Not sure about whether working with Amanda is right for you?

Amanda is best known for her work in two areas

  1. Keeping leading women strong, strategic and confident in their big role

  2. Helping others win pay rises, promotions, better opportunities and recognition

In December of 2018 alone, three of Amanda’s clients won increases in salary of more than 25% of their total package in a role that was more closely aligned with long term career goals and purpose.

Additionally, throughout 2018 many of Amanda’s clients -

  • became finalists or won Awards including Jayne Ward winning LinkedIn Power Profile (2017 & 2019), Carla Wall winning 2018 Greater Business Woman of the Year Award and Entsar Hamid named in the 50 Top Public Sector Women Awards.

  • Had articles featured in well know publications

  • Won prestigious opportunities inside their business

  • In fact, if you simply talk about the money two of Amanda’s clients won increases of $150K+.

While we can't guarantee a raise, what we can guarantee is that all your career tools will be upgraded at least 2 levels, plus your confidence will go through the roof.

Whether you think you can, or thank you can't - you're absolutely, categorically right. So why not you?  Get in touch.

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I’ve only just started working with Amanda to help take my consultancy to the next level. In just one 30-minute session she gave me such valuable information and advice, that I know I absolutely made the right decision to work with her. I’m really looking forward to completing the rest of the program and building a successful business and brand with more confidence.
— Sia Papageorgiou FRSA, SCMP, Strategic Communication Leader, Melbourne
I usually shy away from self-promotion, deflecting the credit onto others. Amandas session made me feel super-energised about re-visiting how I take control of the right people knowing what value I add. She is such an engaging and energising speaker! Everything she spoke about really resonated. Thank you so much!
— Louiza Nutt, Head of Technology Practices and Capability Management - MLC Life Insurance
I attended a presentation from Amanda Blesing with @VicICT4W on the subtly of self promotion. I find this topic challenging, because finding the right mix is never easy and it is something that many professionals juggle. So in a short amount of time, Amanda was able to get 7 concepts across simply to the group, which left me feeling energised and enthused. I am driven by action and so have now committed to putting a plan into place, so that people will know, what I know and the value that I add.
— Fi Slaven, General Manager - William Buck (Vic), Board Member - Austin Health, Chair - Spinal Research Institute, Vic ICT for Women
As an introvert, I find events and networking exhausting, sometimes overwhelmingly so.
As you can imagine, I wasnt putting me best self forward.

With Amanda as my executive coach we have formulated strategies that help overcome that exhaustion to be much more successful.

I hadn’t realised how much until a complete stranger at one such event complemented me on my networking skills!

This has been an amazing turn around for me. I personally dont face networking with a sense dread anymore.
— Esther McVicar, Business Process Management | Systems Thinking | Risk | Improvement | Change | Operational Excellence
Had some wonderful feedback from a colleague today. She said that she could see a remarkable difference in me since I started working with Amanda as my executive coach. She commented on my poise and how calm I am in the way I interact with others. She complimented my new self assurance and said it was really noticeable. Thank you Amanda. Couldn’t have done this on my own!
— Mary-Beth Hosking, SpecSavers
I saw Amanda present on how to build your brand via Linkedin at a session in NAB. It was an amazing session and her style and content were excellent too. Very approachable. If you are an executive woman and want to build your profile then Amanda’s content is first rate. I can’t wait to implement all she suggested!
— Isha Dalal - Senior Analyst Engineer at National Australia Bank
I was privileged to be invited to Amanda’s Women in Leadership retreat and witness first-hand the amazing community of female leaders Amanda has created. The group is a safe, heart-warming community of successful women and inspiring speakers who understand the challenges that executive women in leadership face.

What I loved most, is that Amanda, the speakers and the female leaders openly shared their journey, struggles and successes to help and support one another. Amanda attracts these high-calibre women because she is an authentic leader who wants other women to succeed.
— Irene Scott - Engineering Your Story | Copywriter & Marketing Strategist for Small Business Professionals | Principal Engineer
Gosh, I just love your energy and your ‘hit the spot’ blogs.
They are one of the few emails I read straight away as I know I’ll get a boost from it.
I met you at the Liquid Learning 24th Women in Leadership & Management Forum in Feb 2019. Your talk and subsequent blogs have enriched my life.
I can now confidently proclaim “I am (more than) enough”.
Thank you
— Michelle Roux, Business Manager - IT Projects & Transformation, Green Ladder Group
Thank you for your presentation to IABC Victoria. I approached the evening hoping to learn some of the theory behind personal branding and some practical advice on how to leverage LinkedIn. What I experienced during your presentation far exceeded this. I learnt a lot from a practical lense and got an immediate sense of how I could apply your advice to improve my presence on LinkedIn. As an organiser of the event I was also delighted with the number of people who shared positive feedback on your presentation unprompted. It was really delightful and you were wonderful to work with.
— Nick Edrington - Communications professional | IABC Victoria Events Chair
Amanda is a powerhouse for executive women looking to confidently shift gear in their career. Taking the leap from executive to self-employed was daunting, but Amanda helped me define and build my brand, and to take a strategic approach to developing my business. She’s excellent at quickly working out what you do and don’t need - she challenges your thinking, pushes you to go further but also reminds you of your strengths and uniqueness - creating both confidence and accountability for the change you seek to make. I highly recommend Amanda as a coach for anyone stepping across, out or up in their career.
— Rebecca Houghton - Founder Bold HR with Rebecca Houghton
Hey Amanda, just wanted to send you a message to let you know that I just got promoted - again! There was a situation on the project where Senior Management advised how they would fill a gap with someone in the broader team in the interim and then recruit externally... he then asked how we were doing and if the work was going ok.

