Barbara De Angelis Profile

Tens of millions of people around the world have been touched over the last quarter of a century by Barbara De Angelis’ message of love, happiness and finding meaning in our lives. Barbara is a pioneer in the field of self-help and her books, motivational speeches and popular television work have made her one of the most respected and influential teachers of our time.

Every one of Barbara’s fourteen books has been a bestseller, and between them they have sold over eight million copies and been translated into twenty languages. Starting with How to Make Love All the Time, she then went on to write Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know and Are You The One For Me?, both of which remained #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for months. Other books include What Women Want Men to Know and Chicken Soup For the Couple’s Soul. Her work also reaches a wide audience through her magazine articles, which have appeared in, among others, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, McCalls, Reader’s Digest, Redbook and Family Circle.

Barbara began on television with the infomercial, “Making Love Work,” the most successful relationship program of its type that was garlanded with awards and has been viewed by hundreds of millions of people. Invited to appear on CNN as Newsnight Relationship Expert, she also hosted her own daily show for CBS and a radio talk show in LA. She has regularly been invited to appear on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Geraldo and Politically Incorrect. In Los Angeles she regularly contributes to E Entertainment and Eyewitness News.

Founder and executive director of the Los Angeles Personal Growth Center, Barbara is president of Shakti Communications Inc. that works to offer transformational education across the world in all media. Much sought-after as a motivational speaker, her clients have included AT&T, Procter & Gamble, Crystal Cruise Lines and the Young Presidents Organization.

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    Barbara De Angelis Ph.D. is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of relationships and personal growth. For the past twenty-five years, she has reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her positive messages about love, happiness and the search for meaning in our lives. As a best-selling author, popular television personality and sought after motivational speaker, Barbara has been a pioneer in the field of personal transformation as one of the first people to popularize the idea of self-help in the 1980′s, and as one of the first nationally recognized female motivational teachers on television.

    Barbara is the author of fourteen best-selling books which have sold over eight million copies and been published throughout the world in twenty languages. Her first book, How to Make Love All the Time, was a national bestseller and launched Barbara′s career. Her next two books, SECRETS ABOUT MEN EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW and ARE YOU THE ONE FOR ME? were #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for months. Her fourth book, REAL MOMENTS, also became an overnight New York Times bestseller, and was followed by REAL MOMENTS FOR LOVERS.  She is also the author of WHAT WOMEN WANT MEN TO KNOW, CONFIDENCE, ASK BARBARA, THE REAL RULES, PASSION, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE ROMANTIC SOUL, SECRETS ABOUT LIFE EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW, and the #1 New York Times bestseller CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE COUPLE′S SOUL.  Barbara has written regularly for magazines including Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, McCalls, Readers Digest, Redbook, and Family Circle.

    Barbara′s latest book is HOW DID I GET HERE? Finding Your Way to Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns.

    Barbara′s television career has been just as prolific as her publishing career. In 1994, she wrote and produced the TV infomercial, “Making Love Work,” which won numerous awards, and was seen throughout the United States by hundreds of millions of people. “Making Love Work” was the most successful relationship program of its kind.  Barbara appeared weekly for two years on CNN as their Newsnight Relationship Expert dispensing advice via satellite all over the world.  She has hosted her own daily television show for CBS TV, and her own popular radio talk show in Los Angeles.  She has been a frequent guest on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Geraldo, and Politically Incorrect, as well as a regular contributor to E Entertainment and Eyewitness News in Los Angeles. Barbara also produced and starred in a one hour special for PBS entitled “Love Secrets.”

    For twelve years, Barbara was the founder and Executive Director of the Los Angeles Personal Growth Center. She is currently president of Shakti Communications, Inc., dedicated to bringing transformational education to the world through all electronic and print mediums. Over the past twenty years, Barbara has been in demand as a motivational speaker in North America, giving hundreds of presentations to groups including AT&T, Proctor & Gamble, Crystal Cruise Lines, and Young Presidents Organization.

    Barbara lives in Santa Barbara, California, and is known for sharing her inspirational presence, authenticity, and passion with her audiences.

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Barbara De Angelis offers a wide variety of presentations for different audiences. For motivational/corporate events, she brings her insight into self-motivation and the secrets to true success as a leader and as a person. When speaking on a lifestyle/relationship platform, she brings her expert knowledge of how the two sexes can understand each other to eye-opening presentations about love both in and out of the bedroom.

