Motivational speaker and author who hosted the series Fix My Life and Iyanla.
She was named to Ebony Magazine's list of 100 Most Influential Black Americans.
She gained national fame for being a regular on The Oprah Winfrey Show and Oprah's Lifeclass.
She graduated from Virginia Union University, where she was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
She has two daughters, Gemmia and Nisa.