Award-winning author, speaker, spiritual life coach and television host Iyanla Vanzant will join celebrity lifestyle and branding coach Harriette Cole for a live discussion Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. EST, with the AARP Black Community on Facebook. Join us for a live Q&A session and the inspiration you need to set your 2021 intentions. (If you mis the live stream, you can visit the AARP Black Community's Facebook event page to watch the replay.)
For more than three decades Vanzant has been helping us keep the faith in the valleys of life with her best-selling books and CDs and her television, radio and stage performances. One of the most celebrated writers and speakers of our community and our time, Vanzant has published 15 books, including six New York Times best sellers (translated into 23 languages and with sales exceeding eight million copies), and she has toured the country for years delivering her messages of healing, love and forgiveness.
Spirit is the key to everything we desire. It is our weatherproofing, our Teflon, our line of credit that assures if we just keep putting one foot in front of the other, one day there will be a miraculous payoff.”
Wise and witty, authentic and affirming, Vanzant gives it to us straight — no chaser — but always from a place of love. She gives us spiritual principles and then pushes us to do the work and put those principles into practice, all because she wants us to find inner peace and live our best lives.
Her no-nonsense approach helped her show Iyanla, Fix My Life, for which she has served as host and executive producer, become the No. 1 reality show on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).
Named one of the 100 most influential Black Americans by Ebony magazine,
Vanzant’s own life is an inspiring story of transformation as she made her way from welfare recipient to New York Times best-selling author, from Brooklyn public housing to law school, from brokenness to peace.
The name “Iyanla,” which Vanzant took on in her 20s means “Great Mother.” For years, Vanzant has been exactly that to so many in the Black community, regardless of age. She can help us become the highest version of ourselves in spite of poverty, abuse, loss or anything else in our past because she’s fought so many battles of her own — and won.
During our talk with Vanzant, we’ll uncover more about her personal journey and discuss what life has been like for her during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll also chat about her work with Oprah Winfrey, why she decided to end the show Fix My Life and what she’s working on next.
Vanzant has observed: “What I have learned from all of the difficulties in my own life is that human beings have very thick skin. I call that skin our spirit, our highest most powerful self. Spirit is the key to everything we desire. It is our weatherproofing, our Teflon, our line of credit that assures if we just keep putting one foot in front of the other, one day there will be a miraculous payoff.”
If you’re ready to invite miracles into your own life, join us for today’s discussion with the one and only Iyanla!