During her career as an educator, Amanda realized that any platform can be a classroom with the right perspective. She learned to listen deeply to the young minds around her, and applied her teacher’s appetite for active, informative engagement to develop the award-winning brand consulting firm CatalystCreativ. As Founder & CEO of CatalystCreativ, Amanda has counseled global, national, and local organizations in planning for and achieving their branding goals. Through projects with Coca Cola, The Raiders, Google, WeWork, NPR, The Nature Conservancy, and the New York City Ballet, Amanda was featured as a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree in Advertising and Marketing.

Amanda guides brands to do good for the world without having to sacrifice their bottom line. To do this, she utilizes her well-tested proprietary method for quantifying and scaling engagement for employees and customers. Known as the Seventh Level Engagement Framework, this technique springs from Amanda’s expertise marketing to Millennials, Gen Z and what she has coined “the Millennial Minded.” She’s spoken at SXSW, TED, Summit Series, and INBOUND about how The Seventh Level Engagement Framework is the future of meaningful, personal connections. Amanda’s groundbreaking thought leadership has been covered by Inc Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine.

3 words to describe Nature?

Majestic. Important. Emotional

3 things Nature taught you?

How to give myself permission to let my imagination lead me

How to remember how small I am in comparison to the tallest of trees and the highest of mountains

To appreciate quiet

3 most treasured Nature spots?

Sedona, Arizona

Hana, Hawaii

Makhtesh, Israel

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel…?

At peace from the sound, in awe of the power

When you see a forest, it makes you feel…?

Completely at home

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel…?

Lack of control, the importance to surrender

When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel…?

Like a kid again, to remember the little moments in life to be thankful for

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel…?

Scared but also kind of excited

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel…?

If i’m inside a warm home, it makes me thankful to be in warmth

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?


On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?


Share with us a childhood nature memory?

My 95 year old grandma recalls no matter how many toys I was given, I would always go outside and prefer to play with “my tree.” There was a big tree outside my window that I thought was my tree, and I remember pretending to be a witch and stirring the wood chips around the tree as a part of my witch couldron, (I definitely had a big imagination!)