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Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate Mogul and Star of ABC's 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 <em>Shark Tank</em>, 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 13th season! Barbara has appeared on every season of the show and has invested in countless entrepreneurs. She 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 that is often invisible to others.

Corcoran is a motivational speaker and a frequent contributor on ABC's Good Morning America and the news shows of all other major networks.

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.


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.


Can you build a business through a crisis and still come out on top? Barbara survived three recessions while growing The Corcoran Group and knows the ins and outs of weathering the storm. Her expert tips will help your business adapt to change quickly and emerge even stronger on the other side.


Barbara has mastered the art of bouncing back from failure, and she knows there’s always an upside if you stay in the game. Resilience is key when coming out of tough times. Barbara will motivate the audience and share her tricks for making the most of a comeback.


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.


Turn the tables on Barbara in this riveting 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.


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