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Amanda Viviers

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Writer, Speaker and Creative Coach

Amanda Viviers is a writer, speaker, creative coach and novice Mum. She has published four books and latest “Dear Single Self” is a great resource for women, helping them in personal development.

Her daily blog is a CMA best digital media project award winner.  She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter.

Along with her husband, she is co-owner of surf brand, Maximus and Liberty. They manufacture surfboards, stand up paddleboards and merchandise to fund youth surfing projects globally.

She worked on staff at Riverview Church for 12 years, mostly in the field of Creative Arts. Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year and Community Services Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Literature and studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA.

Driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for children in developing countries. Teaching children to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily.

Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, helping people find their voice.

  • What do you love most about what you do? I love meeting women and helping them find their voice. So often we can be silenced in areas of our life that we don't even realise. Then one day a flood of words comes pouring out and we are shocked by their emotion.

    What if we found a way to reconnect with our words, our voice and live wholeheartedly in every arena?

    This is my life work.
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning? My Children. In fact they scream at me.

    And Coffee.

    I often think Coffee gets me out of bed faster than my children.
  • Where did your passion for what you do start? When I was fifteen, I decided that I wanted to write 25 books before I died. I published my first and said never again!

    Gah.

    Now I'm onto number four. So much pain in writing but so much reward.

    This is why I love to help creatives find their voices and stories as well.
  • What is your advice for a healthy, long lasting relationship? Coffee.
    Wine.
    Ha, ha.
    Well maybe yes.
    Because it is over Coffee that we start the day and check in on each other. It is over wine that we celebrate and we find each other again.
    And long walks.
    The beach is our counsellor.
  • What is your best advice to couples planning their wedding? Stand aside on your wedding day for at least 25 mins together and watch the day unfold. My husband and I ran away from our reception and stood off in the woods, stalking our own wedding. We stood, we acknowledged and we drunk it all in. We stood aside from the event and watched it unfold in all its messy glory. It is my favourite memory. And then we decided we had finished. It was our day, so quite a few hours early, we snuck to our parents and said a very quiet goodbye. Asked the limo driver to come early and we disappeared from our own wedding without anyone except our parents knowing. Even our bridal party had no idea. No awkward, whispered jokes upon departure for us. We had much better things to do and a Bridal Suite awaiting.
  • The most romantic movie of all time is... The notebook. Come on really?
  • My favourite dance floor jam is... brown eyed girl from Van Morrison and my eyes are blue. Ha ha
  • The most romantic location in Australia is... Margaret River, WA
  • If you were an animal, which would best describe you? The flamingo. It my current go to.

    Be your unique. You are what you eat and stand out in a crowd.
  • In my spare time I love collecting... Tea cups.
    Shells.
    Words.
    Linen.
    Table Cloths.
    Enamel cookware.
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