Arielle Nakache picture

Arielle Nakache, aka Barbarella, started her working life in her immigrant grandparents’ photography shop at the age of 10. Their hard work ethic and customer love transferred across to Arielle’s DNA by osmosis. Arielle’s grandparents also treated her to shows at the Opera House and Australian Ballet, so she naturally sang, danced and debated her way through school, eventually graduating with a communications and drama degree.

Arielle’s unbridled confidence and hunger to achieve saw her producing and editing television series for Beyond Productions at the age of 21. But feeling the grind of work days that never seemed to end, Arielle changed direction and freelanced in event production, corporate training and PR for the next 10 years. 

Newly married with an entrepreneurial itch to scratch, Arielle and her husband forfeited their honeymoon and blew their travel dough on skateboards and ramps to launch Australia’s first skateboard school at Fox Studios. Kman Skate School taught thousands of kids from all over the world and scored national television exposure with the cast of Saturday Disney, Sydney Weekender and Kerry-Anne Kennerley on wheels!

At the tail end of this rewarding career milestone a personal infertility setback compelled Arielle to change directions again. This is when her decade with RedBalloon began. During her time with this award winning organisation Arielle honed her sales and storytelling skills, under the wing of one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs – Naomi Simson.

Working to her strengths, Arielle became known as RedBalloon’s “Chief Storyteller” and flourished as an Employee Engagement Account Director, wooing some of Australia’s biggest blue-chip company directors and corporate giant C.E.O.s to borrow millions from their HR budgets to create impactful programs built around recognition and gratitude.

As a part of such a highly engaged, values-aligned tribe – all emotionally hooked into to the company’s Big Hairy Audacious Goal – Arielle developed an intimate understanding of what it takes to build an authentic and BOLD brand personality, built around a shared ethos.

Read more about Barbarella the Inspirationalist

Arielle and family

Arielle founded Barbarella Productions to bring all of her strengths, interests and skills together to support other businesses to THRIVE with her special recipe of LOVE, PLAY & WOO!

On another note…
Having suffered and survived depression followed by a turbulent decade of 13 traumatic IVF failures, Arielle is a BOLD mental health advocate. As part of her core purpose and self-actualisation aligned to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Arielle is working on spreading awareness on the taboo subject of infertility grief through a social purpose movement called 1000 Years.

Connect with Barbarella Productions today.