About Amanda Gore - CEO of The Joy Project, Communication & Performance Expert, Author and Huffington Post Columnist:
Amanda Gore is a communications and performance expert who believes success in business is always about feelings. The way we feel about a product, organization, customer or person influences how we behave - and informs our decisions about how we spend, or how we conduct business. Facts, targets and figures don’t change behaviours - touching hearts, feelings and stories do.
Amanda is on point, and devoted to presenting the most reputable research available for professionals - salespeople, nurses, teachers - and anyone reaching for excellence in their work. Her material is backed by the latest findings in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence, and positive psychology that are proven to reap huge rewards for your business.
Amanda understands that getting down to business isn’t all about targets and optimizing click-throughs. The heart and profit center of every business is about how people think, and consequently, feel about themselves; and how they make others feel. How we feel about a personal or business relationship informs every part of our decision to invest with them. Amanda offers an abundance of use-it-now tools to create deep, lasting relationships at every level - with family, customers, colleagues, and clients. Everyone leaves energized, enthusiastic and re-engaged!
Instead of delivering facts and research, her presentations break down the barriers that separate people in an invigorating, action-packed ride toward self-discovery - and gives them the tools to make real and lasting change – by getting real! For example, how is it that the most successful people and those who are average (or worse!) manage to get their results in exactly the same environment? The difference is mindset - looking honestly at yourself and choosing consciously.
She uses principles from positive psychology, epigenetics, neuroscience and emotional intelligence to deliver profound messages in stories that are funny. This teaches people to re-connect to the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in their business and personal life. Business today is about H2H. And it always has been, but we have forgotten it - Human2human!
Amanda makes your audiences happier - and gives them strategies that work on how to stay happier!
Amanda is one of 4 Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame. She works with small and large organizations around the globe, such as Flight Centre, McDonalds, Westpac, AMP, MDRT, CBA, Google, Remax, Disney, Hilton, The Direct Selling and many other associations, hospitals and schools to help them create cultures of joy and engagement and to bring the humanity back into their organizations.
Amanda’s action-packed, but scientifically based performances, offer an abundance of use-it-now tools to handle change and create deep, lasting relationships at every level - with customers, colleagues and family - leaving everyone feeling good about themselves, energized, enthusiastic and re-engaged!
Remember - Joy is the ultimate business fuel.
What Amanda Gore Talks About:
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 the best version of you; 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.
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
- Have people re-focus on what’s important
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 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 (linked to the nervous system which affects performance, creativity, innovation and happiness)
- To help people believe in themselves
- 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 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’s full of relevant information and skills that will help you be a better leader – whether that role is part of your title or not!
The Joyful Team – How a Growth Mindset, Engages, Motivates and Changes Cultures
Did you know that science shows us that 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 non-verbal 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 7 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, well-being 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 of 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:
- Observe your thinking!
- Question rather than assume!
- Re-frame 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!
Amanda tailors each presentation to match your group’s unique needs. These topics can be delivered individually or over the course of a multi-day conference.
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