I seized the day and gave a full update, demonstrated the work I was doing to keep the team working and impressed his socks off! So much so he championed me to his boss.

I then met with our Chairman that same afternoon and used everything you taught me to let him know I wouldn’t do both roles (my old role along with filling the gap) just to help them out, and that I was looking for the higher role along with the appropriate remuneration.

By the following afternoon I had a full offer for the higher role, along with higher rem plus the opportunity to restructure the team as needed, to manage the work as I see fit.

Amanda, I could never have done that confidently and successfully before I worked with you. This time, I didn’t even blink about going for more. I didn’t play the supportive “girl” who won’t put herself forward either. I was comfortable with my ambition and delivered it in a way that got me what I needed. I can’t thank you enough!
— Faith Timbs, Change Manager Queensland University of Technology, QLD
I engaged Amanda as an Executive Coach for 6 months in 2018. Her approach was quite structured with certain milestones along the way. Amanda was my true “secret weapon”, who helped me to successfully jump through many career hoops, responded to my urgent ad-hock questions in very timely fashion and helped me to navigate through tricky situations at work with ease. By the end of the engagement I not just had an amazingly looking professional CV, board CV and uplifted LinkedIn profile, but also clarity around what I want to do in my career next.
— Maria Markman GAICD
Thank you for not only inspiring me today but also teaching me something about myself. When I thought I was doing everything, today, and especially your presentation, opened my mind to how much more potential I had and how much I can improve.

Many thanks for connecting and I look forward to when we meet again.
— Jodie Lynch at Liquid Learning 24th Annual Women in Leadership & Management Conference, Jan 2019
Thank you Amanda. You have opened my mind to be more confident in myself and to promote myself. I don’t usually give recognition or credit to myself as I’ve always relied recognition from elsewhere.

You are an amazing public speaker and very articulate with a bubbly personality.
— Pia Raminez, NSW Health at 24th annual Women in Leadership & Management Conference 2019
Thank you for your wonderful presentation today. Informative and tangible to achieve.
— Ana Ristevski, Business & IT Leader, Telstra at Liquid Learning 24th Annual Women in Leadership & Management Conference, Sydney
Wrap-up session with my amazing Executive Coach. I had so many career wins throughout the year with Amanda’s support 🙏 Bring on 2019!
— Maria Markman - Technology Leadership, Chair of ACS (Vic), Strategic Advocacy, Professional Networker, Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy
Amanda has impressive motivation and energy levels, combined with a knack of knowing what needs to be prioritised to achieve impactful outcomes. She is a positive force who encourages her colleagues to aspire for more.
— Jocelyn Furlan, Non-executive Director and Consultant
Working with Amanda is like getting an instant promotion! She has a deep understanding of how women work, lead and think and is therefore able to create self-promotion strategies that feel both comfortable and crucial for anyone wanting to have more impact and control the narrative of how they are seen and heard professionally. Amanda is a brilliant connector and motivator who has the knack of combining focussed learning with a serious injection of fun.
— Penny Terry, Speaker | Broadcaster | Mentor, Launceston
Amanda’s knowledge of her subject matter is outstanding, and she has examples and advice for a huge range of professional situations. Amanda has spoken twice for the Young Fundraisers’ Network Sydney, once in partnership with Morgan Stanley’s Women in Business Alliance. Each time Amanda inspired confidence and professional growth to all who attended, no matter their seniority (or gender). Amanda pushes you to realise your boundaries and step right over them, and to be strategic about priorities for work and professional and brand development. I highly recommend Amanda as a speaker and a career mentor.
— Tessa Irwin MFIA, Consultant - Major Gifts | Fundraising | Strategy
Thank you so much for your input during the WIMNet mentoring program and our following catch ups. It was certainly timely for my career and made me challenge where I really want to be, something I will be forever grateful for.
— Kellie Heyne, Quality, Safety & Environment, Sibelco Group
Just got back from presenting at a conference in Sydney and things have really sped up! Lots of interest in my work and lots of people wanting me to speak to their organisations – I even got asked to run a community workshop on the Gaza strip and present to Plan International in Bangkok so am suddenly looking at a range of career options!

Very exciting times ahead – apparently I tell the story of the problem I solve, the difference I make and the value I add much better these days and people have said they want to get on board.

Your coaching is having an impact.
— Robyn Mansfield, Disaster, Resilience and Infrastructure Consultant
My Friday Achievement this week is being named as a 2018 LinkedIn Power Profile! Again! Thank you Amanda Blesing for being such a big part of the journey .....

