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Amy Taylor-Kabbaz is a Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Journalist, Matrescence Activist and Mama of three.

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After more than a decade...

Of covering breaking news and current affairs for the ABC around the country, her 'traditional' career took an unexpected turn when she found herself lost, overwhelmed and diagnosed with a thyroid condition after the birth of her first daughter. 

Over the past 7 years,

She has coached and supported more than 5000 women through her many online programs, one-on-one coaching, workshops and retreats, allowing her an inside understanding of how women are affected by and live with modern motherhood.

In 2013, she created her very first 'formula' for women with young children to help them navigate the enormous changes, demands and expectations placed on women, but it wasn't until she discovered the groundbreaking research into 'matrescence' that all of her years of research, interviews and coaching came together.

At the end of 2018, Amy flew to New York City to meet with the world's leading expert on matrescence at Columbia University, and is now working exclusively with Dr Athan to bring the ground-breaking research into her own deep experiences of supporting mothers and ensuring matrescence becomes a part of our culture.

Education and Experience

With an Honours Degree in International Studies and a Graduate Certificate in International Development focusing on empowering women in the developing world, Amy is an experienced journalist, having worked for the ABC as a newsreader, senior producer, and radio presenter around the country for nearly 15 years.

She's written for various newspapers, as well as Wellbeing Magazine, ELLE Australia, The Collective and Practical Parenting. She has presented her insights into motherhood and the pressure to be 'superwoman' at business events for working mums, and in 2019, she launched her world-first Matrescence Facilitator Training - Mama Rising, sharing her unique formula and research into mother’s transition through matrescence, enabling women all over the world to support women differently.

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She is now the best-selling Hay House author of Mama Rising, the host of the ‘The Happy Mama Movement’ podcast (with more than 300,000 downloads), runs numerous online programs for mothers all over the world, is an international award-winning coach, expert contributor to media outlets around the globe, and the creator of the #1 iTunes meditations for children with Kinderling Kids Radio, ‘Bedtime Explorers’.

Amy’s Philosophy

We are the
change-makers and leaders 

When a woman becomes a mother, she changes. The physical changes are obvious, but what most of the world doesn't acknowledge or understand is that she also changes in every other sense as well. Matrescence, the term first coined by anthropologist Dana Raphael in the 1970s to describe the process of 'becoming a mother', is actually the greatest transformation a woman will go through outside of adolescence. Motherhood is a physical, social, cultural, economic, psychological and spiritual shift, and it is this massive transformation that we, as a culture, have completely underestimated. 

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Let's start with

her brain...

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Her brain is totally rewired in pregnancy, birth and the post-partum period. The simplest way to understand the actual neurological changes she will experience is that her brain is rewired from thinking about 'me' to 'we'. She no longer puts herself at the centre of her world, and she never will again. That's the thing about matrescence - she will never be the same again, which, when we think about what the planet needs right now, is a very good thing. 

She is now wired to think about the future for her children. She feels more connected with her own environment and the environment for other children. She is hyper-alert to her surroundings, and unable to turn a blind eye to the injustices she used to try and ignore.

And it will never go back. 

-What we have failed to do in understanding what happens to a woman when she becomes a mother is that she has grown a superpower alongside her baby - she now has a fight within her to make the world a better place. She has more compassion than ever (that part of her brain has grown too), and she is seeking ways to be a part of the change. 

The Dalai Lama once said 'the world will be saved by the Western Woman', and after the 2020 Bushfires, when I asked my community of Australian mamas to be a part of a program to donate and support other mamas caught in the fires, I saw first hand that most of those women were mothers.

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Topics covered

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Matrescence:

The key to understanding modern motherhood and womanhood

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No more superwoman:

How to balance everything in life without burning out

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It's not just you:

The groundbreaking research into motherhood and womanhood and why it changes everything

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Returning to work:

How to transition back into the workplace as a new mother

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The Maternal Wall:

Why working mothers feel like they’re failing

Get in contact to book Amy as a speaker.

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Understanding what matrescence is and how to navigate it is like being

handed a map.

Once you've got the map, the journey gets easier... and really, really exciting. Because it’s the making of you.

Get your Matrescence Map here - a six-page ebook which will empower you to understand why you feel the way you do, and the first steps to take.

Plus, receive updates on my podcast, programs, events and latest teachings every week.

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