Robin Sharma

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Robin Sharma
Occupation Author, personal development expert, leadership speaker, former litigation lawyer
Language English
Nationality Canadian
Citizenship Canadian
Alma mater Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University[1]
Genre Leadership development
Notable works The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO

Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer and leadership speaker, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series.[2]


Formerly a litigation lawyer, he walked away from his legal career at age 25 due to dissatisfaction with his life,[3] and self-published MegaLiving, a guide to stress management which incorporated both western and eastern spirituality techniques.[4] He initially also self-published The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which was then picked up for wider distribution by HarperCollins[2] and became a Canadian and international bestseller.[5]

In his experience of over 20 years, Sharma has spoken for organizations such as Nike, Microsoft, PwC and HP.[6] His presentations are based on his book, The Leader Who Had No Title, in which he tries to deliver the message that anyone in any role can be a leader.[7] Sharma’s speaking engagements are arranged through The Harry Walker Agency.[8]

He has since published 11 other books, and founded the leadership training firm Sharma Leadership International.[9] In 2007, an independent survey of businesspeople named Sharma as one of the most influential leadership gurus in the world.[10]



  1. ^ "Schulich School of Law Notable Alumni", Dalhousie University, Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  2. ^ a b "Why millions go to this man for advice; Robin Sharma offers simple rules to live by. The hard part is living up to them every day". Victoria Times-Colonist, November 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "Spiritual fable sheds light on life's big questions; Sharma's Seven Secrets". Edmonton Journal, September 23, 1997.
  4. ^ a b "Toward a healthy lifestyle East Meets West: Meditation and yoga can be used by anyone". The Globe and Mail, March 3, 1995.
  5. ^ "Monk points way to balance in business". Toronto Star, October 22, 1998.
  6. ^ Neal Stephenson. "Robin Sharma". Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  7. ^ "Who We Are". Robinsharma. 1999-12-04. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Book Robin Sharma for Public Speaking | Harry Walker Agency". Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  9. ^ a b "Sharma shows the way: Novel maps out road to happiness". Toronto Star, November 5, 2011.
  10. ^ "World-renowned speaker coming to Saint John; Business Robin Sharma will give presentation at Board of Trade event". Telegraph-Journal, August 25, 2010.
  11. ^ a b "Marketing a message: Self-publishing takes time, money, commitment". Calgary Herald, May 16, 1999.
  12. ^ "In the marathon of life, some wisdom bites to help the cause". The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2006.
  13. ^ "Leaders Without Titles". The Globe and Mail, March 31, 2010.

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