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real estate mogul & business expert

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Entrepreneurs, business managers and salespeople alike benefit from lessons on how to get people moving on the path to greatness. Barbara Corcoran built The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest real estate company, and is a Shark on ABC’s hit reality show Shark Tank. Barbara is an expert in the art of leading a team to success and in how to build a successful business.

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barbara's speaking clients include:

  • Yahoo
  • McGraw Hill
  • Newspaper Association Education Conference
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Health Industry Distribution Association
  • Business Women’s Forum
  • The New York Times
  • TEDx
  • Harvard Business School
  • T-Mobile
  • National Business Owners Corporation
  • Barclay’s
  • Wells Fargo
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Xerox Global Business
  • Inc. Magazine
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Radio & Television Experts
  • COX
  • International Game Technology Leadership
  • Palladium Alliance International
  • First Commerce Credit Union
  • Advertising Specialty Institute
  • Real Estate Staging Association
  • Westchester Community College
  • Executive Women of New Jersey
  • Bryant University
  • Greater Boston Association of Realtors
  • TEG Federal Credit Union
  • Glazer-Kennedy
  • Coldwell-Banker
  • California Association of Realtors
  • HR Southwest
  • First Commerce Credit Union
  • Concierge Auctions

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Barbara has teamed up with Zebit to instate and observe March as Financial Stress Awareness Month. Financial stress is having an alarming impact on the American workforce, but by offering Zebit's free financial wellness benefit, employers can help their employees make smarter financial choices, minimize workplace stress, and create a more focused and stable environment.

The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business. Now Barbara's even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC's hit reality TV show.

Shark Tales is down-to-earth, frank, and as heartwarming as it is smart. After reading it don't be surprised if you find yourself thinking, "If she can do it, so can I." Nothing would make Barbara happier.

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