Robin Sharma

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Sir Robin Sharma
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Born (1965-03-18) March 18, 1965 (age 50)
Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation Author, leadership expert ,motivational speaker,and former litigation lawyer with the Justice Department
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Indian
Citizenship Canadian, Mauritian[1]
Alma mater Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law
Genre Leadership and personal development
Notable works The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Leader Who Had No Title, " Who will cry when you die", "Mega living", " The mastery manual", The Greatness Guide, The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Heart's Desires
Notable awards Golden Gavel award by Toastmasters International in 2011, top 10 Leadership Gurus in the World,[2] Top 25 Influencers in the World: source SUCCESS Magazine
Spouse Alka Sharma(Divorced).


Robin S. Sharma is a Canadian enormously recognized author,[3] inspiring speaker[His books have sold more than 15 million copies], leadership expert[4] and a former Litigation lawyer.[5] He is the author of 15 global best sellers, including The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and The Leader Who Had No Title. Robin has both Canadian and Mauritian citizenship.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Sharma was born in Mallorytown, Ontario, Canada on 18 March 1965.[6][7] He received his LL.B. degree at the Schulich School of Law in Dalhousie University and then he received his LL.M.


Sharma's career included work for the Supreme Court as a judicial law clerk and employment with the Canadian government as a staff litigation attorney.[8] He is the author of 15 books[9] including Who Will Cry When You Die, The Leader Who Had no Title and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which has sold 6 million copies.[9]

Sharma is the founder of a business training firm called Sharma Leadership International Inc. located in Toronto, Canada.[4][10] Sharma is a leadership expert who was ranked in the top 10 worldwide 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.[11] and has appeared on "numerous television and radio programs."[8] He conducts training programmes and workshops even at far flung places like Bogota, Moscow, Shanghai and Paris and runs an annual event called The Titan Summit that features a faculty including Sir Richard Branson, Russell Simmons and other top global thought leaders in Chennai, Hyderabad,[12] etc.

Robin Sharma's work focused on developing the leadership abilities of every employee, regardless of position. He is known worldwide for his "Lead Without a Title" methodology and for his breakthrough work with top organizations. He also teaches elite performance via his methods that include The 20/20/20 Formula and The 90/90/1 Rule.


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.[3] 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.[3] His book, The Monk who sold his Ferrari was adapted as a play and staged in places like Mumbai.[13]


  1. ^ a b (French)"Nationalité mauricienne pour Robin Sharma". Le Défi Media Group. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
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  3. ^ a b c Muthalaly, Shonali (23 February 2014). "New-age guide". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 February 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. ^ 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). 
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  8. ^ a b Unknown author (Jan 1, 2004). "Sharma, Robin S. 1964-". Contemporary Authors. 
  9. ^ a b Unknown author (March 9, 2013). "Watch TV, or change the world: Robin Sharma". Hindustan Times. 
  10. ^ "About Us, Sharma Leadership International Inc.". Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Leadership Gurus, Robin Shamra ranked 7th". Retrieved March 24, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Robin and his Ferrari". The Hindu. 10 October 2005. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "The Monk on Stage". The Indian Express. 6 March 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 

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