Public Speaker


Authentic, candid, and hopeful, Amanda is an experienced public speaker who champions the causes that have directly impacted her life. From building self-worth and self-esteem to changing the public narrative on suicide, Amanda seeks to empower her audience to bring mental health out of the darkness. Breaking the stigma surrounding this public health crisis takes bold conversations free from shame. Amanda believes that when bad things happen, we have a responsibility to share our stories so that others might know that they are not alone and that they too can find hope. Amanda shares her family's story with vulnerability, honesty, and hope for the future. Amanda's speeches are perfect for service organizations and schools as an outreach component to her concerts. 


Available Programs

Each speech is crafted with her audience in mind, but past programs have included:

  • Top Ten Tips for Teens: Thriving in Middle School and High School
  • Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health and Suicide


Partial Client List


Beautiful Me
Borders Books
Auman Timbers Golf Course
Cleveland Browns
Children's Rehabilitation Center - Howland, OH
Children's Miracle Network hospitals
First Night Canfield
First Night Youngstown
The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
Junior League of Youngstown
Sprint PCS
Trumbull County Area AIDS Task Force
Mansfield Jaycees
Lazy Boy
Red Dress Program: American Heart Association
Rotary Club of Youngstown
Salvation Army
United Way
Warren Junior Women’s League
Youngstown After School Alliance (YAA)
Youngstown Federated Women
Youngstown State University Alumni Association

Ashland University
Austintown Fitch High School
Canfield High School
Eagle Scout Dinner: Richland Band, Mansfield Ohio
Findlay City Schools
Girl Scouts International
Howland High School
Howland Middle School
Mansfield Richland County Public Library
SMARTS – Students Motivated by the Arts
Youngstown After School Alliance (YAA)
Youngstown Christian
Youngstown City Schools
Youngstown State University
Youngstown State University Alumni Association
Dana School of Music Vocal Performance Clinic