FOUNDER & CEOAuthor, activist, international speaker, multi-preneur, mentor, and mom, ARIANA AYU is a TRANSFORMATIONAL MYSTIC and a CATALYST for CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE. For over two decades, she has studied ancient and modern wisdom from a wide variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Her most constant journey has been an inner one; always seeking to understand her inner workings and evolve into a more authentic expression of her soul’s purpose on Earth.
Her diverse professional and entrepreneurial background has spanned the fields of corporate finance, personal finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, business strategy, nursing, and the healing arts. She has founded and run companies in several industries and her compassionate, no-nonsense style of strategic planning breaks complicated processes into practical, achievable steps. (For more information, please see professional biography below.)
Whether in business or personal settings, Ariana’s overall mission is bringing reflection, self-awareness, integrity, and joy into daily practice. All true and lasting change comes from within, and Ariana’s ability to peer into the heart of difficult situations and transform pain into strength is a hallmark of her work. Though change is often accompanied by pain and grief, Ariana‘s ability to facilitate transformation with gentleness, clarity, and compassion means an encounter with her is uplifting and joyful, even in the face of great challenges.
As an embodiment of the divine solar feminine, Ariana shines her light to help people uncover their own personal mission and embody their higher self more fully within this lifetime. She holds a deep nurturing space from which her clients can birth new realities aligned with their soul’s purpose and conscious desires.
Using the wide variety of tools she has amassed over three decades of conscious soul-searching, reflection, and mystic desire, Ariana is uniquely poised to lead and facilitate transformation in those individuals and organizations who are ready to do more good in the world. Her approach is based in unity consciousness: moving from duality into oneness, polarization into harmony, with the clarity that is born from the fires of conscious spiritual death and rebirth.
As a Guardian and High Priestess of Education and Training of the Temple of Ascension (Asheville, NC), Ariana leads living and formal ceremonies and educational events for small and large groups.
“As a young girl, I remember thinking: if I could give everyone is the world the gift of inner peace, there would be no more wars, no more violence, and the world be be a kind, compassionate place. I still believe that to be true. It takes work to get to the place where peace and contentment are your new norms, but it is possible, and I’d love to help you get there.” —Ariana Ayu
Ariana has worked as a high-level executive and board member for a multi-million dollar consulting company as well as working for or with companies ranging from 1 person to over 10,000. She is an internationally respected author, speaker/singer, trainer, and coach, as well as the founder and creatrix of the Bodacious Branding system, Sacred Business Summits™, and the Magic of Mojo™ series. Ariana’s press includes radio interviews and articles in USA Today, International Business Times, ABC, CBS, CBS Money Watch, the CW, Eyewitness News, FOX, NBC, Newsday, Virtual-Strategy Magazine, the World’s Luxury Guide, Renewable Energy World, MoneyShow.com, The Miami Herald, A.M. Best Company, Beyond the Dow, BlogTalkRadio, and Hollywood Industry among others.
Ariana Ayu earned her Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, UK. She has been a member and supporter of The Women of Global Change (WGC), the Alliance for Women in Media, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), I AM WOMAN (UK-based), the National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC), and the National Organization for Women (NOW): organizations focused on positive societal change through the empowerment and advancement of women. Ariana is proud to support non-profit organizations such as The National Wildlife Federation, World Wildlife Fund, Habitat for Humanity, Edmarc Hospice for Children, and charity: water.
Ariana takes individual clients from blah to bodacious with her “mojolicious” marketing strategies as their business and personal celebrity branding coach. They build authentic personal brands that catapult their careers to new levels and learn to effectively manage relationships within their team, while incorporating their unique mojo into their professional lives.
Ariana’s corporate clients build value-driven brand cultures with high employee satisfaction, retention, and productivity. Ariana keeps her clients on track, focused, and moving in their right direction to attain business and personal success. Her philosophy is that your business should help you “earn more, live luxuriously, and be profoundly fulfilled.”
A native of the Washington, DC area, Ariana lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina with her beloved husband David and their snugglehound Iris. Her interests include holistic health, quantum physics, and neuroscience. Ariana’s hobbies include healthy paleo/ primal cooking, connecting with nature, meditating, reading, spa-ing and traveling, both nationally and globally.Click here to request access to Ariana’s full media kit.
CTO & LEAD WEB DEVELOPER
David joined the team in the summer of 2013 to lead Ayutopia International, LLC’s internal and external web development and technology services. Prior to that, he worked as a web developer in Washington D.C. and Edinburgh, Scotland, during which time he gained experience in a number of different web technologies and platforms. In that time he built on a number of commercial websites, as well as web-based applications and news sites.
David graduated from Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland with a B.Sc. honors degree in software technology. While completing his degree, he worked in customer service and public relations positions that helped prepare him to deal with a wide variety of people and situations. David’s press includes articles in Virtual Strategy Magazine, Digital Media Designer, MoneyShow.com, International Business Times, ABC, CBS, the CW, Eyewitness News, FOX, MS News Now, NBC, Digital Media Wire, Renewable Energy World, A.M. Best Company, Whittier Daily News, The MiamiHerald, the Boston Globe, and Digital Producer Magazine among others.
David is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, and moved to the United States to marry his beloved Ariana, and to adopt her dog, Iris, as his own. He enjoys playing and/ or watching a good football match (that’s soccer, for all you Americans), brewing his own beer, and experimenting with delicious, healthy, Paleo cooking.
To view David’s website design portfolio, visit DaveRobbDesigns.com