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Iyanla Vanzant

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Host & Executive Producer of "Iyanla Fix My Life"; #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author & Spiritual Life Coach

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 Iyanla Vanzant Biography

Author of seventeen titles; six-­‐time New York Times bestselling author; four-­‐time NAACP Image Award recipient; three-­‐time Gracie Award winner, three-­‐time Honorary Degree recipient, are not the best ways to describe Iyanla Vanzant. Mother, grandmother, good girlfriend, wise-­‐woman, life coach, spiritual teacher, soul technician, attorney, and “the fixer” are better but still, not quite right. Minister, prayer warrior, servant, cultural custodian and student of life are the words she would use because this captures the presence of her being and the essence of her soul.

Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of personal development and spiritual empowerment is best known for her riveting work as the host of "Iyanla Fix My Life" on the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). Oprah herself has called Vanzant, “the most powerful spiritual healer, fixer, teacher, on the planet.” Susan Taylor, former editor of Essence Magazine calls her, “The real deal, in the arena of personal healing and growth.” Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love says, “Iyanla is a walking, talking, miracle in heels, who carries the energy to heal the masses.” And, many of the 2 million plus, who follow her on FaceBook loving refer to her as, “auntie.” Yet, if you ask Vanzant she would say, I am just an ordinary person committed to doing extraordinary things as a demonstration of what is possible when you love God, have faith in yourself, and trust the amazing process called life.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Vanzant did not have an easy life. The product of an extra-­‐marital affair, she lost her mother at the age of 2. Shuffled between family members, suffering physical and sexual abuse, Vanzant gave birth to her first child at the age of 16. By age 21 she was the mother of three, live on public assistant in the projects. After spending nine-­years in an abusive relationship, she found her way to Medgar Evers College. 3 and a half years later, she graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Public Administration and Education. Immediately after graduating, she entered the City University Law School at Queens College as a member of the inaugural class. After graduation, she made her way to Philadelphia where she served in the Public Defender’s office. It was the urging of a still, small voice that told her to leave the Defender’s Office, and never return.

Two years later, after being evicted from her home, Vanzant was sleeping on a friend’s sofa when she got a call to teach women on public assistance who were preparing to rejoin the work force. She created a workbook for her students entitled: "Tapping the Power Within. "When that title turned twenty years old in 2009, Vanzant had authored thirteen additional titles including; "Acts of Faith: Daily Meditation for People of Color;" "The Value In The Valley: A Black Woman’s Guide Through Life’s Dilemmas;" "Until Today: Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind;" "Yesterday I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving;" "The Spirit of a Man: A Vision of Transformation for Black Men and the Women Who Love Them;" "Every Day I Pray : Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion;" and "In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want."

In 1994, Vanzant and her daughter Gemmia opened the doors to the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development, which offers classes and workshops for Personal Development, certification for Spiritual Life Coaching, and training for ministers of Spiritual Consciousness. As a life coach on NBC’s first daytime reality program, "Starting Over," Vanzant supported women in finding their way back to themselves, and onto a new path in life. As the host of her own daytime talk show, Vanzant inspired viewers with her down-­‐to-­‐earth style and wicked humor before she left the television arena to pursue her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. It was Vanzant’s personal quest for healing that inspired her to study Tapping, the Emotional Freedom Technique, a therapeutic psychological tool that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-­‐linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Today, Vanzant is a certified Tapping practitioner, a Certified Aromatherapist, and is currently studying to become a Master herbalist. According to Vanzant , each of these technologies has supported her in recognizing and understanding the role energy plays in the ability of an individual to have dominion in every area of their life.

“I went to school to study man’s law and along the way developed a renewed love and respect for God’s law and universal principles that have nothing to do with religion.” Vanzant shares her deep respect for and knowledge of spiritual law and principle in her fourth New York Times bestselling title: "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up: 40 Days And 40 Nights Toward Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth" and again in her fifth New York Times bestselling title; "Peace From Broken Pieces," where she chronicles her own healing journey after the death of her daughter. As an ordained minister and Yoruba priestess, Vanzant has garnered a deep and abiding respect for the tenacity of the human spirit and the power of the human mind that she offers to her loyal readers and faithful followers in a very practical way; do your work!

