Amanda Gore - Motivational Speaker
Travels from: Queensland
Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behaviour
Categories: Change Management, Leadership, Motivational Speakers, Women in Business
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
We have all seen speakers who can fire up a crowd, or get people laughing, but come Monday morning the laughter and energy are forgotten and it’s back to business as usual. Amanda is different. She changes people’s behaviours.
A communications and performance expert, Amanda Gore uses latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, epigenetics, and emotional intelligence, to help business leaders achieve the results they need by getting people engaged in, enthusiastic about and aligned with corporate goals and vision. And by creating joyful workplaces that lead to better performance. For too long business has been paralysed by its over analysis of data. Amanda will help you reconnect to the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in your business and life.
Within a few short minutes, Amanda breaks down the barriers that separate people, and from that moment forward it’s fun, invigorating, action packed ride towards self-discovery and ultimately, real and lasting change. Through funny, energising presentations, enhanced by decades of scientific discovery and personal experience, Amanda will both entertain, facilitate changes behaviour and move your audience to action.
Her programs change the tone of your conference, whether by kick-starting it with laughter and connecting people by breaking down barriers, or sending your attendees off on an emotional and inspired high.
Amanda believes success in business is always about feelings - the way we feel about something or someone determines how we behave - and whether we do business with them or not - and the way we interact. Our perceptions determine our feelings which directly affect our behaviour. Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behaviour. Amanda changes perceptions. And feelings. Author of five books and several DVD and audio training programs, she researches for 2 months every year and has a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy, a major in psychology, and expertise in neuroscience, ergonomics, positive psychology, group dynamics, stress management, neurolinguistics, and emotional intelligence.
After her presentation:
- people take on a new perspective and make lasting behavioural changes
- they remember what they learned for years - a man stood up at the conclusion of a recent session Amanda presented and repeated 3 things he had remembered from a session SEVENTEEN years ago! Two girls said their Mother’s had told them about what she taught 10 years before!
- feelings determine if we buy, cooperate, learn, engage, connect, communicate and everything else! People walk away from Amanda’s session transformed, with new skills and techniques - so they behave and think differently.
With Amanda on stage, your whole conference is upbeat, people are energised, engaged, enthusiastic, laughing and the messages are incorporated throughout all the sessions.
All of Amanda’s sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the client. Her material can be applied to any group because the principles are those for peak performance - which comes when you are well or in flow or happy doing what you are doing - and being led well! Her material is based on the latest science (including recently the ‘new’ science of stress - which has life changing consequences), life experience and her studies in physical therapy, psychology, ergonomics, group dynamics, neurolinguistics and business. Amanda uses storytelling and humour to convey messages that stick in people’s minds for years - literally!
1. Wired for Joy - 9 ways to enhance wellbeing, increase sales and boost productivity.
You were born with the capacity for joy! Science shows us that by the time you were 7, your pure ‘operating system’ of love and joy was infected with viruses, malware, apps and other people’s programs! Joy at work boosts sales by 37%, increases productivity 31%, reduces errors 18% and boosts chances of promotion 40%. Joy matters! Your brain can be rewired for joy. This session teaches you how.
It’s aimed at helping people feel good about themselves - which is the essence of wellness and changes the way they interact with everyone else. It’s great for energising the whole group, de-stressing them and reframing the way they view change, have them rolling around laughing while they learn about the importance of 'the joy spot' - the place where neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect! Amanda presents profound concepts, in an entertaining way that change people's perceptions of themselves and others; gives them specific strategies to bust stress, lead more effectively, fear less, and to be more collaborative, creative, innovative and productive.
Amanda will cover the latest new science of stress - which will not only show you how to reduce the impact of stress, but also how to change your reactions to it permanently! Did you know that what people think about stress or stressful situations is the 15th biggest killer of humans in the USA? And it is potentially a source of great resilience, productivity, engagement and courage when handled correctly.
2. Always look on the bright side - how optimism connects, motivates and engages
The major disruptor to collaborative teams, joy filled workplaces and high production, sales and service is ‘stinking thinkin’ as Zig Ziglar used to say! The stories people tell themselves about themselves, their colleagues, customers, bosses and the company determines their behaviour.
This presentation helps people understand how to be conscious and mindful of their thinking and stories - and how to change them. And more importantly, why to change them. The formula T+ S = F …thinking (stories) + speaking = feeling - rules everything. How we think determines how we feel, which determines how we behave - but the source of everything is our thinking. 95% of the time we are operating from an unconscious level - we don’t even know what we are thinking! Everything in business, when boiled down, is about feelings. They determine the quality of all relationships at work, leadership, teamwork, sales and customer service.
This session also has the opportunity to finish with a 21-day challenge for the team to look at how they are thinking and what they are thinking and strategies on how change it. It’s fun, full of laughter and has a profound impact on how they perceive everything. If you want your change fatigued team enthusiastic, motivated and re-energised this session will do it!
3. The Life Pizza - 7 ways to build resilience and restore work life balance. It IS possible!
'Busy-ness’ is the new ‘disease’ impacting almost everyone. Rushing and having the perception (and reality) of too much to do can destroy mental clarity and physical health.
Did you know that new research shows us how we THINK about stress decides if our bodies react negatively or not. Our perceptions rule our reality and in part, create our environment. How we view life balance also determines the physiological impact it has. These factors all affect our resilience.
Understanding the 3 possible stress responses and channeling them in the right way changes everything! How we feel, how we respond to those events and how others in turn respond or react.
The Life Pizza is a simple and easy way to review important aspects of our lives and become aware of imbalances in what areas are most important to us and what areas we put most of our attention on - which then allows us to make a plan to improve that balance. It is also the way to introduce concept of resilience and teach them several ‘resilience strategies’. This is an engaging experience that sends people out of the room laughing and determined to balance their ‘ life pizza’!