Speaking to women’s audiences, Barbara focuses on healing and transformation, showing her fellow women how they can empower themselves, heal the feminine spirit and come into wholeness. Finally Barbara can offer inspirational speeches regarding spirituality, showing how to navigate the spiritual path, awaken the power of love within and find the power of love in spiritual growth.


Real Moments: Finding Fulfillment and Meaning in Life
The Transformational Life: Secrets for Living with Passion and Courage
How To Motivate Yourself Through Success, Change and Crisis
From Mediocre To Magnificent: Understanding the Secrets For True Success
Living Your Dream: Building A Life of Passion and Purpose
Being Successful From The Inside Out
Secrets For Creating Happiness In Love and Life
How To Be A 100% Person
From Fear To Freedom: Living As A Risk Taker
Confidence: Finding it and Living it
The Secrets Of Successful Leadership
Taking Care of Yourself: A Seminar for Professional Caregivers
The Psychology of Successful Communication


Secrets for Making Love Work
Real Moments for Couples
Men, Women and Love
Love Secrets In and Out Of The Bedroom
Love, Sex and Intimacy
Secrets For Understanding The Opposite Sex
Finding Love: For Singles Only


Women in Transformation: The Path To Personal Power
Real Moments for Women
Love, Sex and Intimacy: What Women Need To Know
Power, Boundaries and Balance: Becoming Your Most Courageous Self
Women and Spiritual Discovery: Finding Your Center and Awakening the Sacred Within You
Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know
Women Coming Into Wholeness
Healing the Feminine Spirit


The Power of Love In Spiritual Growth
Everyday Spirituality: Finding Fulfillment in Love And Life
Healing the Heart, Healing the Spirit
How to Live with Spiritual Passion
The Journey Home: Understanding and Navigating The Spiritual Path
Awakening the Power of Love Within You
Relationships As A Spiritual Path

Additional titles and custom designed presentations specialized to a groups particular needs are available on request.

What People are Saying about Seeing Barbara Speak

Rating Entries

““Thank you so much for your inspirational keynote address to the critical care nurses at NTI. What an incredibly dynamic and motivational speaker you are! You instantly connected with over 6,000 critical care nurses with your address tailor-made for their needs. We had an unprecedented year in our bookstore with the very first ever sell out of a speaker’s book. This is quite an accomplishment on your part, and I would like to thank you for your extraordinary achievement.”
American Association of Critical Care Nurses

“Once again you delivered brilliantly. I’m constantly amazed at your ability to finesse a topic and ignite discussion. Your charisma is so captivating. I don’t need to gush over you further because you know how I feel. But seriously, you are the best.”
Leeza Gibbons, Talk Show Host

“You surpassed even our wildest expectations. The talk that you gave was so uplifting and your presence was so exhilarating that we have received numerous phone calls congratulating us on the fine program and complimenting us on our good taste on having you as the speaker.”
Vice President Public Affairs
John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary

“Your lively spirit, honesty, wonderful stories and great sense of humor were an inspiration to all of us who were there. Proctor & Gamble and all the journalists who attended the event told us how much they enjoyed your talk and how energized you made them feel. And the fact that questions continued for an hour speaks to the special connection you made with our group. You helped make this event one of our best.”
Senior Vice President, Advance Planning/MS&L
On behalf of Proctor & Gamble Canada

“Your presentation was outstanding! You were able to fill the auditorium during a thunderstorm. People parked far away and walked in the pouring rain to hear you. You are the only speaker in our series to receive a standing ovation.”
American Dialogue Chairman
Junior League of Memphis

“Your presentation received the highest rating of any speaker our chapter has had this year!”
Indiana Young Presidents Organization

“Thank you so much for your appearance at our MIND and SUPERMIND lecture series. Your presentation was so well received, people will be talking enthusiastically about it for a long while to come. After the theater was filled to capacity, there was still a line of people hoping to attend that extended to the next block. I thought it great testament to you that 100 people remained outside the theatre and listened to your entire talk via the loudspeakers we had set up. One woman remarked subsequently, ‘I sat out front on pavement and still found it to be a enriching lecture and am glad I stayed. It was worth it!’”
Coordinator, Mind & Supermind Series
Santa Barbara Community College District

“We knew you would be good, but never figured on out of this world! We understand you changed your program at the last minute to be more in line with what was happening. We really appreciated that, enjoyed it and were deeply touched by your words. We’ve had fantastic feedback and the women are already calling to buy more books.”
Chair of Special Events
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