Amanda has great strategies and tips if you would like to join me on the list next year!
— Jayne Ward, Group Head of Performance, Talent & Rewards, Australia Post and LinkedIn Power Profiler 2017 & 2018!
Thank you for all your support. Without your guidance I wouldn’t have landed a spot on the Committee, because I wouldn’t have put myself out there; I wouldn’t have submitted replies to the Award nominations received (and named as Finalist in all four), and wouldn’t have received the pay rise along with a promotion to associate!
— Lisa Papachristoforos, Finance Sector, Melbourne
You don’t know what you don’t know. I thought I was doing okay in my career, despite the usual frustrations. But moving beyond the mediocre is tough to do when you don’t know where to start.

Then I met Amanda and all of that changed. My eyes were opened to the possibilities for me in my career, and I now take a strategic approach. As a woman with career goals, I take my personal and leadership brands seriously.

Not only do other people see me differently, but I see myself differently and this is hugely confidence building. My future possibilities are now clear to me and there are exciting times to come!
— Faith Timbs, Change Manager, Coates Hire
I was recently introduced to Amanda’s Women of Impact networking events. The insight l have gained has been revelatory. Just three words - quality not quantity. Amanda’s truth bombs are legendary, and yet she always holds space for confidence building. I really enjoy meeting with other senior level executives experiencing similar career challenges. Can’t wait for the next one!
— Jodie Burns, Managing Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
I had a niggling feeling at the end of December 2017 that I could do better in 2018. Reaching out to you convinced me that I needed both support and someone to hold me accountable. In the 6 months that we worked together I pursued goals that I have no doubt would have lingered had I not had you holding me accountable and encouraging me. I have achieved the goals we set when we first met in our initial 2 hour session and I feel more content and excited about my future than I did 6 months ago!
— Kelly Brown, Founder + Director, Recovery Partners
It is unusual for a highly focused motivator to have a high level of natural empathy, they are often quite task focused. Amanda is a rare breed, she is highly motivated and attuned to her clients resulting in her knowing when to support and when to challenge. Amanda has been exactly the right person at the right time to help me to refocus and take the next step in my career. I would encourage anyone looking for someone to look in from the outside and help you to refocus, call Amanda.
— Julie Mayer, MBA MVET FAIM, Organisational Design and Development
I have now worked with her twice over the last few years, and on both occasions, levelled-up in my career landing increasingly more senior roles. She understands executive women, professional complexity and career strategy. She not only held me accountable, but boosted my confidence and acted as a sounding board through a relatively complex recruitment process. I only wish I’d met her earlier in my career!
— Sharon Sebastian, PR & Comms, Aurecon
I started working with Amanda on my LinkedIn engagement because nothing was working for me. In just a few sessions I’ve 10xd my engagement, and I’ve only just started! Not only that but I feel so much more confident. People are now reaching out to me directly as a result of my posting and commenting. Can’t wait to learn more.
— Alessandra Edwards, The DNA of High Performance
Back in January 2018 I did a course on turbo charging my LinkedIn with Amanda. I’d worked with her before to establish my brand as a consultant, and this was to make the most of my time on LinkedIn. Wow! I now find that I spend far less time, but am getting amazing results (including new clients) and far better engagement on all my shares, posts and articles. My brand has sky rocketed and it’s far easier.
She has totally changed my self promotion game. Thank you Amanda!
— Lexie Wilkins, Consultant, Leadership & Workplace Culture
Amanda has been fantastic to work with and provided inspiration in understanding the biases and socialisation issues that women in technology & projects can face. Amanda excels in addressing forums covering Women in Leadership, Personal branding, Confidence boosting & Strategy and is refreshing and empowering to work with.
— Sarah Robinson, Customer, Loyalty, Marketing, CRM, Digital, Strategy, Technology, Program Management
Amanda was a fabulous presenter at a Women’s Leadership Forum in November 2017 that I attended. As an Executive Coach she is passionate, inspiring and brings out the best in you as your mentor. Amanda is results driven, and ensures as leaders we take time to focus on ourselves and have a strategic approach to our own career development.
— Caroline Pilot, Market Development Lead - Obesity at Novo Nordisk
As a senior marketer, I had been busy focusing on positioning organisations for growth and differentiation so much that I’d taken my attention off my own brand. I started working with Amanda to ensure I defined a future focused personal brand. Her approach is strategic, which, as a woman in leadership, suits me plus she has heaps of resources to ensure your career tools are not just fit for purpose, but grab attention for all the right reasons.
— Jenny Beckman-Wong FAMI CPM, Marketing Director, Brand Transformation, Customer Experience, Strategy
I had been thinking about obtaining career professional coaching and mentoring for a while, understanding that it required quite an investment in resources and time. I approached Amanda because of her credentials and body of work. At our first meeting she set out the structure for the coaching, and over the six months we worked on the key elements for strategically managing my career path, including what gets in the way for women. and honing in on the skills vs expertise aspects (definitely focus on the expertise). She gave me the “confidence lens” with which to view my achievements, which enabled me to articulate my value proposition during interviews I am still reaping the benefits of my investment with Amanda, and would recommend her very highly.
— Liv Medina, PMP, Manager at KPMG
The clear ways in which Amanda’s quadrant model captures and articulates the experience of women’s careers is remarkable. The model shows that Amanda understands the particular dilemmas and challenges women face in their career progression - and more importantly, how to resolve and overcome these. Realising where you fit in the quadrant brings an ‘aha moment’, followed by a deep desire to learn how to move between quadrants. The model underpins Amanda’s work as an outstanding women’s coach and career adviser.
— Professor Marcia Devlin, Education leader, consultant and executive
Amanda is a great career investment for women at any level. The experience of working with her has created not only new opportunities for me, but has increased my confidence and created significant personal growth. .... She has a great talent for being able to draw out and cultivate leadership expertise. She was able to remind me of the significant value I offer to organisations ... working with me to build my confidence and my ability to articulate this anytime, anywhere.
— Jemma Wayth, Project & Performance Manager, VicRoads
Hi Amanda - I love reading your book & anything you publish on LinkedIn. Just wanted to send a quick note to say you’ve empowered me to interact & engage with LinkedIn for personal branding & advancing my employment opportunities ….. am feeling empowered :)
— Claire - mining executive, Perth, WA
Amanda has given me clarity, vision, and a strategy to move my career forward. With her mentoring, I have been able to unpack my leadership brand and be reminded of the significant value I’ve delivered in the sector.

