With a 20yr professional background spanning management consulting with BCG, an MBA from Stanford, 10yrs in the corporate media world to then running the venture capital arm for Time Warner and founding her own start up, Ariane is well positioned to help clients with all aspects of their professional lives. Ariane also has a few decades in the coaching and personal development environment and is unique in being able to have a ‘foot in both of these worlds’.

Executive Coaching is an inquiry-based approach to personal and professional development that is aimed at creating awareness, generating action, and facilitating learning and growth.

It focuses on improving performance by helping individuals to develop and sustain new perspectives, attitudes, skills and behaviors.

Confidentiality and Trust are the most important elements in a coach/client relationship.

Executive Coaching involves:

  • Gathering and giving feedback
  • Identifying development opportunities
  • Building awareness
  • Facilitating solutions by asking powerful questions
  • Setting goals and creating action plans
  • Facilitating learning
  • Supporting and encouraging over the long term
  • Monitoring progress and holding others accountable

Ariane helps clients through radical self-inquiry to lead a more conscious life by making needed changes in their career, health, relationships and spiritual connection. Her area of expertise is what she calls ‘whole-life coaching’, where she finds the path to integrate all aspects of someone’s life, not just focus on one.

Ariane has coached executives from companies spanning Google, Spotify, Lego, Bionic, SuperAngels, Union Square Ventures and founders from small stealth ideas to Series D funded companies.

Founder/Start up Coaching

General Coaching

Recent Press on Ariane and the impact of coaching.

“In a world where founders and CEO’s are changing the world, many feel lonely, not good enough and unsure. I walk side by side with them through everything they experience to uplift and coach them, so that perhaps they might just solve one of humanity’s many challenges and be happy and healthy while doing so.” — Ariane


Coaching usually takes place over Skype or Zoom at a time that is convenient for you.

She has worked with people all around the world, (from NYC to the Solomon Islands, and from Silicon Valley to Paris) with folks of all ages and walks of life, from VC’s to CEO’s, single folks to new parents, to those with a health diagnosis or wanting to find a more spiritual purpose in life.

Sessions are between 60-90mins each and usually 2x/month.

Rates are dependent on number of sessions.

Corporate Coaching / Advisory Work

Ariane can be hired to coach both individual and group sessions. She has been on retainer with various companies, helping employees during key life changes for example.

She also acts as a corporate advisor/Board member to start ups or established clients looking for a new direction or perspective, help with fundraising, talent or business development.

“Ariane has been working with Union Square Ventures since Spring 2018. She assisted us in curating and facilitating an Executive Leadership program for female executives, has coached several of our founders and senior leaders, and continues to be a tremendous mentor and resource to the USV team and portfolio network.”
“I was introduced to Ariane as I was making a transition from an academic to a founding CEO of a biotech startup. I think that I hit a jackpot that day as Ariane is an embodiment of words from one of the most successful basketball coaches: “A good coach can change a game, a great coach can change a life”. What I didn’t know back then was that I will be building the venture through a pandemic while losing my father and fighting cancer. Ariane has walked alongside me, guiding me with her insightful, soul searching, practical and useful advice, wisdom gained through her experience, genuine care, and humanity. She helped me undergo tremendous personal and professional growth and her advice helped me grow the company, my team, and myself as a leader. Ariane was my secret weapon during my grief and cancer journey and her guidance undoubtedly has helped me through it as a human and a CEO. She is a gem who creates a remarkable impact on people's life on her path (no matter location as all our sessions are online). This recommendation is my genuine thank you to Ariane who is absolutely astonishing coach and human!”
"Thank you for the immense impact you have had on my work and life in those punchy hours we have spent together the past few months. You are clear in your thinking, and with your experience and intellect behind you, I have found immense benefit. And you seem to just be a good human."
Saul Kornik
Healthforce CEO
“With absolute certainty, there is no way that I would be continuing to grow my company, team, goals, leadership style, and confidence without the guidance, wisdom, truth, logic, humor, and good nature that Ariane instills in me in every conversation we have. After all our chats, I feel like I have been given a huge dose of rocket fuel to take things to the next level. And it's fuel that really does work and get you where you need to go. I'm sincerely and forever grateful to her integral efforts and beliefs that can undoubtedly let your work and leadership soar. Deep bow to you, Ariane! Keep doing what you're doing helping others to thrive and get over their blocks & fears”
“They say that if you want to be lonely then become a CEO. I could not agree more. In past years as a founding CEO as well as a human, I went through very challenging times. Looking back it is even hard to imagine how that journey would have looked like if our investor USV would not have introduced me to Ariane. She helped me through re-structuring our company (twice), my divorce and she taught me how to make the heavy lighter. Meeting Ariane has been one of the great gifts from the Universe and helped me to learn to become a better leader, mother, woman, and better human overall. Thank you, Ariane”
“Ariane is the best thing that could have happened to us! Not only as we began the journey to launch our startup, but she has been an incredible coach and mentor on our personal and family journey as well. We’ve never met someone who’s as intuitive, focused, wise and inspirational as she is. Going through the stressful journeys of launching a business and starting a family are overwhelming on their own and embarking on both simultaneously would be nearly impossible if it weren’t for Ariane’s coaching, guidance, and mentorship. We’re so grateful to have her in our lives and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to grow or navigate any life changes. She’s truly the best!”
Sonam Khubani and Dan Kline
Founders of WanderCup