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The Home of Career Happiness
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Infuse your career with happiness

It's time for you to thrive by bringing confidence, energy and harmony to your professional life.


Step into the world of Zest Ambition

You deserve to feel inspired, proud and excited about work.  

Zest Ambition was born to create a world of happy, conscious and inspired professionals. 

My focus is on helping unfulfilled professionals design a career path that infuses joy and happiness to their life. Along the way, I support them to overcome self-confidence obstacles and rewire negative and self-deprecating thinking patterns.

Working with me is beginning a beautiful ''voyage within'' that gives you a clear sense of direction, helps you develop empowering habits and design a professional lifestyle that brings you joy and happiness effortlessly, every day.

I use a series of coaching frameworks, activities and questioning techniques to unlock my client's performance and bring positive change to their life.

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Our Services
Business Consultation

 Career Consultation
90-min + diagnostic

This is for you is you want to get the keys to overcome a specific challenge with your career. It can be focused on performance, stress management, setting boundaries, work/life harmony, decision making, etc. After your consultation, you will receive prompts and activities to pursue your personal and career growth for 2 weeks.

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 Career Pathfinder
4-month support & guidance

This programme is for you if you are at a career crossroad. Together, we will explore possibilities and design a career path that is truly aligned with who you are. You will embark on a transformative journey where self-discovery, confidence and mindset positivity are brought at the heart of your next professional adventure. 

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 Career Workshop
Find your next path

You can think of our workshops as going to the gym for your career. They are expert-led, interactive and experiential. They have been designed with a unique blend of mentoring and group coaching techniques to help you uncover creative ways to feel more inspired, confident and motivated in your career. 


Career Change Workshop

This is an intimate and immersive career-enhancing experience. During our 2.5 hours together, I will hold a safe space for you to introspect, brainstorm, tap into your intuition and uncover unique insights about yourself and your career. The insights gained will be applied to identify inspiring and motivating ways to make your career fulfilling, meaningful and energising.

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A few words about me

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Hello there, I'm Mattie, the founder of Zest Ambition.


I am an ICF certified coach and positive psychology practitioner. Before entering the world of personal development, I spent over a decade in the corporate world developing digital strategies for businesses ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. This gave me a great deal of exposure to some of the most amazing work environments where employees thrive but also some of the more dysfunctional ones which often lead to work fatigue, anxiety, frustration, boredom and sometimes burnout. 

During my career, I went through numerous career transitions and many phases during which I put into question the meaning of work. All of this eventually led to the creation of Zest Ambition.

Today, I believe that we can overcome some of the big societal, economical & environmental issues of our time by increasing the number of happy, conscious and inspired professionals. I am on a mission to make this happen.

I am a woman, a mother and a foreigner who stand for ethical and respectful work environments. I am passionate about helping people design a heart-centered career that allows them to embrace their potential and find creative ways to work themselves happy. 

Our Areas of Expertise

Areas of expertise

Career & Role Transition

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Time & Energy Management

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Balance & Wellbeing

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Confidence & Mindset

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Saying No & Setting Boundaries

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Productivity & Consistency

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Zest Ambition is a catalyst for positive and sustainable change in people, careers and businesses. 

Kind words from my clients

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Mattie enabled my mind to embark on paths that I did not even realise it needed to go on.

Mathilde helped me change my mindset towards my personal goal and overcome barriers that I had put in my way.

Mattie shows great empathy, she is patient, supportive and good humoured. She has really helped me create a good work / life balance. 

Mattie empowered me to take control of the actions that I needed to take and I am already feeling a sense of achievement after completing just a few small steps.



Zest Ambition was awarded runner up for the Giving Back award at the 2020 Women's Business Conference.

The nomination is for the creation of The Coaching Angels Challenge and our help supporting individuals and charities through our free coaching programme during the second lockdown of 2020.


This is how Women's Business Conference describes the Giving Back Award:

It is for someone who has gone above and beyond to help the community and those in need. Even though she has had her own challenges to face she has never forgotten those around her who are facing challenges too. She is generous and kind, we want to acknowledge all that she has done this year. 

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