Sheri Salata was in a position many would covet as the president of Harpo Studios, the co-president of OWN, and the former executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and she decided to choose something else: a life.
Sheri had been so busy building a dream career that she’d forgotten to build a life. She went on a personal quest to tend to her body, spirit, and soul and chronicled it in her new book, The Beautiful No.
Now she’s evolving her 21-year career with Oprah Winfrey and using her production skills in her own life to create wellness, tremendous depth, and true happiness. Talk about a gorgeous second act.
It was such an honor to have Sheri join us on The Kate & Mike Show to share her wisdom about:
Choosing to truly live, especially when you’ve lived half of your life (or more) and may have 40+ more to savor
Her feelings on accountability and what she chooses to guide her instead
A brilliant practice that keeps Sheri between the ditches as far as her mental, physical, and spiritual game that I’ve never heard anyone articulate in quite this way
The elements that make up a good story that she learned producing for one of the greatest television shows ever made
How she’s dealing with the feeling of exposure that comes from telling her own story
Creating true freedom as an entrepreneur
We learned SO MUCH from Sheri during our conversation and our hope is that you will, too!
In This Episode
Why Sheri decided to write her book and a moment where she actually thought she was going quit working on it [5:41]
Her writing process and how collaborating with a coach helped her along the way [11:53]
What makes a good story and what pushed Sheri to pursue the next chapter of her life [15:01]
How she made the leap to entrepreneurship and what she realized would happen when she took charge of her own life [18:34]
Where she finds accountability, and the concept of “two steps forward, one step back” [27:17]
How Sheri’s relationship with her mom changed over time and what she misses the most about her [29:33]
Who’s inspiring her these days and what she’s done to become a “seeker” [37:47]
Why it’s our words that are creating our outcomes [44:08]
What Sheri considers to be the “ultimate freedom” [44:50]