Reinventing yourself with Ariane Tavakol

GG Zurich
GG Zurich posted on September 7, 2020

Do you have the audacity to be yourself? There is nothing more authentic, healthy and beautiful than to see a woman embrace her inner lioness and when Ariane Tavakol released her new website, exposing her true self, we simply had to sit down with her to learn about and share the journey.

Most of us are so terrified of failure, that we never step out of our comfort zone. As the world turns it is becoming clear that the filtered moments of life are no longer sustainable, and it takes true courage to be vulnerable enough to ask for help which leads to undeniable and magnetic strength. We applaud Ariane for undergoing this transformation herself, fully immersing into a life dedicated to helping others spread their wings and take flight in ways they always imagined, but never had the courage to do alone.

“Once I let go of the fear
of being judged for who I am
and once I stopped
trying to be someone else
and mold my story
to fit the general paradigm,
the world opened up to me.
I can only be Me
because that’s who
I know the best.”.

-Ariane Tavakol

When your need for change is more powerful than your fear, you are in a place where you should hone in on that inner voice that is pushing you to discomfort. It is so damn uncomfortable to expose change…and the more discomfort you feel, the more you know you are exactly where you need to be in order to welcome personal growth. This is simply “The Law of Life” that continues to expose who we truly are whether we are ready to accept it or not.

Ariane is honest when she says, “I understand what it’s like to feel lost…alone… broken physically, emotionally, and financially. I know what it feels like to yearn for connections and friendships but not knowing where to look.” She knows how hard it is to go about these feelings independently and she never wants anyone to feel as lost and empty as she once did so she has taken all her life experiences and transformed her educational background, holding a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a Graduate Certificate in Psychology, by taking additional training courses in personal development coaching to add appropriate tools to her repertoire in order to shake things up in her client’s lives…while holding their hand every step of the way.

Organic Filtration

With every big internal shift, there are bound to be some external changes to coincide with the new you and Ariane also experienced this personally. “When I started my journey, people left my life organically. You change, conversation changes and sometimes it’s just not the right time for other’s to hear about and support the new you,” she says.

Positively, you begin to attract new people into your life who are drawn to the light you emit and this inevitably opens new paths to be chartered by the footsteps you firmly plant in the unwavering direction of your goals.

Acceptance and Routine

So, how does a game changer organize her own personal life? It boils down to acceptance and routine. There is a framework that Ariane lives by, including a loving a supporting husband who is totally on board with starting his day alongside Ariane’s at 7am with warm lemon water, 45-minute yoga at home followed by a fresh squeezed celery or cucumber juice, smoothie and meditation…then a cold shower to seal it all in and start the work day energized.

To many, this may sound like an unrealistic dream life. Selfish even! However, if we were to really dig deep and ask ourselves how we would feel if we woke up just one hour earlier to focus on our personal wellbeing prior to overflowing our cup by giving to others all day long…the answer is clear.

Furthermore, Ariane knows that when she’s just brain-dead and would rather sit in the sun for an extra hour or two…it’s OK. She no longer beats herself up and encourages her clients to also obey their own natural rhythm once principals are established.

Reinvent Yourself

When the desire to do something different is your overwhelming thought…you simply need to listen to that internal voice. Everyone is currently wild about Glennon Doyle’s “Untamed” in which a caged cheetah behaves according to the zoo environment around her until a wild gleam in her eyes exposes the truth…she’s a cheetah.

Sometimes it takes the additional step of asking someone to hold your hand while you expose what you have been suppressing due to all the reasons you’ve told yourself: bad timing, family responsibilities, embarrassment to share your idea with friends, or simply fear of the unknown. In this life, we have to allow the pages to turn, the chapters to develop and for your personal character to arc. There is simply no turning back once you recognize where you are in life and where you want to go.

The 4th “R”

What makes Ariane so special is her ability to cut through the BS you tell yourself and others, deciphering the difference between who you think you are and who you truly are deep inside, then bridging the gap to ensure you are living the best version of yourself with healthy habits in line with your true self.

Ariane has built her unique coaching framework around her 3 R’s…Reflect, Refresh and Reinvent. After spending some time together it was very clear there is a secret 4th R…Recap. Ariane spends hours before and after client meets to prepare for and « recap » after each session. As a coach, she goes over and above for her clients because she recognizes what you need and she helps you reconnect to your inner calling, the true essence of who you truly are.


The only known fact in this life is that after we are born, we will ultimately die. As morbid as it sounds, hopefully it will be a peaceful death. Partnerships, careers, marriages, children, travels, health and experiences are all probabilities that are relatively out of our control. Sure…we can align our lives to attract certain likelihoods, however, long term satisfaction is never guaranteed and just as a butterfly emerges from her cocoon, we evolve more beautifully when we accept these facts. How do you show up for yourself? Ask yourself this truth and if you would like to explore unchartered territory and don’t know how to go about it alone, Ariane has a mirror and she’s ready to hold it up for you to help you thrive.

Time to FLY

Shed your old skin and get ready to FLY (Flourish 2 Liberate Yourself)! No-one ever said that the process of growth would be an easy and pain-free one. Look at what snakes have to go through in order to grow and in the process remove all the parasites that have attached themselves to their skin. As you experience pain, struggle, loss of motivation, fear, remember the snake. “No Pain no Gain” as they say!

Take the next step, because “Action is the mother of all success” -Marie Forleo.


Ariane Tavakol
Personal Reinvention Architect

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