Founder of The Corcoran Group & Shark on ABC’s "Shark Tank"

Barbara Corcoran
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Barbara Corcoran At A Glance:

Entrepreneurs, business managers and salespeople alike benefit from lessons on how to get people moving on the path to greatness. Barbara is an expert in the art of leading a team to success and how to build a successful business. Virtual Programs Now Available

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. The Corcoran Group, the largest and best-known brand in the brokerage 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 80 businesses to date.

  • From Rags to Riches

    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.
  • Leading Your Team to Greatness

    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.

  • Shark Tank– Behind the Scenes

    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 Corcoran

    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 Corcoran is an expert in building businesses, growing teams, and surviving tough times. Founder of The Corcoran Group and Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Barbara knows what makes business thrive and what brings it down. She knows what it’s like to go through hard times and how to lead a team to greatness on the other side. Barbara will inform, motivate, and bring your audience’s talents to the next level. She is available for in-person keynotes or online addresses, from a one-hour keynote address to a 15-minute webinar series.

  • Survive in Troubled Times

    -Adapt to Change
    -How I Survived 3 Recessions and Came out on Top
    -Harness the Power of Publicity
    -Reinvent Your Brand
  • Make Resilience Your Superpower

    -Get Past Failure and Bounce Back
    -Reinvent Your Business
    -Recruit and Grow Great Talent
    -Become the Innovator in Your Industry
  • Lead Your Team to Greatness

    -Hire, Fire, and Keep the Right Talent
    -Build an Innovative Brand
    -Fun is Good for Business
    -3 Exceptional Traits of Every Superstar
  • Ask Me Anything

    -Barbara answers questions from your audience or by moderated Q&A. From building a brand to raising 2 kids to behind the scenes on Shark Tank, nothing is off limits.
    -One-on-one business advise with your leadership.
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 & Speaker

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.

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 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 & The HRSouthwest Conference

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by USA Today

3 Pieces of Advice Millionaire Barbara Corcoran Would Give Her Younger Self

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by Inc. Magazine

What Barbara Corcoran Learned From Her Worst Bosses

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by Yahoo Finance

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