Wieder, Marcia 1956–
Wieder, Marcia 1956–
PERSONAL: Born October 5, 1956, in New York, NY; daughter of Murray and Roberta Wieder. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Maryland, B.A., 1978.
CAREER: Westinghouse, Washington, DC, television producer, 1978–82; TVI (media agency), Washington, DC, owner and president, 1982–92; Marcia Wieder Enterprises, San Francisco, CA, motivational speaker, 1992–. Dream Coach, Inc., owner and president; Dream Coach University, teacher and leader; speaker at other institutions, including Stanford University; presenter of a television special, Make Your Dreams Come True, Public Broadcasting Service, 2000; guest on media programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Today Show.
MEMBER: National Speakers Association, Direct Selling Association, National Association of Women Business Owners (past president).
AWARDS, HONORS: Young Entrepreneur Award, Chivas Regal distillers, 1987; Women in Business advocate of the year, Small Business Administration; President Reagan Award of Excellence.
Life Is but a Dream: Wise Techniques for an Inspirational Journey, MasterMedia (New York, NY), 1996.
Doing Less and Having More: Five Easy Steps for Discovering What You Really Want, and Getting It, Morrow (New York, NY), 1998.
Also author of Making Your Dreams Come True: A Plan for Easily Discovering and Achieving the Life You Want! MasterMedia (New York, NY); and of a ten-volume series of e-books, "Dream Movement," privately printed, 2005. Author of a self-help column in San Francisco Chronicle and at various Internet Web sites. Contributor to other periodicals, including Woman's Day.
ADAPTATIONS: The book Making Your Dreams Come True was also adapted as an audiobook, read by the author, Random House Audio, 2000.
SIDELIGHTS: In 1992 Marcia Wieder left her position as president of her own marketing and media agency in Washington, DC, and moved to San Francisco to pursue a simpler life. She is a motivational speaker, presenting seminars on visionary planning, goal realization, and team construction.
In Doing Less and Having More: Five Easy Steps for Discovering What You Really Want, and Getting It Wieder illustrates how readers can achieve their goals and find peace by following her five step program. A reviewer in Publishers Weekly reported that these steps are: "discovering your passion, defining your dreams, identifying and choosing your beliefs, performing small tasks to advance your goals, and building a team of supportive people." The book stresses the importance of healthy living and meditation and has exercises dispersed throughout. Personal narratives are also included and the book concludes with inspirational quotations.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Library Journal, August, 1998, Lisa S. Wise, review of Doing Less and Having More: Five Easy Steps for Discovering What You Really Want, and Getting It, p. 117.
Publishers Weekly, August 3, 1998, review of Doing Less and Having More, p. 65.
Redbook, July, 2006.
Dream Coach Web site, http://www.dreamcoach.com (June 3, 2006).