Robin S Sharma (author)

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Occupation Canadian lawyer,[1] leadership expert[2] and writer
Nationality Canadian, Mauritian[3]
Ethnicity Nepalese
Citizenship Canadian
Alma mater Dalhousie University School of Law
Genres self-help, motivational
Notable work(s) The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Heart's Desires
Notable award(s) Golden Gavel award by Toastmasters International in 2011

Robin S. Sharma (born 1964) is a Canadian lawyer,[1] leadership expert,[4] and writer. He is of Nepalese ethnicity with his father hailing from Jammu, India.[5] Robin has both Canadian and Mauritian nationality.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Sharma received his LL.B. degree at the Dalhousie University School of Law.[6]


Sharma's career included work for the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia as a judicial law clerk and employment with the Canadian government as a staff litigation attorney.[6] He is the author of 15 books[7] including Who Will Cry When You Die, The Leader Who Had no Title and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which has sold 3 million copies.[7]

Sharma is the founder of a business training firm called Sharma Leadership International Inc. located in Toronto, Canada.[4][8] Sharma is a motivational speaker and was given the Golden Gavel award by Toastmasters International in the year 2011.[4] He was ranked 7th on the International Leadership Professional Gurus list in 2012.[9] and has appeared on "numerous television and radio programs."[6] He conducts training programmes and workshops even at far flung places like Chennai, Hyderabad,[10] etc.

Checklist for healthy living[edit]

Robin Sharma's training programmes and leadership lecturers are summarised to a five point checklist : 1) Be physically fit like a sportsman 2)Wake up at 5 in the morning and focus on mind, body and spirit. 3) Learn new things daily 4)Daily spend one hour away from technological benefits like smart phone, TV etc. 5)Be grateful to others and count and write five good things every day.[11]


He has written several self help books on personality development and leadership which have been published in more than 60 countries and translated to more than 70 languages.[5] Although he became a successful writer, he was forced to self-publish his first book with 2000 copies with his mother as editor of the first book.[5] His book, The Monk who sold his Ferrari was adapted as a play and staged in places like Mumbai.[12]


  1. ^ a b Author unknown (Oct 22, 2008). "A title is no guarantee of skill; Meet the leader: Robin Sharma - CEO of Sharma Leadership International.". The Star (South Africa). 
  2. ^ "Robin S Shrama Biography". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b (French)"Nationalité mauricienne pour Robin Sharma". Le Défi Media Group. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Unknown author (May 25, 2011). "Toastmasters International Announces Robin Sharma as Its 2011 Golden Gavel Recipient". Defense and Aerospace Week. 
  5. ^ a b c Muthalaly, Shonali (23 February 2014). "New-age guide". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Unknown author (Jan 1, 2004). "Sharma, Robin S. 1964-". Contemporary Authors. 
  7. ^ a b Unknown author (March 9, 2013). "Watch TV, or change the world: Robin Sharma". Hindustan Times. 
  8. ^ "About Us, Sharma Leadership International Inc.". Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Leadership Gurus, Robin Shamra ranked 7th". Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Robin and his Ferrari". The Hindu. 10 October 2005. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Ray, Sarit (8 March 2013). "Watch TV, or change the world: Robin Sharma". The Hindustan Times. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "The Monk on Stage". The Indian Express. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 

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