About Amanda

Amanda Lindhout is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir A House in the Sky, one of the top-selling Canadian books of all time. Recipient of Amazon’s “Best Memoir” award, it is currently under development as a limited series for television with A24.

Amanda is a global speaker and has delivered keynote lectures on resilience and mental health in 28 countries. The rare expertise and authentic insights she offers are hard-won. As a young journalist, Amanda survived 460 days as a hostage in Somalia, digging deep to find reserves of resilience, tenacity, and hope against all odds. Afterward, a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder led her to a decade of treatment, research and study of trauma physiology and a deep understanding of the biology of the nervous system. Uniquely positioned as both victim and expert, Amanda brings to audiences what she has learned, combining her own compelling firsthand experiences with resilience research, neuroscience, optimism, and fresh perspective. She looks at resiliency and adversity from multiple angles and shares practices that build capacity in ourselves and others. Inspiring and relatable, Amanda is trusted by company leaders, associations, first responders and medical professionals to facilitate transformational personal development through her dynamic and always customized keynote speeches.

Amanda Lindhout has travelled to 90 countries. She lives in Nelson, BC.

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