Moving forward, Amanda has kept me accountable, confident and strategic. My ambition is clear and I have never been more excited about my future.
— Michele Barry, Former CEO, Better Hearing Australia, now Director, Frontis Consulting
Amanda! I was looking back on the career aspiration list that you did with me ages ago. I finally have it all - a flexible job that give me recognition and I’m constantly learning and evolving! My firm are keeping me on so I will be working from home in the Gold Coast and commuting each fortnight to Melb or Syd. So lucky!
— Sara Walsh, Entrepreneur, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne
Despite being an expert in B2B sales and year on year delivering excellent sales results, I realised that I was missing out on opportunities internally. I was hesitant to raise my hand or put myself out there.

Amanda helped catapult me from being viewed as someone who just gets things done & meets numbers, to someone who can be viewed as an effective and strategic leader worth developing in this space.
— Vineeta Srivastava, Senior Solutions Sales Executive, SAP
Amanda is an incredibly insightful and intuitive leader. Not only is she a great listener, she’s also able to unravel problems and transform them into thoughtful solutions that are easy to action. She’s motivated me to elevate my outlook on what it is to run a successful business.

I can’t wait to get started on this new chapter of my business!
— Kelly Myers, SEO Consultant
Amanda mentored and coached me for over one year, with the objective of fine-tuning my personal brand and further developing my leadership skills. ....... My career path now has a clearer direction and I am now able to clearly communicate my value and confidently engage people at all levels within the business.

She is a fantastic mentor, who is able to assist to with finding a solution which will provide the most effective impact.
— Maria Westaway, Change Manager, Optus
I have worked with Amanda for over six months and during that time she has helped me to better understand my own goals/expertise and be confident in powerfully articulating my short and longer term value offering. Her support and advice have been particularly helpful in developing my personal brand including effectively leveraging LinkedIn. Amanda is a fantastic coach/mentor for women and seems to have an almost psychic ability to hone right into the heart of any issue, helping you find a solution and then keeping you accountable to delivering to that commitment. I would highly recommend her to other women looking for a coach/mentor who can bring out the best in you.
— Jayne Ward, Head of Rem & Benefits, Australia Post
I worked with Amanda as my leadership coach with the objective of obtaining a role that would provide an opportunity to showcase my skills and expertise while also providing a ‘stretch’. Through a skilled coaching framework, Amanda helped me identify a direction and articulate the value in the work I deliver while skilfully keeping me confident, leadership focused and strategic. Amanda reminded me of when I deliver best value and make the biggest difference.

With this directed confidence, I was successful in obtaining a dream position within the NFP sector and I am currently relishing rising to the challenge.
— Claire McGuiness, BDM & Project Manager, Independent Living Centre, WA
I’ve only had a couple of sessions with Amanda Blesing so far, and every time I keep thinking how amazing it would be if all this information on our career management that she is sharing with us would be part of education programme at Universities. What a huge difference would it make! I am 100% sure that my attitude towards career would be totally different. Thank goodness I learned this now and not another 10 years later. It’s not too late :) Amanda, thank you so much for being out there and sharing all this empowering knowledge with each one of us. Thank you for making a difference in our lives!
— Natalia, Advertising Executive, WA
As my Business Mentor during the first part of 2017, Amanda played an essential role in driving the growth of my business as a consultant. Highly experienced and an excellent communicator, Amanda assisted me to successfully navigate through the many challenges I experienced as a female senior Manager embarking upon my own business journey.
Amanda was able to provide invaluable:
- strategic advice about positioning, publishing and creating expert status on LinkedIn and beyond
- information regarding packaging & customising programs for corporate and business
- assistance re the lead generation & sales process
- and general confidence building along the way

