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Mr Matthew Defina


Matthew Defina

Hi, I'm Matthew

I help purpose-driven leaders create a meaningful life and career, without burning out.

If you're at a cross-roads, feeling stuck or completely burnt-out and realise you need to find another way, I'm here to help you find clarity and make aligned choices.

I come from a background in corporate consulting, social impact and the mental health industry. Despite having all the knowledge and skills due to my studies, I still found myself burnt out and needing to get help. I spent several years making challenging but important choices to change my lifestyle and environment to recover, and am now back to thriving.

This places me in the unique position of understanding the challenges of the modern workforce from my own experience, while also now having the tools to help those that need it. I'm a warm, collaborative and authentic practitioner that always bring an optimistic attitude to working with my clients. What we work through might not always be easy, but it is always worth it.

My Approach

I work in partnership with my clients and focus first and foremost on what goals you might want to achieve in our work together. I'm always looking to make sure that we're working on topics, goals and challenges that are important and relevant to you. My intention is always to help you trust yourself deeply enough to make the choices and changes that you need to make in your life.

Main areas of expertise

  • Meaning & Value
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Development
  • Career
  • Burnout
  • Fear of Failure

I help purpose-driven leaders create a meaningful life and career, without burning out.

My style is

  • collaborative
  • genuine
  • solution oriented
  • warm
Life Transitions
Fear of Failure
Work Stress

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