Ep 101. Are you living the life of your dreams? with Sheri Salata, Former OWN Co-President, Author & Executive Producer

You live a very, very different life when early on you begin to see that self-care is not extra credit. It’s not that spa treatment you treat yourself to once a year. Self-care is constantly evaluating if something is good for you or not—if something feels good to you or not.”  

— Sheri Salata, Ep101. The Monica Kade podcast 

Joining me today is Sheri Salata, writer-producer, Co-host of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy Show and Co-founder of thepillarlife.com. She’s had an impressive career working as the executive producer on the Oprah Winfrey Show, and also served as co-president of Harpo Studios and OWN.  

My path crossed with Sheri’s virtually at first. A little while back, I was listening to Marie Forleo’s podcast, and it was an episode with Sheri. I hadn’t read the intro to learn about who she was at the time, I merely pressed play on the episode.

After a good fifteen or so minutes into the conversation, Sheri started talking about her career path, that her career didn’t really take off until her 30s. My ears pricked up and I thought to myself, ‘Who is this woman?’ 

That’s when I knew I had to get Sheri on The Monica Kade podcast. I resonated so deeply with that message, having struggled through my 20s with knowing what I wanted to do—and the constant chop and change.

What the world needs from you, is for you to be so filled with joy that it’s literally coming out of your pores.”  

— Sheri Salata, Ep101. The Monica Kade podcast

I was genuinely thrilled when Sheri agreed to come on the show. Her story of The Beautiful No serves as a reminder that there’s always a bigger picture unfolding. Often we don’t see it. And, when we feel like we’re getting the (beautiful) ‘No’—let’s not give up hope. We must not give up on our dreams. In fact, it’s a moment to dive deeper and stay true to the vision that burns in our heart.

This woman is a bundle of joy. Her warmth and candid nature make you feel like you’re hanging out with a dear friend. I feel honored to have had the chance to sit down with Sheri, share some laughs and some wisdoms that you too get to hear. I hope you enjoy the conversation. She’s an absolute delight of a woman. May you walk away knowing that you CAN live the life of your dreams!


Who Sheri saw herself as in the world and what her approach to life was like as a child
What Sheri’s life looked like working at The Oprah Winfrey Show
What aspects of herself she neglected during her career at OWN
Why your mindset, surrounding environment and social circle impact the life of your dreams—and how to ensure they’re a support not a hindrance
The greatest thing Sheri learned about herself writing the book
Why you must foster self-care before you can live the life of your dreams
We explore why the beautiful question to ask yourself is, ‘Where do you want to go?’
What steps to take if you feel like you have the career of your dreams, but not the life of your dreams
Why it’s okay if you haven’t got the dream career in your 30s, 40s, or 50s—and what to do about it


What scares Sheri?
What’s her greatest asset?
What’s the best piece of wisdom Sheri’s acquired through life experience (or through someone else) that she lives by? 


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