Iyanla Vanzant is one of America’s most profound spiritual leaders. Her body of work spans more than three decades and includes six New York Times best sellers (translated into 23 languages and with sales exceeding 8 million copies), CDs, television, radio, and stage performances. Her latest book, Peace from Broken Pieces, chronicles her extraordinary professional success against the back drop of personal tragedy.

Vanzant is the former host of Iyanla: Fix My Life, the number one reality show on the OWN network. She is also founder of Inner Visions World Wide, where she trains new spiritual leaders, spiritual life coaches, and ordained ministers.

A former public defender, Vanzant embodies a no-nonsense, outspoken, firey, transparent, and truthful approach in her message and teaching style. She uses humor and straight talk to deliver a consistent message of love, forgiveness, and living your best life. 

Vanzant has received numerous awards and accolades for the power and impact of her work, including an Oni from the International Congress of Black Women as one of the nation’s unsung heroes. She is hailed as one of the country’s most influential African Americans (Ebony magazine 2004 and 1999) and as one of the country’s most 100 Influential Women (Woman’s Day magazine 2003).

What Others are Saying About Iyanla Vanzant

“[Iyanla Vanzant is] an inspiration to all women.”
—Tom Bradley, former mayor of Los Angeles

“Every day I read Iyanla Vanzant’s inspired work, my soul just opens up! And so will yours if you heed her advice on how to achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and self-assurance.”
—Tavis Smiley, host of Tavis Smiley on PBS

“Iyanla Vanzant focuses on healing lives and letting people know that someone cares.”
—Los Angeles Times