Next up is the talented Amanda Murray! Amanda is a woman of many talents and her impact is felt everywhere at AMP Up1. She's a designer who works on brand development, social media strategy and content creation, email marketing, and she is also heavily involved in interior design for The 3rd Spot™️ brand.
Q: What "virtue" do you possess that you believe has had the biggest impact on your growth and development? Why?
Amanda: Being an introvert. For a long time, this seemed like a negative. Quiet introverts can seem offput, disinterested, or aloof, completely unintentionally. But actually, by talking less, I observe more, I listen more. I process things in my own time and am able to interpret them. I've learned to see it as more of a benefit and a virtue with my career being in design, because it allows me to understand my client's needs.
Q: What is one thing you'd like to learn more about or explore?
Amanda: Interior design for commercial spaces. I've always loved it for home projects I've tackled and it's been so great to work on the designs for The 3rd Spot™️ . I'm excited to learn more about designing for larger, high volume spaces and how things need to interact both visually and in materials chosen.
Q: If you could meet 1 leader for coffee, who would it be and why?
Amanda: Brené Brown. Her perspective and the way she is able to break things down both from the professional side but also personal and makes you see how they are intertwined.
Q: What’s a cause that’s important to you?
Amanda: Animal Rescue. We've adopted two dogs and fostered for a local rescue as well. There are so many amazing animals who got off to a difficult start through no fault of their own and need a chance or a little help. I'm a little obsessed with Cali & Kona but they are such goofballs that bring us joy and teach us as well. I always advocate for anyone looking to bring a pet into their family to consider adopting a rescue.
Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
Amanda: Teleportation! I'd love to be able to easily visit friends & family who live far away - or jump over to the Galapagos for an afternoon.
Stay tuned for more from Amanda!
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