Barry Maher is a top motivational speaker, leadership consultant, and successful author with several books to his credit. His book Filling the Glass: The Skeptic's Guide to Positive Thinking in Business was an international best seller, and remains one of the most appreciated books in the field. Barry Maher began his life in brick-and-mortar sales, had a career of a highly successful Sales Executive and then shifted to coaching the art of motivational selling to corporate executives.
Barry Maher focuses on the disconnection experienced by most modern employees, the lack of connection between what one is doing, and what one believes he or she should be doing. According to Barry Maher, the key to a satisfied and successful life lies in pursuing those goals which a person wants to pursue in actuality. If sacrifices are needed to attain that, then those cannot be visualized as sacrifices, but as investments towards a better life. Barry Maher urges people to make a soul-search and find the goals they themselves want to pursue, and not those, which their parents want, or their bosses want, or what others want, if they differ from what one actually wants. According to Barry Maher, productivity, career satisfaction, and success go hand-in-hand and people experience lack of success when they fool themselves into doing or believing what others want them to do, rather than following their own hearts.
In his life as a motivational speaker and career coach, Barry Maher deals with the areas of professional development, work-life balance, motivation, management, corporate leadership culture, workplace issues, personal development, and positive thinking. He also believes that all of these issues are interconnected and interdependent and an approach to treat a single issue in isolation rarely yields effective results.
As Barry Maher states on his website, his work is about real world tactics and reality-based motivation that transforms bosses into leaders, salespeople into sales superstars and employees into proprietors. Barry Maher is frequently covered by news and media channels and is a known face on the Today Show, CNBC, and NBC Nightly News. Barry Maher has also been covered by famous publications like the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, London Times, and the Business Week.
If the client's list proves the professional, the Barry Maher can boast of clients like ABC, AT&T, Blue Cross, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's, the United States Government, Verizon, and Wells Fargo. Unlike most professionals in the field who focus upon theory, Barry Maher is a performance- based person who has done what he preaches. To many top corporations, Barry Maher is just the best sales trainer they have, but to many individuals, he is the person who changed their lives.