Marie Forleo

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Marie Forleo
Marie Forleo.jpg
Marie Forleo in 2015
Born (1975-12-07) December 7, 1975 (age 44)[citation needed]
Alma materSeton Hall University
OccupationLife coach, motivational speaker, author, web television host
Partner(s)Josh Pais

Marie Forleo (born December 7, 1975) is an American entrepreneur. She is a New York Times bestselling author for the advice books, Everything is Figureoutable and Make Every Man Want You.[1] According to Harper's Bazaar, Forleo is a "self-made millionaire" that started her career "serving drinks, cleaning toilets, and waiting tables" as well as hip-hop dancing.[2][3]

In 2010, she founded Marie Forleo International.[3][4] She also started the online business program called B-School, which has worked with 55,000 people in 148 countries on their small businesses.[5][6][7] Forleo hosts and stars in MarieTV, a YouTube web series, and The Marie Forleo Podcast.[8]


Forleo was raised in New Jersey. She graduated as valedictorian from Seton Hall University with a degree in business finance in 1997.[9]

She is married to actor Josh Pais.[5]


After graduating from college, Forleo became a trading assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).[10][9] She left the NYSE to work for Gourmet and Mademoiselle.[10][9] In 2001, she established a newsletter and gained subscribers and coaching clients from relationships she formed while bartending and instructing fitness and dance classes.[10][11][12] She became one of the first Nike Elite Dance Athletes in 2005.[11] She starred in the dance fitness videos such as Crunch: Cardio Dance Blast in 2005 and Prevention Fitness Systems - Dance Yourself Thin in 2006.[13]

In 2008, Forleo released Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You'll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!. The book has been published in 16 languages.[14] The following year, she founded Marie Forleo International, a business coaching practice.[4] She also started an online business course called B-School, which has educated with 55,000 people in 148 countries on their small businesses.[6][7][15] In 2009, Forleo was interviewed by Tony Robbins as a marketing expert for his "The New Money Masters" series and in 2011, Sir Richard Branson invited Forleo to mentor young entrepreneurs at his Centre for Entrepreneurship.[16][17] That year, Forleo launched MarieTV, a web television show.[11] In 2012, Forleo appeared on a SuperSoul Sunday discussion about life and spirituality with Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Bernstein and Mastin Kipp.[18]

She spoke at the Life Is Beautiful conference in 2014.[19] Later that year, her company, Marie Forleo International, was listed on Inc's list of top 500 fastest growing private companies.[20] Inc. also named Marie Forleo International as one of the top 50 fastest growing female-led companies.[21]

Forleo starred in the 5-part docuseries, Transcendence: Live Life Beyond the Ordinary, in 2018, and in the documentary, We Rise Up, in 2019.[22][23] In September 2019, Forleo released Everything is Figureoutable: One Simple Belief to Create Unstoppable Success, which was based on her concept on Oprah Winfrey's SuperSoul Sessions. The book was a New York Times bestseller.[15][24]


  • Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You'll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself! (2008) ISBN 978-0071597814
  • Everything is Figureoutable: One Simple Belief to Create Unstoppable Success (2019) ISBN 978-0525534990


  • Crunch Cardio Dance Blast (2005)
  • Prevention Fitness Systems - Dance Yourself Thin (2006)
  • Dance Off: Tummy Tone Party (2006)
  • Dream Girl (2016)
  • Transcendence (2018)
  • Today Show (2019)
  • We Rise Up (2019)[13]


  1. ^ "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Why we need to stop underestimating optimism". Harper's Bazaar.
  3. ^ a b "Feeling Like a Failure with a Day Job? It May Mean Success". Inc.
  4. ^ a b Cari Sommer (February 22, 2012). "When You've Got it- Flaunt it: A Case Study on Marie Forleo". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Dr Monique Y. Wells (December 11, 2014). "Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back: Marie Forleo". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Business coach Marie Forleo explains how she created her dream job and got hundreds of thousands of fans". Business Insider.
  7. ^ a b "13 Books By Successful Women That'll Actually Help Your Career". Refinery29.
  8. ^ "Why Multiple Streams Of Income Are Important, According To This Pioneering Life Coach". Girl Boss.
  9. ^ a b c "The New Money Masters" (PDF). Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Leigh Buchanan. "Marie Forleo and the High Art of People Pleasing". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c "Interview: Marie Forleo". Archived from the original on April 13, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  12. ^ Leigh Buchanan. "Inside the Mind of the Entrepreneur". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  13. ^ a b IMDb
  14. ^ Paulette Cohn. "Marie Forleo: How to Make Every Man Want You". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Marie Forleo's Guiding Life Philosophy: Everything Is Figureoutable". Success.
  16. ^ "Tips from Tony Robbins on how to live rich". Tampa Bay Times. March 27, 2016.
  17. ^ Kathy Caprino (June 17, 2013). "What Marie Forleo Taught Me About Selling My Soul". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  18. ^ Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Bernstein, Mastin Kipp, Marie Forleo (November 18, 2012). Soul to Soul with the Next Generation.
  19. ^ "Marie Forleo". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  20. ^ "Introducing the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America". Inc. 2014.
  21. ^ Graham Rapier. "The 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Private Companies in America". Inc.
  22. ^ Transcendence
  23. ^ We Rise Up
  24. ^ "Marie Forleo shares life lessons from her new book". Today.

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