- Amanda Gore is a communications and performance expert, who for 25 years has been helping people achieve results by re-connecting them to what really drives perception, attitudes, behaviour, engagement, joy and positive outcomes in business and life.
- Her expertise in transforming the spirit of people and cultures creates changes in perceptions; improves relationships and leadership; connects and engages people; and reframes the value of change.
- With decades of experience speaking in over 20 countries to a wide range of corporations, groups and associations, combined with constant research in scientific discovery, Amanda will entertain, change perceptions, behaviours and attitudes, and move you to action.
- She teaches people how to bring out the best in themselves and others, and how to keep a positive spirit, no matter what the circumstances.
- 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 ergonomics, group dynamics, stress management, neurolinguistics, and emotional intelligence.
- The power of joy - How joy changes culture and 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 and 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!
- 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.
- Observe your thinking!
- Question rather than assume!
- Reframe and find gratitude.
- The joyful formula - 7 Ways to building resilience and restore work life balance. It is possible
As you may have read above, 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’!
- Managing change - Choosing opportunity over fear
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 transform 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:
- Address today’s tough economic climate
- Put things in perspective and;
- 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 and 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; 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); to help people believe in themselves and to change people’s behaviour (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 teamwork 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 is fantastic, superlatives do not do her. Very entertaining, great at reading an audience and adapting the message “on the fly”.
I have brought Amanda into my school twice now and the time she spends prior to speaking, where she asks about the school journey, needs and challenges, is invaluable. Amanda is able to take this information and then craft her presentation in a manner that supports the school needs and challenges the set thinking and mind-set of some of our more ‘fixed’ staff. A fantastic way to start of a school year.
Minimbah State School
Amanda had everyone on their feet and was the perfect way to kick off the start of our event - We will definitely have Amanda again in 2020 - The guests have raved about Amanda non-stop she absolutely brought to our event an injection of energy that set the tone for our event.
We could not have asked for a better closing keynote. There was so much laughter coming from the audience and Amanda had great engagement. To close the conference with 300 delegates singing and dancing was sensational.
Australian Bookkeepers Network Pty. Ltd.
When Amanda Gore was suggested as a speaker for our sales meeting, I had serious doubts. What could a woman with a physiotherapy background do with a male-dominated, demoralized, fragmented capital equipment sales team coming off a bruising competitive year?... We’ve used every type of speaker in the past, from star athletes to big-name motivational speakers. Inch for inch, pound for pound and dollar for dollar, Amanda Gore was the best speaking investment we ever made!
Amanda Gore was an inspiring, uplifting, informative delight that our members were discussing the entire remainder of the meeting. I cannot impress upon you enough how well she was received. Amanda’s presentation was the most audience - inspiring performance we have ever witnessed. I would extend my highest recommendation to Amanda Gore.
Aluminium Extruders Council
Meeting planners have to ask themselves if the speaker that they are looking to hire is worth what they paid. I am here to tell any meeting planner who wants to know, the answer is YES. Amanda is worth every penny and about $60,000 more! I have hired speakers who charge $40,000 and more and they did not leave the audience with a fraction of what Amanda did.
Business and Professional Women USA
You made such a difference. I spent most of this week out visiting the branches. Wow - it’s catching on! Everyone is using the tools you gave them. I make financial decisions every day about how to use our budget wisely. You were the best investment we have made yet. We will earn ‘dividends’ for a long time.
VP Wells Fargo Bank
Amanda Gore is without question the best investment our organization has made in the last few years, and her message helped connect all attendees with the vision of our hospital. She has an inherent ability to reach a wide variety of people, and this has had a profound impact on the culture of our hospital. We literally had employees wanting to attend her session on all three available days, as many of them said that Amanda’s session was the best thing they had ever attended.
SSM Health Care
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
I was lucky enough to experience Amanda at a conference I attended back in 1989 when I first started working in the media industry more than 20 years ago. She blew me away and since then has been one of the most memorable speakers I have seen to date (and yes I have seen a lot!). When I was charged with finding a keynote speaker for the Media Sales Summit I knew I had to track her down. And that I did. The group was a tough, cynical bunch, feeling a bit jaded with the plethora of conferences on at the time. I watched her shine as she brought them back to what really mattered, JOY. We had so much fun and through it learnt more about life and what it really is all about. Thank you Amanda, as always you are a much-needed STAR in this ever-changing world of ours. With Gratitude.
