Ariane de Bonvoisin writes and speaks frequently on issues of personal and professional change, happiness and inspiration, entrepreneurship, women in the workplace, and the topic of mindful living and conscious business. She has spoken at companies such as Google, Twitter, Morgan Stanley, Investec, The IDB, KPMG, Essilor, Nestle and Redbull among 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.
She has written articles for media outlets including Fast Company, Business Week, Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Town & Country, Advertising Age, the New York Daily News, Huffington Post and Reader's Digest among others. She has also been written about in Forbes and USA Today.
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 First30Days.com, 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 most recent 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 close to a dozen languages. It was most recently published in South Africa in 2015.
She is also the co-founder of Mindful365 a website and smartphone app that helps people live consciously a day at a time.
She is also 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.
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The 9 Principles of Change
Change is the most important life skill and survival tool for the next decade. After interviewing thousands, Ariane de Bonvoisin reveals the 9 habits of people who successfully navigate change, whether it is personal or professional. In a lively, and engaging manner, de Bonvoisin gets her audience to look at change differently, to evaluate their own 'change quotient', how to handle emotions such as fear, doubt and impatience and multiple ways to strengthen their 'change muscle'. She discusses what makes the difference in people and companies who can handle any change. Companies are inspired to look at how good they and their employees are at navigating change and how this is rapidly becoming a core competency. She leaves her audiences with optimism, practical tools and ways of making any change easier.
Parenting skills for Happy employees
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 the everyday challenges of raising kids while also showing up in the best way possible at work.
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