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 behaviors.
After her presentation:
- People take on a new perspective and make lasting behavioral 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 feeling different, with new skills and techniques – so they behave and think differently.
- The whole conference is up beat, people are energised, engaged, enthusiastic, laughing and the messages are incorporated throughout all the sessions. It’s true – read her hundreds of testimonials!
Amanda Gore is one of America and Australia’s most popular professional speakers. She holds a degree in Physiotherapy, a major in Psychology and is a Master Practitioner of neurolinguistics. She was an ergonomics and occupational health consultant before she started speaking. Amanda is an expert on communications, leadership, and group dynamics. More importantly, perhaps, she has a unique ability to entertain, educate and involve simultaneously.
Frustration with the reactive nature of traditional physiotherapy led Amanda Gore to the more pro-active stance of trying to prevent stress, illness and injury. Now she helps people stay well through research, writing and speaking about stress and lifestyle, relationships and communication.
With her multi-faceted expertise, Amanda Gore explores the mind-body connection in her crusade to reduce stress, improve communication, build personal and professional relationships, and develop teams of collaborative and trusting colleagues. After 15 years of research with the world’s leading experts on group dynamics, Amanda has mastered the process level of her presentations so that she carefully orchestrates the presentation of the material to maximize the impact of her information. This craft is what makes the attendees remember Amanda as ‘the best speaker they have ever heard’ and provides an avenue for real change to occur. She is the author of five books, as well as numerous video and audio programs.
As a Keynote speaker with over 25 years experience, organizations and individuals hire Amanda to help people reconnect to what really matters – the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in business and life.
If you want better leadership, team performance, customer service, sales or bottom line, Amanda can help. Her presentations will focus on:
• How to change people’s behaviors,
• How to create environments in which people can be the best they can be and
• How to help people believe in themselves.
Presented in an entertaining way that has the whole group interacting and involved Amanda Gore will create an experience and skill base that changes the whole group dynamics of your conference and that people will remember and talk about for years.
Amanda believes success in business is always about feelings – the the way we feel about a product, organization or person influences how we behave and informs our decisions about how we spend or who we conduct business with.
Our perceptions determine our feelings which directly affect our behavior. Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behavior.
Amanda changes perceptions. And feelings.
To date, her clients have included Million Dollar Round Table, Wells Fargo, TD Canada Trust, BMW Group, McDonalds, MetLife, Crate and Barrel, Westpac, and hundreds more.
Amanda has a database of stories, lessons and content that she can ‘mix and match’ to create a meaningful message that is directly relevant to the audience, meeting and corporate outcomes. All her presentations are high energy, funny, practical, use a lot of audience involvement and have serious messages presented in entertaining and memorable stories and activities. Amanda’s presentations can be unique and stand alone, or delivered in parts sequentially or over successive events. Allow 60 – 90 minutes each.
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The Power of Joy – How Joy Changes Cultures & Performance
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%, burnout 125% and boosts chances of promotion 40%. Joy matters!
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
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.
Neuroscience of Sales – How to Develop a Buyers Mindset
People have not fundamentally changed for a thousand years but science has. The ‘operating system’ of a human is not binary based! It’s more like quantum computing and runs on feelings. Learn new, neuroscience based practical skills and strategies to re-engage your sales force in a way that leaves everyone feeling recharged and resilient.
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:
– Be resilient and keep yourself motivated and enthusiastic
– Develop a modern sales mindset
– See customers as partners in business
– Listen properly (hardly anyone does)
– Connect non verbally (instantly)
– Establish life long relationships (in a short time) that create advocates not just customers
The Joyful Team – How a Growth Mindset, Engages, Motivates and Changes Cultures
Did you know that science shows us 95-99% of the time we are literally UN-conscious of our thinking and beliefs? Only 5% of the time are we present and really aware of what is going on inside us! The stories we tell ourselves i.e. what we are thinking literally creates our life, performance and relationships. This session teaches how to change your thinking/story – which changes the life you create – at work and home!
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.
The Joy of Mindsets – 3 Must Have Skills for Change
You are not your mindset – but your mindset creates your life!
Understanding mindsets and mindfulness literally changes your brain and improves performance, leadership, decision making, creativity; reduces anxiety, stress, depression and reactivity; they increase energy, wellbeing and makes you happier. This session will show you simple ways to stop being mindless, be more present, more effective – and more joyful!
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!
The Joy Formula – 7 Ways to Build Resilience and Restore Work Life Balance
New research shows us what we believe about stress decides if our bodies react negatively or not. Our perceptions rule our reality and in part, create our environment. How we think about life balance also determines the physiological and psychological impact.
The Joy Formula is a simple and easy way to review important aspects of our lives and become aware of imbalances that then allows us to make a plan to improve that balance – or at least, make us feel we have a sense of control over our lives!
‘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 channelling 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 areas that 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.
This is an engaging experience that sends people out of the room laughing and determined to balance their ‘life pizza’!
How to Present, Influence and Connect With Impact
Public speaking is listed higher than death for many people!
