Today we’d like to introduce you to Arianna Fox.
Hi Arianna, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Ever since I was young, I always had two main passions: to write and to inspire people. I always knew I wanted to be a writer, and in that same respect, I always wanted to motivate people, even though I thought I couldn’t at the time. When I was young, I told my parents that I wanted to be an author when I grew up. That was great, but the problem is – I wanted to be an author *when I grew up*.
My parents immediately responded with, “Why wait? Why not start now?” That led me to writing at a very young age – around the age of six. I started working on my first children’s book, “The Princess Chronicles: Not Your Average Princesses”, and after a long and tedious adventure of trying to find an illustrator that would only illustrate the first few pages and then simply drop the rest of the book, we finally self-published it around the age of ten. Shortly before that, however, I woke up one morning, and my parents had an idea: “What if you became a motivational speaker?” My immediate answer was “YES!” because it culminated with that passion for inspiring people that I always had. After performing many successful speaking gigs (from the DELL- and Microsoft-sponsored, STEM-related DigiGirlz Day where I was the Keynote Speaker and Video Spokesperson the first year and then the Panel Facilitator and interviewer of Governor John Carney the next, to my last speaking event at a high school to over 600 students), I also started working on another book. This one was a sci-fi novel called “False Awakening: Is it a Dream or Reality?”, which is about a man who is in a dream within a dream within a dream and joins a Rebellion to fight against an evil tyrant and save the dream world and the real.
I self-published this around the age of 11 but reedited and republished it this year (in August) with 3rd Coast Books. In addition, I reached Amazon bestseller status with “False Awakening”, and I am officially a bestselling author. I am so happy to have had so many opportunities in the past, and I am so excited for the opportunities I will have in the future – from speaking to possibly thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions, to writing more and more books. Above all, I want to continue to inspire people to succeed and achieve their dreams. If I can do it, so can you. You Rock, Dream Big, and You Got This!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
One of the hardest obstacles was finding venues and connections for my speaking gigs. Oftentimes in the entertainment and speaking industry, it’s all about who you know and who you’re connected with. It’s been a major struggle to find venues and locations to speak at, but we’re trying to branch out and reach out to as many people as possible.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Big Ideas Kid Coaching?
Big Ideas Kid Coaching is a business for inspiring people on a professional level. From my books to speaking gigs to kid coaching, I strive to motivate people to help them achieve their dreams. What sets me apart from many other motivational speakers is that there are always adult speakers, whether they speak to fellow adults or to youth. But there aren’t many young motivational speakers, and while some youth may listen to what those adults have to say, it’s a pretty well-known fact that peers like to listen to their peers, and youth listen to other youth. Kids listen to kids, tweens listen to tweens, and teens listen to teens. So as a young person, I can literally prove that I can succeed while I’m still young – and if I can, you can too! I am always open and available for speaking engagements, whether it’s to a small multitude of people or if it’s to hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, or more.
What do you like and dislike about the city?
As far as what I like best about Los Angeles, I love the atmosphere. It always seems like there’s something happening or going on, and the whole “feel” of the city is just thrilling. I love it. As for what I like least, I feel that there’s a lot about Los Angeles (and many other cities like it) that can be changed. I feel that there should be much more unity throughout the city and its inhabitants. However, that is up to us, and if we can all get together and unify, Los Angeles and many other cities would be even better places.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: ariannafox.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/afoxauthor/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afoxauthor/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/afoxauthor
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/ariannafox
- Other: Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/ariannafox
Mike Fox with Splash Designworks Luigi Ciuffetelli with Luigi Ciuffetelli Photography John Mollura with John Mollura Photography