About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published five books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Her new online platform, The Boardroom Retreat; creates online content for professional and personal development for leaders. Teaching women 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, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth The Boardroom Retreat Link:

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Always make new mistakes Esther Dyson Have you ever felt afraid of making mistakes? Do you wonder what it would be like if you could be perfect? The courage to pioneer and learn is a journey full of making mistakes. It never feels good to fail. It often feels embarrassing, […]

Always Make New Mistakes

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“I choose to rise out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another. ” Oprah Winfrey If there was a tape recording […]

Extending Grace To Ourselves

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“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul.” Lupita Nyong’o Do you have a word that is banned in your house? The word I have recently banned […]

The Word Diet Is Banned In My House

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You could give up. You could criticise your efforts. You could walk out on yourself. Or you could stay. And remind yourself you’ve got this. And never walk out on yourself again. Dr Rebecca Ray The battle with my own reflection in the mirror has been an ongoing issue for […]

Never Walk Out On Yourself Again

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Sue Leeming has donated an amazing piece of artwork to be auctioned to raise money for the Birdsnest India project this Friday night at the Kinwomen House Concert. We asked her to tell us the inspiration for her artwork that is being sold on Friday night. ‘From a Sense of […]

Sue Leeming Artwork Auction

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Image from Bad Girls Throughout History I am not afraid… I was born to do this. Joan of Arc Every day as a Mother I wake in the morning ready for battle. It takes me a while to wake my sleepy heart, but my three-year-old and my six-year-old negotiate like the […]

Joan of Arc and Courage