Marie Forleo

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Marie Forleo
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Born (1975-12-07) December 7, 1975 (age 47)[citation needed]
Alma materSeton Hall University
Occupation(s)Life coach, motivational speaker, author, web television host
(m. 2006)

Marie Forleo (born December 7, 1975) [1] is an American entrepreneur and founder of Marie Forleo International.[2][3] She is known for her advice books Everything is Figureoutable[4] and Make Every Man Want You,[5] as well as the online business program B-School.[6][7][8] Forleo hosts MarieTV, a YouTube web series, and The Marie Forleo Podcast.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Forleo was raised in New Jersey. She graduated as valedictorian from Seton Hall University with a degree in business finance in 1997.[10]

She is married to actor Josh Pais.[6]


After graduating from college, Forleo became a trading assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).[11][10] She left the NYSE to work for Gourmet and Mademoiselle.[11][10] In 2001, she established an online newsletter and gained subscribers and coaching clients from relationships she formed while bartending and instructing fitness and dance classes.[11][12][13]

In 2008, Forleo released Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You'll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!. The following year, she founded Marie Forleo International, a business coaching practice.[3] She also started a web television show called MarieTV.[12] In May of 2011, she launched the online business course "Rich, Happy & Hot B-School" with fellow entrepreneur Laura Roeder.[14][15] Eventually, the program name was shortened to "B-School."

Forleo starred in the 5-part docuseries, Transcendence: Live Life Beyond the Ordinary, in 2018, and in the documentary, We Rise Up, in 2019.[16][17] In September 2019, Forleo released Everything is Figureoutable: One Simple Belief to Create Unstoppable Success. The book was a #1 New York Times bestseller.[18][19]


In May 2020, Forleo came under fire[20] for her response to the murder of George Floyd, when she shut down comments in her Facebook community, removing comments from Black community members, and urging customers to discuss the matter privately[21].  Hundreds of customers left her B-School  community in protest, citing Forleo’s history of remaining silent on social issues.


  • 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)
  • Women’s Health- The Wedding Workout(2006)
  • Dance Off: Tummy Tone Party (2006)
  • Dream Girl (2016)
  • Transcendence (2018)
  • Today Show (2019)
  • We Rise Up (2019)


  1. ^ Forleo, Marie. "Go Shorty, It's My Birthday".
  2. ^ "Feeling Like a Failure with a Day Job? It May Mean Success". Inc. 10 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b Cari Sommer (February 22, 2012). "When You've Got it- Flaunt it: A Case Study on Marie Forleo". Forbes. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  4. ^ Galla, Brittany. "What Trick Helps Marie Forleo Achieve Her Goals? Everything Is Figureoutable Author Talks Imposter Syndrome, Burnout". Parade: Entertainment, Recipes, Health, Life, Holidays. Retrieved 2022-10-17.
  5. ^ "Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous". The New York Times.
  6. ^ a b Dr Monique Y. Wells (December 11, 2014). "Successful Woman Entrepreneurs Give Back: Marie Forleo". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  7. ^ "Business coach Marie Forleo explains how she created her dream job and got hundreds of thousands of fans". Business Insider.
  8. ^ "13 Books By Successful Women That'll Actually Help Your Career". Refinery29.
  9. ^ "Why Multiple Streams Of Income Are Important, According To This Pioneering Life Coach". Girl Boss.
  10. ^ a b c "The New Money Masters" (PDF). Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c Leigh Buchanan (20 August 2014). "Marie Forleo and the High Art of People Pleasing". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Interview: Marie Forleo". Archived from the original on April 13, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  13. ^ Leigh Buchanan (20 August 2014). "Inside the Mind of the Entrepreneur". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  14. ^ "Instant Money Maker". 2011-05-14. Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2022-10-17.
  15. ^ "Marie Forleo | Helping Women Around The World Live Rich, Happy & Hot!". 2011-05-08. Archived from the original on 2011-05-08. Retrieved 2022-10-17.
  16. ^ Transcendence
  17. ^ We Rise Up
  18. ^ "Marie Forleo's Guiding Life Philosophy: Everything Is Figureoutable". Success. 30 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Marie Forleo shares life lessons from her new book". Today.
  20. ^ Rodgers, Rachel (May 30, 2020). "Marie Forleo and the Good White Liberal Response".
  21. ^ Lebron, Trudi (May 30, 2020). "B-school and silencing in the age of "we're not having it"".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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