For more than 20 years, Amanda Gore has been one of America’s and Australia’s most admired experience creating speakers. She uses the principles of emotional intelligence to transform the spirit of people and cultures by changing perceptions, improving relationships, connecting people, managing change, leadership, innovation, and team dynamics.
Amanda believes success 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. Our perceptions determine our feelings, which directly affect our behaviour. Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behaviour. Amanda’s presentations changes perceptions. And feelings.
Author of five books and several video and audio training programs, Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, a major in psychology, and expertise in ergonomics, stress management, group dynamics, neurolinguistics, neuroscience, and occupational health.
A communications and performance expert, Amanda Gore uses the science of the heart, and the principles of emotional intelligence and neuroscience, to help business people achieve the results they need by getting people engaged in, enthusiastic about and aligned with corporate goals and vision.
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 a fun, invigorating, action packed ride towards self discovery and ultimately, real and lasting change. Through extremely energising presentations, enhanced by decades of scientific discovery and personal experience, Amanda will both entertain, facilitate changes behaviour and move people to action.
Her programs will have people laughing and connecting by breaking down barriers, or sending 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. Our perceptions determine our feelings, which directly affect our behaviour. Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behaviour. Amanda’s presentations changes perceptions. And feelings.
Author of five books and several DVD and audio training programs, she has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, a major in psychology, and expertise in neuroscience, ergonomics, group dynamics, stress management, neurolinguistics, and emotional intelligence.
Your brain can be rewired for joy. This session teaches you how. It includes how to stop stress killing you; how to be resilient; how to be your best version; how to re-focus on what matters, and take responsibility for your choices and behaviour!
Everything in business is about feelings. Trust, empathy, confidence, cooperation, collaboration, leadership, responses to change - these are just some of the elements (feelings) that create a great culture and team.
This keynote is aimed at helping people feel good about themselves - which changes the way they interact with everyone else - colleagues, clients and family.
Amanda presents profound concepts, in an entertaining way that:
- Changes people's perceptions of themselves and others
- Engages and energises
- Gives them specific strategies to bust stress, lead more effectively, fear less, deal with change and collaborate effectively.
Amanda will cover the latest new sciences of stress, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and neuroscience - 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 believe about stress or stressful situations is the 15th biggest killer of humans in the USA? But it is potentially a source of great resilience, productivity, engagement and courage when handled correctly. It's time to get real about what is really causing our stress.
Using Amanda's signature experience creating, humour loaded yet fact filled style, people will walk away thinking differently about sales and how they interact with others.
Transforming sales results begins with transforming our thinking, perceptions, actions and choices. Knowing precise ways to interact with others to prove that we are competent, trustworthy and safe (a feeling) is required for top performance.
Learn new, science based ways to:
The major disruptor to collaborative teams, joy filled workplaces and high performance sales and service is ‘stinking thinkin’ as Zig Ziglar used to say!
One energy sucker will bring the whole group down.
Beliefs, the stories we tell themselves about ourselves, our colleagues, customers, bosses and the company determines our feelings and behaviour. Our beliefs control our nonverbal communication which affect all relationships. Our beliefs determine the culture we create around us and the unconscious choices we are making every moment.
It's time to remember we control our thinking and we choose to make conscious choices or not.
This session can change perceptions, relationships, personal accountability, enthusiasm, engagement, energy and culture. But wait - there’s more! It can also help people adopt a more positive approach to change. While they laugh.
'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. Constant social media comparisons and addictions don't help.
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.
Amanda will discuss, The Life Pizza which 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’!
Being mindful is ‘waking up’ - about becoming more conscious - and living more consciously - which is one of Amanda's core themes. Most of us are running on habits and patterns of thinking from our past! We don’t even know those patterns are subconsciously programming our present.
Think driving a car. How mindful were you in your first few lessons? Now, how often do you arrive home and you don’t even know how you got there - yet you were driving the car! This is a common theme with anything we learn - we are mindful in the beginning and then we become mindless!
