About Amanda Gore - CEO of The Joy Project, Communication & Performance Expert, Author and Huffington Post Columnist:
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
What Amanda Gore Talks About:
From Burnout To Joy
(OR Reimagining 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 your team build 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 relationships – We are re-examining what JOY (and living) actually looks and feels like – and what really matters to us. Now, more than ever, we need to re-consider everything that is going on and educate people about different perspectives and give them the skills to deal with the ‘uncertain and constantly changing new normal’. And also to give them a good laugh! Which in itself changes physiology. 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 these days, returning to work, hybrid offices, 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. Other Aspects Amanda Can Incorporate…
– Re-activate our full human potential and our humanity
– To fill us with life force
– To fully engage in life and living
– To re-create the life we really want
– To re-engage us with our passion, meaning and purpose at work
– 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%, 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 energizes
– 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, humor 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
Joyful Leadership and 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 determine 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 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!
The Joy Formula – 7 Ways to Build 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 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 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’
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.