Ariane writes, coaches and speaks frequently on issues of personal and professional change, founder and startup challenges, conscious parenting and life skills for kids and the topic of high performance and wellness in business. She has spoken and coached at companies such as Google, Twitter, Morgan Stanley, Amazon, L’Oreal and Redbull amongst others. She has also been a keynote at Oprah’s Conference. Her ‘9 Principles of Change’ Workshop, has become a cornerstone of her teachings.

Ariane grew up in 6 countries across 3 continents. 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 2 media companies. She then joined Time Warner as the Managing Director of a new $500 million venture fund. 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 The Today Show, the CBS Early Show, and CNN. 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 in over a dozen languages. She also gave a TED Talk, The 3 skills we need to teach our kids, which she considers part of her life’s work.

She is an accomplished athlete, having been a competitive swimmer, a ski instructor, and has completed 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.

She currently lives between Switzerland, Cape Town and New York City, with her husband Alfie and her son, Everest, and her golden retriever, Waffle!

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