“There’s strength in vulnerability. When we’re willing to expose our hearts, tell our stories, share our failures, our frustrations, our disappointments; when we share our wounds we enable others to heal theirs.” ~BJ Gallagher, author, coach & speaker
BJ Gallagher is a workplace expert, prolific author, and popular speaker. She writes business books that educate and empower, women’s books that enlighten and entertain, and gift books that inspire and inform. Whether her audience is corporate executives, working women, or job seekers, her message is “The Power of Positive DOING.” She motivates and teaches with empathy, understanding, and more than a little humor.
BJ’s international business best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (Berrett-Koehler), was endorsed by Archbishop Tutu and has sold over 375,000 copies in 23 languages. Her previous business books include: It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been, Being Buddha at Work: 108 Ancient Truths on Change, Stress, Money, and Success (Berrett-Koehler) with a Foreword by the Dalai Lama and YES Lives in the Land of NO: A Tale of Triumph Over Negativity (Berrett-Koehler), published in 10 languages.
Her women’s books include: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women (Conari Press), Why Don’t I Do the Things I Know Are Good for Me? (Berkley/Penguin), Friends: The Family We Choose for Ourselves (Simple Truths).
BJ is a regular Huffington Post contributor. She has been featured on CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, the Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs. She is quoted frequently in various newspapers, women’s magazines, and websites, including: O the Oprah magazine, Redbook, Woman’s World, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Financial Times (U.K.), Guardian (U.K.), MSNBC.com, CareerBuilder.com, CNN.com, Forbes.com, among others.
In addition to writing books, BJ also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences and professional meetings across the country. Her corporate clients include: IBM, Chevron, US Veteran’s Administration, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, US Department of Interior, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., the American Press Institute, Infiniti, Nissan, Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.
BJ’s academic credentials are as impressive as her professional background: She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of USC, earning a BA in Sociology, summa cum laude. She has finished the coursework for a PhD in Social Ethics, also at USC.