Amanda Areces

Director of Talent Development
In her role as the Director of Talent Development, Amanda focuses on her two passions—people and results. And she thrives on the combination of the two, developing the former to create the latter.

Amanda earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from James Madison University and the University of South Carolina in English and Student Affairs in Higher Education, respectively. After working with student groups at the University of Georgia, Amanda moved to Indianapolis, accepting a position as a director of education. In this role, she broadened her influence by training at all levels of an organization, and eventually moved into the private sector to diversify her skills even further.

“I believe that a business can only achieve success through its people,” she says. “I have seen the significant impact people have on businesses—and I’m driven to help develop that.” Her facilitation skills and creative problem-solving have positioned our clients to take risks and seize opportunities for success.

Amanda is an engaging presenter and has spoken all over the world on a variety of topics including strategic human resources, coaching, leadership development and talent processes to drive organizational results.

Amanda has an insatiable palate for learning. She reads, listens, attends workshops, subscribes to podcasts, watches videos and more. Simply put, Amanda collects people and experiences and is said to have never met a stranger. Some of her favorite topics to both learn about and teach are trust building, relationships, models for conflict, leadership development, love languages, boundary setting or any other topic that will drive organizational results.

Fast Facts

  • Amanda has two young children, one old beagle and is married to Ian, who is an old soul, but young at heart.
  • She is a runner, reader, traveler, kitchen-adventurer, and never says no to catching up with friends over wine

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