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Amanda  Nachman

Amanda Nachman

CEO and Publisher, College Magazine & Best-Selling Author of #QUALIFIED

Biography

Amanda Nachman is the CEO of College Magazine, TEDx speaker, and bestselling author of #Qualified: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize. She's also a keynote speaker and the host of Find Your Passion Career. Amanda has appeared on Good Morning America, Cheddar TV, and ABC10. Her advice has been featured in Business Insider, NBC News, Today, and MarketWatch. Her speaking audiences include universities, associations, and organizations who are eager to create meaningful change and live intentional lives.   Read More >

As we recover from the pandemic, Amanda's message is more powerful than ever: you are qualified. She relates to all of us who have ever felt unqualified to go after our dreams and helps young professionals create an intentional life, with human interactions filled with caring and gratitude, to create a sustainable world.

At the age of 21, Amanda felt qualified to launch her own business, College Magazine. Two years later, she didn't question if her business was investor-worthy. She knew her magazine was special from seeing her student writers graduate and grow into their dream careers at NBC, National Geographic, Washingtonian, US Weekly, USA Today, Vox, Random House, and more. And as print magazines went digital, she didn't question if she could learn online publishing. She was fearless.

After growing to reach millions of readers at CollegeMagazine.com, Amanda took another career leap, launched the podcast, wrote her book, and now speaks to thousands of young professionals nationwide with this important message: You don't need permission to follow your dreams. You are qualified.

Amanda is on a mission to help young professionals create an intentional life, with human interactions filled with caring and gratitude, to create a sustainable world. She lives in San Diego, CA, surrounded by a community of friends and her dog, Frankie. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Choose Confidence

TEDx: You Are More Qualified Than You Realize

Top Tips to Get Hired | GMA

Maximizing Your College Experience

You Are More #Qualified Than You Realize

Unleash Your Strengths

Find Your Passion Career

How to Make Courageous Connection

Speech Topics

Finding Your Passion Career: From Day One on Campus

You were meant to do something meaningful. And there’s a ripple effect. When you love what you do, you are happier, you produce higher quality work and you make a greater impact in the world. Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified and CEO of College Magazine, has worked with hundreds of students and graduates and all of them have felt stuck on their career journey. They doubted their strengths, felt discouraged by rejection and often settled for jobs they didn’t like. So, how do we pursue our passions? With her own passion, humor and inspiration, Nachman breaks down step-by-step how to unlock, seek and achieve your passion career. Learn how to uncover your interests, strengths and values and how to connect these unique parts of your identity to a career. Discover all the nonlinear paths and opportunities that exist that you may not have realized. Tell your leveled-up story to better communicate your why and connect with people who are in their dream field. Leave this event with the tangible steps you need to maximize your college experience and realize your passion career.

You are More #QUALIFIED Than You Think

Join Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified and CEO of College Magazine, for a virtual career event geared toward sophomores, juniors, seniors and alumni. If you have ever felt unqualified, or doubted your strengths, this event is for you. Don’t wait for someone to tell you that you are qualified to get started. Even in the midst of a pandemic, you can take action today to pursue your dream career. Learn how to armor up with a qualified mindset and see all the ways in which your talents, passions, ideas and skills are transferable. You'll discover how to interview virtually, make courageous connections and build upon your strengths. Learn how to level up your story to grow your personal brand. Leave this event with the tangible steps you need to take control of your career journey. You have incredible strengths and value to offer and Nachman will show you how to get started.

You are More #QUALIFIED Than You Think for Educators

Even though you have the degrees and are extremely qualified, you may be struggling with imposter syndrome, which can be paralyzing and hold you back from pursuing what’s next or to ask for a promotion. But all is not lost. By working in higher education, you are in the best environment to grow and change. Join Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified and CEO of College Magazine, to learn how to take advantage of opportunities to grow your career. Learn how to leverage the campus community to spark new connections, advance your qualifications and uncover possibilities for your career that you hadn’t considered before. Prepare to adopt a qualified mindset and see all the ways in which your talents, passions, ideas and skills are transferable. You'll also discover how to level up your story in order to make a confident first impression and to grow your personal brand. Leave this event with the tangible steps you need to create your own success.

Creating the Career You Want

Don't wait for permission to make your next career move. Start today, with where you are now. Discover all the value you have to offer in order to take control of your career journey. Join Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified and CEO of College Magazine, to find out how to create the career you want. Learn how to adopt a qualified mindset by unleashing your strengths and build upon your experience. You’ll start to realize all the value you have to offer. You'll also discover how to spark courageous connections leveraging LinkedIn and level up your story to grow your personal brand. Make a big leap in your career with confidence. Leave this event with the tangible steps you need to achieve your dream career.

Glow Up Your Personal Brand

You're a person, not a brand, right? But to stand out in a competitive job market, you must communicate your value. Discover how your personal brand will leave an impression and help you demonstrate your passion. Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified and CEO of College Magazine, breaks down how to glow up your personal brand through four different platforms: LinkedIn, Instagram, a personal website and podcast. (Did you know that 14 million new people have become podcast listeners in the last year?) First, you'll identify your strengths and level up your story in this interactive workshop. Then you'll declare your first action step in building your personal brand so that you can take full control of your career journey.

Your Students Are #QUALIFIED

Do your students doubt their strengths and undersell themselves? Join Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified and CEO of College Magazine to help them squash their imposter syndrome and see all the value they have to offer. Uncover how your students’ interests, strengths and values differentiate them as they seek internships and pursue their dream career. Using the #Qualified method, students will discover how to seek opportunities, build new connections and interview virtually. Even if your students don’t feel confident, they can leverage Nachman’s tangible steps in order to show up professionally and learn the blueprint for their career journey.