Amanda has been an internationally acclaimed speaker for 30 years by continuously studying and upgrading her group dynamic skills. She is one of 4 international speakers inducted into the speaker hall of fame in the USA.
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.
Managing Change: Choosing Opportunity Over Fear
Change and stress go hand in hand. Learning about how the brain actually can and does change (neuroplasticity); that adults learn more quickly than children; and that our brains need change to stay vibrant and alert transforms the way people perceive change. This means instead of being a stressor – change can be welcomed as an opportunity to grow and develop – and live, fully alive, longer!
This is a fun session designed to:
- Address todays tough economic climate.
- To put things in perspective.
- Have people refocus on what’s important.
The Same But Different: Are Women Really from Venus?
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!
The Neuroscience of Leadership: What Leaders Should Know About Feelings & Performance
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:
1. to create an environment in which people can be the best they can be (lined to the nervous system which affects performance, creativity, innovation and happiness)
2. to help people believe in themselves
3. to change people’s behavior (and yes, neuroscience shows us it’s possible)
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!
Serving as emcee for a 7,000 attendee international simulcast event, Amanda stole the show. Her enthusiasm radiated through the live audience and had people dancing in the aisles even in broadcast locations several states away! Fun, engaging and with a solid message you can’t help but LOVE Amanda!
– Vice President of Franchising, Express Employment Professionals
WOW! never would I have imagined a room full of IT professionals getting up at a conference and dancing and singing with linked arms— but Amanda made it happen!!! Amazing guest speaker full of energy, passion and enthusiasm. She made sure she knew her audience and delivered a result far greater than we asked for. Very happy with her contribution to our theme of “Success” and would have no hesitation in recommending Amanda to any audience as there was something for everyone in our 90 group. Thanks Amanda look forward to working with you again.
– Technology Service and Support Area Leader, Flight Center
Amanda is arguably the most respected professional speaker in Australia. This kind of recognition does not come without being truly exceptional at her craft. Enormously engaging, absolutely hilarious and exceptionally masterful in the management of the group, Amanda commands place at the very top of her industry for very good reason.
– Executive Director, Pragmatic Thinking
Pure passion! Talk about an individual who gets her audience involved from the moment she arrives on stage! We have had her at our organizations convention two times now and people are still talking about her! This firecracker has unique ability to transfer passion to her audience and touches them at their core. She ignites enthusiasm within a group that you could cut with a knife. The message she delivers is not only thought provoking, it is action oriented and one that will be carried forward far into the future. Now that is IMPACT!
– Director of Training, Express Employment Professionals
Thanks Amanda for making our Hobart Conference such a fantastic success. Once again you demonstrated your fantastic ability to engage, excite and ignite the audience. Everyone came out of your session on an absolute high – and this didn’t just apply to our staff members, but also their partners! The room was just abuzz with energy! The fantastic message you delivered in the “Amanda” style was just the perfect keynote address and finale to our conference. We’re still getting feedback about your session – it certainly has left an indelible impression on all our delegates
– Manager Sales Incentives & Rewards, Commonwealth Bank
I have had the distinct pleasure of hearing Amanda Gore present as the keynote speaker on two separate occasions here in the United States. I would highly recommend that if you have the opportunity to run, not walk to hire her for your event – she is by far the most dynamic, energetic and high profile speaker I have ever heard. She is engaging with her audience, get’s people involved “out of the box” and is absolutely superb at what she does. Again, I would highly recommend you take the time to contact Amanda and discuss her fit within your needs.
– Sr. Vice President, Kottke Trucking, Inc.
As a professional MC, I spend a lot of time sitting in conference rooms, observing professional speakers at work. Amanda Gore without doubt is one of the very best. She transforms the mood in a conference room in a way that others could only dream of doing. Even the toughest, stubbornest, most conservative, cynical or ‘blokey’ audience soon come on board and are swept away in her hysterical, tender, insightful, energetic and thought-provoking messages and activities. Amanda is simultaneously well-researched yet able to improvise and adapt to the crowd. She passionately cares about her subject matter and her enthusiasm is infectious. She also happens to be a lovely person, with no attitude, no prima-donna tenancies, is endearingly self-deprecating and most importantly – super experienced and highly professional at what she does. Guaranteed to leave your audience on a high, smiling, talking to each other…..perhaps even singing……and certainly thinking. And she wears a mean pair of Bunny Ears.
– Director, SPIKE Presentations
Amanda is the consummate professional, uniquely equipped to capture an audience’s attention, motivate change and lift their spirits. Having hired Amanda to open the National Convention of Australia’s third largest real estate network, our members can’t stop talking about her. They’ve adopted her turns of phrase, engaged in further discussion with each other using social media and are out there making a difference. What more could we hope for? Thank you Amanda. You lift our spirits and make our hearts sing!
– National Communications Manager, First National Real Estate
Amanda was the last speaker after a three day conference and a gala night for 200 people. Amanda made an amazing positive impression on our team. Her contagious energy and insight built a thought provoking, energetic & incredibly funny conclusion to our conference. Everyone left energized with a smile.
