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One of Only Four Australians Inducted Into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame and CEO of The Joy Product
Categories: Change Management, Leadership, Motivational Speakers, Women in Business
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
CEO of The Joy Project, author, columnist and businesswoman, Amanda is also one of only four Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame. She holds 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.
As a master practitioner of neurolinguistics, Amanda works with businesses to foster a positive impact. She understands that every business's heart and profit centre is about how people think, feel about themselves, and how they make others feel.
Using the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, and emotional intelligence, Amanda helps businesses achieve their desired results and outcomes by attaining employee engagement, enthusiasm, and alignment with corporate goals.
Amanda strongly believes that everything in life and business, including success, is about feelings. She reveals how the way we feel about something - such as a product, organisation, person or even ourselves, influences our behaviour and informs our decisions about how we spend – our time and money or with whom we conduct business. Amanda divulges the effect that our perceptions have on our behaviour and the importance of changing this.
Amanda has worked with organisations of all sizes in every industry to help them create cultures of joy and engagement and bring humanity and joy back into their organisations. She has worked with McDonald's, Westpac, Flight Centre, Google, Disney, Hilton, and many other associations, hospitals, and schools.
As an experienced and engaging speaker, Amanda is able to tailor her sessions to suit her audience. Using her knowledge and expertise, she equips the audience with the emotional skills and neural techniques required to think and work in innovative ways, instilling in them a new perspective.
Amanda constantly adds to her knowledge through continuous research, and she continually explores the latest science and ideas. She combines these with personal experience to inspire her audience to want to make changes at work and at home. However, as a speaker, Amanda understands that although the content is a crucial factor of presentation, nothing changes until people are inspired to change. Therefore, she specialises in putting the human - and humour - element into events while delivering relevant and potent content to create an environment where people want to grow and take responsibility for themselves.
It was awesome to navigate with you through your thoughts and hear you talking about energy, quantum physics, the spark that created us as a being, and how our energy affects and influence others. You made me feel special, appreciated and important, and the fact that you placed me (my name) in your presentation bits really boosted my confidence as a leader while re-affirming that to the group – so simple and so powerful! You are a beautiful soul Amanda, and I am grateful I met you on this journey! I felt deeply moved by your personal struggles as I could see myself here and there so easily, and of course, that means, others did the same. It was a very influential presentation that for sure set the tone for the rest of the day – which by the way was great! The feedback has been fantastic and although people are tired today, they are all here and they look happy! The shift has already begun. I personally appreciate the fact that you came and enhanced their enthusiasm giving them tools to cope with their challenges and by doing that, supporting me in my role, while I work relentlessly to implement the changes and set new dynamics to the new office environment. So good to have help for such a huge task! Even better from someone that shines so brightly like you, I will share your resources with everyone.
Her message is entertaining, high energy, engaging, motivational, thought provoking, and behaviour changing. Her powerful message is delivered with humour but sprinkled with science. Her presentation will be a highlight of any meeting. People will be talking about her message for years to come.
Highland Capital Brokerage
Amanda delivered an amazing presentation on leadership and creating resilient workplaces that lead to better performance, which I KNOW resonated with the whole audience. Amanda is awesome and I highly recommend her.
Amanda has the amazing ability to connect with many people at the same time enabling them to embark on a journey of mindfulness and transformation. She is able to provide both the science and beliefs behind ‘why we are who we are’ and equip her audience with the tools to make changes. All this is done with brilliantly engaging style - a truly inspirational speaker