director of The Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis, the nation’s premier theater for kids; the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Joffrey Ballet.
A producer at heart, Maureen guides the development of new projects, creates and delivers specialized courses, and is the business side of Life Works And Publisher of our books. She designed Life Works’ How To Make A Graceful Living course to help people find authentic work. Her most recent course, Reboot Your Life, encourages Boomers to take a new look at retirement.
Life Works Books is the publisher of Marilyn Graman’s and Maureen Walshs’ first book "The Female Power Within: A Guide to Living a Gentler, More Meaningful Life," applauded by Arianna Huffington as “a groundbreaking exploration of the nature of women’s power.” Their second book, "There Is NO PRINCE and Other Truths Your Mother Never Told You," was released on Valentine’s Day, 2003."How to Be Cherished - A Guide to Having the Love You Desire," was published in 2004. "26 Weeks to Love - How to Find Him" will be published in early 2012.