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 Kenekt 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 Kenekt. 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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