Top Insights to Build and Sustain a Global Brand with Sharon Lechter

On this special episode we have Johnny Cooper as the guest host, who is the Director of Leadership and Talent Development at Steering Point Advisory. He is joined by Sharon Lechter, an entrepreneur, international speaker, mentor, best-selling author, philanthropist, licensed CPA for the last 35 years and a chartered global management accountant.

Sharon coauthored the international best-seller ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, which developed into a leading personal finance brand in the world. Sharon was then asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to help re-energise the powerful teachings of Napoleon Hill, releasing 3 best-selling books in cooperation with the foundation.

Sharon was appointed as the 1st president of the United States Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. The council served under both President Bush and Obama, advising them on financial literacy and education. In this episode, we talk about her journey including the mantra her dad taught her many years ago, business decisions versus life decisions, visiting the White House, her personal success equation, and working with the likes of Disney, Warner Brothers, and Sesame Street.


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03:11 Sharon Lechter’s background and career journey

07:53 What influenced Sharon’s work ethic

09:48 The book writing and co-authoring process

12:33 The secret to a long-term marriage

15:02 What it means “to be in control” and the Personal Success Equation

19:43 The power of reflecting

21:19 Leadership: what does it all come down to?

24:41 Being a trailblazer

27:12 What resets Sharon’s energy

30:17 On mentorship

32:42 Women and finance

35:11 Having more women on boards

38:15 Making big decisions

40:20  Being appointed as the 1st president of the United States Advisory Council on Financial Literacy

Links mentioned: 

Sharon Lechter’s website

Personal Success Equation

Books by Sharon Lechter