From hobnobbing with the world’s elite to receiving knowledge from spiritual leaders in her own back yard, Elisabeth Thieriot is making her mark and contribution on the world stage. The Bay Area A-lister balances the roles of mother, philanthropist, author, entrepreneur and film producer with ease and grace.
Born in Poland, Thieriot came from a close-knit family from whom she learned to succeed. The youngest of three girls, it is not easy to believe that the bubbly beauty was a tomboy growing up. Thieriot jokes, “I was the last hope for a boy”. When her father, the owner of an industrialist dairy company, suddenly passed away, Thieriot’s mother took the helm to teach her girls the virtues of respect and verve for life. A love for the arts, nature and healthy living were cultivated in her years of adolescence.
Apart from her many entrepreneurial endeavors, Thieriot, who is fluent in five languages, is actively involved in numerous global philanthropic foundations.
At the ripe age of 17, Thieriot began a career in movies when she started working for a film production company in Poland. In time, she set out for international production, working through Paris, Milan, New York, and eventually receiving a B.A. in Marketing and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Tech-nology, then an M.A. in Broadcast Journalism at the New York Institute of Technology.
The media-savvy savant now adds executive producer to her credit with the new film Decoding B’Aqutun. Intrigued and inspired by the proposition of a film revealing ancient spiritual knowledge, Thieriot—a spiritualist herself—was eager to get on board. “The story about the Mayans is so valuable, important and useful for us.”
Though her first attempt at producing a movie of similar message was foiled, Decoding B’Aqutun is set to release in exclusive distribution on December 1. The film reveals the fascinating Mayan Prophecies on B’Aqutun—the last cycle of the Mayan calendar— which were generated based upon apocalyptic visions, tales and legends. Thieriot explains, “The film is amazing. It is an extension of what the world is facing right now—we need to create balance in our lives with nature.”
Thieriot, who was married to the last San Francisco Chronicle publisher to belong to the paper’s founding family, attributes her own heath and happiness to living with balance. A lover of nature, she can always be found taking a hike or caring for her stallion. Thieriot explains, “It is humbling to deal with nature and animals because it all comes from the heart.” Being in tune with the laws of nature, she is devoted to self-care and graciously extends this care to others.
On her journey towards physical and emotional well-being, she has relied on faith, and has learned to be patient and steady.
To encourage and promote what she preaches, she founded Seasons, a lifestyle company that promotes beauty from within via healthy skin, diet and living. Last year, she wrote her book, Be Fabulous at Any Age, to share lifechanging lessons about health and beauty. The book, to be republished in 2013, shares Thieriot’s natural, long-term solutions to staying fit and healthy.
Further broadening her philosophy of natural long-term health, Thieriot is now expanding her range of talents into skincare. Based on the seasonal needs of the body, her natural line, Replete, is set to launch in January 2013. “This line is about balance and harmony between elements and components in you and the seasons”.
Apart from her many entrepreneurial endeavors, Thieriot, who is fluent in five languages, is actively involved in numerous global philanthropic foundations. Among many charitable endeavors, she supports the Humane Society of the United States, which fights to end animal neglect, cruelty and abuse. She is also actively involved with the Prince of Whales Foundation promoting sustainability for disadvantaged people around the world.
The proud mother of two has passed on her charitable virtues to her children. Thieriot explains, “I think I raised my kids that way because when they care for others, they have empathy. I wish that we all had that for one another.”
Despite her tremendous dossier, Thieriot has an approachability and comfort level about herself that transcends boundaries. Though her charisma and charm make her a favorite guest at A-list parties and galas, the Bay Area Socialite’s grounded nature keeps her humble and reverent. “What keeps me grounded are my friends, my animals and my children. I have respect for interpersonal relationships. I think we have an obligation to treat them extremely well.”
On her journey towards physical and emotional well-being, she has relied on faith, and has learned to be patient and steady. The Renaissance woman offers sound advice for happiness in life. “The best thing I’ve learned is to trust your intuition.” We couldn’t have said it better.