Gregg Krech is one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America and is the founding Director of the ToDo Institute, a non-profit educational center for purposeful living in Vermont. He is the author of the award-winning book: Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection (Stone Bridge Press, 2002), which has been translated into three languages, and the editor of Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living. His work has been featured in a wide range of publications including a feature interview in THE SUN magazine, as well as articles in Tricycle, SELF, Utne Reader, Fitness, Counseling Today, Cosmopolitan and Experience Life. Gregg has made presentations to diverse audiences in Thailand, Japan, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. His other books include A Finger Pointing to the Moon (ToDo Institute, 1996, 2007) and ToDo Institute's Concise Little Guide to Getting Things Done (ToDo Institute, 2001).
On a practical level, Gregg is a proponent of an approach to mental health that values action rather than talk, attention to the world rather than attention to oneself, and gratitude for the support of others rather than blaming them for our problems. Through his books, distance learning courses and residential retreats Gregg has introduced thousands of people to an approach to life that emphasizes character development over symptom reduction, and continues to point people towards doing something meaningful with their life in spite of their limitations and problems.
Gregg has worked as a volunteer in refugee camps in Thailand, working with orphan children and subsequently adopting two daughters from China and Vietnam. His personal interests include hiking, piano, haiku poetry, basketball, and gardening. He currently lives in residence at the ToDo Institute in Vermont with his wife Linda, daughters Chani and Abbie, and their Golden Retriever, Barley.