Hello there! And welcome! I’m Amanda Stanhope, and I’m so excited to “meet” you!
I would like to share some things about myself and would be humbled to know if you find something you can connect with. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll be willing to open yourself up to me as well and become part of my circle.
I believe at our core, you and I are more similar than it may seem. We both want to live our best life. I bet we have similar internal struggles and fears (although our external struggles may be very different), and I bet we both feel like we are on a constant search for something. That “something” is different for everyone, but I contend that the feeling is universal — the desire to realize our true potential.
I consider myself to be privileged because I have everything I could possibly want in life. I even had a very successful career that I really enjoyed until one day I just didn’t anymore. (I was a CPA, i.e. professional accountant and financial auditor for 20+ years.)
And yet, before I founded this organization, there was a constant knot in my stomach telling me I was supposed to be doing something “greater.” I spent a few years trying to untie the knot, telling my gut to be quiet, telling myself I have what I’ve been working so hard for, it’s time to sit back and enjoy it, relax!
Well, that just wasn’t working for me, so here we are! It would take a novel to describe the path that led me to creating the ideas for this organization, but suffice it to say, I receive multiple clues every day that this is what I am supposed to do.