VIVA! Communications is thrilled to announce its newest team member, Amanda! With a growing business, comes an expanding team. We are looking forward to a great 2020!

Here are some Q&A’s with our newest team member.

Q: Tell us a bit about your background and what you do you bring to the VIVA! team.

I have come to VIVA! from a chiropractic background, having studied at Macquarie University in Sydney and working in private clinics in Sydney and regional NSW over the past 9 years. I also spent 2 years living and travelling overseas, residing in Scotland for most of that period, which was a wonderful experience! My background in health and clinical practice means I am well-versed in many areas of health and I bring with me a wealth of experience from a clinical and patient management perspective.

Q. What is your favourite thing about working at VIVA! so far?

So far my favourite part of working at VIVA! is my colleagues and being able to work in a team environment. As a chiropractor, despite seeing a new face in clinic every 15 minutes, the job itself can be quite a solitary experience as you are rarely able to engage with your colleagues, let alone work alongside them. 

Q. What are your hobbies?

I am quite active, I enjoy playing netball, bushwalking and doing yoga and have recently gotten back into indoor rockclimbing. I enjoy following the national netball league during the netball season and I’m a not-too-fanatical Swifts supporter. I enjoy cooking and crosswording and was in a somewhat successful pub trivia team last year, which I hope will re-band this year! I also have a huge family which occupies a lot of my spare time.

Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

AHH! So tricky to answer! I love experiencing other cultures and would love to live anywhere overseas again. If I have to choose just one place, I think I would live somewhere in Italy, perhaps in Tuscany or on the Amalfi coast. My background is Italian and I feel a strong connection to my family when I am there, I love the language, the food and the people. And I’d love a siesta every afternoon!

Q. What is your spirit animal?

I’m not sure. I think maybe a rabbit. My netball team back in high school used to call me a rabbit because I used to run all over the place! I’m also small and often scrunch up my nose too! And I was born in the Chinese year of the rabbit so I think we’ll go with that.

Q. What is a fun fact about yourself?

I love the sun! Give me summer any day!

Also, I used to do rock & roll dancing, which I hope to get back to some day.

Q. What is your “life slogan”?

I don’t really have one but one word that comes to mind that is really poignant in my life is balance. It’s so important to me to have as much balance in my life to keep my sane and satiated, I think yoga helped teach me that. And it applies to so many areas of my life, if I’m feeling a little overloaded in any situation, my mantra to myself is “balance” and I can attempt to put it into action.