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Iyanla  Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant

Lawyer, New Thought Spiritual Teacher, Author & TV Personality

Iyanla Vanzant

Lawyer, New Thought Spiritual Teacher, Author & TV Personality


From welfare mother to New York Times’ best-selling author, from the Brooklyn projects to Emmy Award winner, from broken pieces to peace, Iyanla Vanzant is one of the country’s most prolific writers, public speakers and among the most influential, socially engaged and acclaimed spiritual life coaches of our time. Executive Producer and Host of the breakout hit Iyanla: Fix My Life on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Iyanla Vanzant’s focus on faith, empowerment and loving relationships has inspired millions around the world.

Now in its third season, Iyanla: Fix My Life has received critical acclaim. Columnist Nancy Colasurdo proclaimed it is "what reality television can be. It’s what it should be. Reaching for our best selves. Focusing on what can make our lives meaningful.” Critic Jon Caramanica proposes that Iyanla possesses "a mystical air but with a deeply grounded approach.” According to Oprah Winfrey, Iyanla: Fix My Life “puts the real in reality.”

The author of 16 books, including an astounding five New York Times’ best sellers, Vanzant’s work has been translated into 23 languages and has sold over 8 million copies. With her no-nonsense approach and underlying message of “live better by loving yourself,” she has ignited the universal spark of self-discovery.   

A familiar face on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Vanzant is a frequent co-host on Oprah’s LifeClass, the revolutionary self-help program that showcases lessons, revelations and aha moments striving to make lives better, happier and more fulfilling. Each episode features segments with guests from around the world, who connect through Skype, Facebook and Twitter.

Vanzant’s latest NY Times best seller, the triumphant Peace from Broken Pieces, chronicles her extraordinary professional success against the backdrop of personal tragedy. As she dazzled as a regular guest expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show and then on her own daily talk show, Iyanla, her marriage was crumbling and, tragically, her daughter was losing her battle with cancer. Peace from Broken Pieces shares the spiritual lessons learned and the strength and wisdom gained.

As one of the nation’s most sought after public speakers, Vanzant has an innate ability to intimately connect and engage her audiences, heightening their self-awareness and quest for fulfillment. According to Emerge Magazine, she is “one of the most dynamic speakers in the United States.” Ebony magazine says, “Iyanla’s books, lectures and television appearances have made her a multimedia high priestess of healthy relationships.”

A woman of passion, vision and purpose, in addition to her renowned work as a speaker and author, Iyanla Vanzant is the Founder of Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. With classes and workshops conducted throughout the United States, this multicultural global network of people seeks to facilitate healing, growth and spiritual development with the ultimate goal of experiencing peace, joy and love in every aspect of their lives.

Speaker Videos

Iyanla’s Most Powerful Pieces of Advice | OWN

Try This When You Have Self-Doubt | OWN

Iyanla Vanzant Breaks Down Her Spiritual Code of Conduct | Essence

You Alone Are Enough | The Oprah Winfrey Show

On Making Peace | SuperSoul Sunday

Speech Topics

Tapping the Power Within

Women's Empowerment

My Teacher, My Hero