Abby Marks Beale is a speed reading expert, consummate educator and speaker who enjoys helping busy people read smarter, faster and just plain better. For the past 30 years, she has taught thousands of professionals, educators and students build learning confidence and competence through the knowledge of simple yet powerful active reading strategies. She says “it’s the education we all wish we had while in school, but never got!”
Abby has worked with a wide variety of client organizations including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, government agencies, associations, colleges and school districts. She is the founder of Rev It Up Reading and the creator of an interactive and experiential online course with the same name. The main goal of her training is to get readers up to speed with all they read.
Abby is the author of 10 Days to Faster Reading, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading and a college study skills textbook Success Skills: Strategies for Study and Lifelong Learning. She has a podcast – Rev It Up Reading Revolution – available on her website and through iTunes and Stitcher radio.
In addition to her speed reading business, Abby has become a nationally certified classical homeopath and helps people feel better through the use of homeopathic natural remedies.
Abby has volunteered her time and served as president on many boards including the Hartford Critical and Creative Thinking Center (now ThinkWell Center), the Wallingford Public Library, and currently The National Center for Homeopathy. She is also the Founder and Past-President of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Speakers Association.
Her education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and French from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from Southern Connecticut State University.