Testimonials

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Speaking

“Ariane inspired our employees with her positive attitude and thoughtful advice. She’s a great speaker for any group looking to motivate and inspire their employees.”
Amazon
“Ariane inspired us to think about how we can apply the 9 principles of change to any aspect of our lives. We had a jam-packed room, thought provoking questions and meaningful answers. We can all learn a thing or two from Ariane.”
Rachael O`Meara
Google
“When Ariane de Bonvoisin speaks, you listen – everyone listens. She has the commanding presence of a natural leader, delivering words of wisdom with compassion, integrity, humor and authenticity. Audiences love her – a caring friend, a dedicated teacher, an inspiring, transformational thinker…she blows wind into everyone’s sails.”
Sharlene Schneier
“Extraordinary Events…Conversations With Inspirational People”
“Ariane was by far the best speaker of our lineup this year at INEX. She engaged the entire audience and managed to connect with each person on a personal level throughout her talk. As organizers we felt like we hit a home run by selecting such an incredibly dynamic but very personal speaker that appealed to the left brains and right brains in the room.”
Anna Kirk
Bader Rutter
“Ariane's session at the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy was one of the highlights of the 10-day programme. Everyone in the room was touched by her own journey and sense of purpose, and inspired to find the courage to face the changes and challenges that confronted them as individuals. She shared practical pearls of wisdom, from both her stellar VC career and her new-found purpose-filled life. One of the most compelling sessions we've ever had.
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Ian Calvert
Red Bull
“One of the goals of our events is to provide an outside perspective to motivate and inspire our employees, both personally and professionally. Ariane brought an energy, passion and relatability that was felt not only by those in the room, but also from employees in remote locations around the world. She was a perfect complement to the theme of the event and helped set a foundational and positive tone we will refer back to throughout the year.”
Jim McGrann
VSP Global
“Ariane is a breath of fresh air. 
I recommend her to all businesses who value their staff and are committed to
helping them all navigate change, whether personal or professional.”
Rebecca Smeda
John Brown Media
“Ariane was enlightening, entertaining and uplifting, and easily able to bond with her audience through her openness and humour. Staff were grateful to have a dynamic speaker share powerful principles. They described their engagement with Ariane as real and authentic, enabling them to make positive changes in their lives.”
Investec
Women in Business, Cape Town
“Ariane customized an impactful and inspiring message, for 1,400 Eye Care professionals attending the Dubai Conference. With her compelling experiences and expertise through the 9 principles from her bestselling book, The First 30 Days, Ariane helped them Navigate through Change in their optical businesses. Thank you for your impactful message. It was a pleasure working with you and I appreciate your flexibility to customize your message as well as adapt to the many touch points we required during our year long journey to bring this convention to Dubai. ”
Stephen Shawler
Essilor
“At O, The Oprah Magazine's recent event our magazine hosted 5,400 people, and Ariane de Bonvoisin was one of the three speakers we had lined up, with Oprah Winfrey herself, headlining. I'd heard Ariane speak before but she really brought something so special to our event. I believe her words resonated with every woman in the room because what she had to say came from her inherent authenticity, and her desire to always speak her truth.”
Samantha Page
The Oprah Magazine
“Truly inspiring and life changing, Ariane’s talk on the nine principles of change was one of the most successful and well received events hosted by our chapter of KPMG’s Network of Women. She was passionate, articulate and engaging. Ariane successfully captivated and motivated the audience as she shared every principle, every example, and every insight with profound simplicity and authenticity. ”
Anu Sethi
KPMG Network of Women Leadership Council
“I had the good fortune hear Ariane de Bonvoisin speak this June at the 2013 Million Dollar Round Table meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Her presentation showed me a different perspective on handling change. After reading her book I have used the nine principals to smoothly navigate through the difficult changes and challenges I face in my business and personal life
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William M. McNamara
Million Dollar Roundtable
“While listening to the keynote speaker at this years Connected Women’s of North Carolina’s signature event, I was mesmerized by Arianne de Bonvoisin’s talent. She had the packed house spellbound as we journeyed with her through her story. 
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Charlotte Post
Connected Women of North Carolina Annual Event
“Whether speaking as part of a panel, leading a workshop, or filling in at the last minute as a keynote speaker for 5,000, our attendees have nothing but rave reviews for Ariane. It is clear that not only is she a gifted speaker who is able to connect with audiences of all sizes, but that her message is always on target.”
Jennifer DeVan Troutman
Program Director, Conferences for Women
“She’s a woman who’s going places because she’s been places. Her passion comes through as she tells her stories and makes you realize that change is your friend. Her points are valid, honest, and real. As one attendee noted, ‘she literally changed my life.
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Kimberly Lyons
Starcom MediaVest
“Ariane de Bonvoisin attended our 2010 Nestlé Nutrition National Sales Conference in Orlando Florida and provided valuable tips on how to navigate change successfully. Ariane described 9 principles of change that our sales associates are adopting in their approach to work and healthy living. One of our sales leaders utilized her book as the foundation for their quarterly sales meeting.”
Kathleen Kelly
Nestlé
“Our audience loved Ariane! She is authentic and passionate about helping people navigate change. Her message resonated with our audience as we all face some of the most challenging times of change in decades. We couldn’t have made a better choice for our keynote speaker this year. Ariane was unknown to our audience prior to the luncheon, but she left with everyone feeling they had just made a best friend. Witty, poignant, direct and right on target, her speech was engaging, timely and very appropriate for our Girl Scout Women of Distinction luncheon.
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Rebecca A. Pruitt
Girls Scouts of Florida
“We invited Ariane to the Inter American Development Bank where she drew a full house of our Private Sector Women’s Council members. Her inspirational presentation provided food for thought for all attendees who were appreciative of her eloquent yet down-to-earth style as well as her fundamental, liberating message.”
Steven Puig
IADB

