Barbara Sher’s Idea Party


How Does the Online Idea Party Work?

You have a dream or a wish, and an obstacle to getting there. (If you don’t think you know your wish, work through my kick-starter and read this post. To learn why you must put logic aside to find your dream, read the following.)

The online Idea Party is here to help you – and the other fellow party goers – with your wishes and obstacles.

Voices from Success Teams and Idea Parties:

Having a team to report to and hearing what everybody did each week is very exciting. It’s kept me moving all year. In the past I made some good starts on my own, but found, every time, when the energy ran out, I ran out. Now it doesn’t run out.
Jade G.
Children’s Playroom Therapist, New York Hospital

I would do a painting a year, a sketch a year. If it was only me I know I would never do it. Having to tell you makes all the difference. It’s crazy why I didn’t do this years ago, it’s so easy all of a sudden.
Caroline R. Personnel Executive, Macy’s Dept Store

Post Your Wish and Your Obstacle Here!

And help your team mates out when you can. Use the Reply link to help, the form below the comments to add your own Wish and Obstacle.

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  1. Hello 🙂 I just found Barbara Sher and i love every word she is saying. I really want to join a Idea Party and inspire and get inspired. When is the next one? Thank you so much.


  2. this is not a wish / obstacle, but an invitation to a Weekend with tipps and tricks to make your dreams come true with life coaches trained by Barbara Sher herself. And to a life- Ideaparty via Zoom – in English and German.
    Get reay, and regeister, to make your dreamscome true 🙂

    Meet us online and get inspired by short presentations and finaly by watching the premiere preview of a documentary , remeber her.
    We cordially invite you to join us!

    Saturday, May 6th, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in German (CEST – German time zone)
    Sunday, May 7th, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in English (CEST – German time zone)

    Online via Zoom, access data after registration (see below)

    Lectures, small workshops and win coaching vouchers

    We came up with a Red (Common) Thread that contains the core statements of Barbara Sher’s “teachings”:

    • (Re)discovering wishes and dreams
    • Concretising, planning & implementing a dream
    • Dealing with obstacles & resistance
    • Isolation is the Dream Killer: Support through ideas & inspiration during Blockbusters, Idea Parties and above all Successful Teams
    • Scanners: We explain what it means to be a Scanner and how Scanners can use their talents creatively and productively.

    As a special highlight, we will show excerpts from an as yet unreleased documentary film about Barbara Sher.

    Throughout the day there will always be an opportunity to get tips and ideas for your own wish.


    Participation is free; Donations are welcome!


    More details soon.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Astrid Meyer and the wonderful Orga-Team
    find coaches:

    Online Idea Party via Zoom with Barbara Sher Coaches – in English
    Friday the 12th of May 2023 From 7 to 9 pm German time
    A Zoom Idea Party
    Please register by email at if interested

    In German: Thursday May 11th, 6 – 8. pm CEST

    • Dear Astrid,
      I am having a beastly time signing up. It won’t work. It won’t accept any password I try to send it, the one for this platform or any other. And then, if I hit “Forgot Password,” then Google wants to send me some notification or other to a non-existent phone number before I can sign up!
      I don’t have a smart phone. My technology at this time consists of a
      land line and this computer. I have no idea what in the world phone number it thinks I have. This is just my luck with systems like this. Two things are axiomatic with me, it seems. There is not a system on Earth which will accept any password I give it; I can never be found in anyone’s system; and finally, I fry any computer I get in front of, including this one! Constantly! Computers, Beschmuters!!
      (Sigh!) So can I sign up at all, or What? I want to be there. It’ll be fun.
      And how many hours are you away from London? One, two, or three?
      I know that they are 8 hours ahead of us. (Pacific Daylight Time–think Seattle, and then you’ll have it about right for where I live.)

      • Dear Mary Ann,
        I am sorry, to hear that you face problems with registration and any techstuff.
        There is no need for any password or login

        Just send an E-Mail to

        with your name and date (saturday or sunday)
        and your will then get the ZoomLink and hand-outs via email

        so we hope, the zoomlink will work for you.

        it is TimeZone Berlin/Brussels (London + 1 Hour)

        We are looking forward to meet you. It will be amazing!
        We choose the time on sundy hoping it would be fine for people worldwide.

        good luck!!

        • Dear Astrid,
          I still can’t get in this way, so what I’m going to do is send a regular email from my existing email account, and I hope that you get it. It won’t be sent from this platform.

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