Participate in OWN Television Series with Iyanla Vanzant

December 30, 2013 5:52 PM | Johnnie Walker (Administrator)

WHAT: The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), is seeking participants for the “Help Desk” series featuring spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant!
WHEN: Sunday January 12th, 2014 (specific time TBA)
WHERE: WASHINGTON DC area (specific location TBA).

WHO: Iyanla Vanzant is the host of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network’s Number 1 reality show “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” in which she helps individuals in crisis whose relationships and lives have broken down. Iyanla is a frequent “Oprah’s Lifeclass” guest teacher and is a regular columnist in O, The Oprah Magazine. Iyanla is the author of 16 books, including an astounding 5 New York Times’ best sellers, With her no-nonsense approach and underlying message of, “live better by loving yourself,” Iyanla has ignited a universal spark of self-discovery. Iyanla’s new release, FORGIVENESS: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything (SmileyBooks), is on sale now.

Iyanla is an acclaimed spiritual life coach, empowerment orator, minister, Emmy award winner and New York Times best-selling author whose focus on faith, personal development and loving relationships has captivated and inspired audiences around the world.

Description: Help Desk is a television show on OWN that features renowned self-help experts making themselves available in public spaces to provide advice to anyone who needs it. Help Desk is a deeply substantive series that grounds some of the great wisdom provided by today’s top experts and helps people live better and more fulfilling lives. Although the event is public, we are looking to secure a select group of participants who will be given priority to sit down with Iyanla.

What we are looking for: We need people who are seeking advice to help them with a specific life issue or circumstance. Below are a few examples but we are open to hearing about any particular issues you would like to discuss:

  • Divorce or breakup
  • Loss of a family member or friend
  • Coping with job loss
  • Overcoming addiction
  • Issues revolving around sexual identity
  • Overcoming specific anxieties or fears
  • Difficulty with weight loss/eating disorders/body image
  • Parenting issues
  • Issues surrounding financial hardship
  • Sex and relationship issues
  • Dissatisfaction with career/feeling trapped

  1. Applicants should be available during the day on Sunday January 12, 2014 in the Washington DC area. Specific time and location TBA.
  2. Provide simple description of yourself (age, profession, relationships status) and contact information (email and phone number).
  3. Photo of yourself
  4. Single paragraph description of the specific life circumstance that you need advice to overcome.
  5. Specific question (s) you would like to ask Iyanla.
  6. If selected, applicants will need to sign an Appearance Release

Send email with answers to the above questions to:
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