“It’s not the television show, or the red carpets or knowing how many followers I have that keeps me going. It’s remembering the truth of who I am; a girl from Brooklyn, who has made many, many mistakes and is still God’s Beloved.” Cooking and scrapbook making are her guilty pleasures. Making soap and body products is her hobby. Studying the Bible and other sacred texts is the foundation of her life. Watching re-­‐runs of Law and Order is her joy. Spending time with her grandchildren and doing her own laundry is what keeps her grounded. Knowing that she is on purpose, loving what she does, and doing everything with excellence is what Iyanla Vanzant says makes her the woman that she is today.

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Books
Our Relationship With The World

Our Relationship With The World

Acts of Faith: 25th Anniversary Edition

Acts of Faith: 25th Anniversary Edition

Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women: 20th Anniversary Edition

Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women: 20th Anniversary Edition

Get Over It!: Thought Therapy for Healing the Hard Stuff

Get Over It!: Thought Therapy for Healing the Hard Stuff

Trust: Mastering the Four Essential Trusts: Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, Trust in Life

Trust: Mastering the Four Essential Trusts: Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, Trust in Life

Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything

Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything

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  • A Conversation with Iyana Vanzant

  • Tapping the Power Within

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Iyanla Vanzant

5 out of 5

Host & Executive Producer of "Iyanla Fix My Life"; #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author & Spiritual Life Coach

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Iyanla Vanzant Biography

Author of seventeen titles; six-­‐time New York Times bestselling author; four-­‐time NAACP Image Award recipient; three-­‐time Gracie Award winner, three-­‐time Honorary Degree recipient, are not the best ways to describe Iyanla Vanzant. Mother, grandmother, good girlfriend, wise-­‐woman, life coach, spiritual teacher, soul technician, attorney, and “the fixer” are better but still, not quite right. Minister, prayer warrior, servant, cultural custodian and student of life are the words she would use because this captures the presence of her being and the essence of her soul.

Rev. Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of personal development and spiritual empowerment is best known for her riveting work as the host of "Iyanla Fix My Life" on the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). Oprah herself has called Vanzant, “the most powerful spiritual healer, fixer, teacher, on the planet.” Susan Taylor, former editor of Essence Magazine calls her, “The real deal, in the arena of personal healing and growth.” Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love says, “Iyanla is a walking, talking, miracle in heels, who carries the energy to heal the masses.” And, many of the 2 million plus, who follow her on FaceBook loving refer to her as, “auntie.” Yet, if you ask Vanzant she would say, I am just an ordinary person committed to doing extraordinary things as a demonstration of what is possible when you love God, have faith in yourself, and trust the amazing process called life.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Vanzant did not have an easy life. The product of an extra-­‐marital affair, she lost her mother at the age of 2. Shuffled between family members, suffering physical and sexual abuse, Vanzant gave birth to her first child at the age of 16. By age 21 she was the mother of three, live on public assistant in the projects. After spending nine-­years in an abusive relationship, she found her way to Medgar Evers College. 3 and a half years later, she graduated Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Public Administration and Education. Immediately after graduating, she entered the City University Law School at Queens College as a member of the inaugural class. After graduation, she made her way to Philadelphia where she served in the Public Defender’s office. It was the urging of a still, small voice that told her to leave the Defender’s Office, and never return.

