Testimonials

UBS

Chen Liu

Talent & Development Wealth Management, UBS, Zürich

She put her skill-sets to work in order to inspire thinking and action past the classroom.

Ariane has conducted a Mindfulness Session for us during our global Learning Week and I'm happy to note that her session was not only fully booked but also received amazing feedback from UBS employees joining the session.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration with Ariane, and came to know her as a truly valuable asset to absolutely any team. She is honest, dependable, and incredibly talented. Beyond that, she is an impressive coach who is able to bring very personal growth advice to the people she is working with.

 

Her knowledge of mindfulness training was a huge advantage to our entire office. She put this skillset to work in order to inspire thinking and action past the classroom.

Park Hyatt, Zürich

Laura Amanzi

Director of Marketing & Communications, Park Hyatt Zürich

Thank you Ariane for your powerful exercises, which helped us to improve our productivity and to start our business meeting in a positive way!

Nescens Spa, Victoria Junfrau, Interlaken

Hans-Peter Veit

General Manager, Nescens Spa, Victoria Junfrau, Interlaken

We are much more connected to each-other and our guests.

All the participants of our Nescens team at the Victoria Jungfrau hotel learned a lot. The team has been brought much deeper together than before and everyone understands how we can achieve happiness by ourself then translate it to our guest experience.

Spooglers, Zürich

Spooglers

Spouses of Googlers, Zürich

Right away we put your techniques into practice.

 

Many thanks from all of us for such an inspiring talk and dialogue! We really appreciated your energetic and interesting session on how to "Step Outside Your Comfort Zone". In particular your tips on how to keep going and always stay in a positive mind.

As you could tell from the session, there were many Spooglers who were very interested in this particular topic. We have had very good feedback from the attendees after the event. Many are using your advice, as an example, chat with each-other about their goals and what they have done already to achieve their goals.

Occasion Brands

David Wilkenfeld

CEO, Occasion Brands - NYC

My team and I came away feeling energized and more connected after our session with her.

My team and I came away feeling energized and more connected after our session with her. "My company, Occasion Brands, recently had Ariane Tavakol do a mindfulness workshop for our employees in NYC.  Not fully understanding what to expect my team and I came away feeling energized and more connected after our session with her.

She began the session with two short guided visualization journeys followed by creative group activities. 

The transformation and positive feedback received in the days following our experience from my team were indicative of the power of mindfulness even in the very short time we spent together.

We look forward to having her back for more in depth time together.

Occasion Brands

Greg Hall

Director Corporate Communications, Occasion Brands NYC

We have a renewed a feeling of connectedness not only to our work but to each other as well.

I head up People & Culture for an online retailer and Ariane came on site to lead a mindfulness workshop for our team in NYC. Though hesitant, I was excited to bring her in, because I've learned on my own (through my awesome therapist, reading, and more) the importance of developing a mindfulness practice and the benefit it can drive not only for an individual but the other individuals in that person's life (family, friends, coworkers, etc.).

 

I'm happy to share that the team and I came out of our session with a renewed focus, reenergized spirit, and a feeling of connectedness not only to our work but to each other as well.

 

The hyperconnected world we live in today moves at warp speed. Ariane's session was a much-needed reminder, that taking a moment to pause and take a personal "mental inventory" can reap huge benefits for individuals and organizations of all sizes.

Kleinfeld Bridal Party

Jill Abruzzo

Brand Manager
Kleinfeld Bridal Party, NYC

The workshop was a gift!

 

Participating in Ariane's workshop provided me with valuable insight into our inner and external self-awareness. Self-awareness is critical in finding success in our personal and corporate lives.
 
Ariane provided us with tools and strategies in recognizing and managing this awareness in our everyday lives.
 
The workshop was a gift!

Blonde + Co.

Stephen Loping

Video Editor, 
Blonde + Co NYC

You helped me reconnect with a lost part of myself.

Ariane, When I was in 6th grade, my class was blessed enough to be visited by a Buddhist monk who taught us all about his religion. I took the idea of zen to heart at that age and was particularly drawn to the self-possessed, enlightened demeanour of it all. As the years went by, as I grew into adulthood and more of the world began impacting me, I fell out of touch with the importance of keeping time aside for self-reflection and improvement. 

 

When I heard you were coming into Blonde + Co for a workshop on mindfulness, I wasn’t expecting to get so much out of it. By taking us through the guided meditation, you helped me reconnect with that lost part of myself and I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am to be reminded of its necessity. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your discussion and exercise. 

 

Through daily practice and application, I won’t be forgetting to look inward for my own personal zen and pay it forward to all I may interact with. After all, we never know what another person may be going through, and maintaining perspective about our surroundings only serves to bring more harmony into this world we love so well. 

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