Barbara Sher

Updated at: May 21, 2007, 1:55 a.m.

Barbara Sher is a business owner, career counselor, and the bestselling author of five books on goal achievement and teamwork. She has presented her seminars and workshops on teambuilding, goal-achievement and negotiation skills to people across North America and Europe.

She has appeared on national and local radio and television, including Oprah, The Donahue Show, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN and Good Morning America.

Her first book Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want has sold well over a million copies. In 1972, Sher invented Success Teams — small groups in which members work together in weekly meetings to identify their dreams and help each other make them come true. The teams were an instant hit. By 1976, she was running workshops to help people create Success Teams throughout the United States and Europe. Today, Sher's teams are operating in universities, career centers, Fortune 500 companies and in entrepreneur associations in Nepal, Siberia, Israel, Canada, Thailand, Australia, and Bulgaria.

When Sher discovered that many people didn't know what they'd really love to do, she began hosting problem-solving sessions, developing dozens of powerful techniques that freed people from goal-paralysis. These techniques comprise her third book, The New York Times best-seller, I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What It Was. That explosive bestseller was followed in 1996 by Live the Life You Love in Ten Easy Step-by-Step Lessons, winning the first award ever given for "Best Motivational Book of the Year" by the Books For A Better Life Award Commission.

She is now causing a stir with her newest book, It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now, How to Create Your Second Life at Any Age, a highly unconventional look at the second half of life. Her hilarious hour-long PBS special by the same name has been submitted for an Emmy nomination and is winning accolades wherever it is shown.

Presently, Barbara Sher consults with clients in her New York office and travels throughout the world running workshops for professional organizations, colleges, corporations, and government agencies.

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I Could Do Anything if I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It