Coaching

Many of these are anonymous to preserve the privacy of the client-coach relationship

“ I have been an entrepreneur since I was sixteen and have been well aware of the loneliness of being a creator and a CEO for a while. But I never thought of having a coach because I did not believe a coach could actually understand me. Ariane changed that perception for me. Working with a bright mind who among many other things has been a founder and a CEO, has helped me tremendously. I feel that our work together has helped me become a better human as well as a stronger leader. She is also helping me to become a happier mother.”
Startup CEO
Union Square Ventures
“Working with Ariane is like putting a jetpack on your career path and personal happiness. With every encounter, she fills you with wisdom and thinking-points you can turn into almost immediate wins. If you want deep meaning and growth, Ariane's support will have a huge impact on your life and career.”
Lauren Procter
Head of Marketing at Jobbatical
“Ariane has been an important guide for me over the last few months. She has helped clarify and confirm some of my intuition, scrap some of my false personal beliefs, and look at chronic issues from a new angle. This has led me to a renewed understanding of what I want to do with my life”
Lorenz Wild
CEO at Strongim
“Ariane helped me get through a difficult divorce with calmness, hope, and a clear head. In the end, I could see how much heart and good advice she had brought to the process.”
Anonymous Client
“Ariane’s coaching is some of the best I’ve ever received when thinking about leaving my job and starting a new business idea. I don’t think I could have made the leap without her guidance and cheering me on.”
Anonymous Client
“Ariane is brilliant at uncovering the limiting causes, beliefs, stories as to why people do what they do. I am amazed at how she does this over and over. Personally, I was single for a long time and her coaching, although tough sometimes, was exactly what led me to let go of the past and be open to the new relationship I am in.”
Anonymous Client
“She is a shining light for anyone who struggles to maintain balance between working and also just wanting to be happy, be more spiritual and make a difference in the world. Until I worked with her, I wasn’t sure it was possible!”
Anonymous Client
“Although I was hesitant at first given my position, a colleague recommended I speak to this woman called Ariane. Although she appears relaxed, fun loving and beautiful, she also has an incredible ability to get to the main issues that were blocking me in a specific area of my life. I am thrilled to have worked with her and will call upon her when I need to next.”
Anonymous Client
"Working with Ariane has allowed me to really explore and conquer the many false assumptions underlying my insecurities, focus on my strengths and abilities, and get to the root of my goals and desires. I really appreciate the person our work together has enabled me to become, both at work and in my personal life and relationships."
Sara Chipps
Stack Overflow, & Founder of Jewelbots/Girl Develop It

