Barbara "BJ" Gallagher Hateley

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Barbara "BJ" Gallagher Hateley (born 1949) is an author and speaker who lives in Los Angeles, California. She writes business books, women’s books, gift books, and children's books.[1]


Hateley is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California, earning summa cum laude honors with her BA in Sociology. She has completed the coursework for a PhD in Social Ethics, also at USC.

Hateley is the former manager of training and development for the Los Angeles Times, where she was responsible for management development, sales training, customer service seminars, diversity training, specialized programs for women, and the development of high potential managers.[citation needed]

Hateley and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, the Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs. She is quoted almost weekly in various newspapers, women’s magazines, and websites, including: O: The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Woman's World, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Financial Times (U.K.), the Guardian (U.K.),,,,,, among others.[citation needed]

In addition to writing books, Hateley also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences and professional meetings across the country. Her corporate clients include: IBM, Chevron, US Veteran’s Administration, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, US Department of Interior, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., the American Press Institute, Infiniti, Nissan, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, among others.[citation needed]

BJ Gallagher is the author of 22 books, including an international best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (Berrett-Koehler; third edition 2001), now published in 22 languages worldwide, with over 300,000 copies sold.[citation needed] Her other books include: Why Don't I Do the Things I Know are Good for Me? (Berkley; 2009), It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been (Viva Editions; 2009), Learning to Dance in the Rain (Simple Truths; 2009), The Best Way Out is Always Through (Simple Truths; 2009), The World's Best Advice from the World's Wisest Women (Insight Editions; 2009), YES Lives in the Land of NO (Berrett-Koehler; 2006), Who Are 'They' Anyway? (Dearborn; 2004), Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women (Conari; 2002), What Would Buddha Do? (Berrett-Koehler; 2001), Witty Words from Wise Women (Andrews McMeel; 2001).


  • A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable about Creativity and Courage, 4th Edition (with Warren H. Schmidt, 2015), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781626562431.
  • Being Buddha at Work: 108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, Money, and Success (with Franz Metcalf, 2012), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781609942922.
  • Yes Lives in the Land of No: A Tale of Triumph over Negativity (with Steve Ventura, 2006), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781576753392.


  1. ^ "More about BJ". Author's official website. Archived from the original on 21 April 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010.

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