I’m looking forward to continuing to seek advice from Amanda as my business continues to grow!
— Lexie Wilkins: Culture and Employee Engagement Expert
“Investment well spent - When I first started working with Amanda I was a bit worried about the cost. But as soon as we started working together I could see this was a significant investment in my own confidence and my future. I’m a highly driven sales executive, yet when it comes to selling myself I sometimes falter. Amanda’s focus on results, achievements and finding evidence helps to bridge the gap between the comfort zone, and where I do my best work.”
— Donna Redmond, Sales Executive, Victoria
I brought Amanda in to work with my team over several months with a focus on improving personal leadership and team dynamics. Her unique IP on personal ownership plus her sense of humour meant our team (originally a little resistant) got on board quite quickly. The team still talk about the content 18 months on. She also provided one on one coaching for the entire team which meant their concerns and frustrations were articulated and a plan for them to take ownership of the issues put in place. I’m currently looking for an opportunity to bring her back to do more work.
— Bryan Cook, Director, Ashdale Complaints Management
In 2016 two of my senior level female staff worked with Amanda over 6 months in a combination of group training sessions and one on one coaching. Both of our staff who worked with Amanda have seen measurable and significant developments. The difference in their confidence, their willingness to step up and take charge and their understanding of how to communicate their value was obvious to all. It is simply amazing to see these two women in their roles today and witness the lasting, positive change within themselves and the people they directly engage with in our business. For this reason and many others I highly recommend Amanda’s services.
— Logan Merrick - Director at Buzinga App Development, Keynote Speaker, Investor, Innovator and Mentor
Working in the Mining Industry, which is experiencing a downturn, I took a role back step into a new organisation after the mine I was working in closed. In the first month I quickly realised that I was a drop in the ocean with no banked credibility for climbing the ladder. After seeing Amanda speak at a Women in Mining Event, I engaged Amanda for a one on one coaching program. Over the course of our year together I increased my visibility within my new organisation, spring boarded into a promotion, and negotiated a great salary package. Amanda taught me how to unpack my leadership skills, effectively communicate the value I create to increase my visibility as a leader, develop and work my personal brand and build my professional confidence so that I can do all this as second nature. I would highly recommend working with Amanda to any women who are feeling the pressure of the glass ceiling.
— Erin Sweeney, Newcrest, Mining Sector
If you are looking for the next role - Never underestimate the power of LinkedIn. Through few “out there”, but strategically targeted invitations & messages, I got interviews with some big global companies, and a few Skype interviews later, landed my new fab role in Europe. What did I do? Played to my strengths, emphasised the value I create for organisations and yes, lived my brand. Thanks Amanda Blesing again for your support!
— Kaisu Christie, former Head of Digital & Innovation, BoQ, now Digital Strategy & Transformation Senior Director, Cognizant (Finland)
I’ve been working on and off with Amanda as my executive coach for more than 18 months. She has helped me stay strong, confident and strategic throughout the day to day, rough and tumble of corporate politicking. She also helped me to define and communicate my thought leadership and personal brand more effectively which means that I get to spend more time on the things that make a difference to me both at home and at work!
— Mirella Prasad, Head of Risk, Operations & Service Experience, BoQ
“I worked with Amanda as my executive coach in 2015 & 2016. She was great at keeping me focused on the bigger picture and has a way with crafting arguments that work. She helped with confidence building and really understands those issues that women face in corporate Australia. I’ve subsequently recommended several of my acquaintances to go to her for help!
— Jane Pires, former Executive Manager, Group Customer Relations, Suncorp
I’ve been working with Amanda for almost one year in her capacity as Executive Coach. Her insights into helping women remain smart, strategic, resilient and visible have been paying off both personally and professionally for both the business and my own leadership.
— Carla Wall, Managing Director, COINS
As a PR professional, sometimes being good at promoting your clients doesn’t always mean you’re comfortable with promoting yourself - a bit like the plumber with the leaky tap at home!

I turned to c-suite mentor, Amanda Blesing of The Ambition Revolution to gain feedback and guidance on how best to reflect on my seniority in presentations as well as her opinion on the changing perceptions of senior executive roles.

Her assistance was outstanding. She has a wonderful talent for listening and is able to beautifully crystallise one’s career objectives, providing inspirational direction along with a top up shot of confidence.

