Barbara addresses a range of topics. She works with clients to
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With straight D’s in high school and college plus 20 jobs by the time she turned 23, Barbara’s beginnings may have seemed lackluster but it was her next job that would catapult her to meteoric success. She borrowed $1,000, quit her job as a waitress and started a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years, Barbara built a $5 billion real estate business, The Corcoran Group.


Highly motivating and sensationally entertaining, Barbara shares her strategies to get your team pumped up and moving forward with new ideas and fresh solutions. Barbara’s unique and practical lessons help salespeople, managers and business owners lead their enterprises to the next level.


Take a deep dive behind the scenes of Shark Tank and get your most riveting questions answered. Do the Sharks invest their own money? What are the traits of successful entrepreneurs? What makes a business flop? What is Kevin really like? Barbara spills all the secrets of the tank in this candid and captivating presentation and reveals never before scene photos of what it’s really like in the entrepreneurial waters.

Interview with Barbara

Turn the tables on Barbara in this suped-up Q&A session. Barbara puts herself in the hot seat by answering your questions on entrepreneurship, building a successful business, what it’s like to be on Shark Tank and more. Your very own company executive is invited to lead this engrossing discussion.


  • "Barbara excites and inspires with her success stories. She is personable and energetic and our attendees thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to hear from her and meet her!"

    Diane McClendon, Executive Director, Dalls HR and The HRSouthwest Conference

  • "With her wit, wisdom and wild sense of humor, Barbara wowed the professional women at our 2014 NAPW National Networking Conference! An absolute major force in the business world, she is a bold, courageous, and brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent. Her business counsel left our conference attendees in awe and completely inspired. I am proud and honored to call Barbara my friend and colleague."

    Star Jones, President, National Association of Professional Women & Professional Diversity Network (NASDAQ:IPDN)

  • "Barbara brings a priceless level of charm, humor, and intelligence. She has the ability to inspire and connect deeply with her audience. Everyone left the session with great excitement to put Barbara’s takeaways into practice"

    Stacey Cohen, President & CEO, Co-Communications, Inc.

  • "I've heard many speakers give tips for success, but Barbara’s stories are second to none. Thank you for affirming that fun at work really does work. A standing ovation well deserved!"

    Jonathan Flaks, Executive Coach and Speaker

  • "Barbara was, of course, FABULOUS! She really set the bar high for our speaker series and we have no idea how we’re going to “top” her next year!"

    Kimberly Howes, Brand Manager, First Commerce Credit Union

Barbara's speaking clients:

AIG, Avon, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclay's, Business Insider, Business Women's Forum, California Association of Realtors, Cigna, Cobank, Coldwell-Banker, COX, Entrepreneur Magazine, Ernst & Young, First Commerce Credit Union, GE Ventures, Greater Boston Association of Realtors, Harvard Business School, Health Industry Distribution Association, HR Southwest, Inc Magazine, International Game Technology, JP Morgan, KPMG, McGraw Hill, Merrill Lynch Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, National Association of Professional Women, National Business Owners Corporation, The New York Times, PNC Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Prometric, Xerox Global Business, TEDx, TEG Federal Credit Union, T-Mobile, Tennessee Tech University, Texas Mortgage Bankers, Thrivent Financial, Wells Fargo, Yahoo!

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