Marie Forleo (born December 7, 1975) is an American life coach, motivational speaker, author and web television host of Marie TV. [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] She is the owner of Marie Forleo International, B-School and MarieTV. [8] [9] [10]

Early life and education

Forleo, who was raised in New Jersey , graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in business finance in 1997. [11]

Career

Early career

After graduating from college, Forleo became a trading assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) . [8] [11] She left the NYSE to work for Gourmet and Mademoiselle . [8] [11] Forleo took an online course to learn the skills necessary to coach clients. [8] In 2001, she established a newsletter and gained subscribers and coaching clients from relationships she formed while bartending and instructing fitness and dance classes. [8] [12] [13] She became one of the first Nike Elite Dance Athletes in 2005. [12]

2008-present

In 2008, Forleo released Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You'll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself! . The book is published in sixteen different languages. [5] The following year, she founded Marie Forleo International, a business coaching practice. [4] The company focuses on small business and personal development training for entrepreneurs. [4] [12] In 2011, Sir Richard Branson invited Forleo to mentor young entrepreneurs at his Centre for Entrepreneurship. [9] That year, Forleo launched MarieTV, a web television show. [12] She spoke at the Life Is Beautiful conference in 2014. [14]

Oprah Winfrey called Forleo "a thought leader for the next generation." [4] Forbes.com listed her website on its list of "Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs." [15]

Personal life

Forleo is in a long-term relationship with Josh Pais , an acting coach and actor.