The Power of Positive Doing

The Power of Positive Doing

Bio

BJ Gallagher is an inspirational author and 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 a group of college student, her message is powerful, positive, as well as practical. She motivates and teaches with empathy, understanding, and more than a little humor.

BJ’s international best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (Berrett-Koehler; third edition 2001), is now in 22 languages and has sold over 350,000 copies.
Her recent books include: "Why Don’t I Do the Things I Know Are Good For Me?" (Berkley) and "If God Is Your Co-Pilot, Switch Seats" (Hampton Roads).

BJ and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, the Today show with Matt Lauer and David Gregory, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs. She is quoted almost weekly in various newspapers, women’s magazines, and websites including O the Oprah magazine, Redbook, Woman’s World, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, Time, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and MSNBC.com, among others.

BJ also conducts seminars and workshops. Her clients include: IBM, Chevron, Nissan, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, Marathon Realty (Canada), U.S. Department of Interior, Veterans Administration, among others.

BJ is the former manager of training and development for the Los Angeles Times, where she was responsible for management development, sales training, customer service seminars, diversity training, specialized programs for women, and the development of high potential managers.

Byron Katie: “Who Would You Be Without Your Story?”

posted by BJ Gallagher

Stories. We all have them: “My father was a critical perfectionist and I was never good enough to please him.” “My mother was jealous and competed with me.” “My father is an alcoholic.” “My mother beat me.” “My children don’t […]

Buddha, Books, Bombs, and Bush

posted by BJ Gallagher

September 11 was supposed to be an auspicious day for Franz Metcalf and me: It was the day of our first author event for our new book, What Would Buddha Do at Work? The book had just been published and […]

Steve Jobs: Best Dad in the Whole World

posted by BJ Gallagher

I met Steve Jobs about 20 years ago when a Silicon Valley headhunter called me regarding a job opportunity at NeXT, the new computer company Jobs had founded after he left Apple in the ’80s. NeXT was growing and Jobs […]

Marie Lawson Fiala: The Healing Power of Prayer and a Mother’s Love

posted by BJ Gallagher

“There’s no place on the map called ‘Safe,’” a wise therapist friend told me many years ago, and her words came back to me as I read Marie Lawson Fiala’s new book, Letters from a Distant Shore. Her story reminds […]

Previous Posts

What Would Jesus Say to Mitt Romney?
    My heart sank when I heard Mitt Romney's videotaped comments to a group of  wealthy campaign donors. I so wanted to believe that he's a good, kind, spiritual man - even though I disagree with his politics. I think Jesus' heart must have sunk, too, to hear such cold, condemning words from the

posted 2:25:54am Sep. 19, 2012 | read full post »

This July 4th, We Need a "Declaration of Interdependence"
On Viet Nam Moratorium Day in 1969, UCLA professor Warren H. Schmidt sat down to his morning writing. What flowed onto paper was a parable he titled "Is It Always Right to Be Right?" In it he examined the divisiveness that was tearing our country apart in the '60s: Counterculture versus Establishmen

posted 4:39:02pm Jul. 02, 2012 | read full post »

Big Lessons from the Best Little Publishing House on the Planet
"If you ever publish with another house, you'll be disappointed," literary agent Julie Hill told me. "Berrett-Koehler has spoiled you." We were both at a cocktail party in San Francisco, celebrating the fourth anniversary of Berret-Koehler, a small publisher with a big mission: "Creating a World tha

posted 1:43:22am Jun. 25, 2012 | read full post »

Street Dharma: Teaching Meditation to the Homeless
A few months ago, I met a man named Kiley Jon Clark who teaches meditation to the homeless in San Antonio, Texas. My curiosity piqued, I asked him to tel

posted 4:30:12pm Nov. 04, 2011 | read full post »

Byron Katie: "Who Would You Be Without Your Story?"
Stories. We all have them: "My father was a critical perfectionist and I was never good enough to please him." "My mother was jealous and competed with me." "My father is an alcoholic." "My mother beat me." "My children don't respect me." "My ex is a jerk." "I'm too fat." "I was a bad mother." "I'm

posted 5:10:04am Oct. 15, 2011 | read full post »


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