Amanda Rose

Small Business, Western Sydney and Meaningful Leadership With Amanda Rose

Amanda Rose is Australia’s foremost Strategic Connector, Founder of Small Business Women Australia, Publisher of Business Woman Media and Founding Director of Western Sydney Women, Western Sydney Executive Women and Managing Partner of Western Sydney Advisory.  

As one of the most influential people on LinkedIn, Amanda Rose (#BossLady) is quoted as an “internet winning blogger” by TIME.com and contributes regularly to ABC The Drum, HuffingtonPost, Sydney Morning Herald, Greater Sydney Living Magazine, AFR and SkyBusiness. 

A passionate keynote speaker, Amanda Rose works with The Australian Defence Force, CPA Australia, Law Institute, UTS, UBER, ANZ, Western Sydney University and the Royal Australian Navy on the areas of confident leadership, conflict resolution and relationship building via connection.  

Amanda has a degree in Business majoring in Marketing & Psychology from Macquarie University, a Masters of Communications Management from UTS & Post Grad in Educational Leadership from Macquarie University.  

In today’s episode of The Debra Shepherd Podcast, I talk to Amanda Rose about small business, success, faith, leadership, following your unique path and the incredible work Amanda is doing in Western Sydney.  

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Episode Highlights

  • [05:00] When to say yes in business.
  • [05:53] Why Amanda started Small Business Women Australia.
  • [07:06] Living within your means and how this applies not only to your finances but also your time.
  • [10:15] Building quality relationships over time.
  • [12:23] Amanda’s commitment to being the voice and inspiration for girls and women across Western Sydney.
  • [20:37] Where Amanda finds inspiration.
  • [21:44] Confidence and why Amanda started Her Godfidence.
  • [24:25] The importance of looking after yourself and managing your time and energy.
  • [29:14] How Amanda brings lightness and joy to her day.
  • [33:22] Finding your purpose and following your unique path.

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Links and Resources

Amanda Rose

Western Sydney Women

Small Business Women Australia

Business Woman Media

Her Godfidence

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Debra Shepherd is a Business Mentor, Lifestyle Strategist, Educator and Podcaster in Sydney. Here to help you create more ease, joy and meaning in your life and business. Learn more about Debra here.