BJ Gallagher is an inspirational author and speaker. She writes business books that educate and empower, womens books that enlighten and entertain, and gift books that inspire and inform. Whether her audience is corporate suits, working women, or simply people eager to live fulfilling lives, her message is powerful, positive, and practical. She motivates and teaches with empathy, understanding, and more than a little humor.
BJs international best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins has sold over 300,000 copies in 21 languages. Her other books include: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women and A True Friend Is Someone Just Like You.
BJ and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, the Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs. She is quoted almost weekly in various newspapers, womens magazines, and websites, including: O the Oprah magazine, Redbook, Womans World, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, Womans World, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, CareerBuilder.com, MSNBC.com, ClubMom.com, SavvyMiss.com, among others.
In addition to writing books, BJ also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences and professional meetings across the country. Her corporate clients include: IBM, Chevron, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, the Assistance League, Chrysler, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., Infiniti, Nissan, among others.
BJ is the former manager of training and development for the Los Angeles Times, where she was responsible for management development, sales training, customer service seminars, diversity training, specialized programs for women, and the development of high potential managers.
BJ is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California, earning summa cum laude honors with her BA in Sociology. She has completed the coursework for a PhD in Social Ethics, also at USC.