Speaking Events

Annie is a passionate writer and speaker around topics associated with self care, raising a child with a disability or diagnosis, and grief. She speaks from the heart, with authenticity and honesty.

Annie can tailor speaking to suit your needs on topics including (but not limited to):

  • Mindfulness and self care for mothers.
  • Rediscovering your purpose and passion beyond the roles of wife and mum.
  • Navigating grief, marriage and family life.
  • Choosing joy.

She is based in Brisbane, but is available to speak within Australia and internationally. 

Photograph by Sarah Osborn, Frankly Photography


In my role at Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ), I have had the privilege of working alongside Annie.  Firstly, Annie shared her creative and compassionate perspective as a community representative to the CHQ Remembrance Ceremony Organising Committee. She demonstrated here a capacity to listen to, and equally, be heard within the Committee forum and contributed to the shaping of this unique annual event.

Subsequently, Annie proved herself to be a genuinely warm and honest public speaker when she shared her family’s unique story at the Ceremony, hosted to support families grieving the loss of their child.  Annie gently and skilfully spoke from her perspective and those in attendance responded to her words about loss and love.  Unequivocally, I can attest to Annie’s capacity to provide a positive and professional contribution.

Alyson Gundry

Bereavement Coordinator, Queensland Children’s Hospital, Children’s Health Queensland.

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