As Pixel Palace’s General Manager, Amber is the ultimate “intrapreneur” with a focus on creating positive change in people's lives through business. As a young emerging leader who achieved GM status at 30, she has accelerated her career by focusing on leading from within, something she teaches the practice of daily with her team of marketers, creatives and developers at the reputable Pixel Palace. Amber's mission both inside and outside the work environment is to spark confidence in people and their abilities so that they can achieve their potential and live more fulfilled lives. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Mktg), Amber has applied her intrapreneurial business skills to coach people, transform businesses and enjoy a decade-long career that spans from radio, to corporate branding and agency management.
Career & Background
What inspired you to do what you are doing now?
As a manager it was: To spark confidence in people and their abilities whilst being a guiding force that leads growth from within; both inside and outside the work environment.
As a marketer it was: To change peoples lives through business, by stopping the adhoc spend on channels, and move brands to a more strategic place, that allowed marketing to be executed at a strategic level – (I basically hate the guessing game that most people play in marketing – strategy first is a must!)
Could you tell us a bit about your professional background and where you are headed in your career right now?
Starting my first business at age 6, I’ve always been interested in business. Now at 31, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Mktg), I use my intrapreneurial business skills to coach people, transform businesses and have enjoyed a decade-long career that spans from radio, business ownership, corporate marketing and agency management. My purpose is to create positive change in people’s lives through business, and I aim to be CEO one day.
Your favourite food for thought
Ooh, top three, interesting.
The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
The Glamour of Grammar – Roy Peter Clark
The Universe has your Back – Gabriel Bernstien
Depending on their industry, it would change, as a big book nerd, there’s a lot of recommendations I could provide here. The above help with leadership, copywriting (essential in any role), and the power of letting go.
Podcasts / Thought Leaders
Tom Bilyeu (Health and Tech)
Mark Pollard (Brand and Strategy)
Cathy Hackl (Into the Metaverse)
I’m more a book worm than an avid podcast follower, the above reflects my current interests.
What drives and inspires you
What are your core values?
- My foundational values are discipline, authenticity, being brave, and compassionate
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
It truly depends on the facet of my life you’re looking at, Mentor – Jen Jeavons (for her ability to use fear as her motivator), Gardening – Costa (Other than he is adorable, he is amazing at gardening), Brain Power – Dr Karl (His ability to recall information and guide people simply through it), Good in the world – my Grandma (always putting others first), Tech – Cathy Hackle (bringing brands to the metaverse), Leadership – Simon Sinek (His views are so on point).
You as a Mentor
Why have you decided to become a mentor?
Because it aligns with my mission, which is ‘To spark confidence in people and their abilities, whilst being a guiding force that leads growth from within; both inside and outside the work environment.’
What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?
- Asking powerful questions
- Looking for potential