Here's what some amazing humans have to say about working with Amanda.
My coaching experience with Amanda was totally transformational. I always had issues with saying no to other people and clarifying what I really want. Amanda guided me to question myself what I am saying yes to, if I say no to something. It was a life-changing perspective, and it helped me gain clarity and depth. Then she encouraged me to put myself first and give myself the permission to live the life I want.
During the coaching process, my life changed drastically as I went through a life crisis. Amanda supported me along the way and helped me sort out my priorities, so that I can move on with courage, much self-love and a crystal clear vision.
Before I started working with Amanda, I was feeling really lost. I was unfulfilled in my freelance career and wasn’t working due to the pandemic. I felt like I had been hustling and searching for all of my twenties and was craving stability and meaning in my life. My biggest fears were financial lack and finding a job that allowed me to create impact and utilize my skills. I doubted my ability, experience, leadership skills and self worth.
My life changed drastically while I was working with Amanda. I moved to a neighborhood with more access to green space, I met my current partner, and was offered a full time salaried Senior role that meets almost all of the aspects I was dreaming about. I had some big insights around trusting my intuition, affirming my self worth, owning what I needed and could have in my life, and recognizing the ways in which I could calm sabotage thoughts. Amanda, helped me build confidence in who I am and held space for me to dream bigger about what my life could look like.
Entrepreneur & Content Strategist
"This was the most useful coaching experience I’ve ever had. I think it was a combination of where I was in my business and Amanda’s style, but the session allowed me to imagine alternatives to how I’m able to run my business and serve my clients.
Amanda’s style resonated with me—big picture, but tactical; no-nonsense, but encouraging; non-judgmental, but in a way that holds you accountable.
What was most unique, and probably the most impactful, were the visioning and brainstorming techniques Amanda used. They helped me get out of my head so I could reflect on what I want and what I offer without the filtering and judgement I naturally apply to all my thoughts."
Entrepreneur & Mother
"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!"
Customer Success Manager, Real Estate Agent
"Within 20 minutes of speaking, Amanda removed my mental blocks and helped me come to the realization about the lifestyle I’ve always wanted to live. She explained to me that I always had the answers within myself; she just brought them to the surface."
Brand Strategist & Designer
"Amanda is gifted at what she does. She has a demeanor that makes you comfortable right away and allows you to open up. She’s professional, yet friendly. My favorite part was how organized the session was, but how it still flowed very naturally. We got to work right away, she asked the right questions, pushing me to dig deeper and (as cheesy as it may sound) to dream bigger. If you’re willing to do the hard work I am positive that Amanda will direct you towards success by challenging you and supporting you at the same time."
"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!"
Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant
"What a great gathering- loved being a part of it. You did a fantastic job!"
CEO & Founder
"Amanda's passion for coaching and her unstoppable enthusiasm for people and their stories led me to join her for the Alchemy program. Having been open to working on my leadership skills this was a great opportunity to do it in a structured, emotionally open and intellectually honest way. Amanda's depth of knowledge in the field makes it easier to trust her and accept her as a guide in this journey. She isn't afraid of asking the tough and challenging questions, leading one to great discoveries about individual blind spots and things to work on. What is just as important is her ability to then have tools and exercises ready to tackle these issues in a very productive and constructive manner. I would recommend Amanda's course to anyone who is ready to take their leadership and self-awareness to the next level."
Health Financing, MPH
Amanda’s master class was the perfect combination of reflection and action. She is a skilled facilitator who tailors each exercise to the current needs of each individual and really creates a safe space. I was challenged to consider my current ways of thinking and propose new paths forward to begin my goals and carry them towards success. I highly recommend working with Amanda and thank her for being such an inspiration!
Entrepreneur & Founder
"I clearly understand what I want to do in life. I am generally a happier person. I understand my priorities better. Though there is much room for improvement, and much to be done, I like who I see in the mirror every morning. Amanda is a great coach who genuinely cares about what she does and uses her craft to help others. If she can help me, she can help anybody."
UI & UX Product Designer
"I LOVE AMANDA! I highly highly recommend her! Would really love her to be my life-coach again, she is a coach that you can open all your heart to. During my difficult time when I lost my job, having 2-3 months of serious depression, anxiety, hard time to get myself eat properly. I reached out to her by chance and wrote to her about my current situation. I am really glad that I made a decision to invest in myself in her coaching session.