Two years later, after being evicted from her home, Vanzant was sleeping on a friend’s sofa when she got a call to teach women on public assistance who were preparing to rejoin the work force. She created a workbook for her students entitled: "Tapping the Power Within. "When that title turned twenty years old in 2009, Vanzant had authored thirteen additional titles including; "Acts of Faith: Daily Meditation for People of Color;" "The Value In The Valley: A Black Woman’s Guide Through Life’s Dilemmas;" "Until Today: Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind;" "Yesterday I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving;" "The Spirit of a Man: A Vision of Transformation for Black Men and the Women Who Love Them;" "Every Day I Pray : Prayers for Awakening to the Grace of Inner Communion;" and "In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want."

In 1994, Vanzant and her daughter Gemmia opened the doors to the Inner Visions Institute for Spiritual Development, which offers classes and workshops for Personal Development, certification for Spiritual Life Coaching, and training for ministers of Spiritual Consciousness. As a life coach on NBC’s first daytime reality program, "Starting Over," Vanzant supported women in finding their way back to themselves, and onto a new path in life. As the host of her own daytime talk show, Vanzant inspired viewers with her down-­‐to-­‐earth style and wicked humor before she left the television arena to pursue her Master’s Degree in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. It was Vanzant’s personal quest for healing that inspired her to study Tapping, the Emotional Freedom Technique, a therapeutic psychological tool that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-­‐linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Today, Vanzant is a certified Tapping practitioner, a Certified Aromatherapist, and is currently studying to become a Master herbalist. According to Vanzant , each of these technologies has supported her in recognizing and understanding the role energy plays in the ability of an individual to have dominion in every area of their life.

“I went to school to study man’s law and along the way developed a renewed love and respect for God’s law and universal principles that have nothing to do with religion.” Vanzant shares her deep respect for and knowledge of spiritual law and principle in her fourth New York Times bestselling title: "One Day My Soul Just Opened Up: 40 Days And 40 Nights Toward Spiritual Strength and Personal Growth" and again in her fifth New York Times bestselling title; "Peace From Broken Pieces," where she chronicles her own healing journey after the death of her daughter. As an ordained minister and Yoruba priestess, Vanzant has garnered a deep and abiding respect for the tenacity of the human spirit and the power of the human mind that she offers to her loyal readers and faithful followers in a very practical way; do your work!

“It’s not the television show, or the red carpets or knowing how many followers I have that keeps me going. It’s remembering the truth of who I am; a girl from Brooklyn, who has made many, many mistakes and is still God’s Beloved.” Cooking and scrapbook making are her guilty pleasures. Making soap and body products is her hobby. Studying the Bible and other sacred texts is the foundation of her life. Watching re-­‐runs of Law and Order is her joy. Spending time with her grandchildren and doing her own laundry is what keeps her grounded. Knowing that she is on purpose, loving what she does, and doing everything with excellence is what Iyanla Vanzant says makes her the woman that she is today.

Iyanla Vanzant Videos

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Iyanla Vanzant Speaking Topics

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  • How to book Iyanla Vanzant?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Iyanla Vanzant for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Iyanla Vanzant, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Iyanla Vanzant or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Iyanla Vanzant?

    Booking fees for Iyanla Vanzant, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Iyanla Vanzant, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Iyanla Vanzant?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Iyanla Vanzant for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Iyanla Vanzant for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Iyanla Vanzant or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Iyanla Vanzant or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Iyanla Vanzant is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as A Conversation with Iyana Vanzant and Tapping the Power Within. The estimated speaking fee range to book Iyanla Vanzant for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Iyanla Vanzant generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daymond John, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Elaine Welteroth and Joan Lunden. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Iyanla Vanzant for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Iyanla Vanzant Speaker Videos

  • Iyanla Vanzant on How to Overcome Fear & Thrive During the ...
    Iyanla Vanzant Explains Why You Need to Stay Calm During ...
  • "Do Not ACCEPT The UNACCEPTABLE!" - Iyanla Vanzant ...
    Grab a snack and chew on today's lessons from a woman who went from being born in the back of a taxi in Brooklyn, New York, having a petty ...

Iyanla Vanzant Speaking Topics

  • A Conversation with Iyana Vanzant

  • Tapping the Power Within

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