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
Home townNew Jersey
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] [10]


Early career[edit]

After graduating from college, Forleo became a trading assistant on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).[11][9] She left the NYSE to work for Gourmet and Mademoiselle.[11][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.[11][12][13] She became one of the first Nike Elite Dance Athletes in 2005.[12] She starred in the dance fitness videos such as Crunch: Cardio Dance Blast in 2005 and Prevention Fitness Systems - Dance Yourself Thin in 2006.[14]


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 16 languages.[15] 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.[16] That year, Forleo launched MarieTV, a web television show.[12] She spoke at the Life Is Beautiful conference in 2014.[17]

Oprah Winfrey called Forleo "a thought leader for the next generation."[4] listed her website on its list of "Top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs."[18]

Forleo starred in the 5-part docuseries, Transcendence: Live Life Beyond the Ordinary, in 2018, and in the documentary, We Rise Up, in 2019.[19][20]


  • 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)[14]


  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 c d 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. ^ "Business coach Marie Forleo explains how she created her dream job and got hundreds of thousands of fans". Business Insider.
  7. ^ "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. ^
  11. ^ a b c Leigh Buchanan. "Marie Forleo and the High Art of People Pleasing". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c d "Interview: Marie Forleo". Archived from the original on April 13, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  13. ^ Leigh Buchanan. "Inside the Mind of the Entrepreneur". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  14. ^ a b IMDb
  15. ^ Paulette Cohn. "Marie Forleo: How to Make Every Man Want You". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  16. ^ Kathy Caprino (June 17, 2013). "What Marie Forleo Taught Me About Selling My Soul". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  17. ^ "Marie Forleo". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  18. ^ Kalia Kelmenson (September 22, 2014). "The Intuition of Marie Forleo". Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  19. ^ Transcendence
  20. ^ We Rise Up

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