Oprah winfrey may have abdicated her throne as the queen of daytime tv, but she's still the oracle of the she help industry. And like dr. Phil before her, she's now extending her star-making touch to... See More
Oprah winfrey may have abdicated her throne as the queen of daytime tv, but she's still the oracle of the she help industry. And like dr. Phil before her, she's now extending her star-making touch to help turn and old friend into a new star, even after their most famous falling out. Abc's juju chang sat down with oprah and life coach iyanla vanzant to talk about the bumpy road to their new big project. Not on my watch! Reporter: Iyanla vanzant is the huff-talking -- this whole thing is a life. Reporter: Tough loving -- look at these three men that you have jerked around. Reporter: Queen of the heal your wounds, pick up the pieces, fix your life counseling. IN THE LATE '90s, SHE WAS A Rising star in the kons that lake of oprah's friends at proteges. Crazy coming from across the street. Reporter: Her star faded when the two parted ways over what iyanla calls a miscommunication. For 11 years, they didn't speak. But a public reconciliation proved to be a master class in how to heal a friendship. I love you. And I am now so sorry. I am grateful for the broken pieces of our relationship and our being able to mend it. And it is a real sisterhood. Reporter: Now, forgiveness and redemption are seen on her new show, "iyanla: Fix my life." She has a unique ability to literally be a spiritual surgeon and by spiritual, I mean, to connect to the spirit of the person. And to go in and exorcise whatever it is that is the core of the wound. What are you letting go of? Reporter: Painful truths are iyanla's stock and trade. Amy, of battlecreek, nebraska, let her husband and two sons and ran off with another man. Three years later, she's come back with iyanla to try to make things right. You've given them the broking pieces of yourself. Reporter: You give them not just tough love, but tough talk. When they write he and tell me what the problem is, I step into the problem as I find it. Reporter: Because you're tough. You are harsh at times. And they thank you for that. Well, it sounds harsh, because the truth will set you free. Now, there's labor pains in order to burst that truth. Broke my heart. Reporter: Iyanla may be tough on amy, but she also cuts right to the source of her pain. Like it was my fault. Reporter: There might be some in the audience who think, shouldn't this be better handled by a psychiatrist. What makes you qualified? The fact that I'm a minister, a trained spiritual life coach. The fact that I'm a woman in her 50s WHO RAISED THREE CHURN AND Made lots of mistakes along the way. Reporter: She may have a masters degree in spiritual psychology but it seems she's a graduate of the school of hard knocks. You lost your daughter. You lost your job, your house, your marriage. Yeah. About three months after my daughter had died, and the mental and the emotional and the spiritual pain was just too great to bear. And that's when I realized, i just, I don't want to do this. I don't want to be here anymore. Reporter: Which is what suic is. Yeah, so, I asked, please take the pain away. Reporter: And how much does that give you empathy when you're working with people, that you've been there? Been there, done that. I'm not teaching theory. This is not theoretical craziment. This is sure enough, from my soul. Reporter: So, when she speaks, as she often does, of daughters searching for absent father's approval, once again, iyanla speaks from experience. "Basketball wives" star evelyn lozada got an earful. What scares me the most is -- not being loved. Reporter: How is a woman that's that beautiful, that desirable, her biggest fear is that she won't be loved? What makes you think she knows she's beautiful and rable? She's a daddiless daughter. And daddy-less daughters have unseen wounds, unhealed scars and unimaginable sorrow in their Reporter: Iyanla's s takes the therapy outside of a studio and gets into people's personal space. Takes them out of their comfort zone. Cleanse and clear. Reporter: The skeptical side of me thought, well, they are weeping for the cameras. The minute the cameras are gone, what happens? What happens is, that mother and that son healed their relationship. We need you. Reporter: Okay, so, tell me what you hear. Don't mess up the microphone. You really are enough. Your presence is enough. You don't have to do anything else. Your presence is enough. Reporter: For "nightline," I'm juju chang in new york.
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