“The standing ovation you received was the best indication of the success of your presentation. You really captured the hearts of the audience with your timely message to the women of today. Everyone loved your dynamic, uplifting, humorous and intelligent presentation. Thank you again, Barbara, for helping our Empowering Women event to be such a huge success.”
Reid Tracy
Hay House Publishing

“From the moment that you stepped onto the platform, the energy and excitement of your presence filled the room. Your keynote presentation was outstanding.”
Manager Special Events Sharp Healthcare
Annual Sharp Women’s Health Symposium


AT & T
Proctor & Gamble 
Colorado Realtors Association
Body Wise International, Inc.
National Infomercial Marketers 
Book Expo of America
YPO-Young Presidents Organization
National Selected Morticians Association
Junior League of Memphis
Miss America Organization
Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. 
Crystal Cruises
SELF Magazine
LA Times Festival of Books
American Contractor’s Inspectors Group
Century Plaza Hotel & Tower
California Parks and Recreation
Young Professionals Organization
KLAS-TV-Las Vegas
John Laing Homes
Masters Group
Southern California Deli Council
Northridge Fashion Center
Women in Business 
Hay House Publishing 
Northwest Woman’s Show

Health And Wellness

Sharp Institute
Pritikin Longevity Center 
College Hospital of Cerritos, California
John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Hiline Community Hospital
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Sedona Medical Center
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
Community Hospitals of California
UAW Local 148 Women’s Committee
North Carolina Chiropractic Association
Landmark Medical Center
Sharp Healthcare Women’s Symposium

Non-Profit and Educational Institutions

Spyglass Hill Philharmonic Committee
Santa Barbara Community College
Idaho University
Learning Tree University
The Quest Alliance
South Palm Beach Jewish Federation
Jewish National Fund
Brandeis University National 
Women’s Committee
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Victorville Community College
North Orange County Community College
National Association for Campus Activities
The 92nd Street Y
YWCA Phoenix House  

Personal Growth

Chopra Center for Wellbeing
The Omega Institute 
Mind, Body & Spirit
Conscious Living
New Life Expo
Whole Life Expo
Body & Soul
Living Enrichment Center
Open U
Learning Exchange
Southeastern Health & Wellness Expo
Seminarios Imagen, Puerto Rico
The Learning Annex
Discover U
Empowering Woman Conference 


Unity Church of Dallas
Pacific Church of Religious Science
Church of Religious Science, Huntington Beach, CA
Church of Religious Science, Redondo Beach, CA
Mile Hi Church
Unity Expo
Unity Church of Atlanta
Unity Church of Houston
Unity Church of Phoenix
Unity Church of Walnut Creek
Unity Church of El Paso
Unity Church of Birmingham
Sacred Living Conference
Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian Church
Unity Church of Kansas
Unity Church of West Palm Beach
International New Thought Alliance

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Books by Barbara De Angelis:

    How Did I Get Here?: Finding Your Way to Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns

    All of us find ourselves, at one time or another facing the unexpected and asking “How did I get here?” Whether because of disappointments in love, crises in health, family or finances, professional dissatisfaction, or events beyond your control, life doesn′t look like you expected or intended it to.

    HOW DID I GET HERE? is a groundbreaking inspirational handbook for anyone of any age going through change, challenge or reevaluation in any aspect of their lives. It is about finding your way to renewed hope and happiness from wherever you are. Renowned transformational teacher Barbara De Angelis masterfully guides you through an understanding of your own life lessons, and teaches you how to successfully use whatever you′re going through as a springboard for regeneration and rebirth.

    We live in turbulent times of profound change, and many of us find ourselves at emotional and spiritual crossroads.

    HOW DID I GET HERE? offers illuminating teachings and practical, innovative techniques that free you to move forward into a life of renewed optimism, true contentment and courageous awakening. With her remarkable blend of timeless wisdom, practical techniques and down-to-earth advice, Barbara De Angelis helps you to :

    • Recognize and understand the significant transitions, turning points, and wake-up calls on your path
    • Transform fear into courage, confusion and into vision, and self-doubt into confidence
    • Turn what appear to be dead ends into doorways
    • Reclaim your passion and purpose for living and loving
    • Discover freedom, fulfillment and authenticity from the inside out

    Written with Barbara De Angelis′ trademark eloquence, honesty and compassion, and containing the treasures of her own thirty-five year quest for enlightenment, HOW DID I GET HERE is a more than uplifting, intimate and moving–it is a true transformational manual for achieving emotional and spiritual rebirth that will change your life.

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