Iyanla Vanzant Touches Lives With Wise Words and an Indomitable Spirit


“We knew almost instantly that Iyanla was going to be a hit.” – Oprah Winfrey

Named by Ebony magazine as one of the “100 most influential Black Americans,” and having kept company with the likes of Deepak Chopra, Oprah, and various thought leaders as an inspirational speaker and spirituality teacher, Iyanla Vanzant is truly a motivational powerhouse. Faced with loss and disappointments both before and in the midst of fame, it’s not surprising that Iyanla’s own life story also serves as a means of inspiration and a reminder of the power of perseverance.

“I surround people in unconditional acceptance and love to such a degree that everything that is unloving about them rises to the surface.” – Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla is celebrated worldwide as a New York Times best-selling author, with over 8 million books sold. Also a well-known television personality, Iyanla’s highly rated show Fix My Life on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) is far from your typical reality series. Through the plights of others, Iyanla encourages both guests and viewers to dig deep and find their own truth in order to feel better, and ultimately, be better.

“I’ve always wanted people to know who they are from the inside. Then they can create the life they desire and deserve. I’ve always believed that my job was to facilitate the evolution of the human consciousness,” says Iyanla. While powerful in her approach, she remains gentle and passionate as a servant of those in crisis, sharing the knowledge and vulnerability that makes her unforgettable.

Ms. Iyanla Vanzant, along with Mr. Michael Beckwith, were the headliners at Elevated Talk, which was appropriately themed; Where the glory begins – Moving beyond your comfort zone. This event took place on June 25th in Montego Bay to ignite the passions of attendees through renewed spiritual and mental energy.