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Amanda Lindhout

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New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker teaching you the lessons hidden in adversity

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Speaker Amanda Lindhout is a globally sought after presenter by top brands like Google and Deloitte. Her New York Times bestseller, A House in the Sky, tells Amanda’s inspiring survival story of being kidnapped and held hostage by Somalian gunmen. Through her powerful and emotional storytelling, Amanda creates a uniquely intimate experience for audiences of all sizes – revealing life-changing insights and valuable takeaways.

Why you should book speaker Amanda Lindhout

  • Amanda lived through something extraordinary. Her experience can show people the power of gratitude, conviction and positive thinking – teaching you how to pull through the adversities and challenges in your life.
  • She came back from the bottom. Now, as a renowned keynote speaker, Amanda can show you how to develop resilience and train your mind to prepare and rise above adversity.

To find solace in her poor and violent upbringing, speaker Amanda Lindhout spent her girlhood by imagining herself in the pages of National Geographic. As a young woman, her curiosity led to a multitude of amazing and remote places all over the world – Amanda has traveled to nearly 90 countries. In 2008, however, working as a freelance journalist in Somalia, Amanda was kidnapped by a group of masked people and spent 460 days being held hostage.

Her 2013 New York Times bestseller, A House in the Sky, tells Amanda’s story of incredible courage and hope in the face of tremendous adversity. Her unique life story also gives her the credibility to speak about issues such as terrorism and empowering women. Amanda also often appears in top media outlets like Vogue, New York Times Magazine and NPR.

Through her powerful and emotional storytelling, speaker Amanda Lindhout creates an amazingly intimate experience. From Richard Branson’s living room to a crowd of 20.000 people, her story of survival and resilience builds suspense to reveal life-changing insights and takeaways. Top brands such as Google and Deloitte are booking Amanda frequently to learn about overcoming adversity and get incredible insights into mind conditioning.

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A House in the Sky - An Extraordinary Mindset

  • After spending months in captivity, Amanda’s mental and physical suffering led to a moment where she realized that despite the unimaginable adversity, she had control over the mindset she faced each day. Through positive thinking, gratitude and conviction, Amanda survived the unimaginable.
  • In this keynote, speaker Amanda Lindhout shows you how to strengthen resilience by using coping strategies like visualization, self-talk and mindfulness. Furthermore, she is telling you what characteristics enable to thrive in the face of adversity. The presentation is packed with actionable takeaways helping you to develop new thought habits and will empower you to face challenges with a different mindset.
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The Road to Resilience

  • During her time in Somalia, while struggling for mental and physical survival, speaker Amanda Lindhout learned how to find and harness the powerful inner resource of resilience. Based on this personal story, Amanda shares the key components of resilience including mindfulness, optimism, awareness and cognitive flexibility.
  • Amanda’s extraordinary story can show anyone the power of gratitude and forgiveness to live a happy and healthy life. As a result, this presentation has been designed to teach you how to develop and maintain a resilience practice. By training your mind to prepare for and rise above adversity, you will learn to handle stress, navigate uncertainty and improve the quality of your life.  
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