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Amanda  Nachman

Amanda Nachman

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


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’s here to shake up our autopilot and question our current systems so that we can get to the truth, to what matters, and that's showing up with purpose and compassion to create an exponential impact in the 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

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

Find Your Passion Career

Speech Topics

You Are More #Qualified Than You Realize

Join Amanda Nachman, author of #Qualified and CEO of College Magazine, for a virtual career event. Even in the midst of a pandemic you can take action today to pursue your dream career. Learn how to adopt 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 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.

A DM a Day Keeps the Imposter Syndrome Away

Think back to the last big decision you had to make. Did you decide all on your own? Like the time you switched majors or interviewed for a leadership role. Should you take a gap year or head to grad school? Imagine being able to easily turn to the mentors who know you best and the experts in your field. Life isn't a solo journey. There are people in your dream roles who are eager to cheer you on and help you navigate complex decisions. Discover how to find mentors, make courageous connections, and say goodbye to your imposter syndrome.

Find Your Passion Career

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 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 rejections, and often settled for jobs they didn’t like. And it wasn’t just these graduates—she’s heard the same questions from professionals in their 30’s and 40’s. How do I pursue my passion? We all want to do what we love. Amanda breaks down step-by-step how to unlock, seek, and achieve your passion 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 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.