GORE |Amanda Gore
Award Winning Speaker and Best Selling Author
A communications and performance expert, Amanda Gore uses latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, epigenetics, and emotional intelligence, to help business leaders achieve the results they need by getting people engaged in, enthusiastic about and aligned with conference and corporate goals and vision. And by creating joyful workplaces that lead to better performance.
The January 2012 edition of The Harvard Business Review is entitled “The Value of Happiness – how employee well being drives profits”. It is the latest focus for corporations and countries worldwide – how to create flourishing workplaces.
If you want better leadership, change management, team performance, customer service, sales or bottom line, Amanda’s focus on:
• How to change people’s behaviors,
• How to create environments in which people can be the best they can be and
• How to help people believe in themselves, presented in an entertaining way that has the whole group interacting and involved will create an experience and skill base that changes the whole group dynamics of your conference and people remember for years.
For too long business has been paralyzed by its over analysis of data. People are 80% emotional and 20% rational – if we want them to change we have to tell them stories that touch their hearts! Facts and figures don’t work – as Lou Gerstner found out as he turned IBM around.
Amanda will help people reconnect to what really matters – the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in business and life.
Within a few short minutes, Amanda breaks down the barriers that separate people, and from that moment forward it’s fun, invigorating, action packed ride towards self discovery and ultimately, real and lasting change.
Through funny, energizing presentations, based on decades of scientific discovery and personal experience,
Amanda will both entertain, facilitate changes in behavior and move your audience to action. Her programs change the tone of your conference, whether by kick-starting it with laughter and connecting people by breaking down barriers, or sending your attendees off on an emotional and inspired high.
Amanda believes success in business is always about feelings – the way we feel about ourselves, something or someone determines how we behave – and whether we do business with them or not – and the way we interact.
Our perceptions determine our feelings which directly affect our behavior. Until we change our perceptions, we won’t change our behavior.
Amanda changes perceptions. And feelings.
Author of five books and several DVD and audio training programs, she researches for 2 months every year and has a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, a major in psychology, is a master practitioner of neurolinguistics, expertise in neuroscience, ergonomics, positive psychology, group dynamics, stress management, and emotional intelligence.
SPEECH TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS
WAKE UP to What Really Matters at Work – and Home! How to change attitudes, behaviors and outcomes – in a heartbeat. (Part 1)
This presentation is about changing our perceptions which transforms how we behave and feel. Full of laughter, interaction, symbols and specific strategies to improve 2 key areas of emotional intelligence – self knowledge and self management – it makes people feel good about themselves and transforms their thinking and attitudes. It talks about why joy is the next competitive advantage! They will learn to:
– Understand the importance of connection in leadership, sales, service, and relationships
– Discover how to celebrate, motivate and encourage – themselves and others acknowledge and recognize others
– Deal with stress and change
– Manage beliefs which determine performance
– Laugh more and rediscover joy.
WAKE UP to the Link Between Feelings and Success! How to make others feel good – in a heartbeat. (Part 2)
In this presentation, Amanda teaches people how to bring out the best in others and make them feel good. People always remember how you made them feel. Working with the latest science from positive psychology and epigenetics, people learn how to:
– Motivate and encourage others
– Be authentic, humble and work collaboratively
– Program themselves for excellence
– Unlock the secrets and power of non-verbal communication
– Build strong, lasting relationships and
– Have a positive spirit – not just a positive attitude!
WAKE UP to The Spirit of Leadership! How to engage people in a heartbeat. (Part 3)
If you want to change an organization, you have to lead with a Change of Heart – a Change of Spirit. The spirit in which we do anything determines the outcome, whether positive or negative. People are no longer a company’s most important asset; the spirit in which they do things is! People with a positive spirit are inspired, motivated, excited about what they do, and create strong, lasting relationships. Once our hearts are engaged in what we are doing, and we see what we do as fulfilling work – not just as a job, then how we work is transformed. This purpose/spirit driven culture is the culture of the future. The new generations are demanding it, baby boomers are seeking it, and everyone wants it! This keynote radically affects the group dynamics – it breaks down barriers so that learning, networking and connection continue not only during the meeting, but for the long term. This session is full of techniques that will help leaders:
– Bring out people’s positive spirits
– Inspire them to change or handle any business challenge creatively
– Motivate them to be their best and create collaborative teams
WAKE UP to Profitable Joy! How to bust stress, eradicate fear and build morale – in a heartbeat. (Part 4)
Change and stress go hand in hand. Learning about how the brain actually can and does change (neuroplasticity); that adults learn more quickly than children; and that our brains need change to stay vibrant and alert transforms the way people perceive change. This means instead of being a stressor – change can be welcomed as an opportunity to grow and develop – and live, fully alive, longer! This is a fun session designed to:
– Address today’s tough economic climate
– To put things in perspective and
– Have people refocus on what’s important.
WAKE UP to What Makes Relationships Work – at Work! How to bridge the gender gap in a heartbeat. (or Brain Sex!) (Part 5)
Yes, men and women are from different planets, but a slight shift in perception is all it takes to have them understanding, appreciating and admiring each other for unique talents. Relationships are like living breathing organisms and they need nurturing, watering and care. In this session find out what the other person wants and needs, and how to nurture. It’s very funny – and VERY useful for life and work! This session can be related to sales, customer service, negotiating, call centers, business relationships, or personal relationships and can focus on gender differences or not! Amanda teaches
– Specific ways to communicate with the opposite sex, and
– Practical tools that will help avoid conflict and build trust