Barbara Corcoran's credentials include straight D's in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. She parlayed that loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business which she sold in 2001 for $66 million.
Barbara is the author of "Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business," an unlikely business book and a national best seller. In it, Barbara credits her struggles in school and
her mother’s kitchen-table wisdom for her success in the business world. The book is a fresh, frank look at how to succeed in life and business and is as heartwarming as it is smart and motivating.
Barbara is a ‘shark’ on ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank and the real estate contributor to the NBC TODAY Show. She publishes a bi-annual entrepreneur report on the state of small business in America and regularly appears as a business expert across all media.
As a speaker, Barbara brings her front lines experience and infectious energy to her audience. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran’s tell-it-like-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.
- Barbara’s Inspirational Rags to Riches Story
- Leading Your Team to Greatness
- 10 Ways To Build a Powerful Brand
- What Are the Sharks REALLY Like?
- Bring Barbara's Shark Tank entrepreneurs to your event
Real Estate, Entrepreneur, Women, Celebrity, Branding, Motivation, Business, Success
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"You rocked the house! You exceeded our expectations and they were already pretty high! Thanks for being you!" -- Principal Project Manager, Rockwell Collins & Executive Director, IWLC
"I have had Barbara speak twice to sold out crowds with a waiting list each time! There isn’t a more inspiring speaker in the country. Barbara Corcoran is ‘magic’ at any event.” -- Higgins Group
"Barbara Corcoran is one of the most dynamic speakers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She captivated our audience, made them laugh and gave real word advice that not only motivated and inspired but will have life-changing impact on our attendees. Additionally, Barbara was an absolute joy to work with. She is a consummate professional who I cannot recommend highly enough.” -- Chief Marketing Officer GKIC
Barbara was the guest speaker at our Annual Sales Meeting of about 200 publishers and sales professionals from all over North America. She exceeded our expectations through her frank and realistic discussion of the industry we sell to, which of course she knows extremely well. She shared her thoughts, in her easy and entertaining way, on the characteristics of the most successful people she knows and how quickly they are able to pick themselves up and move on after rejection or defeat. In my opinion, Barbara was a total home run for us. -- President of the Real Estate Division, Network Communications, Inc.