– Teacher, Youth Mentor + Coach –
I’ve worked with teen girls for over 10 years and absolutely LOVE helping them get excited about taking care of themselves, each other and our planet! Which is why I launched Shine From Within four years ago, delivering workshops and courses for girls ready to shine their light in the world. It’s like a modern deportment school with an holistic twist, focusing on wellness, self-love and presentation to build confidence. I love getting to know each student and sometimes I feel like they teach me more than I teach them!
Through Shine From Within, I run night school programs, school holiday courses for tweens and teens, 1/2 day workshops, school-based programs and offer one-on-one mentoring.
I also coach adults who want to be effective and inspiring youth mentors through an online Youth Mentor Training program. We’ve had an incredible response to this program, with the first intake selling out in just 3 days! If you’ve ever dreamed of holding a space for young girls to shine, learn more here.
I’m also writing a book for teen girls which will be out with Hay House in 2017.
– Eco Model + Ambassador –
After modelling in Australia and overseas with Vivien’s Model Management for many years, I now work exclusively with brands that share my values and do their best to treat people, animals and the planet with respect. I feel very lucky to be able to work with clients like Bestowed, James & Co, Sinerji, Eco Brides, One Colour, Moonbird and am a proud ambassador for Clean Cut Fashion, Australia’s industry body connecting Australia to the global sustainable fashion movement and am on the Australian board of Fashion Revolution Day.
Heddy Macaulay, Director College of Natural Beauty
“Being a business focussed on an holistic approach to beauty, Amanda is the perfect fit for our brand. Amanda’s rapidly growing tribe of followers are extremely loyal to her, look to her for guidance and are united in their passion for the eco-friendly cause. We have found her social media posts and involvement in our events have given us an edge and resulted in a direct return on investment. We also love that she is so proactive in coming up with ideas to support us in a way she knows will resonate with our target market.”
Amanda has been described as an “eco-activist,” by Cleo Magazine and an “all round advocate for Mother Earth,” by Peppermint Magazine.
– Speaker –
I have spoken to large and intimate audiences all over Australia on a variety of topics, including eco-fashion, self-love, raw beauty, compassionate living and more. I’ve also MC’d a variety of wellness and earth-friendly events.
Rachel, Team Leader at Free Spirit Girl youth leadership retreat
"Gosh, you were AMAZING...We couldn't stop talking about how adorable, sweet, gentle and grounded you are on stage. Such a beautiful presence to balance out some of the craziness!"
"Warm. Gentle. A grounded presence like no other; you can't NOT be moved when you're sharing the same space as Mandy."
Zig Zag Young Women's Resources Centre
"There is no doubt that your facilitation style – so easy going, inclusive, and warm – contributed greatly to how the young women experienced the session. You gave so generously of your time, resources and knowledge, and the young women, (and boy! ), who attended, all really enjoyed the day."
Images above, from left to right, top to bottom:
1. Speaking at Soulpreneurs Summer School Jan 2017
2 & 3. Speaking at Self-love and Sisterhood by Earth Events 2013
4. Speaking at a youth conference Jan 2016
5. Facilitating sustainable fashion discussion for Fashion Revolution Day at QUT university 2015
6. MC for Raw Beauty tour by Earth Events 2014
7. Keynote speaker at College of Natural Beauty graduation 2016