B.S.B.A. Communications Management and Honors International Studies
Robert Morris University

M.A. Strategic Public Relations
University of Southern California

Ed.D. Organizational Change and Leadership
University of Southern California

Accredited in Public Relations (APR)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

20+ years of communications experience

23 industry awards


Meet Amanda

Dr. Amanda Holdsworth is not your average practitioner or professor.

Yes, she specializes in communications, culture and employee engagement, but she has a slight obsession with the other side of the house: research, brand audits, building and evaluating strategic plans, analyzing budgets for cost efficiencies and implementing continuous improvement processes.

Amanda brings 20 years of educational and non-profit experience and 23 industry awards to you in her customized classes, coaching and consulting.

A college professor in business communications, leadership and marketing, a course designer and nationally sought-after speaker with a doctorate in education, her services and programs are rooted in both professional knowledge and research-based practices, proven to garner results, no matter your budget or timeframe.

Fun Facts

  • Her pitches have landed articles in Forbes, USA Today, The Boston Globe and U.S. News & World Report, as well as an appearance on Good Morning America.
  • She has presented at the National Schools Public Relations Association (NSPRA) Annual Seminar, the Michigan Schools Public Relations Association (MSPRA) Annual Conference, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Heritage Region Conference, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V Conference, as well as many other events.
  • She is a dual citizen of both Canada and the United States, but has worked, volunteered or studied abroad in Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, England, France, New Zealand, Russia and Switzerland.
  • She also runs The Heal-A-Boo-Boo Project, making and donating hospital shirts and legwarmers for babies and toddlers facing upcoming surgeries or medical treatments. To date, more than 300 sets have been sent to children around the world in honor of her oldest daughter, an open heart surgery survivor.