I’m Vari - I’m a coach, writer and creative.

My work centres around the theme of courage.
How we can cultivate more of it so we can step more fully into the life that we most want to live.

My first book, Seeds of Courage, is a collection of stories, ideas, and snippets of wisdom on how to live a big life through small and gentle acts of courage.

In addition to my book, I have contributed my writing to platforms such as MamaMia, HuffPost, Thrive Global, Allbright, and Hello Sunday Morning.


With more than 2 decades of experience as a designer, I work on a variety of projects, ranging from business branding and website design to packaging and book design, including typesetting. I also take on a small number of illustration projects.

As a certified coach, I help folks simplify their live and business, reduce confusion and chaos, and cultivate more joy.

I work with small business owners and freelance types, and also those making the transition from employment to working for themselves.



I'm a Scottish Australian - originally from Glasgow, and I've called Australia home since 2007. Currently, I live on the Mornington Peninsula with my two sons and our adorable dog, Stella.

In 2018, I made the courageous and life-changing decision to give up alcohol - this has reoriented my life in the most magical of ways.

Through all my work, my intention is to create connection - to empower people to recognise that courage often lies within the smallest and gentlest actions. I firmly believe in our inherent creativity and capabilities. It's an honour to guide folks to embrace their potential and live a life fuelled by courage and grounded in authenticity.

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