Marie Forleo is an American life coach, motivational speaker, author and web television host. She is the owner of Marie Forleo International, B-School and MarieTV.
After graduating from college, Forleo became a trading assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). She left the NYSE to work for Gourmet and Mademoiselle. Forleo took an online course to learn the skills necessary to coach clients. In 2001, she established a newsletter and gained subscribers and coaching clients from relationships she formed while bartending and instructing fitness and dance classes. She became one of the first Nike Elite Dance Athletes in 2005.
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. The following year, she founded Marie Forleo International, a business coaching practice. The company focuses on small business and personal development training for entrepreneurs. In 2011, Sir Richard Branson invited Forleo to mentor young entrepreneurs at his Centre for Entrepreneurship. That year, Forleo launched MarieTV, a web television show. She spoke at the Life Is Beautiful conference in 2014.
Oprah Winfrey called Forleo “a thought leader for the next generation.” Forbes.com listed her website on its list of “Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs.”