About Amanda Gore

In this world of hotshot business trends and keyword optimization, as a conference speaker I have discovered that there’s one guaranteed business advantage:


John Kotter, Lou Gerstner and other famous leadership experts all agree that behavior change happens by speaking to people's feelings.

It has been proven time and again that facts and figures will not change people's behaviours. Nor does using fear as a 'motivational' tool!

Dean Ornish, a famous cardiologist who saves companies fortunes with his advice says, “Joy is a more powerful motivator than fear." And he has the medical proof!

Years of training and study have taught me which emotional aspects drive change, and now I am a specialist in helping people

  • Feel good about themselves
  • Create joyful workplaces and teams
  • Handle disruptive change more easily
  • Focus on what’s going right and working well
  • Build great relationships
  • Become conscious of and change their thinking - which in turn affects everything
  • And much more!

Creating a lasting connection to joy allows them to feel good about themselves and change their attitudes and behaviours - with humour! As a conference keynote speaker I reframe many real life and corporate situations so people see things from a new perspective, laugh about them, and re-think their responses.

When people truly feel good about themselves and what they are doing, performance goes through the roof. Feeling good about yourself is the most important thing in life!

It leads to:

  • Enthusiastic, optimistic people
  • Better customer service
  • Handling change with ease
  • Fewer problems with office politics
  • Happier teams
  • More creativity and innovation
  • Friction-free collaboration

As Daniel Pink says ‘there is a mismatch between what science knows and business does.’  Science shows us that a joyful work environment is fantastic for your bottom line. It increases sales by 37%; productivity by 31%; reduces burnout 125%; and reduces errors 18%. Joy makes a difference!

I’ve been able to bring this message to more than a million people through my conference speaking in 20+ countries. I’ve made my way from my home in Australia to Hong Kong, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, France, Malaysia, Mexico and South Africa. Everywhere I go, I’m reminded that joy is truly the secret weapon for business success.

I spend at least one-third of every year reading and studying so I can create practical tools for positive change in business environments worldwide.

Joy-Book-Amanda-Gore-3d-facing-rightI’m determined to expand understanding about how neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology can help us feel great about ourselves, dissolve fear and create a resilience that lets us navigate stressful changes.

I’ve packed some of my best material into my book Joy Is an Inside Job, which helps you kick the worry habit to wake up to what really matters.

But I’d really love to share this with you in person. See for yourself how I get audiences on their feet, inspire them to make lasting change at work -- and teach principles they’ll use for years.

Amanda is a wow of wows of speakers. She’s enchanting, captivating, brilliantly funny, tenderly charming, heartfelt, genuine, sincere and poignantly authentic and yet she delivers a powerful message that we each want and need to hear. She’s unforgettable with her innovative audience involvement techniques... that will give you skills to take home, tell others and start using immediately to better your life, your relationships, your future and finances.”

- Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series


Awards & Celebrations

  • 1.9 million views on YouTube -- Amanda Gore TV
  • Averages 60 presentations a year across the globe
  • 2009 Voted as one of the 25 hottest speakers in the USA
  • Speaker Hall of Fame 2009
  • NSAA Keynote Excellence Award 2009
  • Meeting Planners International Favorite Speaker 2007
  • Certified Speaking Professional 1997
  • Toastmasters Community Award 1994
  • Regular blogger for Huffington Post


Amanda understands that getting down to business isn’t all about targets and optimizing clickthroughs. 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’s action-packed performances offer 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!