Formal Brief Bio

Speaker. Author. Trainer. Business Strategist.

A former executive of a billion dollar global consumer products company and awarded the Vistage UK, International Speaker of the Year, (World’s Leading CEO Membership Organization) AmyK is a catalyst for producing sustainable solutions to a leader’s most pressing challenges. More than 45,000 executives in nine countries have benefited from her keen insight and intuitive understanding of the issues leaders face.

AmyK also served as Senior Executive Vice President, Operations for one of the largest sales and marketing firms in the U.S., was a chosen member of National Geographic's Educator Advisory Committee, and now serves as the Founder and Intelligence Activist of AmyK International, Inc., an executive development firm focused on leadership development, healthy team cultures, sales and innovative thinking. With clients including AT&T, Expedia, Lockheed Martin, Securian Financial, IBM, Wells Fargo, Walmart, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Dematic, Brighton, Cyber AdAPT, Digitech Systems, Herman Miller and hundreds more, AmyK and her team travel the world helping senior executives lead and collaborate more effectively.

AmyK is a featured contributor for Entrepreneur magazine, her company won 5 Telly Marketing Awards and the Summit International's Award for Creativity, and her latest book, The Secrets Leaders Keep (Emerge Pub - Nov 2015), is an Amazon bestseller. AmyK received her M.S. from Johns Hopkins University, and has been a featured guest on numerous TV and radio networks including Bloomberg, NBC, Fox and ABC for her brain-based commentary on current events.

Informal Bio

  • Super cool Aunt to three nieces and a nephew. All four are her favorite.
  • Makes a mean ginger soufflé. With bourbon whip cream of course.
  • Lived overseas for almost five years (Shanghai and London). No, she does not speak the King’s English, but she can tell you she doesn’t speak Mandarin, in Shanghai-ese.
  • Hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim, three times.
  • Broke her nose boogie-boarding the Bonzai pipeline off the North Shore of Oahu.
  • Has a slight obsession with paper products. Ummm...perhaps more than slight.
  • Prefers a dinner party of six over just about any social event. Mexican Train anyone?!
  • Adores Champagne and pizza because life must simply be celebrated.
  • Believes in God…and His (Her?) brilliance.
  • Believes in you…and no, it’s not schmaltzy. It’s her truth. She cares. You’ll see.

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