THINK SAY DO Corporate Training
As co-creator of the Conscious Club we have had some of the world's great orators grace our stage. Amanda Gore is easily one of the most talented and charismatic speakers I've seen. She is truly captivating and delivers a profound message that is marries leading edge scientific research, comic genius and crowd participation like you've not encountered before. I can't recommend her talents highly enough. Amanda is a national treasure!
The Conscious Club
I have worked with Amanda twice to have her speak at my Women in Technology conferences. She always gets the audiences laughing and yet she delivers an important message that make you more aware around interactions / communications both professionally and personally. She is a real pleasure to work with and graciously spent time with our audience after our event and I would highly recommend her as a speaker at any event!
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
Amanda Gore, you are an inspiration! Verosol has never had a sales conference like this one. Despite all of the laughs, and metaphors, your messages were very clear and hard hitting. Success in business is strongly influenced by people and how they interact together. Amanda, your session set the scene for one of the most successful conferences we have ever had. Thank you so much.
Verosol (Aust) Pty Ltd
Yes, its sometimes tough measuring ROI on attitude and behavior. Please feel free to have any client call me and I'll be glad to talk with them regarding the impact that you had on us. There are many things that we still embrace of yours. Our employees seemed to (and continue to) take life a bit easier, not stress so much and enjoy their jobs.
Travis Credit Union
Amanda Gore is SENSATIONAL. Watching her wave her wand of magic across the whole conference room… positively igniting an energy of laughter and happiness is nothing short of miraculous. Amanda is the consummate professional – you absolutely know her presentation will be the showstopper for the event! And she is…. Every single time!
Conference Business Manager
Amanda’s session lifted the mood and left attendees energized to a point that they were literally singing and dancing in the aisles. We were greatly impressed by Amanda’s preparation and the effort she put in to understanding our business in order to adapt her presentation to suit our audience.
CEO, Hotondo Homes
You rocked our world, Amanda. No one has ever had such a deep, lasting impact on our lives. You've given us a timeless gift.
Audiences who heard Amanda more than 2 years ago...still talk about her and use principles from her presentations.
Thank you for enabling a team building event to culminate in a group of people who were just beginning to warm up to one another, walking out of the room really caring for each other.
Director Organizational Development
What a delightfully refreshing talk you gave to our members last week. It is a long while since the hallowed halls of the Reserve Bank echoed to the laughter and experienced high jinks you brought forth from those present. You showed us highly sedentary bankers how to improve our health, appearance and mental outlook without necessarily becoming fitness fanatics.
Australian Institute of Bankers Inc.
... Every conference needs a session where people can laugh, have fun and learn at the same time. It was extraordinary and you were sensational.
Kwik Kopy Australia
... My sales force came away feeling better about themselves and well equipped to stay that way. Judging by the improvement in morale (and sales) this is proving to be good for business too.
Imagineering Australia Pty Ltd
.... Only one word can describe your presentation - WONDERFUL! You certainly are a true professional.
Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Australia
... Everyone's still talking about you and your message.... and practising it!" Esso Australia Ltd ".... Your presentation was the highlight of our seminar. I only regret that we did not have more time with you.
Australian Dental Association Inc.
Thankyou for the fantastic job you did as guest speaker. The feedback from the attendees was overwhelming.
... I always learn from my time with you. Your energetic and committed approach energises me. Without fail, everyone commented on the value of this morning and wished they could have spent more time with you.
IBM Australia Ltd
... The comments from our staff that attended are so positive and glowing. Your skills and enthusiasm have been infectious for those involved and also beyond to their colleagues who did not even attend personally!
Illawarra Credit Union
Amanda Gore has a great message, one that RESONTED loudly with our audience, Terrific, Great and Awesome
A Sunday morning presentation immediately following a really big Saturday evening function is a tough gig at the best of times. Amanda Gore thoroughly invigorated all 450 attendees with her lively and spirited presentation setting the tone for the remainder of the day. Amanda, taunts her audience into submission in the nicest ways leaving them much more aware of the impact they have on people around them. Great value. I would confidently recommend Amanda to any conference organiser looking for a big lift for their audience
Amanda always gets the audience engaged in her presentation … its thought provoking and requires active participation. The message she imparts sells the benefits of a happy work place and one that seeks to constantly improve by engaging with its people
SA Ambulance Service