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Amanda Lindhout

Amanda Lindhout

New York Times bestselling author, speaker and journalist.

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  • Amanda is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and journalist.
  • Her memoir, A House in the Sky, is the story of Amanda’s years as an aspiring television war reporter in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the 460 days she spent as a hostage in Somalia.
  • Her tale of survival builds suspense and momentum to reveal life changing insights into mind conditioning, including actionable takeaways about reframing stories of pain into power.

Amanda Lindhout is a sought after inspirational speaker trusted by big brands to deliver a life changing, transformational keynote experience in 30 countries. Her New York Times bestselling memoir A House in the Sky is a publishing phenomenon and a bestselling book since its release in 2013.

Raised on by a single mom in a small town, Amanda escaped the violence and poverty of her childhood by imagining herself in the pages of National Geographic magazine. As a young woman, Amanda’s curiosity led her to some of the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries and then into 15 months of harrowing captivity. Working as a freelance journalist in Somalia, she was abducted by a group of masked men along a dusty road. Amanda spent 460 days as a hostage, surviving on strategy, fortitude and hope in the face of unimaginable adversity.

Amanda’s unique experiences create intimacy with audience through her emotional, powerful storytelling. Her survival story builds suspense and momentum to reveal life changing insights into mind conditioning and reforming stories of pain into power.

A Resilient Mindset

As a hostage in Somalia for 460 days Amanda gained profound insights about harnessing and strengthening resilience. To survive her long ordeal, she conditioned mental endurance, found inner grit and refused to give up when facing the unimaginable. Amanda discovered the more she trained her mind to focus, her ability to access hope increased. Resilience became very strong, like a well worked muscle, ready and able to support.

Following her dramatic release she was diagnosed with severe post traumatic stress disorder. Her treatment led her to the world’s top psychologists and experts and Amanda sought to learn everything she could about healthy ways to express and release the buildup of stress in her body, including how to manage her severe anxiety- the most common mental health issue today.

Learning how to integrate and process emotional experiences dramatically affects psychological well being and builds a strong foundation for resilience. People don’t have to go through what Amanda did to learn this, she has done all the heavy lifting to find techniques and practices that work to strengthen resilience in every circumstance. The audience is left inspired and with a fresh perspective on facing challenge and transforming adversity in their own lives.

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