Ariane de Bonvoisin's amazing journey from corporate darling to entrepreneur, author and 'transformationalist' can inspire and help anyone contemplating or experiencing any life change.
Walking away from a successful corporate career, Ariane de Bonvoisin transformed her life believing that from any change something good will come. In her best selling book The First 30 Days, Ariane outlines the 9 principles of change that successful people know in order to navigate transitional times. Ariane shares with audiences her unique backgroundâ”€she grew up and worked in over a dozen countries, distinguished herself with degrees from the London School of Economics and Stanford and worked for companies including BCG, Bertlelsmann, Sony, TimeWarner and Charlie Rose - but she wasn't happy until she was able to balance her goals with her passion to help others. Now with a successful book, her Change Nation show, a magazine column, weekly appearances on radio and TV, and through her own upcoming TV series, Ariane is determined to help others make or face any life change with optimism. Authentic, passionate and capable of touching audiences the world over, Ariane is truly a next generational force with a foot in both worlds- one who can talk to peoples minds and can touch their soul.
Ariane de Bonvoisin is the CEO and founder of First30Days, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional and social or global. The company, which launched its web site, first30days.com, in February 2008 currently features 60 life change subjects, including those relevant to our times such as losing a job, selling a home, starting a business, dealing with depression, smart investing, reducing debt and getting divorced.
With a degree in economics and international relations from the London School of Economics at the age of 19, de Bonvoisin began her professional career at The Boston Consulting Group and worked in over a dozen countries during her tenure. After receiving 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. The Fund's mission was to take equity stakes in early-stage, potentially strategic, technology companies.
Prior to her launch of First30Days and time at Charlie Rose Productions, de Bonvoisin spent a year as a senior advisor on a Humanitarian Project, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AFRICA. The project involved the top 100 photojournalists placed in the 53 countries of Africa on a single day.
Currently, de Bonvoisin has a monthly column in Redbook magazine and AdAge, is MSN’s Life Change Expert, a contributing editor to BusinessWeek.com, a Life Balance expert for Health magazine and has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows, including NBC's Today show, the CBS Early Show, CNN Radio and ABC News Now. She is a Huffington Post contributor and has written articles for media outlets including Yahoo, Town & Country, Advertising Age, The New York Daily News, Reader's Digest, MSN and Media Bistro, among others.
De Bonvoisin speaks frequently around the country and abroad on issues of personal and professional change. In 2008, she spoke at events including Maria Shriver's Women's Conference, the Pennsylvania's Governors Conference, the Houston and Boston Women's Conferences, the Health Conference in NYC and international conferences.
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 in January 2001 and accompanied a group of students to Antarctica in December 2002.
De Bonvoisin currently serves on the advisory boards of the following companies she is passionate about: Smart is Cool (an organization dedicated to empowering young girls) and Call and Response (an organization committed to ending child slavery around the world). 901-754-9404.
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.
Second Acts and New Beginnings
Change is the word of the decade with people of all ages and professions facing second acts. From her research for her bestselling book, The First 30 Days, to her experience building the leading website that helps people make or face any change, Ariane will share how to successfully make a new beginning, the 9 principles that people who create change know, how to handle the excuses and emotions that get in the way, how to create a new identity, how to manage fears such as money, other peoples opinions and creating a plan that works. Ariane leaves her audiences inspired by what's possible, shares her own personal story through many new beginnings with raw honesty coupled with humor. Audiences will feel comfortable looking at their lives differently and will re-ignite their courage and ability to create a second act.
The First 30 Days of Living Healthier
Tough times inevitably lead to bad habits and health challenges. Having healthy employees is rapidly becoming a competitive advantage and a core value for companies. Founder and CEO of the First 30 Days, Ariane de Bonvoisin helps de-clutter all the information about health, offering a dozen steps that really make a difference. She shares information from over 50 health experts she met and interviewed, from traditional doctors from Harvard to the Dalai Lama's physician. Audiences will learn tips not often talked about, from food combining, to acid/alkali balances in the body, to cleansing, to building the body's natural immunity. She is bold, bright and funny when it comes to discussing her research on health leaving audiences laughing, being amazed, and motivated by a sense of possibility based on real facts and simple daily changes to incorporate into their lives.
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