Brendon Burchard

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Brendon Burchard
Born (1977-09-18) September 18, 1977 (age 39)
Occupation Writer, Motivational Speaker
Genre Nonfiction
Notable works "Motivation Manifesto", "Life's Golden Ticket", The Millionaire Messenger

Brendon Burchard is an American best-selling author who is commonly cited as "the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal development trainers in history."[2][3] Success Magazine named him one of "the 25 most influential people in personal development"[4] and calls him "one of the most influential leaders in the field of personal growth."[5] Because of his online following of over 5,000,000 fans on Facebook[6] and 500,000 subscribers on YouTube,[7] he is also known as an expert in online marketing and social media.[8] His most recent book, The Motivation Manifesto, was a New York Times bestseller.[9] In April, 2011, his book The Millionaire Messenger was a number one bestseller on The New York Times Paperback bestseller list.[10] He has created over a dozen popular personal development courses online and according to Oprah Winfrey Network "over 1,000,000 students have completed his online courses or video series, making him one of the most successful online instructors in history."[11]


Burchard cites surviving a near-fatal car accident at age 19 as the inspiration for his core teaching questions: “Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?[12] That formed the tagline for his Facebook page which now has more than five million fans and inspired the lessons in his first major book Life's Golden Ticket published by HarperCollins.[13]

Burchard went on to create High Performance Academy, a four-day motivation training event that focuses on psychology, physiology, productivity and persuasion habits.[8] He is also founder of Experts Academy, which is a marketing training event and online program for thought leaders that was named a "must-attend" for entrepreneurs by[14]

In 2011, Burchard's second book, The Millionaire Messenger was published and reached #1 on the New York Times best seller list that year.[15] It also debuted #1 on Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and bestseller lists.[8][16] He gave many interviews discussing how the book teaches people to package their expertise to become a thought leader in their field using digital and affiliate marketing.[17][18]

In 2012, Burchard's book The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive reached #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.[19] He wrote the book while recovering from a brain injury.

In 2012, Mashable named Burchard at the top of their "Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Daily Inspiration".[20]

In 2014, Simon & Schuster turned down his book The Motivation Manifesto. Hay House picked the book up and it spent over 30 weeks on The New York Times best-seller list.[21]

In 2016, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Burchard for a double-page spread in her O, The Oprah Magazine January 2016 New Year edition on the topic of motivation.[22]

Burchard is creator of over a dozen popular personal development online courses on topics like confidence, achievement, motivation, influence, and high performance. Two of the courses were produced with Oprah Winfrey Network and available as OWN Lifeclasses on and[23] Over one million students have taken his online courses or video series, making him one of the most successful online


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  2. ^ "Brendon Burchard". SUCCESS. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  3. ^ "OWN Lifeclasses". Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  4. ^ "The SUCCESS 25: 2015's Personal Development Leaders". SUCCESS. 2015-12-11. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  5. ^ "What Oprah Learned About the Art of Motivation". Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  6. ^ "Brendon Burchard - Live. Love. Matter.". Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  7. ^ "". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  8. ^ a b c Tabaka, Marla (July 25, 2011). "Brendon Burchard, the Millionaire Messenger". Inc. 
  9. ^ "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous Books - Best Sellers - November 16, 2014 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  10. ^ "Paperback Advice & Misc. Books - Best Sellers - April 3, 2011 - The New York Times". Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  11. ^ "OWN Lifeclasses". Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  12. ^ "Author Shares Keys to Living a Fully Charged Life". Christian Broadcasting Network. 
  13. ^ "Brendon Burchard - Live. Love. Matter.". Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  14. ^ Constable, Kimanzi (2014-12-15). "The 5 Best Conferences for Entrepreneurs to Attend in 2015". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  15. ^ "Bestsellers: Paperback Advice". New York Times. 
  16. ^ "The Millionaire Messenger". USA Today. 
  17. ^ "The Millionaire Messenger". ABC News. 
  18. ^ Pagliarini, Robert (May 25, 2011). "Brendon Burchard: Make a Difference (and a Fortune!) Sharing Your Advice". CBS News. 
  19. ^ "Best-Selling Books, Week Ended May 20". Wall Street Journal. 
  20. ^ Pittman, Amanda. "11 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Daily Inspiration". Mashable. 
  21. ^ "Rejected! 5 Lessons from Getting Dumped by My Publisher". Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  22. ^ "What Oprah Learned About the Art of Motivation". Retrieved 2017-05-11. 
  23. ^ "OWN Lifeclasses". Retrieved 2017-05-11. 

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