About Amanda

Amanda Viviers can often be found with a pen in her hand, food spilt down her blouse and a fresh story in her heart. She is the Creative Director at Compassion Australia overseeing the Neighbour Agency, as an Executive Director on their National Team in Australasia.

Author, Public Speaker and Radio Presenter with BA double major in English and Comparative Literature and History. She is currently finishing her Master’s in theology and has just recently graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA, birthing her deep love of creativity and innovation. She was a finalist in the Telstra Young Businesswoman of the year and Community Services Award.

She is the author of 15 books. The most recent Gentle Rhythms. 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.

Driven by a passion for justice, she loves finding innovative ways to support projects for children in developing countries. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty.

She lives a creative life, helping women find their voice.

20 thoughts on “About Amanda

  1. Thanks so much Amanda for sharing this. God really spoke to me through your message and although my story is very different your 3 points to wait, seek and hope spoke volumes to me. PTL! Bless you.

    1. hey Mel,

      Thanks so much for the encouragement. Hope you are well.


      1. That’s really thiinkng out of the box. Thanks!

  2. Hi Amanda

    It was a great evening at Sparc…thank you!

    Can you please let me know of the website you mentioned in your talk last night that was very innovative and well presented?

    Kind regards,


    1. It’s called IZRA for teenage students http://www.izra.com.au

      Thanks for coming.

      Appreciate it


  3. […] Charlie, my friend, my Xhosa Mamma who is never forgotten and to my inspiring Mentor and friend; Amanda Viviers, who encouraged bravery into my life, who gave me opportunity, who introduced me to a whole new […]

  4. Hi Amanda, I’ve kind of known you for years (but you don’t know me) – I’ve been going to The Red Door Community Church for over 5 years and have seen you around Riverview occasionally. I’ve only just stumbled onto this lovely site and your little video made me cry! How amazing that you had that lady come and knock on your door! I’ve been wrestling with God for years about what he wants me to do…back to career or stay at home mum. The answer was always clear: BE A MUM! Why is it that we think thats not enough? I’m so passionate about changing mum’s attitudes to the ‘I’m JUST a stay at home mum’ idea. Gosh, its the best and most important job in the world! Especially when Gods been telling you for years thats where you’re meant to be. Really loving your blog – its easy to connect as I also love crochet and sewing.
    Thanks again!

    1. Thanks Tina, What a beautiful comment.

      Its a series of all kinds of little blogs about my daily life.

      I count it the greatest privilege that I can still contribute here on my little website, whilst my kids are currently asleep.


      Thanks lovely


  5. I noticed your “Take me where” photo on this page. Assuming you created that photo, could I get your permission to reuse it on the cover of our 2016 church directory?

    1. Hey Brad, Its not my photo sorry. Its a photo from Tumblr that we struggled to find the owner of. Thus the problem with the internet. Thanks for asking anyways. Amanda

  6. Thanks for your contribution to Fresh 2015. You were my favourite speaker (on both days!) and I love the way you emcee’d the Saturday with Clare. So much fun!

    1. Thankyou. That is so lovely. Thanks for making me smile this monday evening.

  7. […] the weekend my creative partner in crime and I, Amanda Viviers, held our first Gather + Grow event at local cafe, The Pond Barista. Ladies with different […]

  8. Have really enjoyed reading your blogs…I am wondering what there is for me to encourage my daughter to get to know others…I have at one stage contacted Penny but she still hasn’t connected anywhere…Trish

    1. Can you email me Trish with more information about how old she is and location wise where you live?



      1. You’re so right that being cool is overrated.

  9. […] Amanda Viviers, a beautiful, strong woman who makes a constant decision to try not to fold to the vulnerability hangover first explained this concept to me (but I think it’s Brene Brown’s brain-child…?). The process begins with sharing a part of yourself/story/heart and ends with panic and a frantic effort to fix the way such vulnerability may have affected what others think about you. It’s also an inner turmoil of shame and embarrassment at the thought of anyone seeing the reality of who you actually are. […]

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