Robin Sharma

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Robin Sharma
Born March 18, 1965
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality Canadian
Citizenship Canadian
Alma mater Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
Genre personal development, self-help
Notable works The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO

Robin Sharma is a Canadian self-help writer and leadership speaker, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari series.[1]

Formerly a litigation lawyer, he walked away from his legal career at age 25 due to dissatisfaction with his life,[2] and self-published MegaLiving, a guide to stress management which incorporated both western and eastern spirituality techniques.[3] He initially also self-published The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which was then picked up for wider distribution by HarperCollins[1] and became a Canadian and international bestseller.[4]

He has since published 11 other books, and founded the leadership training firm Sharma Leadership International.[5] In 2007, an independent survey of businesspeople named Sharma as one of the most influential leadership gurus in the world.[6]



  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Spiritual fable sheds light on life's big questions; Sharma's Seven Secrets". Edmonton Journal, September 23, 1997.
  3. ^ a b "Toward a healthy lifestyle East Meets West: Meditation and yoga can be used by anyone". The Globe and Mail, March 3, 1995.
  4. ^ "Monk points way to balance in business". Toronto Star, October 22, 1998.
  5. ^ a b "Sharma shows the way: Novel maps out road to happiness". Toronto Star, November 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "World-renowned speaker coming to Saint John; Business Robin Sharma will give presentation at Board of Trade event". Telegraph-Journal, August 25, 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Marketing a message: Self-publishing takes time, money, commitment". Calgary Herald, May 16, 1999.
  8. ^ "In the marathon of life, some wisdom bites to help the cause". The Globe and Mail, June 21, 2006.
  9. ^ "Leaders Without Titles". The Globe and Mail, March 31, 2010.

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