Amanda Gore

Communications and performance expert, motivational speaker

Amanda Gore has been one of America's and Australia's most admired professional speakers for more than 30 years. A communications and performance expert, her skill - enhanced by decades of scientific discovery and personal experience - is in transforming the spirit of people and cultures by changing attitudes, improving relationships, connecting people, managing change, leadership, innovation, and team dynamics.

Amanda, CEO of The Joy Project, uses the science of the heart, and the principles of emotional intelligence and neuroscience, to help business leaders achieve the results they need by getting people engaged in, enthusiastic about and aligned with corporate goals and vision.

The most important thing in life is how you feel about yourself because that affects every other aspect of your life. However, the ability to make others feel good about themselves is also critical for success in any field. Amanda, an Aussie, will help you reconnect to the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in your business and life.

Amanda Gore is a powerful keynote and workshop presenter with a unique ability to connect and engage with her audiences. Within a few short minutes, she breaks down the barriers that separate people through funny, energising and practical presentations that will facilitate change behaviour and move your audience to action.

People walk away from her sessions on an emotional and inspired high, feeling different, with new skills and techniques so they behave and think differently. Her thoughtful and intelligent assessment of what it takes to be your best and keep a positive spirit, no matter what the circumstances, has ensured that Amanda is in demand internationally as a speaker.

All her presentations are high energy, funny and practical, use audience involvement and have serious, meaningful messages told through entertaining and memorable stories and activities. She is a master at carefully orchestrating each presentation to ensure it links into your key business drivers, maximising return on investment. With Amanda's skills in group dynamics, relevant content and humour, attendees remember her as the ‘best speaker they have ever seen'.

Amanda Gore has authored five books, several video and audio training programs and is a frequent TV and radio presenter. She has a bachelor's degree in physical therapy, a major in psychology, and expertise in ergonomics, stress management, group dynamics, neurolinguistics, and occupational health.

Amanda speaks about:

Amanda has a range of areas in which she has expertise, most of them related to communication. She talks about the 'how' rather than the 'why' and provides skills to motivate people to make behavioural changes.

Her topics include:

  • Wired for Joy - 9 ways to enhance wellbeing, 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 channelling 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'!

Client testimonials

Amanda was the most dynamic and insightful relationship speaker I've either hired or listened to. I would not have our first meeting of the Northeast Consulting Partners at Deloitte without her. We changed our dates so she could be with us.

Deloitte USA

What a delightfully refreshing talk you gave to our members last week. It is a long while since the hallowed halls of the Reserve Bank echoed to the laughter and experienced high jinks you brought forth from those present. You showed us highly sedentary bankers how to improve our health, appearance and mental outlook without necessarily becoming fitness fanatics.

Australian Institute of Bankers Inc.

Thank you so much for your energy, enthusiasm and commitment to helping people embrace change, and for the many light bulb moments around the room. Your name has been flying around the email system today with JOY CLUBS being born.

NSW Government Education & Communities

My sales force came away feeling better about themselves and well equipped to stay that way. Judging by the improvement in morale (and sales) this is proving to be good for business too.

Imagineering Australia Pty Ltd

After seeing Amanda inspire our top performers at a recent rewards function, we thought her energy, passion and zest for corporate harmony would be just the recipe to get 120 leaders motivated about the future of our business. Amanda sent the group off on a high, ready and willing to embrace our business strategy and take it to their people. Amanda had the hardest to please leaving the forum with a better understanding of how important perceptions are, more skills in emotional intelligence and committed to changing their own, and their teams’ behaviours.

Westpac Group

I'm just sorry I waited so long to book you for a meeting. Only once in a rare while does a speaker come along who actually affects real change from their 90 minutes on stage. You breathe that rarefied air!


I have been a member of MDRT for 29 years and have seen some of the best speakers in the world. None has ever received 3 standing ovations like Amanda Gore.

Million Dollar Round Table

Amanda Gore, you are an inspiration! Verosol has never had a sales conference like this one. Despite all of the laughs, and metaphors, your messages were very clear and hard hitting. Success in business is strongly influenced by people and how they interact together. Amanda, your session set the scene for one of the most successful conferences we have ever had. Thank you so much.

Verosol (Aust) Pty Ltd

Amanda's ability to cut through with our team set the scene for our conference. Barriers were broken through the use of humour and physical symbols which reinforced our theme and inspired colleagues to connect. Amanda has a gift which you need to experience firsthand.


The audience loved Amanda. Her presentation skills were amazing and left a lasting impression with the audience that is still being talked about, best ever that I have seen

AIA Australia