The First 30 Days – Ariane de Bonvoisin

Has a change happened in your life that you are having trouble accepting? Is there a change you would like to make to help you love life more? If you answered yes to either of these questions, this is the book for you.

thefirst3odaysThis year alone, many of us will fall in love, get in shape, and start new companies, while some of us will lose a job, deal with health complications, or get divorced. Although we often try to ignore change, whether good or bad, it is the one constant. Now, with The First 30 Days, we can learn how to embrace change, move through it, and successfully navigate the twists and turns of life.

The First 30 Days reveals how the beginning of any change is a pivotal time that can either leave us stressed and stuck or lead us forward in our lives with clarity and hope. Change coach Ariane de Bonvoisin provides the tools to make each change a new beginning, whether it is a change you want to make or one brought on by a situation out of your control. Ariane introduces nine principles that will help you develop an optimistic mind-set toward change, an attitude that encourages you to see that life is on your side and that good can come from even the most difficult circumstance. With real-life stories, practical exercises, and inspiring action points, The First 30 Days teaches the skills you need to face any change—skills that will help you today and for the rest of your life.

Inside, discover:


How to develop a positive approach to change—it can make all the difference.
The Change Guarantee—from any change, something good can come.
Your Change Muscle—you have one! Find out where it is and how to use it.
How to combat your Change Demons—the negative emotions that want to hold you back.
How to build a Change Support Team—who and what makes the most difference. [From: Goodreads.com]

  • Principle 1: People who successfully navigate change have positive beliefs.
  • Principle 2: People who successfully navigate change know that change always brings something positive into their lives.
  • Principle 3: People who successfully navigate change know they are resilient, strong, and capable of getting through anything.
  • Principle 4: People who successfully navigate change know that every challenging emotion they feel is not going to stop them and will guide them to positive emotions that help them feel better.
  • Principle 5: People who successfully navigate change know that the quicker they accept the change, the less pain and hardship they will feel.
  • Principle 6: People who successfully navigate change use empowering questions and words, think better thoughts, and express their feelings.
  • Principle 7: People who successfully navigate change know they are connected to something bigger than themselves.
  • Principle 8: People who successfully navigate change are not alone; they surround themselves with people who can help, who have the right beliefs and skills. And they create an environment that supports their change.
  • Principle 9: People who successfully navigate change take action. They have a plan and know how to take care of themselves.

[From: Allthingsadmin.com]

Critical Praise

“This beautiful book is like having a compassionate friend guiding you through the beginning stages of any major change in your life. I loved it.” —Wayne Dyer, New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

ariane_b_speaker“This book is full of practical information that will both inspire and inform. … a must read.” —Cathie Black, New York Times bestselling author of Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), president of Hearst Magazines

“Ariane can inspire and inform all of us going through change, whether it be big or small, professional or personal.” —David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich

“The First 30 Days can help people change their lives.” —Richard Parsons, former CEO of Time Warner

“Since change is the only constant in life, it helps to have an expert navigate through the ups and downs of life. The First 30 Days is an excellent guide.” —Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author of Buddha and The Third Jesus

“What could you do to start loving your life more? This book helps you answer that question and provides the tools you need to make it happen.” —Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason, Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul and featured teacher in The Secret

“Ariane has a wonderful, warm, inspiring approach to life, to changes we all go through and to what’s important. This book is filled with ways to make change simpler, easier and less stressful. I highly recommend it.” —Mike Dooley, author of Notes from the Universe, featured teacher in The Secret

“The First 30 Days is ideal for anyone going through a change, wanting to make a change or helping someone through a change. There are gems of wisdom in here that will make a difference in how we all get through change and transitions in life.” —Karen Salmansohn, bestselling author of How to be Happy, Dammit

:”Life coach/trainer de Bonvoisin expands on the change theme by offering readers direction in the changes they want to make…taking an in-depth look at resistance to change (the drive that wants things back the old way) and suggesting ways to surmount it.” —School Library Journal

[From: Harpercollins.com]

About The Author:

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 living frugally.

With a degree in economics and international relations from the London School of Economics, Ariane 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, Ariane 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.

Ariane 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 The Today Show, the CBS Early Show, Fox and Friends, CNN Radio and ABC News Now. She is a Huffington Post contributor and has written articles for media outlets including Town & Country, the New York Daily News, Reader’s Digest, Women’s Health and Media Bistro, among others.

Ariane speaks frequently around the country and abroad on issues of 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.

Ariane’s book entitled, The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier was published by Harper Collins in May 2008. Ariane embarked on a national media and speaking tour for the book. A Spanish edition was published in December 2008 by Spanish by Rayo, a division of Harper Collins and the paperback edition of First30Days is due in early May 2009.

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.

Ariane 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). [From: Amazon.com]