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Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate Mogul and Star of Shark Tank

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Barbara Corcoran is a prominent expert in building businesses and leading teams to greatness. Founder of The Corcoran Group and Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, Barbara knows what it takes to thrive in tough times and come out stronger on the other side.

Barbara will inform, motivate and entertain your audience, taking everyone’s talents to the next level. Barbara is available for in-person keynotes or online addresses, from a one-hour keynote to 15-minute webinar series.

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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.

In 2008, Barbara was asked by Mark Burnett to be an investor on his new show “Shark Tank” which is now in its 7th season and the number one show on Friday Night! Barbara has invested in 25 plus entrepreneurs over the last 6 years and loves helping each and every one succeed!

Corcoran is the author of the national bestseller Shark Tales: How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business! Her book takes you behind the scenes of her life and business and her ‘seen on TV’ venture capitalism. Barbara is famously brash and blunt, bold and courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent (often invisible to others).

Corcoran is a motivational and inspirational speaker and is a frequent Shark Tank contributor on Good Morning America on ABC as well as a frequent contributor to every major network.

Barbara’s new syndicate, Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, allows would-be angels to invest alongside her on Angel list.

Speech Topics

How do you turn a $1,000 loan into a five-billion dollar business? According to self-made real estate empress Barbara Corcoran, you do it by learning how to fail well. Barbara tells the story of how, armed with a loan from her boyfriend and her own gritty determination, she quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City and turned that company into a multi-billion dollar business. A highly motivational and hugely entertaining success story with the big life lessons Barbara learned along the way.


No one knows more about reinvention than D-student turned real estate maven turned TV personality Barbara Corcoran. Today, Barbara is a walking, talking success story whose star is still on the rise. She happily shares her failures, successes, and obstacles in an inspiring story that will kindle a flame in the heart of anyone searching to come into their own as a mature, powerful individual.



  • Adapt to Change

  • How I Survived 3 Recessions and Came out on Top

  • Harness the Power of Publicity

  • Reinvent Your Brand



  • Get Past Failure and Bounce Back

  • Reinvent Your Business

  • Recruit and Grow Great Talent

  • Become the Innovator in Your Industry



  • Hire, Fire, and Keep the Right Talent

  • Build an Innovative Brand

  • Fun is Good for Business

  • 3 Exceptional Traits of Every Superstar


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


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