Ariane de Bonvoisin keynote speaker
Ariane de Bonvoisin keynote speaker

Ariane de Bonvoisin

Expert on personal and professional change

Speaker Themes

  • Personal & professional change
  • Inspiration and happiness at work
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Women in the workplace
  • Parenting and the world of work

Travels from

New York, USA


Ariane writes, coaches and speaks frequently on issues of personal and professional change, happiness and inspiration, entrepreneurship, women in the workplace, parenting and the topic of mindful living and conscious business.

She has spoken and coached at companies such as Google, Twitter, Morgan Stanley, Investec, The IDB, KPMG, Essilor, 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.

Ariane 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 now focuses on life skills, change and transition, wellness and overall transformation and is an active coach and advisor to businesses of all sizes.

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 into 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.

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 (see opposite).

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 also the co-founder of Mindful365, a website and smart phone app that helps people live consciously one day at a time.

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.

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