• Amanda Parker

    Amanda is the Founder of The Courage Factory and an Online Leadership Coach who helps leaders clarify and connect to their inner purpose to find more fulfillment in their work & life.

  • About Amanda

    Amanda Parker works with leaders, like you, who want to lead with confidence, courage, and purpose.

     

    Enter you, a highly ambitious, hard working professional who wants to be a great leader and know that you have what it takes but don’t know how you need to grow or where to begin.


    The Courage Factory's 1:1 Coaching Programs are indispensable for anyone looking to find more fulfillment and purpose in their work and life.

    Through coaching with Amanda, you will clarify your inner purpose and take courageous action towards it.

     

    You have the motivation and talent to be a great leader and just need an accountability partner to support you to lead with confidence, courage, and purpose.

     

    Leadership Coaching will help you:

    • Connect with your inner purpose
    • Find fulfillment in your work & life
    • Be accountable to yourself and your goals
    • Feel confident that you have what it takes to be a great leader
    • Inspire and engage others

    Amanda helps leaders, like you, who have worked hard to get where they are today and are ready to build the confidence they need to step into their full potential and become a great leader.

    Become the best leader you know.

    Schedule a Free 20-Min. Discovery Call Today

    Amanda has worked across many different global industries and organizations - from big corporate, to non-profit, to small founder-focused businesses. In each experience, she sought out the type of leaders that she wanted to emulate later in her career - the fabled empathetic, intelligent, resilient leader who could carry the burdens of leading an organization as well as inspire teams to give their best every day.

     

    With every new experience, she realized that leadership wasn’t industry, geography, or even age-specific. People all around her were leading teams without really understanding what it meant to be a good leader, and without realizing when their teams were frustrated or disillusioned at work.

     

    Amanda watched so many talented individuals leave their jobs in frustration, not because they didn’t enjoy their work, but simply because they could no longer stand working for a bad leader.

     

    She knew that most managers wanted to be great, and often lacked the knowhow to make it happen - and realized that the biggest impact she could have on an organization, and on each individual who works there, is to help develop people become better leaders.

     

    Amanda founded The Courage Factory to help highly motivated leaders, like you, feel confident in their ability to lead others - and to do it with purpose.

    Why work with Amanda?

    The results speak for themselves, leaders who work with Amanda feel more fulfilled in their work and more confident in their leadership.

     

    Amanda has worked with organizations across the globe to develop their leadership for business impact and to grow the next generation of leaders, before they even step into their first leadership role.

     

    She has designed & delivered organizational development and leadership programs for organizations such as the World Bank Group, UNICEF, WWF, World Economic Forum, IE Business School, Deutsche Telekom, Nokia, and Shop Direct.

    Amanda works with professionals to define what kind of leader they want to be and to clarify where they most need development to reach their goal. Through her leadership programs, she supports her clients to find their inner purpose, understand what it takes to be an inspiring leader, and find more fulfillment in their work and life.

     

    Leading the Next Generation

    The massive shift in the way that we work creates the need for a new type of leader - one who shows up compassionately, can handle rapidly changing environments with grace, and who can empower brilliant teams to lead their organizations into the future.

     

    As leaders, we care about how we show up to everyday, and how we support our teams to have a positive impact on the organization, while flourishing in their careers.

     

    When we are presented with the chance to lead others, we are both excited at the opportunity and anxious about our ability to do it well. We want to be the best leaders we can be - and often don’t know where to get the support needed to grow into the person we wished we had when we were just starting out.

    Ready to feel more fulfilled in your work and life?

    Amanda's Accomplishments Include:

    1. Trained over 200 global leaders in Leading Virtual Teams
    2. Internationally certified leadership coach & facilitator
    3. Completed an Executive MBA with IE Business School
    4. Designed a Female Leadership Program for The World Bank
    5. Chaired the Alumni Committee for The Coaching Fellowship
    6. Created a Managing Upwards program for UNICEF
    7. Coached dozens of clients to find greater purpose and fulfillment in their work & life

    Professional Bio

    Amanda is a Leadership Coach and Facilitator who helps first time leaders hit the ground running so they can succeed in their new role.

     

    She helps leaders go from feeling anxious about leading a new team to feeling confident about what it means to be a good leader, and helps them develop the skills they need to have a positive impact on the business.


    With over a decade of experience in Leadership Development, Coaching, and Project Management, Amanda will help you identify the exact skills you need to be successful in your new role and feel confident about your abilities.

    Professional Experience:

    • Online Leadership Coach & Founder, The Courage Factory
    • Chair, The Alumni Committee, The Coaching Fellowship
    • Leadership Solutions Associate, Center for Creative Leadership
    • Associate Partner, Leadership Choices
    • Director of Product Design, May & Company
    • Organizational Development & Project Manager, WWF Germany

    Qualifications:

     

    Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

    ICF (International Coaching Federation)

     

    Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)

    CTI (Co-Active Training Institute), Munich & Singapore

     

    Executive MBA

    IE Business School, Madrid, Spain

     

    Certificate in Change Leadership

    Cornell University, New York

     

    B.A. in Latin American Studies and Spanish

    Tulane University, New Orleans​

    Ready to be a confident, courageous, and purposeful leader?

    Schedule your 20-min, no pressure discovery call here.

  • Arielle, Entrepreneur & Brand Coach

    "Amanda has a knack for asking really powerful questions that lead you to your own solutions. What I’ve found from my time with Amanda is, she helps me see that I already know the answer to some of my biggest challenges. She guides me to my own solutions by holding space for me and asking questions that help me see things from a different perspective. She gets me out of my own head. She’s gifted at what she does. Five stars”

    Astrid, Entrepreneur & Consultant

    "Coaching with Amanda was a blast. I had not expected to get so much value out of only one session. Amanda's structured and very professional style, her smart way of asking just the right questions and seeing connections where I myself was blocked, helped me tons. I would always recommend it!"

    Sarah, Business Owner

    "Amanda is an inspiring coach to work with. She provides a safe and supportive environment, and I trust her fully. I had been carrying some guilt around for a while, which blocked moving forwards. We spent time working on this and through her coaching, I could go much deeper. Felt a lightness and clarity after our sessions. Her coaching is a powerful experience."

    Katia, Project Manager

    "Amanda came into my life as a breath of fresh air. Full of positive energy and indestructible faith in her own and my abilities. After a long time in a company of bullies and toxic working environments, she helped me remember and re-discover my true self. Amanda is very professional, genuine, insightful and empathetic. She "walks the talk" and makes working with her fun! If you are looking for inspiration, energy boost and/or to reorganize your thoughts and goals - the Courage Factory is what you need. Amanda will pour all she has (and some more) into you and you will come out on the other end feeling empowered, secure and overflowing with excitement for what the future holds!"

    Elana, Senior Executive

    "Your coaching style is very powerful - pushing me and pushing me. I didn't even know what coaching was and you pushed me to come up with answers on my own. So powerful"

     

    Abhi, Screenwriter

    "Amanda Parker offers a toolbox of skills that help identify and unblock self-limiting set of beliefs. Her natural curiosity, her engaging warmth and her abundant enthusiasm make her a great coach to work with. Amanda is mindful of time and diligent with commitment. I would highly recommend her as a coach.”

     

    Mariaelena, Entrepreneur & Mom

    "Thanks for being in my life. You help me feel good about myself and I love that you push me and challenge me. I give you permission to push harder and challenge me more. I’m ready. I want it!"

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