Robin Sharma

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Robin Sharma
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Born (18 March 1965) Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada
Occupation Writer, leadership expert 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, 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

Robin S. Sharma is a Canadian writer,[3] famous speaker, 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 .


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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