I’m here today with a really special woman I can’t wait to share with you. Sheri Salata is a producer, podcast co-host, and the author of an amazing new memoir, The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation. Sheri shares lessons learned over her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey, where she served as the executive producer of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and co-host of Harpo Studios, Own, the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Just adding to her list of accolades, Sheri has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. I can say from meeting her personally, that she’s also a wonderful, kind-hearted, incredible human being. Take a listen to her amazing story, which can teach us all some important lessons about personal transformation.
Episode Highlights With Sheri Salata
- Sheri’s rise to the career of her dreams as Oprah’s producer… and why it wasn’t enough
- How to be truly honest with yourself and recognize if you need to make a change
- What self-care truly involves and ways to secure our own oxygen masks first
- Advice for navigating tough transitions in life
- Small daily routines that make a huge difference
- The important role of community and intentional friendship
- How Sheri redefined her own self-image and made it healthy and whole
- And more!
Resources We Mention
Books Sheri Recommends
- Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- City of Girls (new fiction book by Elizabeth Gilbert)
- A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
- Ask & It Is Given by Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks
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Thank You to Today’s Sponsors
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