Kids/Parenting

“Every child has a right to experience joy. The joy they were born with should always be nurtured. Ariane and her books are a gift to them and to the world. ”
Goldie Hawn
Actress & founder of MindUP
“If every child could feel and receive the incredible wisdom and nurturing that Ariane, her work and beautiful books bring, the world would be a much more loving and peaceful place.”
Shira Newmark
Progressive Early Education specialist, Founding Blue School Teacher
“Your Giggles and Joy books were exactly what I was looking for to give my pre-Kindergarten class for graduation. Thank you for filling the children’s hearts with love, gratitude, and kindness. These children’s books are classics in my library now.”
Marcia McKee
Lead Teacher at Trinity Early Childhood Center, IL
“The biggest gift you can give your children is to remind them of their spiritual nature. Giggles and Joy does exactly that!”
Lisa Miller
PhD Author of The Spiritual Child
“The Giggles and Joy series highlights for children what is good, true and beautiful, in our world, and in themselves. Sweet reads that inspire and delight!”
Susan Stiffelman
Author of Parenting Without Power Struggles and Parenting with Presence (an Eckhart Tolle Edition)
“These books are fun while being packed with meaning and life wisdom.”
Isla Fisher
Award Winning Actress
“Regardless of the spiritual path you follow, there is a treasure trove for children in these pages.”
Barnet Bain
Author of The Book of Doing and Being, Director of Milton’s Secret
“Giggles and Joy connects children to the direct source of self-worth and self-reliance existing right within their own inner spirit. I highly recommend it for anchoring children in a spiritually healthy sense of self and relating to their world.”
Michael Bernard Beckwith
Author of Life Visioning and Founder/Spiritual Director of Agape
“A delightful book series to help raise conscious kids. Parents, grandparents and teachers will appreciate the themes and guidance in these pages. And kids will love the illustrations while being reminded of their own magic and innate joy!”
Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Clinical Psychologist and NYT Bestselling author of The Awakened Family
“Charming, delightful, inspiring, and long overdue. Here is your chance to teach life’s most important lessons, at the earliest possible time, to your kids.”
Mike Dooley
NY Times bestselling author of Infinite Possibilities
“It’s not easy to find books with great positive messages for kids - which are both fun and offer solid life values. This series has filled that need with joy and humor. I hope many parents and teachers consider these books a must-read for their little ones.”
Karen Salmansohn
Best-Selling Author, Think Happy
“In the world we live in, I am always looking for empowering and thoughtful books for my family. The Giggles and Joy Series is a great addition to my favorite books that instill real self worth and universal values of kindness, compassion and love, in my kids!”
Michelle Gale
Mindfulness Teacher & Author of Mindful Parenting in a Messy World
“With playful and engaging illustrations and invitations, Giggles & Joy introduces young kids to a set of universal spiritual ideas and values that are so important to the development of character and kindness. A wonderful way to begin planting seeds in a fun and open way.”
Jonathan Fields
Founder of Good Life Project®
“Ariane lives an extraordinary life due to her great courage, grace, insight, and adaptive skills—the very qualities that we as parents seek to instill in our children. A constant seeker, she has journeyed from Wall Street to the heights of the Himalayas to understand herself and the world around her. Now, as a loving mother her greatest adventure, she pours all that admirable wisdom, wit and will into the delightful Giggles and Joy, inspiring kids everywhere to live boldly, joyfully, and consciously.”
Stephen Powers
Grammy-winning Producer, father of 3, CEO of Bodhi Tree
“This is so amazing and inspiring. My 4yr old niece loves them.”
Elise
“I love your books- all- particularly the issue You are Loved. So wonderful. You put core messages in joyful memorable poetry. Colorful and happy! Bravo! Congrats!”
Lisa
“ My wife and I love the prayers. We haven’t known how to teach our sons life skills and about what we believe. You’ve done an incredible job capturing that.”
Cameron
“ WOW!!!!!!!! Congrats. This is so good. They have become my daughter’s favorite thing to ask for at night. Can't wait to see more!”
Edward
“My daughter especially loves to read them out loud to us. She is enchanted by them. Amazing!”
Joel
“Love this!!! These are so full of heart-warming lessons. The kids really enjoy it in our school.”
Olivia
“I don’t know where or how you got the idea for these illustrations! Not only are they a little crazy and hilarious, but my kids seem to find something new to laugh or look at every time!”
Sophie
“I love this!! Printing it out and framing it for Gemma's room!!”
Aisling
“The books are a must read for children (and adults), and have become my default gift for every new baby and child that comes through my life. I have a list of 7 friends and family who I am tickled to expose to and surprise with your books.”
Michaela