About Edwige Gilbert

Wellness Coach and Founder of New Life Directions, Edwige (pronounced Ed Veege) Gilbert, reinvents lives and creates Fresh Starts driven by a purposeful vision - helping people to create the life of their dreams in just 28 days.

As an international speaker and author of "the Fresh Start Promise" and "Victim to Victorious", Edwige turns stress into success by clearing unwanted habits and behaviors, creating self-confidence and exuberant enjoyment of life, or as she calls it in French, "Joie de Vivre".

She has been featured on Lifetime TV (“The Balancing Act”) on national radio and in such magazines as New York Magazine, Personal Excellence, Woman’s World, American Health, Allure, and Women’s Fitness.

Edwige holds certifications in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (N.L.P) Hypnotherapy, Substance abuse counseling, Behavior Change, Yoga and Qigong.

Some of her clients include, MTV, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, the Corcoran Group, Expedia, Pritikin weight loss center, Unit 4, the Alzheimer’s Association to name a few.

Edwige's Story

She is more than an expert in this field. She has walked her own path on this journey! So take her hand, and she will show you the way to a life filled with glorious Joie de vivre!

In her twenties, she left the glamorous hometown of Cannes on the French Riviera and arrived in New York City eager to explore the Big Apple. She felt enveloped by endless possibilities, yet restrained from pursuing them due to a voice inside her head - her grandmother's voice, which shouted "You Can't" every time she dared to dream.

6 months later and 30 pounds heavier, hypoglycemic, with skyrocketing cholesterol and a digestive system struggling under a diet of bagels and brownies, her doctor labeled her a "ticking time bomb!" She finally looked in the mirror and, in her own voice, she exclaimed, "I can't go on living like this!" She then embarked on a journey to transform "I Can't" into "I Can."

After traversing several continents and dedicating over 30 years to rigorous research and personal exploration, she has emerged not only as an expert in her field but as a testament to authentic living. As a seasoned wellness coach, she has harnessed her experiences to guide countless others towards holistic health and well-being. She radiates her truth, celebrates her unique essence, and passionately embraces life's infinite possibilities with an unwavering "Joie de Vivre." Having walked this transformative journey herself, she extends her hand, ready to guide others toward a life brimming with that same exuberant joy.

Fresh Start Program

Welcome to the Fresh Start Program. Here, her primary mission is to construct a triumphant foundation for the life you've always envisioned, all in a span of 28 days or less. Every individual, at some point, can find themselves ensnared by the constraints of circumstance, habits, mindsets, or behaviors. Her forte lies in navigating  away from the victim mentality, regardless of past experiences, propelling you toward a victorious outlook. With a proven track record, she has successfully steered the world’s top entrepreneurs, esteemed charitable organizations, renowned addiction recovery programs, and individuals from all walks of life, on their journey to holistic wellness.

She will assist you in:

  • Turning your stress into success
  • Creating healthy habits and behavior
  • Identifying your values and set meaningful goals
  • Making positive changes in your life
  • Conquering fears and overcome obstacles
  • Developing a positive mindset and attitude
  • Improving your relationships
  • Creating a plan of action and stick to it
  • Living a life of purpose and fulfillment

Create The Life Of Your Dreams

New habits and a victorious life in just 28 days.

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"Edwige speaks right from the heart... her spirit is contagious... wonderful success.

- Barbara Corcoran
Shark Tank

"Edwige helps individuals outgrow unproductive lifestyles."

- Kevin Barry Heaney
Director of the Addiction Institute of New York

"When it comes to lifting the spirit and helping it soar, Edwige Gilbert is a meditation marvel. She helps clear the mind and focus energies so people are better able to attain their set goals. Edwige is truly inspirational."

- Linda Honan Corcoran
Manager NYC

"Edwige Gilbert has been such an incredible asset to our charity for so many reasons. She joined our advisory board when she heard the plight of young women and men escaping the atrocities of human trafficking, child labor, child marriage, and spiritual abuse in our country. She has donated both her time, skills, expertise, and funds to change so many lives and be making a difference."

-Diana Davis
Founder of MoviesMakingaDifference


Transformational Women's Retreat

A total Mind/Body/Spirit transformational experience for women 50+
It’s not just an ordinary 6-day retreat, but a life transforming experience!

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Victim to Victorious

A Fresh Start in 28 Days

My latest book, "Victim to Victorious, a Fresh Start in 28 Days" The life you always dreamed of is within your reach! Starting today, discover how to reclaim your life, make peace with your past, release all traumas, heartbreaks, and look forward to a future filled with confidence and "Joie de vivre".

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"Edwige Gilbert has written a practical guide with creative, simple, and effective steps for emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Written in an uplifting and engaging style, I found "Victim to Victorious" an insightful and easy yet profound read on how emotions impact our lives and offers the tools to create a balanced, joyful life."
- Mel

"Victory to ME!! Wow, this book took me on a very transformative journey. Very empowering..."
- Ali

Get Your Copy

Get ready to: 
- Turn your stress into strength 
- Learn effective daily practices & meditations 
- Understand your life's purpose 
- Create the vision of the person you want to be! 

This book is dedicated to the survivors of sex trafficking, child marriage, child labor, and spiritual abuse, and a portion of all proceeds benefit the charitable organization MoviesMakingaDifference.org.

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Ready to turn your stress into success and create the life of your dreams?

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Aging Victoriously

Aging Victoriously™
Edwige's secrets to living, loving and aging with grace & style are the keys to recapturing vitality, embracing your sensuality and living life to the fullest, at any age!
At 68, Edwige is in her prime; looking and feeling better than ever. She has spent a lifetime gathering wisdom and practical education. Her struggles with weight, hormones, confidence and thyroid health have not made it simple for her to get where she is today. For the first time ever, she is giving you the chance to learn her most desired secrets to living, loving, and aging with grace & style, the exact secrets that helped her to overcome her challenges and live a life full of joie de vivre.
From her French girl chic upbringing to her time serving as Transformational Guide to some of America's top leaders and film stars, Edwige's work changes lives.
Your journey does not have an expiration date, no matter what stage of life you are in, learn how to master feeling beautiful, capable and free!
Imagine looking in the mirror and loving every part of you, knowing your style and how to feel sexy yet classy, and beginning adventures that set your soul on fire! Edwige's signature process will equip you to do this and more.
Apply today to Aging Victoriously™, where you get access to her most coveted secrets to living with grace & style and learn how to live each day with Joie De' Vivre!

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