Sean Covey was born in Belfast, Ireland, and raised in Provo, Utah he has lived in South Africa, Boston, and Dallas. He is currently vice president of retail stores at Franklin Covey Co., one of the world's leading time and life leadership authorities. He graduated with honours from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. The author of the bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, he is a popular speaker to youth and adult groups. Sean and his wife, Rebecca Thatcher, are the parents of five children.