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New beginnings at any age with Antonia Kidman

Tory Archbold Interviewing Antonia Kidman

I’m a big advocate for the fact that amazing things happen in your 40s. You can find the love of your life, change your career, or make a self-discovery transformation. 


I feel so grateful to be bringing you this episode today. I am chatting with the inspirational, incredibly passionate, mother of six – Antonia Kidman. Antonia’s career has many remarkable highlights, including working for Foxtel and as a writer for several different magazines. She is now working as a lawyer based in Sydney and specialises in supporting women going through transformations and promoting social justice. 


When Antonia moved to Singapore with her husband and children, she decided she wanted to leave the media, continue her education, and further stimulate her mind. Her love of politics, psychology, and history led her to make the decision in her 40s to change her career from journalism, writing and producing, to study law and become a lawyer. She chats with us about her early career, family life and her decision to change her career path to help people navigate really complex situations. 


Her passion and dedication for supporting women and standing up for social justice shines through in our conversation. She gives amazing advice to women who are going through transformations themselves and shares the biggest breakthrough moment in her life. 


Antonia is such a warm and open person who is here to remind you to be confident and back yourself. If you feel like something is not okay, you don’t have to accept it in your life. There is always room to change and align with your true purpose.


And most of all, be present and enjoy every moment!

Topics Discussed

[0:55]: Antonia Kidman talks about her family life and what led to deciding to change her career to law. 

[3:19]: Antonia specialises and is so passionate about social justice and transformational change. 

[4:42]: Antonia gives advice for people going through a transformation. You need to have support around you, be organised, have your ducks in a row, and take care of yourself and your mental health. 

[6:53]: Antonia shares how she juggled a transformation between two countries and kept her family, friendships and life together. 

[8:02]: It doesn’t matter what age you are, you have to do it. Antonia loves what she does and wants to work with purpose. 

[9:51]: Antonia’s family upbringing really contributed to her passion for social justice and advocacy. 

[11:00]: Her biggest breakthrough moment in life was when she had her first child. 

[13:25]: I am a big advocate that great things happen in your 40s. You can start a new career!

[13:48]: Antonia wants to continue putting miles on her law journey in family law and social justice. 

[15:30]: Remember to be present and enjoy the moment. 

[16:24]: Be confident and back yourself. If something isn’t going okay, you don’t have to accept it. 

[18:03]: You may feel a negative stigma of separation and divorce but it’s a new beginning and it creates hope. You get to learn so much about yourself.


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