Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker

Amanda Gore

At a glance:

Amanda Gore is a business woman, an award winning USA Hall of Fame speaker, CEO of The Joy Project, Huffington Post Columnist and an author, with over a million views on youtube.

She works with organizations to reenergize and bring joy and engagement back into their people, culture and leadership.

She:
• is Australian, very funny and blends life experience, humor, stories, and science to teach practical skills and tools and entertain the audience.
• shows how joy can increase productivity and sales and reduce stress and burnout.
• is a physical therapist with a major in psychology, and shares the latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, positive psychology, quantum physics and emotional intelligence with stories to help people achieve their goals through joyful workplaces and strong relationships.
• she focuses on helping people feel good about themselves – because everything in life and business is about feelings.
• she is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating lasting change – while people laugh and learn.

Quote from Amanda:
“In this age of unlearning the ways we used to work and live, and re-learning new ways to engage and connect with ourselves and our teams and live our lives, mental health issues are sky rocketing. Joy increases productivity 31%, sales 37% and reduces burnout 125% and is the antidote to our mental health crisis. There are many aspects of Joy that can transform mindsets – and hearts. Creating joyful cultures, joyful people and actually focusing on joy as a business strategy works! The antidote to burnout is joy.”

Amanda Gore is an Australian living in the USA. An author, USA Hall of Fame speaker, business woman, CEO of The Joy Project and a Huffington Post Columnist, she has won many awards, including Educator of the Year and Keynote Speaker of the Year from the National Speakers Association.

She works with organizations of different sizes to help boost engagement of teams, create cultures of joy and joyful people, manage change fatigue and bring humanity back into leadership and work.

With the rise of mental health issues, Amanda believes that joy is the antidote to burnout and has been shown to increase productivity, sales, and well-being. In her presentations, she blends humor, science, and life experience to teach practical tools and skills for personal and organizational growth. She focuses on helping people feel good about themselves which leads to positive changes in all areas.

Originally a physical therapist with a major in psychology, Amanda blends research in neuroscience, epigenetics, positive psychology, quantum physics and emotional intelligence with funny stories to help organizations achieve better performance by aligning with values and mission and creating joyful workplaces and people. Through her funny, interactive and engaging presentations, Amanda breaks down barriers, opens hearts and minds, and inspires people to action.

Her presentations are funny, energetic, entertaining, and engaging, and she is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating lasting change while people laugh and learn.

  • FROM BURNOUT TO JOY How to Re-Inspire, Re-Focus and Re-Store meaning

    The last two years has taken its toll on everyone! Bathed in uncertainty about EVERYTHING, our physical, mental, emotion and spiritual wellbeing has been seriously impacted. Many of us are living with fear, unmotivated, anxious, stressed and feeling burnt out. This keynote or training is geared around the new skills required to rise up out of the exhaustion and fear and rediscover the joy of living. Simple, easy to do activities and ways to change our mindsets and perceptions will help everyone with resilience and leave them with an inner compass! This inner compass will be the way people can navigate their way back to feeling energised and enthusiastic about life again.

    Our inner compass can help us:

    • Re-calibrate relationships and re-imagine joy
    • Re-energise and re-align your team
    • Re-inspire, re-focus and re-store meaning
    • Re-ignite confidence and enthusiasm
    • Reconnect hearts - virtually and physically
    • Stay sane and even thrive while navigating an uncertain future

    We have never experienced a time like this before. Mental health issues are skyrocketing. Fear and uncertainty are undermining people’s health, work and their relationships - We are re-examining what JOY actually looks and feels like - and what really matters to us.

    Now, more than ever, we need to re-frame everything that is going on and educate people and give them the skills to deal with the 'uncertain and constantly changing new normal’.

    To keep teams connected, motivated and maintaining a sense of purpose and belonging is challenging in good times when everyone is physically present. It’s a whole new world working from home, returning to work, work life balance, burnout, juggling children and working from home and being disconnected physically from others. I designed this material to address all the above issues and re-store some sense of control in people no matter where they are. And to establish the deep connections people are craving.

    This whole experience can be seen as a time of devastation and depression - or it can be seen as an opportunity to do many things that can make positive changes in our lives, and the choice is ours. This keynote gives you the tools and mindset to choose wisely.
  • THE POWER OF JOY How Joy Changes Cultures 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% 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 Life Balance. It is Possible!

    Did you know that 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 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 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!

  • 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. 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:

    •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
    •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!

    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.
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.

— CEO, Hobart Kitchen Supplies USA

Amanda is a wow of wows of speakers. She’s enchanting, captivating, brilliantly funny, tenderly charming, heartfelt, genuine, sincere and poignantly authentic and yet she delivers a powerful message that we each want and need to hear. She’s unforgettable with her innovative audience involvement techniques... that will give you skills to take home, tell others and start using immediately to better your life, your relationships, your future and finances.

— Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series

There is but one way to explain Joy Is an Inside Job. It is a life-changing ride on the expressway to joy. From the very first paragraph, I was mesmerized by the message, the tone, the examples, the questions, the quotations and the exercises. But most of all, I love the heartfelt way Amanda Gore and her inspiration, Lenore Lewis, tell the story in a compelling and interesting way. In every chapter, the reader discovers insights that are encouraging, emancipating, practical and thoughtful. They lift your spirits and give you hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

— Tony Mussari, Sr., Ph.D. Producer: The Face of America Project

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