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 enjoyed finding the unique and wonder-inspiring angle of any story or subject.
Excelling at academic writing as an Anthropology and Archaeology student at the University of Queensland (UQ), Amanda studied Indigenous Australian oral history and song cycles, fascinated with how stories give us keyholes into greater awareness and knowledge. After attaining her Bachelor with Honours, she went onto study film-making and media at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) intent on becoming a documentary film-maker, but took a detour that led her to a new adventure - living and working where she didn't speak the language - in Kobe, Japan.
For two years she taught English in municipal schools, developed 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 English expression, writing and performance.
On her return to Australia, Amanda had another target - going corporate! She became a communications professional for an international company and, not satisfied with just one job or business, began facilitating workshops using the tools of Access Consciousness and Right Voice For You. Along the way, someone read a (very sporadic) travel blog she wrote and convinced her to give professional ghost-writing and editing a go.
Freelancing since 2012, Amanda now works 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.
Her favourite part of working with clients is being able to simultaneously learn from and facilitate so many voices in the world. Amanda believes every voice is unique and can say what no one else can say, that needs to be heard.