BEHIND THE SCENES: Thank You, Oprah
It’s taken me a few weeks since I sat in the United Center for Oprah’s last shows to post this. I needed the time to reflect on what this end of an era would feel like for me and for K2. And the answer is: I feel grateful.
Brava Ms. Winfrey! You are the greatest speaker and teacher millions will ever know. The humble humility and grace that I saw expressed at these shows along with genuine gratitude is what true transformation is about. I loved your show for the same reasons we all did: We saw a piece of ourselves in you. We could heal through and with you. You took on the most difficult lessons to learn and laughed with us, healed and touched us.
Brava to the producers who gave Ms. Winfrey the opportunity to feel the love after giving it for so long!
Brava and gratitude to @Lisaerspamer who fifteen years ago, having never met me before, took a meeting from a phone call (remember when publicists made calls and the media answered?) and booked and re-booked parenting expert, child psychologist, and now dearly departed Dr. Ruth Peters — magic moments in my career. These magic moments kept coming throughout my Harpo journey. Through K2, our clients could connect with the right people there, but I would never trade on it, never promise anything but that we would connect the message with the right person. We didn’t always get our clients on the show. Scheduling never allowed Ms. Winfrey to share a classroom with my mentor and friend, Tony Robbins. But I know for sure that these two are destined to connect and combined can move the world!
Brava and gratitude to the village behind the scenes, the passionate storytellers who helped every show make its impact on the world and on me! I will be forever grateful to my “girls” who trusted me, took my endless stream of calls and emails, and always listened even when we both knew what I was pitching wasn’t what they do. The lessons, the love, and most importantly the relationships with all of you will last well beyond this short goodbye, especially as all of them say it’s the next chapter that excites them!
Thank you – everyone at Oprah – for giving our clients a safe and respected platform to share their messages with the world. Thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to our next chapter together.