Amy has been running her own business successfully helping people to gain more confidence, think more strategically and manage themselves more effectively, since 2006.
Amy has logged 400+ hours of coaching (both 1:1 and small groups), and facilitated over 800 hours of group learning experiences – predominantly focused on leadership and communication skills. She has MC’d at dozens of successful events and delivered many inspiring keynote speeches.
Amy is currently a lead contributor to the curriculum development of innovative leadership programs for the QUT Leadership, Development and Innovation program for student leaders. She is also the lead Facilitator for the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works “Taking the Lead” program, working closely with the HR team to create an innovative and highly effective approach to developing future leaders within the Department.
A Bachelor of Psychology (HonsI) [USyd], specialising in learning theory and developmental psychology, Amy has completed and Accredited Coach Training Program with the Neuroleadership Group, is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Executive Coaches.
Amy is committed to the continuing development of the coaching profession, particularly promoting the importance of professional accreditation in coaching, and in 2016 contributed as Secretary for the Queensland Branch of the International Coach Federation. She is actively involved in a Mindful Coaching peer mentoring group, led by expert in the field, Satyam Chalmers, that is exploring the application of mindfulness skills to coaching practise, and developing these skills in clients, with a particular focus on supporting leaders to develop mindfulness. She is actively involved in Toastmasters International (ACB, ALB) both to continuously improve her own communication and leadership skills, and in dedication to the development of other members. She is currently working in collaboration with highly experienced Facilitator, Mark Creyton, to create a Facilitation Masterclass, to help professionals develop the skills of facilitative practise to improve their ability to work in complex, constantly changing contexts with diverse people.
Amy grew up and studied in Sydney, lived in London for 10 years where she travelled extensively and began her family. She moved to Brisbane in 2010 and now balances family life with Nurturing Confidence. Bursting with vivacious enthusiasm and energy, Amy brings fun, a strong commitment to evidence-based practise and a joy of watching others’ light bulbs switch on, to all of her sessions and clients.