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Hi. My friends call me Vienda.

I share my art, heart, and writing, in:

— in my public 10,000+ subscriber emails
on the ‘re.define’ podcast on Spotify
— my popular Substack letter ‘kismet’
— on my 700+ article blog
— & on Instagram

Interested in working with me?…


With a decade of experience in the personal growth and entrepreneur fields I privately mentor face-to-face over video calls.

Learn more & book sessions HERE

Online & Live Programs

I run online programs and facilitate live workshops and events, and am happy to travel for teaching and speaking opportunities.

Learn more about my programs HERE



Brands & Organisations

I also work with brands and corporate teams, keeping my life varied and exciting through collaboration, client relationships and travel. I believe in intuitive, heart-led, and sustainable living.

For more information please get in touch with your inquiry.

If you have any legal questions please familiarise yourself with my policies.



A journalist for Quartzy had a mentoring session with me and interviewed me on what working within a therapist-come-life-advisor (like me) is really about. If you’ve never had the support of a mentor and are curious about it, this article is a really good place to start.

Your Creative Workspace (hardcover book)
Betty Means Business
Thought Catalogue
Quartz Magazine
Rebelle Society
& a rolling list of podcasts. Listen here on Spotify.


BSc Psychology
Reiki Level 1 & 2
Marie Forleo’s BSchool
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)
Healing Through Feminine Archetypes
Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Maté
Informal research and training in epigenetics, psychedelics, addiction, love, creativity, astrology, design, photography, marketing and more…

Let me introduce myself, informally. 

I have lived countless lifetimes in this one.

I left home at 17 and started travelling the world. I’ve lived as a barefoot and broke hippy, a vagabond and a festival coordinator all at the same time. I’ve studied psychology and neurolinguistics and much more. I created an ethical fashion brand before it was cool. I started writing this blog that turned into a personal growth brand.

Over the years that’s evolved into The Mentor Training, and a small stationary brand for women called Plannher.

I’ve fallen in love and fallen out of love and broken hearts and had mine broken. I’ve reclaimed and healed and grown and then shattered and started again over and over.

I’ve lived a zig-zagging bohemian life, one where I prioritised freedom over safety and compromised the conventional for authenticity.

I love style and luxury but am a natural minimalist. I don’t like lots of ‘stuff’ weighing me down. I practice non-attachment yet love fiercely and deeply. I’m territorial and overly protective over those I care about, including myself.

My sun is in Leo, my moon is in Scorpio and my ascendant is in Taurus. I have a lot of Venus in my chart so I love love, beauty, romance, aesthetics and creativity. I’m 166 cm tall, very Vata, and always trying to find harmony between the parts of me that want to untether and free fall and the parts of me that want comfort and security.

I don’t have toenails on my baby toes. I’m so culturally confused that I hate when people ask me where I’m from because I don’t know the answer. I was born in Austria but look like my Italian father and am a blend of both plus every country I’ve lived in since.

I feel homesick for every place I’ve ever been to and at the same time am always happy to go somewhere new.

I love bridging the cosmic mystery of life with simple day-to-day pragmatism.

I love sharing my life with you. Thank you for being here.


Vienda Maria is a psychology-based personal growth educator leaving behind a legacy that reminds us that anything is possible when we know how to redefine it. With a popular email list of over 10,000 subscribers, an occasional podcast, online courses, programs, workshops & live events, using an interactive teaching style — anecdotes, stories and real-world tools — she takes you on a heart-opening journey to remember who you really are. Learn more about Vienda here.

Vienda is also the founder of The Mentor Training, the world’s most accessible and leading-edge training for people to help people, changing how we think about leadership and community, & Plannher, an intuitive, timeless and undated planner-and-journal-in-one for women.

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