A little bit about Amanda
I’ll never forget the day I realized I was on the wrong path. I was twenty-one in my first semester of graduate school, teeter-tottering between studying for an exam and working on deliverables for three separate clients.
I remember calling a friend in shambles. I said, “I don’t know what’s happening to me, I don’t wake up excited anymore…” My friend, from a place of love and compassion mixed with her own fear and insecurities, gave me the best advice she had – “See it through. You’ve invested this much time, why quit now?”
Right then I decided to let go of the voice inside of me that said “Be brave and follow your intuition,” and instead listen to the voice that said “Grit, resolve, and self-sacrifice are the only path to success.”
As a first-generation Lebanese-American, born and raised in Oklahoma by war refugees, I felt the pressure of perfection weigh on me daily. With my extended family still in Lebanon, the reality of privilege and opportunity kept me from entertaining a path that did not lead to a six-figure career and the ability to give back financially.
My commitment to “success” taught me invaluable skills and trained my grit and resolve, but I was always left feeling empty and unfulfilled. Over time, this neglect of my internal voice led to health complications, relationship tensions, and self-worth insecurities. During my career as a Fortune 500 Change Manager at some of the world’s largest consulting firms, I was promoted multiple times, received international recognition for my work, negotiated over 5 raises, and managed a team of all-stars, yet the inner critic inside my head only became louder with each step.
After 10 years of dulling my desires in the name of success, I finally left the career I knew was wrong for me all along. I followed my true inner voice and took all sorts of wild, bold action – including signing up for the A Path That Fits Career Pathfinder Coaching Program. The rest is history.
Today, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I am on the path that is meant for me. I wake up excited again, and I could not be more grateful.
Career shifts take bravery. They take understanding. They take compassion. They take patience. These are all things I had to learn on my own journey toward a life that set my soul on fire. As a psychologist and a change manager, I feel a deep passion for supporting people who are committed to learning these skills, gifting the world their full potential, and cultivating the belief that anything is possible.
Today I work as a guide and friend to people who believe in the power of new beginnings. Humans are my passion and I welcome every conversation that can support you in discovering and claiming your truest path. It is my mission to uplift and celebrate your journey, and I can’t wait to connect.
Here is where I can help
If you’re wondering what to do next in your career and want help finding your ‘path that fits’, please schedule a free Career Pathfinder Coaching Program consultation with me. I would love to chat to see if our coaching could be the right fit for you. You can find out more about the Career Pathfinder Coaching Program here.
If, on the other hand, you are clear on your direction and want help claiming the job of your dreams, schedule a free 1:1 Job Search Coaching Consultation with me. Together we will perfect your branding package and make you the most desirable job seeker on the market. You can find out more about our job search coaching programs here.
A few of my favorite achievements
- M.A. Industrial Organizational Psychology
- B.A Psychology, Minor in Business Administration
- ‘Woman Leader in Consulting’ Award – Consulting Magazine
- Clean Water and Access to Education non-profit co-founder