– Sales Effectiveness Manager, Bauer Media Group
I had the absolute pleasure of recommending and contracting Amanda to present at a valued client’s recent conference. Amanda was punctual, easy to communicate with and her amazing energy resulted in the following responses from the delegation:
Over 70% rated Amanda and her presentation as ‘Absolutely Fantastic’, with the remaining rating her as ‘Great’.
When asked about what key learnings the delegation had taken from the conference, the following referred to Amanda:
**How important it is to convey a positive attitude & not to let other people’s negativity impact on you
**The need for work, life balance
**Be thankful for your health and look after yourself
**Surround yourself with people that make you happy and positive
**Providing recognition to staff is the primary driver to most successful work places
**Continue to recognize, appreciate and reward my staff. Happy staff = Happy customers
Both the delegation and the client were so impressed with Amanda’s presentation that she was the hot topic at every table at the dinner the following evening!
I would have no hesitation in recommending or contracting Amanda for future clients and I can’t wait to work with her again.
– Conference & Events Manager, FC Business Solutions
It was such a joy to have Amanda on the road for our event. She brought humour, inspiration, strategies and entertainment.
Not only did we receive fantastic feedback from our clients but she took the time to connect with our team.
Highly recommend her!
– Marketing Manager, MYOB
I have seen Amanda present about 20 times. So, I knew she was a sure thing when I approached her to present at the In Business In Health conference. What I didn’t expect was, that compared to the last time I saw her speak (about 3 years ago), she was about twice as good. I didn’t think it were possible! Amanda’s presentation was the highest rated from our conference, with repeated requests to invite her back for next year’s event. She makes the audience believe that they can change their world, and then the world. She talks about the hard stuff… and combines these lessons in a hilarious manner that makes it easy for the audience to digest.
– , Health Leadership Australia
The US DSA had the pleasure of having Amanda Gore back for an encore presentation for our opening general session at our 2017 Annual Meeting. Amanda first spoke at a DSA conference in 2004 where she and Dr. Phil both delivered keynote presenters. It was Amanda’s words of wisdom and advice on changing your thinking that were the buzz of the conference then, and that was the case again this year. Her brilliant lessons had a positive impact on the audience that continued throughout the two day event. Evaluations reflected it was one of the most successful events we’ve delivered in a few years, much thanks to Amanda’s kick-off.
– Senior Vice President, Direct Selling Association
We hired Amanda to help us support a client who was going through a major transformational change program, with the complex brief of offering some perspectives on leadership, a discussion of successful teaming, and giving the program teams some effective tools for managing the fear of change and stresses of implementing a major program.
Anyone who has seen video clips of Amanda on YouTube knows the energy, humor and deep subject matter expertise that she brings to her engagements. What you don’t see is the time and effort she puts into understanding the audience, the key points that we wanted to communicate and the quick undstanding of the company and program structure and culture.
Many speakers make the mistake of being entertaining at the expense of educating and providing content, or of being content rich but dull and unmemorable. Amanda delivers simple, practical techniques for improving team and organizational performance, managing our personal lives, health and relationships. More importantly she does this in a way that is entertaining and memorable.
I find myself using techniques I first heard about when I saw her present 7 years ago. More importantly the survey feedback on the event was overwhelmingly positive, with 75% of folks saying that they would make changes to their personal and work lives based on the session. I also received several personal thank you’s from individuals who felt profoundly impacted. There was one ‘foofer’.
If you truly want to change your culture and team dynamic, hire Amanda.
– Principle (Partner), Deloitte
Having been Key Note Speaking, Training and Facilitating in many countries and for hundreds of Corporate Organizations around the world for more time then I am willing to expose in print, I have had the very good fortune to have worked with, watched, studied, model and even at times co-presented with some very remarkable presenters, communicators, entertainers and educators. Many of whom I stand in awe of and marvel at their gifts, their talent, their craft, their art and their indefinable magic. I am deeply grateful to them all.
Of all of those people their is one name, one remarkable human being who has been there from the start, who very early on provided me with a new reference point for what is possible and has continued through her devotion to her craft to show me and many others a new way and another level of presenting and relating to audiences for us all to follow and aspire to. She is Amanda Gore.
Amanda’s capacity to continuously explore, refinement, challenge, create innovative ways to not only get the information out, across and to make it memorable in a way that people are still making references to her work and key messages years later, is truly unique and remarkable.
I know nobody, any where in the world who makes their presentation both exciting, energizing, entertaining, emotionally captivating, universally relevant, deeply memorable and hilariously funny. Most of us mere mortals strive to get some of these features into our presentation. Amanda gets all of them in every presentation, every time! I know no one else who does that. She brings new meaning to the words “UNIQUELY TALENTED”.
Amanda has this uncanny ability to take the hardest, most complex issues and present them in the simplest, easy to understand manner that makes it possible for every one to “get it”.
– Managing Director, Peak Performance Development Pty Ltd
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