Ariane de Bonvoisin | Best-Selling Author, Global Speaker and Elite Executive Coach to CEOs, Founders, Athletes and Regular Humans!

Ariane de Bonvoisin

Best-Selling Author, Global Speaker and Elite Executive Coach to CEOs, Founders, Athletes and Regular Humans!

Ariane de Bonvoisin

Ariane speaks, writes and advises CEO’s, Founders and companies on navigating professional and personal change, inspirational and intuitive leadership, entrepreneurship, women in the workplace and the topic of wellness in business. She has spoken and coached at companies such as Google, Twitter, Morgan Stanley, Investec, The World Bank, KPMG, L’Oreal, Amazon, Nestle and Redbull amongst others. She has also been a keynote at events including Oprah’s Conference, Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference, the Multimillion Dollar Roundtable (MDRT) and other international conferences. Her ‘9 Principles of Change’ Workshop has become a cornerstone of her teachings and has received rave reviews.

She has written articles for media outlets including Fast Company, Business Week, Forbes, Pyschology Today, Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Advertising Age, the New York Daily News, Huffington Post and Reader’s Digest among others. 

Ariane grew up in 6 countries across 3 continents. With a degree in economics and international relations from the London School of Economics at the age of 19, Ariane began her professional career at The Boston Consulting Group working in over a dozen countries. After an MBA from Stanford University, she moved to New York, working with media companies Bertelsmann and Sony. In 2000, she joined Time Warner as the Managing Director of a new $500 million digital-media venture fund. She founded and was CEO and Chief Change Optimist of, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes. 

Ariane has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows, including NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show, CNN and ABC News Now. Ariane’s book entitled, “The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier” was published by Harper Collins and reached the bestseller list. The book has now been translated in over a dozen languages. Her most recent book series, “Giggles and Joy: Spiritual Life Lessons for Kids”, covers important life skills for children age 2-10. 

Ariane has spent decades in the personal development field, learning from many teachers around the world.Her journey started with Tony Robbins in the 1990’s and she is a certified Trainer for his company, facilitating and leading teams at events. She has made a deep commitment to understanding the spiritual path and how best to integrate it into a full, complete life.

Her philanthropic focus has been on helping children and building schools in the Himalayas through Karuna-Shechen, Mathieu Ricard’s initiatives (also known as the happiest man in the world!), and more recently helping set up a clinic in Rural Mozambique, where there are none for hundreds of miles.

She was selected to be a TED Resident in NYC in 2018, exploring various media initiatives to teach life skills to young children, resulting in her TED Talk, The skills we need to teach our kids.

Her most recent work involves leading the Executive Women’s Leadership Program for Union Square Ventures (USV) in NYC, a six-month program for startup executives looking at personal transformation and life skills.

She is an accomplished athlete, having been a competitive swimmer, a ski instructor, and a runner in a series of marathons and triathlons. She also reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro and accompanied a group of students to Antarctica. She was most recently part of a movie called The Highest Pass ( a motorcycle journey through the highest roads in the Himalayas.

She currently lives in New York City, with her husband Alfie and her son, Everest.

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The 9 Principles of Change
Helping People Navigate Change Successfully

In this talk, we will discuss the principles that make people successfully navigate all types of normal life transitions, from relationship and career changes, to financial and health changes.

Most of us hate change, think we are bad at change and feel overwhelmed at the thought of making a change, especially the older we get. Yet change is always a certainty in life. Ariane will share the 9 Principles of how to transition easily and gracefully.

Based on thousands of interactions with people going through all types of transitions, there are proven ways to make these times easier.

Key Takeaways:
• How to discover what you actually want, what your dreams are, what’s next for you beyond family, children and your focus up until now
• The fundamental excuses and limiting beliefs that are stopping you from moving forward
• How ‘change optimists’ think and act
• What is your change muscle and how to find it
• How to handle your change demons, all those emotions that feel overwhelming
• What you can control when you’re in the midst of a transition and what you can’t
• Your change support team, who’s on it and who shouldn’t be
• The main guarantee of fulfillment and a life of meaning
• Finding your spiritual side and what your soul wants to do at this time in your life

With lively examples, questions for the audience to explore their own lives and current circumstances, Ariane will lead an informal and relaxed conversation around the subject of transitions that we all grapple with. They will leave with a feeling of courage, inspiration and a sense of very real possibility.

Health and Mental Wellness for High Performance Organizations

Ariane is passionate about inspiring people to live conscious and meaningful lives. Most people working these days suffer from stress, busyness, over-connectedness due to technology, lack of balance, health challenges, problems in the areas of family and personal relationships and an overall lack of meaning and purpose as to what their lives are really about. Mindfulness and a more conscious way of working has been introduced into many companies with outstanding results, and yet sometimes it lacks practicality or most people refer to it only as breathing and meditation.

In this talk, Ariane introduces concepts that she researched for her program Mindful365, which helps users to be mindful in every area of life from your work, your finances, your relationship, your family, your friendships, emotional well being and your relationship to a Higher Purpose. The program’s core focus is on being mindful and conscious in a practical and meaningful way to create real change.

Ariane with her own background in the corporate world and her passion for learning and personal development, is the ideal person to bridge these two and share them. Her captive audiences leave feeling inspired, more relaxed, more present, and more able to handle anything that comes their way.

Key Takeaways:
• Overall improvement in wellness, happiness and the ability to handle stress
• Practical examples and tools for how to be conscious and mindful to create a better life
• The new definition of life balance and finding your Non-Negotiables
• How and where to add meaning and contribution to your work
• Managing the mind, its fears, its questions, its negativity
• Managing uncertainty and the unknown
• Making mindful decisions about yourself and your future
• Overcoming the perfection and disapproval programs that run our lives
• The foundation of health and following your true heart’s desire
• The ability to stay present and calm in the midst of great challenges

Ariane talks in a friendly conversational way, leading her audience to understand what it means to live and work consciously a day at a time. She includes engaging personal stories and very practical suggestions for them to be able to immediately take on mindful concepts in whichever area of their life they feel most needs them.

Parenting and Productivity
Tools to help Parents manage Work and Kids

Parenting skills are the next frontier for happy, healthy and productive employees. When parents feel heard, understood and taken care of, they show up differently at work. In a culture of performance, deadlines and profitability, employees struggle to be good parents as well and often feel as though being a good parent is traded off against work. When issues with children show up at home, they affect performance. By aiding their employees, employers demonstrate a willingness to help them on their most important role outside the office.

In this talk, Ariane helps parents with skills to nurture their spirit, to establish good healthy routines, to help with guilt, blame and balancing work and parenting. She creates an environment of authenticity and connection that employees can feel they don’t have to hide the fact that they have kids, but that their company truly values this role as well. She also teaches new skills that all kids need to know and develop for the world that is coming. Parents are left with a new tool-box of how to deal with everyday challenges of raising kids while also showing up in the best way possible at work.

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The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easierby Ariane de Bonvoisin

The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier

by Ariane de Bonvoisin

The First 30 Days reveals the nine principles of change that will revolutionize how you face transition times. With real-life stories, practical exercises, and inspiring action points, this book teaches the skills you need to face or make any change in your life, including how to:

  • Use your Change Muscle
  • Combat fear, doubt, and all your change demons
  • Get in touch with your spiritual side
  • Create a plan that will get you results

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