On this page, you will read some information about me…Amanda Antcliff. I have chosen not to present to you my ‘curriculm vitae’ but rather – as a PERSONAL coach – to keep this introduction just that…personal. My aim is for you to know a little about where I have come from and what I currently do, but most importantly what motivates and inspires me. My husband and I call our life ‘Pat and Amanda’s Excellent Adventures’ so here are are some of the highlights…
MY BACKGROUND: After school, I completed a degree in science, which led me to work in the different areas of health and the environment. I have lived most of my life in Sydney’s northern beaches and spent two exciting and challenging years in the Philippines where I worked with a not-for-profit organisation. I have established four successful businesses with my husband, two of which we have sold. For the majority of my working life I have been involved in training, coaching and mentoring adults, both individually and in a group capacity. I regularly teach in colleges, speak at conferences and conduct workshops. Armed with a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, I am presently a part-time corporate trainer with Management Training Australia and a vocational trainer at a government accredited college. In 2005, this coaching business was founded as Your Cafe Coach and more recently it evolved to its present name – My Personal Coach. In 2008 my book, Women Rising, was published in Australia, and a couple of years later in the USA. In recent years I have regularly presented ‘Doses of Inspiration’ as ‘Coach Amanda’ on the TV show Positive Hits.
MY VALUES: I value my family, my friends and my faith. I cherish life and see it as a gift to be treasured and embraced. I value personal development and growth and am dedicated to partnering with others to help them maximise their own unique potential. Commitment, excellence, courage, integrity, generosity, hard work, creativity, faithfulness and adventure, are all virtues I value highly.
MY PASSIONS: I am passionate about journeying life together with others. I flourish on empowering and motivating, and I love being a catalyst to bring change into people’s lives. I gain great satisfaction from helping others succeed and grow in the four C’s: clarity, courage, confidence and competence.
MY LIFE PURPOSE: My purpose may be summarized in one word and it is to STIR! It means to arouse, to awaken and to agitate. My personal mission is to stir in other people their dreams and desires, their passions and potential…and see them motivated to action.
MY STYLE: I like the balance of professional and personal. My aim is excellence with warmth and my manner is vivacious, sincere and natural. I like to share and train principles in a practical manner. You will discover that what I coach or teach I have applied to my own life. As your personal coach, I will ask many questions and do lots of listening. I aim to speak words that are insightful, guiding, supportive and motivating. I hope that you will catch my spirit which is to enthuse and inspire.
MY LOVES: I love my husband of 25 years and my two teenage children. I thrive being outside and delight in the sunshine, the beach, the bush, flowers and my backyard. I adore my peaceful home and redecorating it with a new look. I cherish time on my own. I love 5 star resorts but also our annual camping holiday to the south coast. I find irresistible…dancing fires, bright colours, warm lattes, worshipful music, new clothes, hot spas, flaming candles, trendy cafes, picnics by lakes, angry storms, stunning sunrises, dynamic lightning, suspenseful thrillers, delicious salads, overseas adventures…