Photography credit: Rachel Hein Photography

Photography credit: Rachel Hein Photography

Emma J. Bell

Agent: Hattie Grunewald

Biography: Emma J. Bell is a reformed lawyer, having been a partner in Scotland’s largest law firm until 2010. As a litigator, she saw how some people thrive in the face of trauma, while others fall apart. As a daughter and sister, she saw members of her family deal with adversity in dramatically different ways.

The drive to understand why some thrive when others barely survive took her on a journey of over 35,000 miles around the world to interview 50 ordinary people who had faced extraordinary and diverse challenges. Each of them had one thing in common; they were thriving.  Emma wanted to understand the common resilience strategies they applied in their journey from surviving to thriving. She discovered that there are 9 Secrets to Thriving and she writes about the stories of the remarkable 50 Thrivers, and how we can each apply the wisdom they shared in order to thrive every day.

Visit Emma’s website.