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Barbara Corcoran

Real Estate Mogul & Shark Tank Investor

In-Person Fee Range:
$75,001 and up
Virtual Fee Range:
$30,001 and up
Traveling from:
New York

Why Book

  • Her inspirational “rags to riches” story reveals how she built the most successful real estate brand in New York City.
  • She speaks passionately on the art of leading a team to success and the importance of innovation in business.
  • As a speaker and a Shark Tank investor, Barbara imparts her front-lines experience and infectious energy to each person with whom she shares her knowledge.

Biography

Barbara Corcoran is the Founder of Corcoran Group and the Chairman of Barbara Corcoran, Inc. Her credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job, however, that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country, when 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 twenty-five years, she’d parlay that $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business and the largest and best-known brand in the business.

Barbara is the real estate contributor for NBC’s TODAY Show where she comments weekly on trends in the real estate market. Barbara is an investor/shark on ABC’s reality hit Shark Tank, Fridays at 9pm. In the first season, Barbara bought eight young businesses which she’s shepherding to success.

As a speaker, Ms. Corcoran brings her frontline experience and infectious energy to each person in the audience. They laugh, cry, and learn how to become more successful. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, her tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.

Barbara Corcoran is the author of If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, an unlikely business book that has become a national best-seller. She credits her struggles in school and her mother’s kitchen-table wisdom for her innovation and huge success in the business world. The book is a fresh, frank look at how to succeed in life and business and is as heartwarming as it is smart and motivating.

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Barbara’s Rags to Riches Story

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.

Lead 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.

In Troubled Times

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.

MAKE RESILIENCE YOUR SUPERPOWER

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.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Shark Tank

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: Ask me anything!

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 Reviews

“Barbara was the best. Amazing and easy to work with. She’s hilarious and great with the crowd. She’s smart, funny, witty and that’s just the start. We will look to work with her again and anyone who chooses to work with her is in for a treat.”

— GKIC

“Barbara was fantastic, she spent time speaking with our members, taking several pictures outside of the photo op and asked each person as they took their professional photo if they wanted to do a “fun” photo with her. Barbara was not only fun and very friendly with everyone, she delivered great content from the stage.”

— Glazer-Kennedy Insider’s Circle

“Thank you again for the Barbara Corcoran recommendation… Barbara was extremely well received. She was funny, inspiring and motivating. Her talk was very alive and interesting. She certainly made a great contribution to our event.”

— New England Women’s Leadership Institute

“Barbara spoke at our officers’ conference with people from 16 countries in attendance. She was utterly charming-sensible, accessible and funny. Her insights about the real estate market spill over into personal career development and everyday economics. She’s the one people remember.”

— Hines Development

“It was sensational! She was amazing & so kind to everyone. Thanks so much!”

— National Women’s Business Owners Corporation National Conference

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