Amanda Gore

The Connection Expert

Amanda Gore uses the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, epigenetics, and emotional intelligence to help business leaders create joyful workplaces that incite better performance. Her funny, energizing, and engaging presentations are based on her decades of experience as a communications and a performance expert.

A professional speaker, Gore has won many awards and achieved many honours, including being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame; receiving a Meeting Planners International Favourite Speaker award; and being voted as one of the “Hottest 25 Speakers” in the USA. To date, her clients have included Wells Fargo, TD Canada Trust, BMW Group, McDonalds, MetLife, Crate and Barrel, Westpac, and hundreds more. She is also the author of five books, including The Gospel of Joy and You Can Be Happy.

Wired For Joy: 9 Ways to Enhance Well-Being, Increase Sales and Boost Productivity

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’s aimed at helping people feel good about themselves – which is the essence of wellness and changes the way they interact with everyone else. It’s great for energising the whole group, de-stressing them and reframing the way they view change, have them rolling around laughing while they learn about the importance of ‘the joy spot’ – the place where neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect! Amanda presents profound concepts, in an entertaining way that change people’s perceptions of themselves and others; gives them specific strategies to bust stress, lead more effectively, fear less, and to be more collaborative, creative, innovative and productive.

Amanda will cover the latest new science of stress – 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 think about stress or stressful situations is the 15th biggest killer of humans in the USA? And it is potentially a source of great resilience, productivity, engagement and courage when handled correctly.

Always Look On the Bright Side: How Optimism Connects, Motivates and Engages

The major disruptor to collaborative teams, joy filled workplaces and high production, sales and service is ‘stinking thinkin’ as Zig Ziglar used to say! The stories people tell themselves about themselves, their colleagues, customers, bosses and the company determines their behaviour.

This presentation helps people understand how to be conscious and mindful of their thinking and stories – and how to change them. And more importantly, why to change them. The formula T+ S = F …thinking (stories) + speaking = feeling – rules everything. How we think determines how we feel, which determines how we behave – but the source of everything is our thinking. 95% of the time we are operating from an unconscious level – we don’t even know what we are thinking! Everything in business, when boiled down, is about feelings. They determine the quality of all relationships at work, leadership, teamwork, sales and customer service.

This session also has the opportunity to finish with a 21-day challenge for the team to look at how they are thinking and what they are thinking and strategies on how change it. It’s fun, full of laughter and has a profound impact on how they perceive everything. If you want your change fatigued team enthusiastic, motivated and re-energised this session will do it!

The Life Pizza: 7 Ways to Build Resilience and Restore Work Life Balance. It IS Possible!

‘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.

Did you know that new research shows us how we THINK about stress decides if our bodies react negatively or not. Our perceptions rule our reality and in part, create our environment. How we view life balance also determines the physiological impact it has. These factors all affect our resilience.

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.

The Life Pizza 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’!