Amanda is the author of a very accidental career, loosely driven by a love for words. Somehow, this has been her ticket into various roles for which she has only been vaguely qualified and has survived by cultivating a knack for dumb questions.
Working in various comms and marketing roles and freelance since 2004, Amanda has applied her word-wrangling abilities in the education, health, engineering, science and agricultural sectors. She has also co-written her first feature film script, which looks like it’s going into production in 2019 and has a couple more in the pipeline. She chairs the Waikato Kindergarten Association, where she has learnt a lot about helping organisations adapt to change.
Once upon a time, Amanda got a BA (1st class honours) in English Literature from Otago University and just figured everything else out from there. As a curious generalist, early gig economy participant, tech fan and sustainability fiend, Amanda feels well prepared for the future of work. Just as well, says her bank manager.