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.
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.
Barbara Corcoran, who built The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest real estate company, is an expert in the art of leading a team to success. From hiring the right people and firing the wrong ones, establishing an atmosphere that breeds innovation, persisting when all the chips are down and creating fun in the workplace, Barbara shares her unique and winning strategies.
Branding may be the single most important key to success in today’s highly competitive world of commerce. Barbara Corcoran reveals easy to follow tips on how to create an image much bigger than reality; how to use the press to get free publicity; how to turn yourself into the go-to expert in your field. Barbara shares her personal advice, insights and anecdotes on creating a powerful brand.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It was sensational! She was amazing & so kind to everyone. Thanks so much!”