312: Sheri Salata – Finding the LOVE for Life (again)

Sheri Salata - Finding the LOVE for Life (again)

312: Sheri Salata – Finding the LOVE for Life (again)

Our guest is Sheri Salata. She’s a writer, producer, and podcaster. Her current adventures are an evolution of her twenty+ year career with Oprah Winfrey.

Over that time she served as executive producer on The Oprah Winfrey Show as well as co-president of Harpo Studios and The Oprah Winfrey Network. But after years of telling other people’s makeover stories and featuring so many inspiring journeys… Sheri decided to “produce” her own life transformation.

Out of that… she wrote her bestselling book, “The Beautiful NO – and other tales of trial, transcendence, and transformation” which beautifully and authentically chronicles her journey to find LOVE for life in new ways! So… we’re talking about ALL of THAT! 

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Check out Sheri in the Documentary: “25: Oprah Behind the Scenes:”

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MORE ABOUT THIS Sheri Salata – Finding the LOVE for Life (again) EPISODE:

When Sheri decided to write her book, “The Beautiful NO – and other tales of trial, transcendence, and transformation,” she knew it meant digging into her past successes and setbacks, excavating the lessons she learned, and boldly reimagining her future.

Some might say it’s equal parts “cautionary tale,” mixed in with some stand-up comedy, solid  life strategies, AND a really loud “Middle-of-Your-Life Rebel Yell!”  

It’s a powerful and fun example of someone giving themself permission to choose to dream bigger, to think differently, and to do even more of what they were put on the planet to do!  And to lay some things down and boldly enter into a new season on her own terms!  That’s why I’m so excited to get to this conversation!


Stephanie asked: 

She’s held some impressive positions… how does she stay creative at all levels and what word(s) of advice does she have for staying creative?

Tracey asked: 

(She can’t wait to hear the episode btw…)

I’d ask what does Sheri think is one the most important things to dream… think… or do for a woman who is reinventing herself in the middle-of-life?

Mona asked: 

What was one of her most important Ah-ha moments as a leader?

Helen asked:

Her work with Oprah was so demanding.  What’s one key for motivating staff in really busy times?


  • 0:15 What to expect today
  • 3:20 Download the Dream Together app
  • 4:28 Get to know Sheri
  • 7:35 A look into Sheri’s book
  • 13:16 The downside to quick success
  • 15:28 How Sheri started to take control of her life
  • 19:06 Use your past success to give you the confidence to dream bigger
  • 22:20 The healthy fear that should drive every dreamer
  • 26:16 How to bust out and stay out of any rut
  • 28:39 Listener lighting round!
  • 37:29 What’s on the horizon for Sheri
  • 40:00 Wisdom of the week to anyone who needs help dreaming 
  • 41:26 Mitch’s biggest takeaways



Wow.  What a conversation.  What did YOU think?  I want to hear from YOU!  

Leave a comment below and let me know.  One of the things that really stood out to me was Sheri’s willingness to reinvent herself. 

To go from a “typist” and a manager of a 7-Eleven to running one of the most successful media brands of all time… to then giving herself permission to do it again in THIS season.  Yup… I loved that.  It’s such a good reminder that it’s never too late!  

Yeah… that was one thing that stood out to me.  How about YOU?  Comment below and let me know.  And hey… please share this episode with someone who might need it!

1 Comment
  • Dennis Judd
    Posted at 18:05h, 18 February Reply

    Awesome and inspiring! Very discussable too!

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