Marcia Wieder is CEO and Founder of Dream University®. With over twenty years of writing, coaching, training and speaking experience, her inspiring message has touched audiences from 50-5000 at companies such as AT&T, Gap and American Express. Whether teaching at the Stanford Business School, speaking to executives in China, or addressing young women at Girl Scout Camps, her riveting style impacts audiences worldwide. At the top of this year, she was selected nationwide as a “Top 5 Speaker” by Speaker Platform.
Appearing several times on Oprah and The Today show, and in her own PBS-TV special, Marcia has shared her message with millions of people. She is a best-selling author who has written 14 books dedicated to achieving your dreams. Her most recent, Succeeding in Spite of Everything just made #1 on Amazon in 10 categories.
As past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, she was often in the White House where she met and assisted three former U.S. presidents, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush Sr. She was also able to further spread her passion for dreaming as a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she urged readers to take “The Great Dream Challenge” and she is currently a columnist for the Huffington Post.
Marcia is committed to helping one million dreams come true. Although many would say this is a time to be realistic, she believes it’s never been a more important time to dream. Connected to our dreams, we are empowered and in control of our destiny. Her Dream Coach® process is currently taught in battered women’s shelters, prisons, schools and corporations and through the Dream Movement, her work is restoring dignity with clarity, courage and confidence.
Marcia encourages you to believe in your dreams not because there are guarantees, promises or assurances, but rather because they matter to you. She teaches there are the dreams we have for life and there are the dreams life has for us. Everything we live through, our greatest successes and most painful losses mold us to be uniquely us, encouraging us to live on purpose and in integrity. So, the question becomes, “What’s important to you and what are you willing to do about it?”