Iyanla Vanzant is an ordained minister, lawyer, and spiritual life counselor who is a frequent guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is also the award-winning author of five New York Times best-sellers, and her debut spoken word album hit the Billboard Gospel Chart at number one.
Vanzant is founder and director of Inner Visions Institute of Spiritual Development, a multi-faceted training program that offers certification in mastery of life skills, life coaching, and ministerial ordination. In building a life of transformation on the foundation of her troubled past, she has become a standard bearer for the power of forgiveness and love to heal. She has been awarded an Oni by the International Congress of Black Women as one of the nation’s unsung heroes.