We all need a tribe, a gang, a network, a possie, a gathering and inspiration of women. Last October a group of women retreated together and it birthed the most amazing community of creative women called the inspire collective.
MAXIMUS & LIBERTY
Amanda is the co-founder of Maximus & Liberty. It is a not for profit surf brand that exists to support youth surfing projects around the globe.
Kinwomen is a network, not an organisation or a business, just a gathering of women who want to do life well and be able to claim honestly, ‘no regrets’. The network is women only – bringing together women of all ages, cultures, education, abilities and passions to share life and wisdom.
SECRETS IN THE BAY
Is a local community creative photography social media brand, started by Amanda and her local friends. The whole point of the network is to brag about what is beautiful in their local area. Some of their photos and posts have gone to over 100,000 followers
RECENT SPEAKING VIDEO
Amanda Viviers is a Writer, Speaker, and Creative Coach. She has published four books, her latest published in December 2016- Dear Single Self. She is a recent award winner ‘CMA best digital media project’ for her daily blog Capture Life. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created especially for women. One of her greatest joys is helping women find their voice. Coaching one on one either in a cafe or on skype to talk about purpose, creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and so much more. Most people if asked whether the think they are creative, good enough, have enough time and most are unsure of what to do next. Amanda loves to help connect women with tools that will uncover their next step. Book a session today.
Not Good Enough
Unsure of Purpose
What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk with the people I love through the fear and mess. That’s all any of us can do. That’s what we’re here for. Shauna Niquest This weekend a hundred and fifty women are retreating together in the South West of Western Australia. We put[…]
Last night as the sun faded and the moon swayed, we walked into a rose clad cinema and picked up our flute of champagne. Dancers waltzed through popcorn and strawberries were served with chocolate on sticks. We watched the Perth premiere of disney’s latest film release of Beauty and the Beast and it was worth[…]
February rocked me like I’m not sure anything has before. Moments, memories and reminders of the past came knocking and I stood there at the door completely surprised by their arrival. I didn’t realise becoming a full-time School Mum, would require so much emotion and intention. I kind of expected a quick transition, lots of[…]
TEN WAYS TO BE LESS SERIOUS AND HAVE MORE FUN My friend Tracy makes me smile even when she is not with me. I think about her and my happy increases. Last night she navigated the traffic, left a sick little in the care of her Dad and came over to my house for dinner.[…]
Photo: Other Wild I have just come from a quick catch up with an 80-year-old, a 50 something-year-old and my 40-year-old self. As I sat quietly watching the interactions unfold, I realised quickly that the opportunities available to my generation have been graciously given from those who have gone before. There is a rising across[…]
The flowers I bought myself last week are wilting and lately even coffee doesn’t bring the satisfaction it once did. As I sit here to write, my two-year-old has her arms crossed and is shouting “I have juice Mummy, I have JUICE!” Considering she has already consumed two glasses this morning, my soft and consistent no[…]
Day in, day out my life seems to be unraveling lately. It is not a falling over, “I can’t do this anymore, sigh”. It is more like the sting of an onion when it is cut open and the layers we peel off, to find the shape and brilliance of its core. Present Over Perfect,[…]
Friendship is a word that is laden with so much angst. It is one part of our life that be completely BRUTIFUL. Many parts beautiful and so much brutal. Conflict, unmet expectations, loneliness, and cliques. Lately, I have been reflecting on what friendship means as I step into my forties and changes are afoot. TEN[…]
I’ve just sat down in a cafe, waiting for a client with the shame that only one thing can induce. The flash of a speed camera. I’m normally the kind of person who intentionally drives slowly. This morning as I rushed my littles to school, my fuel tank was on empty and I was listing[…]
If you interact with me only online, you may be mistaken in thinking, I am super confident, sure and assertive. The truth is that extroverts struggle in a room full of new people just as much as introverts do, we just access our insecurities from different places. Until yesterday I thought I was somewhat anonymous[…]
It was a humid, salty Saturday and we had booked in a tradesman to finish the renovation of our bathroom. We laid in late, chatting about the changes that were about to come in our lives as we waited expectantly for our first born to arrive. It was 8am and my waters suddenly broke. Three[…]
If I could sit with every woman in Australia tonight I would tell them to breathe. In and out, slowly recalibrating the depth of responsibility that we all carry. Breathe. Stop. Recalibrate. Reframe. I have been on a journey lately of chasing slow. Unpacking, reframing and doing my very best to stop comparing myself to[…]