Build emotional intelligence and develop leadership presence by leveraging the links between body, brain, and behavior.
Become more intimate with the moment-to-moment messages hidden in sensation, and whole new worlds will open up to you. Imagine more…
confidence • courage • compassion
connection • composure • and contribution
This message is for coaches, counselors, psychologists, yoga teachers, leadership trainers, educators, and others who want to…
- expand effectiveness, grow confidence, & build new skills,
- understand & leverage cutting-edge science about body & brain,
- help clients develop vital personal & interpersonal qualities like commitment, audacity, authenticity, clear communication, effective negotiation, and more.
This message is for leaders of social change who long to…
- increase their impact, influence, and reach,
- thrive despite a daunting and overwhelming job,
- leverage cutting-edge approaches to developing vital leadership qualities like confidence, charisma, and grace under pressure.
I’ve facilitated powerful embodied change for hundreds and hundreds of people. I’ve experienced it for myself. And new research about the brain and beyond has clearly established the inextricable links between physiology and social & emotional intelligence.
The kind of intelligence you need to succeed in life.
The kind of intelligence you need to courageously create a better world for future generations.
The kind of intelligence that you can, with the right tools, reliably build.
To inquire about speaking engagements, trainings, and media appearances, please contact us.
- body, brain, and behavior: discover & leverage the indisputable links
- somatic intelligence: where social & emotional intelligence are born
- cultivating the brain of a mindful leader
- leadership presence: make an impact without words
- influence without authority: from positional power to personal power
- somatics and social change: how to be the change
- keep your cool when chaos reigns: developing grace under pressure
- can you trust your gut?: building intuitive intelligence
- cultivating courage and resilience
- taking a stand for what you believe in
- finding meaning and taking purposeful action
- igniting and galvanizing yourself and your team
- communication, delegation, and negotiation
- offering timely & relevant feedback
- skillful and harmonious conflict resolution
Always interactive, practical, and applied.
Always grounded in the latest research on body, brain, and behavior.
Common formats include…
20 – 60 min keynote
90 min workshop
3 hour workshop
45 – 90 minute webinar or teleseminar
inspiring • cutting edge • paradigm shifting • profoundly hopeful
practical • relevant • powerful • unconventional • actionable • clear
a seismic shift in perspective about what it means to be your best self and build a better world, plus practical, applied ways to put it into action immediately.
“Your session ignited a ton of interest and curiosity. It was exactly what I was hoping for: you blew their minds and left them asking for more! The simplicity, elegance, and thought leadership were a vital contribution to our conference.”
“Very practical tools to implement in everyday life scenarios.”
“Passionate, knowledgeable speaker with a beautiful presence… I would love to spend a decade with her!”
“You set the bar for virtual education with the brilliant Body Brain Behavior session. Wholehearted thanks!”
“Helped me deal more concretely with confrontations in my life.”
“Fascinating… I learned a lot about connections of the mind & body I didn’t know about.”
“Gave me anchors I can use to act with greater confidence and authenticity.”
“Beautifully crafted and executed.”
“Please do ask Amanda back. I enjoyed it, learned a lot, and it seemed like there was a lot more info that she could have given us.”
Previously Seen at…
Georgetown Institute for Transformational Leadership, DC
George Mason University Leading to Well Being Conference
GWU Center for Excellence in Public Leadership, DC (2x)
Morehead-Cain Scholars Leadership Program, UNC
Program in Human Biology, Stanford University
The Embodied Leadership Program, Istanbul, Turkey
The Somatic Path, Tel Aviv, Israel
Body = Brain, online seminar (9x)
Insights Customer Conference, San Diego, CA
Capital Coaches Conference, Washington DC (2x)
American Leadership Forum, Silicon Valley (2x)
Oregon Organizational Development Network, Portland, OR (3x)
Confidence, Power + Voice w/ Grace & Grit Yoga, Portland, OR (2x)
Women’s Leadership Experience w/ Women Generating, Columbus, OH
World Business Executive Coaching Summit, online
30 Days of Courage w/ Marianne Elliot, online seminar
The Power of Embodied Transformation, online seminar (3x)
The Science of Personal Change, online seminar
The 3 Keys to Embodied Transformation, online seminar
The Neuroscience of Change, online seminar
The Leadership Coaching Summit, online seminar (3x)
Leadership in Action Master Class, online
Can You Trust Your Gut?, online seminar
NewCo TAP IN, Colorado River (2x)
Hudson Institute Author Series, online
Newfield Coaches Community Call, online
International Coach Federation, San Francisco Chapter, CA
International Coach Federation, New Mexico Chapter, NM
International Coach Federation, Minnesota Chapter, MN
International Coach Federation, Sacramento Chapter, CA
Embodied Operating System podcast
SOMAFest, Los Angeles, CA
Desk Yogi, online
Amanda Blake is author of the forthcoming book Your Body Is Your Brain: Get Smarter About What Matters By Harnessing Your Full Intelligence. For the last decade she has worked with socially conscious entrepreneurs both nationally and internationally to support the growth of their leadership capacity in a holistic, body-oriented way. As the creator of the Body = Brain course on the neuroscience of embodiment, she is viewed as a thought-leader in her field, and colleagues regularly seek her out for her expertise in the science of social and emotional learning. Mandy is certified as a Master Somatic Leadership Coach through Strozzi Institute, and she holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University. She’s also a longtime yoga enthusiast, mountaineer, musician, and celebrator of life. More…