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EP377 The Beautiful No with Oprah Executive Producer Sheri Salata

Eleanor Beaton
Eleanor Beaton
EP377 The Beautiful No with Oprah Executive Producer Sheri Salata

Sheri Salata is the co-host of The Sheri + Nancy Show and the co-founder of The Pillar Life, where she helps others to not only discover their “Next Right Dream” but also to realize this next adventure through a doable and strategic approach. Working as an Executive Producer for Oprah Winfrey for 20 years, Sheri’s fast-moving life behind the camera was documented and shown in Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. She was one of the Feminist Press Power Award winners in 2017, named 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, and Women in Entertainment Power 100 by The Hollywood Reporter.

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Sheri joins me today to discuss what a ‘beautiful no’ means and shares some fantastic takeaways from her book, The Beautiful No. She shares a fresh take on the beauty and opportunities that present themselves when you change your mindset about saying ‘no.’ Sheri also shares how she views setbacks and how her new philosophy about saying ‘No’ impacted her life and decisions as a woman and a leader.



“There is a way to be wildly ambitious and also make sure that what’s important to you, staying in alignment, feeling excited and exuberant and enlivened, that those things have to come first.” – Sheri Salata



Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:


  • How other people’s ‘no’ led Sheri to get the job at the Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • The real spiritual power of saying ‘No.’
  • What prompted her to write The Beautiful No.
  • Why people love and appreciate “confessional TV.”
  • How her experience working for the Oprah Winfrey Show equipped her to run and grow a business of her own.
  • The difference between a woman of doing versus a woman of being.
  • How Sheri’s desire to be better affected her mindset on how she views her business.
  • The things that need to come first when thinking about caring for yourself.
  • Why older women struggle more with caring for themselves than younger women.
  • What a woman’s ultimate gift to the world is.



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