Welcome to the Passion Lab.
The story of her widowhood has been how many people have come to know Amanda; but way before that, when she was only sixteen, Amanda was investing in others, teaching young children, learning how to listen, learning how to empower and bring out the best in others. From her teens till now she has been a natural and passionate teacher, coach, and encourager in an incredibly diverse range of expressions.
Amanda uses the focus and techniques of coaching with her passion and determined belief in people’s worth to see many, many lives changed for the better: mindsets and behaviours radically transformed, families restored to healthy relationships, revitalised and strengthened by Amanda’s committed support to teaching and coaching in foundational life principles and parenting skills. She is becoming recognised as having a very high rate of success working with children with challenging behaviours.
Her public speaking is honest and vulnerable and highly life-giving and many have been inspired and strengthened by her many stories and practical presentations on foundational life principles. Her stories come from her own life adventures in developing countries; as a cancer-patient carer and a determined sole parent; as a self-taught and successful business owner; and as an active volunteer in her own community.
Hers is a truly inspirational and raw message of hope, tears and much laughter, identity, trust, relationship and commitment through heart-wrenching times, years of re-building, and small and large moments of success.
When it comes to extreme world adventures and living life to the fullest – Shane Ross, an international expedition leader, nature photographer, ecologist, animal tracker, writer and aspiring speaker, who quit his mainstream career to chase his dreams – is ready to inspire you to believe in yourself, follow your passions, and do so while being a great human…
While Shane now runs his own world expeditions in Africa, Australia and North America, it took a few years to narrow down his true passions and take necessary steps towards his true loves – outside time, and sharing it with others. He was raised in Cape York, has travelled the globe to immerse himself in various cultures and nature-based experiences, and with a background in Environmental Management now brings both science and life experiences to the table in a way that anybody can relate.
Shane is passionate about inspiring those around him to adopt environmentally-sustainable lifestyles, and does this by providing life experiences through his guided expeditions, his photography, environmental consultancy and through writing and speaking