I will dream my life as if I’ll live to be 100. I'll live my life as if the day I wake up in is the only one I get.

SHERI SALATAThe Beautiful No

What happens when you realize you’ve had the career of your dreams, but not the life of your dreams?

 Part cautionary tale, part middle-of-life rallying cry, Sheri Salata’s The Beautiful No offers profound inspiration for personal renewal.

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Sheri Salata is the author of The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation. Named an Amazon best-selling new release and an Apple Must Listen audio book, the memoir has touched thousands of readers and inspired them to reimagine their lives.

Sheri is the cohost of The Sheri + Nancy Show, a top podcast about living the life of your dreams, and the cofounder of the aspirational lifestyle brand, The Pillar Life, a guidance system focused on 8 foundational areas of living. Health + Wellness. Spirituality + Happiness. Romance + Sex. Family + Friends. Creativity + Innovation. Adventure + Discovery. Sanctuary + Beauty. Money + Abundance.  

 Sheri has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Happier in Hollywood, The Model Health Show, The Good Life Project, The JJ Virgin Podcast, The Marie Forleo Podcast, Almost 30, The Amy Porterfield Show, Wellness Mama, Lady Gang, Earn Your Happy with Lori Harder, Glambition, The Best Ever You Show.

Sheri’s new venture in media is the evolution from her life-altering 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Sheri’s day-to-day hits and misses as the final Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show were featured in the docu-series Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri served as President of Harpo Studios and OWN.

Sheri has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100.  Sheri is a proud Iowa Hawkeye and lives happily in beautiful Napa Valley. 

Events + Workshops


Napa AAUW Authors Forum

6.30 p.m.



Summit Mountain Series

Weekend Event



Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative Luncheon with Sheri Salata

11:30 a.m.


8.6 – 8.9. 2020

DreamCamp with The Sheri + Nancy Show1440 Multiversity

see schedule

Scotts Valley, CA

We are supposed to live the lives of our dreams.

SHERI SALATAThe Beautiful No

In the Media

October 10, 2019

Rethinking the Future of Work Will Transform Our Mental Well-Being

What we once thought of as a two-bucket proposition — Work and Life — is undergoing such a radical transformation that we will soon scarcely recognize it.

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September 2, 2019

Why You’re Never Too Old To Reinvent Yourself

“I had manifested the career of my dreams but not the life of my dreams” admitted Sheri Salata, writer, producer, co-founder of The Pillar Life, and co-host of the podcast “The Sheri + Nancy Show”.

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August 21, 2019

Sheri Salata and ‘The Beautiful No’ at Napa Bookmine Aug. 23

Author Sheri Salata will be at Napa Bookmine at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, to discuss her new book, “The Beautiful No, And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation.”

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July 30, 2019

3 Leadership Lessons From Oprah Winfrey Executive Producer

Your average corporate executive’s bookshelf may not necessarily include Sheri Salata’s, “The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation,”

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June 18, 2019

‘The Beautiful No’ recounts how former Oprah producer transformed…

Sheri Salata had a dilemma. As an executive producer for Oprah Winfrey, Salata’s work always came first — and she liked it that way.

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May 8, 2019

The New Rules of Middle Age, Written by Women

Darcey Steinke knew she was going to write a book about menopause when she read that two of the only creatures to go through it are human women and killer whales.

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November 9, 2017

Sheri Salata: You Are What You Dream

Sheri Salata is best known for her association with The Oprah Winfrey Show. She began working for Oprah in a basement office at Harpo Studios when she was 35.

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October 9, 2017

Sheri Salata on Why She’s Redefining Her Relationship…

Since I committed to infusing my life with radical self-care, I’ve become a morning person. I get up early, focus on something I appreciate...

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April 27, 2017

UI alumna, former Oprah producer: ‘We should all be feminists;…

Media entrepreneur Sheri Salata said she had to spend some time studying up the definition of “philanthropy” before speaking on the topic...

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Contact Sheri

Speaking. Appearances. Events.

ROXANNE BLACK – Schedule Authors
Email: Roxanne@scheduleauthors.com
Phone:  732.718.0505

Email:  team@sherisalata.com

Publicity for The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation

YELENA NESBIT – Harper Wave/Harper Collins

Literary Agent


A person who inspires is a person who changes the world in a million ways they will never know.