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Executive Producer, The Oprah Winfrey Show
President, Harpo Productions & Former President, OWN
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Sheri Salata is co-founder of STORY, a media and branding company producing print, television, film and digital content. Sheri’s new venture in media is the evolution from her life-altering 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Sheri’s day-to-day hits and misses as the final… Read more
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Re-frame, re-define and re-imagine all the areas of your life without anxiety, guilt and self -judgment. This is about living “one” life, a more connected life, a more joyful life and living it to make your dreams come true.
- The Mighty DreamQuest
Is it ever too late to make the rest of your dreams come true? The mighty dream quest is about creating a path to making the rest of your dreams come true no matter where you are in your life, no matter how many years you’ve been on the planet no matter what you’ve accomplished or haven’t made happen. This is how you truly live the dream.
- Oh, the Joy of Entrepreneurship! How To Use Secrets of the Staff World to Create Success, Happiness & Magic
After 20 plus years at her dream staff jobs, Sheri is taking everything she learned along the way to build a company of her own- avoiding common pitfalls and dialing up the fulfillment and joy of charting her course. This is hard won wisdom for business founders, c-suite leaders and staffers of all kinds. No matter what kind of work you do or what kind of role you play, you are in charge of your experience.
- A Conversation With Sheri Salata
From toy store manager to 7-11 stores supervisor to advertising agency producer to executive producer of the most watched show in daytime, The Oprah Winfrey Show, to President of Harpo Studios and OWN to co-founder of STORY and Orange Dragon Productions, Sheri Salata continues to manifest the strangest, the most fascinating and dynamic career path and is sharing her secret sauce as she continues to make the rest of her dreams come true.
Sheri Salata is co-founder of STORY, a media and branding company producing print, television, film and digital content. Sheri’s new venture in media is the evolution from her life-altering 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Sheri’s day-to-day hits and misses as the final Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show were featured in the docuseries Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri served as President of Harpo Studios, which produced some of the most watched programming in history, and joined forces with Oprah Winfrey in the heralded turn-a-round of the OWN network.
Sheri has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100. Sheri is a proud Hawkeye-University of Iowa alum and mom to Lexy, Bella and Kissy.She lives mostly in Los Angeles.
As co-president of the Oprah Winfrey Network and president of Harpo Productions, Salata, who Arianna Huffington aptly described as “the visionary behind the visionary,” is truly walking the walk, living out her own dream of the life she always wanted.… Read more
With the great power of Oprah Winfrey comes even greater responsibility.… Read more
“I feel very wrapped up in cords. As a 30-year producer, I am ashamed,” jokes Sheri Salata, former President of OWN, now co-founder of Story, a brand and media company launched nine months ago with lifelong friend Nancy Hala.… Read more
Sheri was recently the keynote at our Amazing Women Entrepreneurs Conference. A throng of dynamic millennial women walked into the room looking for guidance. They left the room inspired and empowered, belly-aching with laughter and head purpose-filled. Witty and wise, Sheri uses humor as a conduit for the truth. Her incredible career speaks for itself, yet her grace and humility allow us to see our own journey in hers, giving us hope that we may, too, find a way to change the world.Jeff Krasno, Co-Founder, Wanderlust
I saw Sheri speak for the first time a few months ago and I was absolutely blown away by her. For having such an impressive resume and experience, Sheri has mastered the art of being relatable, funny, informative, and inspirational all at once. Charisma pours out of her and she is so likable. She had the whole crowd laughing out loud, endlessly jotting down tidbits of inspiration, and walking away feeling inspired to create their best possible life and career. As the CEO of a business, I took so much away from Sheri's talk that I have implemented within my own organization. I've seen a lot of speakers and attended many workshops but Sheri offered something truly exceptional that I'd never witnessed before.Danika Brysha, CEO, Model Meals