“I have always been inspired by our human trials and efforts.
There’s beauty in just giving it a go.”
10 Questions with Anomie
Tea or Coffee?
Summer or Winter?
Pre-storm, when there’s electricity in the air
Earlybird or Night owl?
Guilty Pleasure TV Series?
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Romance or True Crime?
Personal assistant to actors
City or Countryside?
Anything but the suburbs
Cake or chocolate?
Eat in or Dine Out?
Either, I follow the food
Introvert or extrovert?
I really am both! (Which might be why I can’t answer these questions…)
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH ANOMIE
Where were you born?
Why did you become a coach?
I have always been inspired by our human trials and efforts. There’s beauty in just giving it a go.
What is your favourite quote?
A mash up, “When shall we set sail for happiness?” “When the hurly-burly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won.” BAUDELAIRE + SHAKESPEARE (I’m a work in progress, learning to live in the present.)
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
What is your best quality?
I am a loyal friend with boundless enthusiasm.
If you could chat with anyone famous (alive or not), who would it be?
What is your favourite animal?
What did you want to be when you were a child?
A teacher in Papua New Guinea, like my Godmother.
How would your friends describe you?
As someone to talk to and feel deeply heard
If money wasn’t an object, what would you buy?
What are your hobbies?
Writing, ballet, drawing
Something people may not know about you?(quirky/funny/unexpected)
I was once a “Frog Wrangler” on a children’s television show.
What is one thing could you not go a day without?
What is your favourite personal development book? (Other than Domonique’s books of course!) (what and why)
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron because doing her course made me joyful.
Favorite subject in school?
Who is your celebrity crush?
I don’t have one now but my first celebrity crush was Kevin Bacon and I now follow him on Instagram, singing and playing music in his apartment with his wife, Kyra Sedgwick.
What was your first job: (what and did you love it/hate it/grow from it?)
My first job was a waiter in a late-night café. I began as a timid mouse in the kitchen and grew into a lion-tamer of drunken theatre patrons, upselling coffee and Italian triple-layered cakes.
Who is your hero? (fiction/real life/current/historical)
Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series
What is your favourite thing about coaching?
Watching my clients get to know and love themselves
Anomie Atkins helps parents and parents-to-be raise magnificent children.
Passionate about putting the love you have for your child into action, Anomie has developed a Purposeful Parenting program. As a Certified Professional Coach she helps her clients establish their values and decide what kind of parent they plan to be, while elevating their own levels of mindfulness and presence so they can stay sane and enjoy the ride. Anomie celebrates unique individuals and seeks authenticity in her own life.
Anomie is an award-winning writer and published researcher working towards health equity in Australia.
In these roles, she has interviewed filmmaking luminaries and inspirational health professionals from a variety of cultural backgrounds from across Australasia.
In her writing, Anomie explores gender, justice, trauma and healing using embodied creative techniques to develop character. Her methods and ideas have been presented at international conferences across a range of fields.
When she is not working, Anomie’s favourite ways to spend her time are with her daughter exploring nature and reading children’s adventure stories together in bed.