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Motivational Speaker, Communications & Performance Expert.


Amanda Gore is CEO of The Joy Project, an author, speaker, Huffington Post columnist and business woman. She is one of 4 Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame.

She works with small and large organisations like Flight Centre, McDonalds, Westpac, AMP, MDRT, CBA, Google, Remax, Disney, Hilton, The Direct Selling and many other associations, hospitals and schools to help them create cultures of joy and engagement and to bring the humanity back into their organisations.

As a communications and performance expert, 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.

Her presentations are engaging and very funny experiences that embed powerful and relevant messages that are tailored to your desired outcomes.

All people can change - it's whether they want to change or not that makes the difference.

In fact, discovering 'what's the difference that makes the difference’ in performance, success, sales and life is her passion. She constantly research and explores the latest science and ideas and marries them with emotion and the heart - then wraps them in stories that make people laugh! So in between laughter, she can embed profound messages that allow them to want to make changes - at work and home.

Too often the content is king at conferences, and although it's critical, nothing changes till people are inspired to change by 'getting real'. As an Aussie, it's to have fun, get real and wake them up!!

She demonstrates how people can re-connect to the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in their business and personal life utilizing positive psychology, epigenetics and emotional intelligence.

Previous experience:

In between delivering an average of 60 presentations in Australia and the US every year Amanda has written five books, produced several DVD and audio visual training programs and has accumulated over one million views on her YouTube channel.

Talking Points

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% 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 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.

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 and understand the buyer mindset
- Change the perception of customers
- 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 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 our 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 Formula - 7 ways to build resilience and restore work like balance

Did you know that new research shows us what we believeabout 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 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’!

The Joy of Mindsets

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 dysfunctional 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!
Amanda Gore brings a level of energy, enthusiasm, humor, and intelligence far above the conventional 'motivational speaker' you may be seeking for your next meeting. If you want to make your meeting memorable, and I do mean memorable (attendees are still talking about her presentation and message), and send people home on a high note, Amanda is the speaker for you. American Association of Diabetes Educators

A tribute to your magnetic presentation was when so many of the participants willingly danced around and interacted. I have never been so pleasantly surprised by how you were able to enlist eve our most 'standoff-ish' participants.

Texas Society of Association Executives

Based on evaluations collected on-site, your session was the highest rated of over 30 sessions. We had several attendees tell us that your session was not only the best session that they attended this year, but also the best they’ve ever attended with ASA or any other group.

American Staffing Association

Amanda took up my challenge of heading up day two of our Sales Kickoff Conference and after the year we had and the celebrations that ensued the previous night, that was no mean feat! I am very pleased to say that after Amanda's taadaas, 'EXCELLENT!'s and magic wands, I had 180 enthused, vibrant and charged up salespeople. They left the session singing, smiling and some were even dancing! The rest of the day was a high-energy and constructive session that I would never have imagined possible, she is brilliant! I have never received so many votes of thanks and expressions of gratitude for an event in my career, and I put a lot of that down to Amanda's energy and smiley faces! I even walked past the Melbourne sales meeting on Tuesday and they were wearing their smiley faces and standing up yelling "EXCELLENT" and they were replaying Amanda AGAIN! They can't get enough of her...

CA Pacific

Amanda's ability to cut through with our team set the scene for our conference. Barriers were broken through the use of humour and physical symbols which reinforced our theme and inspired colleagues to connect. Amanda has a gift which you need to experience first hand.


How do you take a calculated risk within a conservative organisation during times of social minority marginalising the greater society? You engage the services of Amanda Gore.

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