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]


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]


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] 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.