Dr. Denise and Cathleen O’Toole interview Ariane de Bonvoisin about her amazing children’s book series, Giggles and Joy, which invokes spiritual life lessons for kids. The emphasis of conscious parenting, co parenting and raising your child to thrive is a discussion you cannot miss!
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, 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.
She 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 First30Days.com , 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 in 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-
She was selected to be a TED Resident in NYC in 2018, exploring various media initiatives to
teach life skills to young children.
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, www.mindful365 , a website and smart phone app that
helps people live consciously a 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 (www.thehighestpass.com)- a motorcycle journey through the highest
roads in the Himalayas.
She currently lives in New York City, with her husband Alfie and her son, Everest.