After working with Amanda I was energised with a fresh view on the way forward, using my past experiences as a solid springboard. Thank you Amanda!
— Janita Friend, PR Consultant and Executive, Melbourne
Amanda is a vibrant, highly engaging and thought provoking speaker. She brings a great deal of energy to her subject matter and I would highly recommend her as either an MC or speaker at your event. “
— Sarah Young, Executive Leadershp Coach and Trainer at the Brisbane Women in Leadership Summit 2016
I really enjoyed the panel before afternoon tea at the Women in Leadership Summit in Brisbane. You make facilitation look effortless! It flowed so well and I loved how the panelists even bantered amongst themselves!
— Samantha Freebairn, pilot, diversity, women in leadership expert & public speaker
I’ve been working with Amanda for the last 6 months. Let’s just say, if you are prepared to put the effort in, Amanda will really invest in you. She helped me unpack my leadership potential and expertise, then create opportunities within the business for progression and advancement.
She also assisted me to see where I was getting in my own way and do something about it, and has facilitated me moving into the next phase of my career.
I got so much out of working with Amanda in the initial stages that I signed back up for more!
— Georgia, Cyber Security Expert, Sydney
I started working with Amanda to help define and create a personal brand that would get me to the next career level with confidence and purpose. Within a few weeks of starting on her program, despite a heavy workload, family responsibilities and the last stages of an Executive MBA, I was being considered for a leadership role that I would not previously had the courage to apply for. During our time together and with much encouragement from Amanda, I was asked to join a NFP board which was a long-held aspiration of mine. She has introduced me to other executive women thus creating a very strong, ongoing support network. Working with Amanda has given me clarity around what’s important so that I can make positive choices about my future. Amanda’s advice is practical, strategic and confidence-boosting as she reminds me to stop underestimating myself and to take charge. She is playing a critical role in encouraging women into senior leadership roles and into boardrooms. Amanda is a fabulous role model and coach for executive women.
— Deborah Young Association Executive, Sydney
Amanda is a phenomenal coach and mentor for women looking to accelerate their careers. She provides honest and practical advice tailored to personal circumstances to help women push through their barriers (personal and professional) to achieve their maximum potential. Her experience as a senior leader means she can draw from personal experiences. She is dynamic and strategic in her dealings and will help you crystallise your future goals and then lay a road map on how to achieve them. I first came across Amanda’s work back in 2015 while working with another coach. Because Amanda’s material is tailored with feminine ambition in mind and I had been able to finish with my coach, I booked in with Amanda so she could hold me steady in my bid for some of my more ambitious goals for 2016. She coached me through the recruitment phase and provided additional support with preparing for interview along with both my exit strategy and onboarding with my 5 – 10 year plans in mind. I am delighted to announce I was successful in my bid to land a global head of remuneration role with an ASX listed brand. This is by far the best investment you can make in your career!
— Tanya Singh, Global Head, Remuneration & Benefits, Nufarm
As an emerging leader in a fast growing tech startup, I found myself struggling to communicate effectively with my male Directors and I was battling severe imposter syndrome. I had come to a crossroad; ‘Lean In or Lean Out.’ Amanda’s Young Executive Mastermind group has transformed my mindset, ‘turbo charging’ my professional development and personal growth. After only 2 months of working closely with Amanda I was promoted from Marketing Coordinator to Marketing Manager with a significant salary increase. Amanda helped me find voice and discover my unique offering to the business. I shed my ‘rainbows and sunshine’ stereotype and became a confident powerhouse in management meetings, communicating strategic business decisions and understanding how I impacted the bottom line.

Amanda is the definition of success by 1 percenters, the attention to detail, focus and personal touch she commits to her clients is what makes her a standout professional business coach. And her Ambition Revolution will play a fundamental role in gender diversity history; a catalyst for many shattered ceilings.”
— Katelyn Duckworth, Marketing Manager, Buzinga App Development
I started work with Amanda to advance my position, while working in the male dominated world of engineering and mining. She has helped me identify my strengths, to step up and speak out more confidently in situations where previously I would not, and has helped me communicate and bring awareness to the work I do with leaders in the organisation.
As a result I feel my work is being valued and I am far more confident about myself and my contribution to the business. I have a developed a great working relationship with my boss, and opportunities to work on projects that really excite me are coming my way more easily. In fact I’ve even been nominated for an award for my contributions to date, which shows my work is not going unnoticed any longer. I highly recommend working with Amanda to help you identify and amplify your visibility within the business.
— Erin Sweeney, Mining Corporate Engineer, Victoria
Your passion to help change the world for women is something that resonates very strongly with me. I volunteer at a domestic violence support organisation in Ballarat and am a fighter for women’s rights. I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and walked away feeling strong and inspired - thank you. It’s great to know there are courageous women like you out there!”
— Sarah, Student from Ballarat (WIRV IWD March 2016)
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Amanda is a fantastic mentor. Since working with Amanda through the
Young Executive Mastermind program, I have the focus and confidence to level-up in my career. She helped me see that I was underestimating my abilities and pitching at that level, rather than the level where I’d be able to stretch and flourish. I’ve since been offered two exciting new opportunities and am now on track to achieving my professional goals and developing my confident and more expert personal brand.
— Sharon Sebastian, Communications Professional, Brisbane
“I was at a cross roads in my career when I came across Amanda. As well as helping me to create a strategy and to start to define my own personal brand, Amanda also provided me with a sounding board and the confidence to move forward when I was in a relatively isolated position. Being located in Asia and with Amanda being based in Melbourne provided no challenges for our weekly catch ups and I gained so much from my initial sessions, I immediately booked in to continue coaching with Amanda!”
— Cath Jacobs, Consultant, International Trade
Amanda spoke at the annual Professional Development Seminar for Women in Mining and Resources Victoria, on the topic of negotiation tactics for women. She captivated the audience with her easy to understand and polished delivery of information that included statistical evidence on the benefits of gender diversity, how the mind works (differently for men and women) and practical tips on how to short circuit biases in ourselves and others. Amanda used humour interwoven with examples to explain the value of knowing your worth and salary negotiation tactics. Amanda’s content was highly relevant and right on target, the session has prompted me to reflect on how to manage my career more effectively and reframe my approach to maximise my opportunities.
— Gabriela Love, Senior Lead Planning Engineer, Newcrest Mining Limited (IWD March 2016)
Simply put - Amanda ‘rocks’. She can hit the nail on the head quickly to make the smallest of changes which have a bigger game result. With a really warm and generous spirit and a whippet smart mind, Amanda has been a great help and support to me.
— Sue Parker, Humanising Hiring Strategist, Melbourne
It’s rare that you come across a standout mentor like Amanda. She is a warm, smart and savvy mentor and leader who genuinely cares about seeing women enjoy successful careers in mining and resources. She provided great insight to me and really forced me to think through my objectives in a critical way. Her approach was very flexible to my needs but she never gave me an easy way out. A real pleasure to work with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for any career coaching.
— Nasim Etesam, Project Engineer (Mechanical) at JOHNEX
I was at the talk you did recently and found it absolutely fantastic, particularly from my male perspective. I consider myself an active feminist and someone who fights for equality in all aspects of life. That being said, there were many people in the room less-familiar with feminism and the actual inequality that women face on a daily basis, particularly in the workplace.

