Be gentle… with yourself, with others + with the planet.

I believe in being gentle and truly shining from within.  I’m the Founder of teen academy, Shine From Within, a Hay House author and love to speak to, write for and teach teens that they are perfect, just as they are.  I also support adults all over the world to embrace their inner ‘youth mentor’ and create incredible youth programs and businesses they love.  And I do my best to live and work gently [from being vegan and living off the grid in a shipping container one year to co-hosting an annual Gentle Business Mastermind]!  Let’s have some fun together….


Mums, this is for your daughters. Free downloads, workshops around Australia + more.


Share your wisdom + support young people to shine.  Find out if you have what it takes to be a youth mentor with our free quiz.


A 12 month experience to support you to ditch the hustle and find your flow… starts March each year. Follow the link above to download our free Grow Your Business the Gentle Way eBook, listen to our Ditch the Hustle podcast and register your interest for the 2020 mastermind.

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My first book for teens, ‘Shine from Within; a teen girl’s guide to life,’ is now out worldwide with Hay House.

Find it around Australia in Big W, Dymocks and all good bookstores as well as bookstores anywhere in the world. You can get in online here.


Current insights, tips & research about teens from the front line for parents, educators and mentors.

Amanda Rootsey, founder of teen holistic personal development school Shine From Within and coach to youth mentors all over the world, interviews experts about what’s going on for youth today.  From psychological insights to practical advice on how to hold a safe space for teens, it’s your short burst of inspiration and motivation amidst the crazy world of teens and tweens!

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Meet Naomi Arnold

You may have heard that my 2 mastermind buddies, Nicola Newman and Naomi Arnold, and I have decided to open up our space to a group of folks who'd like to do business gently in 2018.  The Gentle Business Mastermind will support you to do business in a successful,...

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11 things to try in 2018

I LOVE this time of year.  The holiday vibes and time with family are still fresh in the mind, but there's an energy of excitement as I start to plan the year.  It's like anything is possible in a brand new year.  I love taking the time to reflect on the year, fill in...

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