From welfare mother to New York Times best-selling author, from the Brooklyn projects to Emmy Award winner, from broken pieces to peace, Vanzant is one of the country’s most celebrated writers and public speakers, and she’s among the most influential, socially engaged and acclaimed spiritual life coaches.
Vanzant is the host and executive producer of the award-winning breakout hit “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” the No.1 reality show on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.
She holds multiple degrees — including a law degree from City University of New York — and was named one of Ebony magazine’s 100 most influential black Americans. She gained notoriety with a popular segment on The Oprah Winfrey Show in the late ‘90s and went on to write 15 books, including six New York Times best sellers.
Gloria Mayfield Banks has broken barriers with Mary Kay, becoming the first black woman to be named an independent elite executive national sales director with the cosmetics giant.
Gloria Mayfield Banks is an internationally renown entrepreneur, speaker and author who overcame dyslexia to earn degrees from Howard and Harvard universities. She also overcame domestic abuse to become the top-ranked elite national sales director for Mary Kay, leading a multimillion-dollar sales team. In her book Quantum Leaps, she gives readers 10 tips to help them soar personally and professionally.
Described as “energy in motion,” Mayfield Banks’s dynamic leadership style has been featured in Fortune, Black Enterprise, Glamour, and Ebony, as well as numerous TV appearances. Besides training professionals on six continents, the Baltimore resident founding partner of Charisma Factor, a corporate event planning company.