After your talk, I heard several of my male colleagues discussing these issues around the admittedly stereotypical water cooler. This was incredibly powerful sight for me and goes to show how much of an eye-opener your presentation was.

On a personal level, the points you made around confidence and the part it plays in conquering anxieties was a real light bulb moment for me. It helped me identify the importance in embracing, accepting and overcoming my historical anxieties and approach life in a much more confident manner. In just a few short days, I’ve already seen benefits in my life (both professional and personal) that have come directly from this new outlook on life.
— Elliot Coombe, Buzinga App Development
Amanda is a stand out professional as a mentor. From the initial consultation, her curiosity and insights with hearing your story and aspirations then takes you that next step closer to achieving them. I was particularly impressed by Amanda’s enthusiasm and interest in our mentoring relationship to help me identify clear goal posts. The investment was worth every cent and even my husband and friends could see the rewards.
I can’t recommend Amanda enough if you are looking for some to help you find and achieve your goals.
— Cindy Drake, Project Specialist, & Business Consultant Melbourne
“The world needs ambitious women. Amanda’s work provides a thoughtful framework to help women channel their talents strategically so they can make a difference and build a powerful personal brand. That’s the true path to standing out.”
— Dorie Clark, author of Stand Out & Reinventing You; adjunct professor, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
Your work is brilliant, innovative and crucial. Many people can see the problems but very few can see the big big picture and you are clearly one of them. To have any significant impact in this time of meteoric change it is vital to be way ahead of the game, and you are. Congratulations.
— Dale Stevens, Principal, Creative Power Tools
I was at home one evening reflecting on what Amanda had said about just start taking action. I had seen an advert for this interesting role a couple of times and not done anything. So I decided just to go for it - and I not only landed the role but with all the bells and whistles that I really wanted!
— Alana, Lawyer, Melbourne
Amanda’s generous and regular instalments have absolutely shifted my view into the positive and the possible. Days are easier and richer and full of the possible as a result. Thank you Amanda!
— Emily, Management Consultant, Melbourne
Amanda recently spoke to a group of Women in Digital members in Brisbane and Melbourne events on career development and female leadership. She captivated the audiences with her charismatic and inspirational style, offering our members tailored and practical guidance. The feedback from the event has been extremely positive - I would highly recommend Amanda if you are looking for a Leadership Coach, Mentor or Speaker.
— Holly Tattersall, Founder of Women in Digital
Amanda’s presentation to our business women’s networking group on the topic of ‘Confidence vs Competence’ was extremely insightful and was made even more memorable by her honest and authentic delivery style. Her talk hit many nails directly on the head for me and served as a timely ‘circuit-breaker’, helping me look with fresh eyes at aspects of my life that were generating feelings of stress and overwhelm.
— Sue, Public Relations Consultant, Melbourne
Beaumont Consulting yesterday had the pleasure of having Amanda Blesing in our boardroom yesterday to present a one hour keynote on inspiring women to make tough decisions on order to further their career. A great presentation especially when it tied in very nicely with International Women’s Day. Thank you Amanda for your time yesterday!
— Mark Giltenam, Senior Consultant - Associations & Memberships Division at Beaumont Consulting
“I recently worked with Amanda to help me find clarity and certainty about my future direction. At first I was concerned about both the time and financial commitment but the reality is, when you put your mind to it, those things are simply excuses, and the results far outweigh those excuses. As a result of the mentoring I now know exactly what I’m doing in 2016, I have some refined new executive level tools to work with and I’m gaining confidence in publishing on LinkedIn even as I write. Amanda was fantastic to work with, very supportive and motivating. I’m very happy to recommend her as a professional mentor for women. Bring on 2016!”
— Sonya Furlong, Events Specialist, Avon
Thanks for a great two days emceeing the 2015 APAC Women in Leadership and Management Summit in Melbourne. Your energy on the day was a driving force behind our discussions and willingness to open up.”
— Michelle, Coles, Victoria
APAC Women in Leadership & Management Summit, December 2015

APAC Women in Leadership & Management Summit, December 2015

Gastech InternationalConference & Exhibition, Singapore October 2015

Gastech InternationalConference & Exhibition, Singapore October 2015

“Amanda spoke to both our Student Programme and the Women In Energy Programme at the 2015 Gastech Conference in Singapore in October. She provided a different tailored presentation for each to highlight for each group that they can create their own career path with confidence, persistence and a plan.
Her style was energetic and motivating and a great interlude to the heavier more technical topics on the program.
Thank you Amanda, for your inspirational talks at both Gastech Student Programme and Women in Energy!”
— Rekha Kaur, Conference Organiser, DMG Events
I recently worked with Amanda on increasing my professional profile on LinkedIn. Amanda took a long term view working on the values of my business in the first instance and then language that was authentically me so that I was comfortable with the look and feel of my profile.

