Iyanla Vanzant is one of America's most profound spiritual leaders and acclaimed empowerment legends. She is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show host and living testament to the value in life's valleys and the power of acting on faith. Her body of work spans over three decades to include 15 published books, 5 NY Times bestsellers (translated into 23 languages), CDs, television, radio and on stage performances.
Her latest book, Peace from Broken Pieces, chronicles her extraordinary professional success against the back drop of personal tragedy. Peace from Broken Pieces shares the spiritual lessons learned and the wisdom gained during a difficult time when her marriage was crumbling and her daughter was losing her battle with cancer. Her other books include Tapping the Power Within, Acts of Faith, and Up From Here: Reclaiming the Male Spirit among others.
Today, Iyanla is the host of Iyanla: Fix My Life, the number one reality show on the OWN network, produced by Harpo Studios. Iyanla goes behind closed doors and deep inside people's lives for emotionally, riveting conversations where she applies spiritual practices to bring forth inner peace and healing.
Ebony Magazine says "Iyanla's books, lectures and television appearances have made her a multimedia high priestess of healthy relationships." According to Emerge Magazine, she is "one of the most dynamic speakers in the United States." On stage, as she tours the country, Iyanla uses humor and straight talk to deliver her consistent message of love, forgiveness and living your best life.
Iyanla embodies a no-nonsense approach in her message and teaching style. Outspoken, fiery, transparent, truthful, and sage-like are just a few of the common adjectives used when describing Iyanla Vanzant. There is no better arena in which to experience Iyanla's dynamic presence as teacher and spiritual guide than in one of her regular weekend retreats at Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development. As Founder of Inner Visions World Wide, Iyanla is actively engaged in training new spiritual leaders, spiritual life coaches and ordained ministers. Thousands of followers are filling audiences to connect and engage with this once public defender, summa cum laude graduate of City University of New York Law School, who is now dedicated to facilitating the growth and evolution of human consciousness.