Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer, speaker and leader in the field of personal development and leadership, born on 16 June 1965 in Uganda. He is known for his books on motivation and personal growth, as well as his seminars and consultations for executives and managers.

Sharma began his career as a lawyer, but soon realised that his true calling was helping people realise their potential. He retrained as a leadership coach and began conducting personality and leadership development training and advising executives of various companies.

In 1997, he published his first book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which became an international bestseller. The book tells the story of finding the meaning of life and wisdom in today’s world, and it became Sharma’s landmark work that attracted millions of readers around the world.

Since then Sharma has written several more books, including “The Leader Who Had No Title”, “The 5 AM Club”, “The Secret Letters of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and others. He also speaks at many conferences and events on motivation and leadership.

Today Sharma is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world and his writings inspire many people to personal growth and success.

Robin Sharma Overview: trainings

Some of Robin Sharma’s best known trainings include:

  • The 5 AM Club, a programme which encourages people to wake up at 5am and devote the first 60 minutes of the day to themselves and their development.
  • Personal Mastery Academy – a training programme that helps participants identify their goals and priorities and develop strategies for success.
  • The Titan Summit – a forum for leaders and entrepreneurs that helps participants develop leadership skills, manage their business and achieve great results.
  • The Legendary Performer is a programme which helps participants become more productive, manage their time and energy and develop their skills and attributes.
  • Your Absolute Best Year Yet – a training programme that helps participants set their goals and priorities for the year, develop an action plan and achieve their dreams.

Robin Sharma overview: critique

  • Some critics point out that his ideas and advice are rather general and universal, and may not always be applicable to specific situations. Critics may also point out that his books sometimes repeat the same ideas and concepts.
  • In addition, Sharma has been accused of commercialising his activities and selling his books and trainings too aggressively.
  • Some of his books may be too superficial and not scientifically rich enough.
  • It has also been noted that Sharma uses emotional impact and showmanship to attract attention and promote his books and trainings.