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Keynote Address

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Australia Virtual 2021  |  Keynote Speaker Amanda Gore

Amanda Gore
CEO of The Joy Project, an author, speaker, Huffington Post columnist and business woman (AU)


Tuesday, 25 May 2021
4:10pm-5:00pm AEST

Keynote Address

Amanda Gore, one of Australia's and the USA's favourite conference keynote speakers is CEO of The Joy Project, an author, speaker, Huffington Post columnist and business woman. She is one of 4 Australians inducted into the USA Speaker Hall of Fame. She is a CSP and has won both Educator of the Year and Keynote Speaker of the Year awards from National Speakers Association.

She works with small and large organisations like Google, McDonalds, Wells Fargo, Allstate, MDRT, Re/max, Disney, Hilton, Not For Profits, 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 leadership and organisations.

In this age of unlearning the ways we used to work and live and re-learning new ways to engage and connect with our teams – and live our lives, mental health issues are sky rocketing. Joy increases productivity 31%, sales 37% and reduces burnout 125% and is the antidote to our mental health crisis. There are many aspects of Joy that can be taught that can transform mindsets – and hearts. Creating joyful cultures and actually focusing on joy as a business strategy is smart!

Along with many others, Amanda’s world as a speaker was transformed overnight with COVID. Her journey of pivoting and re-evaluating everything she was doing has deepened her level of empathy and experience and has given her many new stories and concepts that are so relevant for adapting to ongoing change, new ways of working, disconnection as well as strategies for staying mentally, emotionally and physically well. Which all revolve around how we choose to perceive what is going on in our lives.

As a communications and performance expert, Amanda believes success in business is always about feelings – the way we feel about a product, organization or person influences how we behave and informs our decisions about how we spend, or with whom we conduct business.

She uses latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, quantum physics, epigenetics, and emotional intelligence, to help business leaders achieve the results they need by getting people engaged in, enthusiastic about and aligned with corporate goals and vision. And by creating joyful workplaces – both remote and office based - that lead to better performance.

For too long business has been paralysed by its over analysis of data. Amanda will help you re-connect to the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in business and life. Virtually, pre-recorded, hybrid or live.

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, energising presentations, enhanced by decades of scientific discovery and personal experience, Amanda will both entertain, facilitate changes behaviour and move your audience to action.

Author of five books and several online, DVD and audio training programs, she researches for 2 months every year and has a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, a major in psychology, is a master practitioner of neurolinguistics and has expertise in neuroscience, ergonomics, positive psychology, group dynamics, stress management, and emotional intelligence.


Joy is an Inside Job
The Gospel of Joy
The Gift of Gratitude
You Can be Happy
The Office Athlete (co-Authored)


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