Amanda was really really kind & generous to offer her time to support me in my toughest time. I felt really lucky to be able to have her being my life coach for 3 months. She discovered the deepest struggle that I wasn't able to resolve for years. I remembered there was a time that my anxiety had triggered, she was so kind as to give me a short phone-call and said she believe in me.
During the process, she had helped me to discover my deepest desire, gained back my confidence, and supported my decision making. What I have really learned is that there's no "perfect" in the world. If it wasn't Amanda, I'd still have a problem starting a step forward. I can't thank her enough for all the warm support. It was so hard for me to let her go even though our session had ended."
Success Coach & Entrepreneur
"Amanda is a thoughtful, fun and positive coach and working with her gave me a renewed sense of energy and focus for my next steps in my business. Amanda helped my to sort through my 'mind-clutter' and positively listen to my inner voice for guidance. She also helped me take practical steps forward and plan where to focus my attention to get the best outcomes. Amanda's coaching is open and forward moving, yet compassionate and caring. I always looked forward to our sessions and I would wholly recommend Amanda as a coach."
Founder, Social Impact Strategist & Consultant
"I have so enjoyed our sessions together and I have grown so much in the time we have had together - that last session was especially helpful in becoming clearer on who I am and what I offer my clients. I already have some ideas brewing about how to create scale-able products that I can test with potential clients. Thank you! I also felt I really came away with tangible tools and exercises I can use as I continue to practice and grow - especially with setting boundaries and asserting my needs."
CEO, Founder & Coach
"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."
Marketing & Community Builder
"I've learned to be kinder to myself, to be more courageous :). I learned that I can take time out without feeling bad about it. I took the leap to go after my dream to try out living in New Zealand. I got my first freelance gig which is a big deal. I said yes to more opportunities (not just job stuff).
I liked that we could laugh together, as well as work through some tough issues. I liked that you used different tools: visualisation, asking the right questions, short exercises etc. I was always looking forward to our sessions."
2nd Plant Manager (Pharma)
"Alchemy is a progressive journey across self-development concepts and tools. Every week we dug into a topic like (Big-) Goal Setting, Self Care or Resilience and connected it all with our immediate situations and surroundings.
Amanda led us through key theory and exercises and allowed for a “choose your own adventure” approach. It was so much fun! I personally found the discovery of Values and creation of my Path of Life the most moving and life-changing.
I finished more mature as a person, eager to revisit and reapply the content and curious to see what else could be on the horizon...
If you would like to explore your inner leader while connecting and exchanging with other fantastic people, I can only recommend this experience."
Entrepreneur & Executive 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”
Writer & Business Development Consultant
"Coaching has been extremely meaningful to me. I feel more "awake" than I have in a long time. That can be both exhilarating and painful, but there's no question it's an improvement. There have been so many big insights for me that feel like guideposts I'll use for the rest of my life."
Entrepreneur & Leadership Coach
"Amanda is a powerful and courageous coach - she will create the conditions for you to learn about yourself and move towards your goal, session after session. You can count on her to challenge you or hold the space for you when you need it.
Coaching with Amanda tremendously helped me get the clarity I needed in such a complicated situation; I was able to pinpoint the origin of my anxiety and find creative solutions to circumvent it and manage the situation positively for me and my family. I needed some help in preparing for a big transition: moving from Asia to North America, restarting a life there, helping my kids with the changes and the challenges to come, and, last but not least, reinventing my professional life there.
I want to thank Amanda wholeheartedly for her listening, her empathy and also her direct and no BS approach. It truly helped me in a pivotal moment for me."
"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."
Entrepreneur, Consultant & Team Coach
"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!"
Senior Executive, U.N.
"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."
Agile Project Manager
"It was a pleasure to attend your workshop, thanks for creating these sessions and a space for women from different walks of life to feel safe, to connect, and to share.
I had a mystical experience while visualizing, it's amazing how the mind has the ability to recreate every sound, texture, color, smell, and even temperature, and it still feels quite vivid, pretty cool stuff! Going all-in, information-less, and therefore without expectations, probably had something to do with it. I just assumed visualizing meant visualizing whatever comes to mind, not how you'd "like to" see yourself. Anyway, I loved the experience and your visual guidance into the meditation was very helpful."
Entrepreneur & Executive Coach
“I was struck by your powerful leadership and ability to hold space + bring people forward. You have great mastery Amanda. I know all who you support are touched by your gift.”
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