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Barbara Corcoran

Shark on ABC's Shark Tank

After failing at 22 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 a $6 billion dollar business, The Corcoran Group. On stage, Corcoran shares her proven strategies for getting teams motivated and moving forward, for hiring the right people and firing the wrong ones, for creating an atmosphere of fun, and for forging ahead when the chips are down. Barbara’s unique and practical lessons will help salespeople, managers, and business owners take their businesses to the next level. Highly motivational and sensationally entertaining, Barbara Corcoran’s recipes for success are chock-full of real life lessons.

BIO

Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years, Barbara would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business, building the largest and best-known brand in the business.

Corcoran is the author of the best seller Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business! and host of top business podcast Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran.

Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker. She is a frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network. Corcoran has been an investor/Shark for the past nine seasons on ABC’s four-time Emmy award winning show Shark Tank, investing in over 30 businesses to date.

Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years, Barbara would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business, building the largest and best-known brand in the business.

Corcoran is the author of the best seller Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business! and host of top business podcast Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran.

Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker. She is a frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network. Corcoran has been an investor/Shark for the past nine seasons on ABC’s four-time Emmy award winning show Shark Tank, investing in over 30 businesses to date.

Media
SPEECH TOPICS

Barbara's Rags-to-Riches Story

Leading Your Team to Greatness

Books & Media
Barbara Corcoran's Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business