We also looked at the SEO functionally of LinkedIn and how to maximise the value that offers to ensure that my profile comes up in searches appropriately. She walked me through the process and coached me so that I became more familiar with some of the more advanced settings and features and felt confident to do these on my own in the future.

Finally she left me with an easy strategy to implement that’s not too time consuming and set of weekly steps so that I can maintain the momentum that we started.

Amanda is an ‘expert’ in her field of business mentoring for women and training and I am so excited that she was able to fit me in her busy schedule whilst I was in Melbourne recently. I am working solidly towards implementing the strategies we developed and Amanda is already following me up to ensure I am comfortable and on track which really helps me to remain accountable....which I need.
— Tricia Mahony (Durrant), Managing Director, Inhouse Event Solutions
Amanda is an amazing speaker and facilitator and has a knack of inspiring and educating women whilst empowering them to reach higher and feel fabulous about themselves, their knowledge and skills.
— Violet Browne, Viaccom Marketing & convenor Secret Women's Business
I’ve been working with Amanda with a particular focus on my values and expertise, and how I leverage that both at work and in a social media environment. This work is already having impact with my approach to my team and colleagues and I’m feeling much more confident as I tackle LinkedIn with a more strategic focus. Amanda’s process is hands on, very supportive and her research and background means she really understands the issues that women face as they start climbing higher.
— Caterina, Sales and Marketing, Melbourne
As a mentor, Amanda keeps a strategic focus on opportunities, understands how the language we use to describe achievement matters and has a knack for reframing things in a commercially appealing way.
She provided me with practical advice that built my confidence and helped overcome the fear factor.
She is keenly aware that career development is a process and of the importance of keeping active and positive. She also has fantastic energy and enthusiasm that is the mark of a great mentor.
Since working with Amanda I’ve landed a new role in the direction of my choice and been published - all in the same week.
— Jennifer, University Sector, Melbourne
Thanks so were inspirational...thoroughly enjoyed your talk.
I even tried the breathing exercises to help me sleep last night!
If there is ever a need or someone would like someone to speak at their workshop/conference, I will definitely tell them that you’re great and their conference woudn’t be the same if you didn’t speak at it!!
— Jill, Energy Sector, Queensland
Amanda assisted me with a professional CV refresh, interview preparation and interview rehearsal recently including a Prezi on the topic of customer experience. Not only did the process help me see myself as others see me - highly competent and successful in my field which gave me the impetus to apply for new roles - I also got feedback on my new CV from a 3rd party who said it was one of the best he had seen. He should know - he works in recruitment!
— Judith, public sector, Brisbane
The work Amanda did with me that left the best impression was with my CV. In particular, she helped me to understand how to articulate my achievements in language that makes an impact, but retains my voice and values. By reflecting on my achievements in the way Amanda suggested, I found I could look at myself in a different way, a way that makes me feel proud and confident.
— Karen, NFP sector, Melbourne
Amanda models what it means to take ambition to the next level. She delivers results.

I met Amanda through a mutual friend and was immediately impressed by her knowledge, experience, commitment and passion surrounding her vision and mission. I wanted to feel more confident about communicating my knowledge and expertise through writing blog articles.

She helped me dive into this new arena by leading me through a series of questions to help me identify topics, prepare content, and incorporate other essential ingredients to make each article more interesting and impactful.

Amanda is an expert at showing women how to step up their game to make a bigger difference. As a mentor, she will believe in you so that you can express your brilliance in a more powerful way so that you can get the attention and respect you deserve.
— Joni Gilton, Austin Texas
Amanda is inspiring, creative, innovative, energetic and visionary. I worked closely with her in a President/CEO relationship and admired her tireless invention and reinvention of our member services and her ability to generate financial sustainability in all sorts of conditions. She is a marvelous mentor - helping to identify opportunity, crystallise value and inspire action. She has her finger on the pulse, helping others to stay in touch with new ideas, trends and resources. Amanda is a dynamic agent of change and a wonderful asset as a speaker, coach or mentor.
— Loraine Dartnell, Head of Member and Customer Experience at NRMA Motoring & Service
I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the Self Promotion Workshop yesterday. Not only did I learn new and valuable things but I also left with a solid plan and the gift of the generous insights and experiences from the amazing women around the room. I’m looking forward to staying in touch and implementing all the learnings.
— Francesca Manglaviti - CEO | Leadership | Innovation | Strategy | Impact