The difference between a growth mindset and a fixed one is the difference between a joyful life and a stressed, unhappy one; between a joyful team and a disfunctional one; a great culture or a toxic one.
Here are 3 things you can do to be mindful not mindless.
1. Observe your thinking!
2. Question rather than assume!
3. Reframe and find gratitude.
This is one of the practical skills discussed - Observe your ‘mind state’ all day today - with the goal in mind of becoming aware every time you are mindless! Every time you are not present. Every time you are trapped in a pattern of thinking from the past that creates fear. Then STOP - OBSERVE - QUESTION to become mindful again. Be the one who is mindful of their mindset!
When we speak - there are 2 levels to consider. One is the content which must be relevant, appropriate and interesting. The other - the magic - is the process. The process is the way in which the messages are delivered and it is the 'difference that makes the difference’.
It’s the magic that makes the content memorable; it creates the experience and the environment that allows people to make the changes they want to. It inspires. It entertains. It is the difference between a brilliant impact and a mediocre, forgettable one.
Learn some of this magic and practical skills to increase your influence when you deliver an idea or present; to improve how you deal with challenges and overcome objections non verbally; and to increase your confidence so you actually can enjoy presenting to a group of people - no matter what size.
Change and stress go hand in hand. Participants will learn about how the brain actually can and does change (neuroplasticity); that adults can learn more quickly than children; and that our brains need change to stay vibrant and alert. This session will transforms the way people perceive change. Instead of being a stressor – Amanda will demonstrate how change can be welcomed as an opportunity to grow and develop.
This is a fun session designed to:
Do you wonder if the opposite sex really does come from another planet?
Are you frustrated because you have no idea how your partner thinks and there is no logic to what they say or do?
Do you just wish they were just more like you?!
Amanda will show you how to bridge the communication gaps between men and women - without wanting to slap them! Using science, experience and her mothers’ wisdom, Amanda will give you strategies that work - and make you laugh!
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system which doesn’t sound relevant to leadership – but as leaders and team members are humans, our nervous systems control pretty much everything in our bodies, so linking the two is important!
A leaders job is three fold:
We might think the nervous system is just the brain – but the heart and stomach have millions of ‘brain’ cells (neurons) in them – so you ‘think’ and feel with your heart and gut as well! All leadership – or sales or customer service or team work or culture – is based on feelings. How you feel about yourself …and how you make others feel.
This session blends latest findings in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence, positive psychology and some common sense in a really funny way – we promise you will laugh! But wait , there’s more, it is full of relevant information and skills that will help you be a better leader – whether that role is part of your title or not!
Amanda has a library full of topics – if you are after a specific topic, she will mix and match her thousands of ‘chunks’ of information to suit your company needs.
Her message is entertaining, high energy, engaging, motivational, thought provoking, and behavior changing. Her powerful message is delivered with humor but sprinkled with science. Her presentation will be a highlight of any meeting. People will be talking about her message for years to come.
- James Gelder, CEO, Highland Capital brokerage
If you want a speaker that makes your people feel good after the speech, there are hundreds of good speakers out there to choose from; go get one. But if you want your people to be feeling good and making positive changes for weeks and months and years after, then Amanda Gore is your simple choice. She truly is someone who motivates your people to stop, think, analyze and change. She leaves an incredibly uplifting impact on her audiences. Your people will truly thank you for bringing Amanda into their lives. If you want a real catalyst for lasting, positive change, Amanda Gore is your clear choice!
- Jim McPhee, CFE CEO Franchise Synergy
Amanda sent the group off on a high, ready and willing to embrace our business strategy and take it to their people. Amanda had the hardest to please leaving the forum with a better understanding of how important perceptions are, more skills in emotional intelligence and committed to changing their own, and their teams behaviours. Amanda is a fantastic corporate speaker and highly recommended.
- Westpac Group, Chief Operating Officer
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 who is also a wonderful human being.
- VJ Kashyap, Global HR Director, Campari
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.
- Jason Kerr, Events Manager Westpac Bank