One of Only Four Australians Inducted Into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame and CEO of The Joy Product
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.