Amanda is an anthropologist and film-maker by training and a writer, editor, and communications coach by trade.
She has enjoyed telling tales all her life. From creative writing, songs, and speeches to competition-winning essays, she has always found the unique and wonder-inspiring angle of any story or subject.
After attaining her BA (Hons. 1st Class) in 2003 from the University of Queensland (UQ) with her thesis on the necessity of Indigenous perspectives and knowledge in Anthropological literature, Amanda went on to study film-making and media at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her original aspirations of becoming a documentary film-maker took a detour in 2005, when she secured a position living and working in Kobe, Japan, through the JET Programme.
For two years she taught English in municipal schools, developing curriculum and programs based on encouraging enjoyment of language-learning, and fell in love with empowering kids of all ages to converse, communicate, and explore creative expression, writing and performance with their new vocabulary.
On her return to Australia, Amanda "went corporate" and secured a communications and engagement role in an international automotive company. Not satisfied with just one career path, she also became a Certified Facilitator of Access Consciousness, running workshops designed to empower people to have their voice in the world. Along the way, someone read a (very sporadic) travel blog she'd been writing and asked her if she'd consider doing some ghost-writing. In 2012, she left the corporate gig and went 100% freelance.
Amanda now writes, edits, and consults with businesses, companies, entrepreneurs, experts, and thought-leaders across the globe who are changing paradigms in education, health, business, money, relationships and more. She is also an editor for Access The World, a global magazine app.
Most of all, Amanda is an avid seeker who wants to know what you know, that the world needs to hear.