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.


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

“… a road map for transformation—an honest, funny, and soulful look at what it really means to take stewardship over your own existence.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert
New York Times bestselling author Eat, Pray Love

“Read this book and be inspired to embark on your own journey of emotional and spiritual fulfillment.”

– Deepak Chopra
New York Times bestselling author The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, You Are the Universe

“It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. It will make you feel. It will make you want to be Sheri’s friend.”

– Dani Shapiro
New York Times bestselling author Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love

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 and become worthy stewards of their own wellbeing. “Been there, ran that” is the hallmark of Sheri’s inspirational leadership story. Her against-the-odds rise to the career heights of anyone’s dreams begins as a 7-eleven store manager and continues to the top job with one of the most beloved brands on the planet.

Sheri’s ventures as an author, speaker, producer and founder are the evolution of her life-altering 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey. Sheri’s day-to-day roller coaster ride as the final Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show were featured in the heralded docu-series Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. Sheri also served as President of Harpo Studios and OWN.

Named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and Feminist Press Power Award Winners, Sheri is also 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. 

Sheri has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, New York Post, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, Happier in Hollywood, The Model Health Show, The Good Life Project, The Marie Forleo Podcast, Almost 30, The Amy Porterfield Show, Lady Gang, Glambition.

Sheri is a proud Iowa Hawkeye, mama to beloved puppy girls, Bella and Dolly, and lives happily in the Napa Valley.

Events + Workshops


Dream Your Life Lunch Event with Sheri + Nancy

11:30 a.m.

Vancouver, BC


Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative Luncheon with Sheri Salata

11:30 a.m.

Vienna, VA

5.27. – 6.3. 2021

A European Three Country Adventure! A European Three Country Adventure! Travel with Sheri Salata and “The Beautiful No” on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through The Rhine River Valley.Complete with fireside chats, book discussions and intimate one-on-one conversations.

8 days

Alsace(France), The Black Forest (Germany) and Basel, Switzerland.

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.

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”.

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,”

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.

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.


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.

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...

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...


Contact Sheri

Speaking. Workshops. Events.

Email: Miriam@LyceumAgency.com
Phone:  503.467.4621

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.