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Amanda’s Top 6 TEDx Talks

These are my current top 5 TEDx talks! Well there are actually 6 – I have included myself in there just because I thought I had better show myself support! But these videos share with you great new ideas that can help you understand in deeper ways how you can change your thinking – and what…

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How to be a joy spot!

Joy is the next competitive advantage! Happiness precedes success and all performance, creativity, innovation and team connection is linked to happiness at work! The latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect at a point I call “the joy spot’’- the sweet spot for performance. Leaders need to make the workplace a…

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Feeling Good About Yourself – Why Your Wellness Is The Key

This week I was listening to a presentation on WHY clients would book a speaker – or any consultant. And of course it was for the BENEFITS that person or service can bring and the RESULTS. Happiness is now definitively seen as beneficial to the bottom line – with improvements in sales of 37%; productivity of 43%; reduction in…

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Choose to be Enthusiastic!

I believe excitement ‘jumps’! If someone is excited, enthusiastic and passionate about something, they ‘infect’ those around them with the virus! Of course, some people are more susceptible to the enthusiasm virus. Why choose to be someone, or hang around anyone, who dampens enthusiasm: a wet blanket who puts out the fire of life? Make…

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The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It’s a buzz word right now. Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to improve their leadership skills. Students are being taught to be more mindful to perform better in tests – everyone is…

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21 Habits of Successful Leaders

Through my own experiences as a motivational keynote speaker on Leadership, along with my research and observations I have a come up with 21 habits that I believe successful leaders live by. They consistently feel good about themselves and believe in their own abilities. They help others to feel good about themselves and help others…

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Why book a speaker who is an expert in group dynamics – and creates experiences?

Every meeting planner or leader is looking for a speaker who canfacilitate changes within their organization or team. Whether it’s: to make this years event the ‘best ever’ to change the culture of the organization to help ‘change fatigued’ staff renew their energy, enthusiasm and vitality to change how people think to address sensitive issues…

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Focus on what’s going RIGHT!!

Do you choose to focus on what is going right in your life? It seems pretty much everything follows the 80/20 law – and I bet it’s no different in our lives. 80% of our lives are good, great or ok and 20% are other than positive. Joyful people focus on the 80% that is…

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Gratitude at Work

What things are you thankful for in your place of work? Go to work today with the specific intention of finding all the things you could be thankful for – and then be thankful for them! Your boss Your friends Your colleagues The intellectual stimulation The chance to learn Growth and development The relationships The…

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How to Enjoy the Holiday Season

STOP SPINNING! This post is about how to enjoy the Christmas season despite being sober! (oops I meant sane!) By the way – if you don’t celebrate Christmas, please insert your holiday wherever I mention Christmas. No one could convince me that the world is not spinning faster! Time really has sped up and I…

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