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About Amanda

Since early 2019, Amanda Breckenridge has coached more than thirty first time founders and fifty startup executives on how to achieve their fullest potential and to experience holistic success during phases of rapid company growth.  She brings a unique blend of deep start-up operating knowledge, along with a passion for neuroscience and mastery of coaching to all of her clients. The impact is significant growth and transformation of her client base and their respective companies and teams.

Career summary

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YELP

10th hire and 1st salesperson. Architected, led and coached a 400-person inside sales team over 5-year tenure.

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TWITTER

1st revenue executive. Founded and scaled large enterprise and mid-market sales teams. Scaled revenue from 0 to $35M in ARR in 1.5 years and grew the team from 1 to 150.

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CHANGE.ORG

Executive responsible for the global expansion of revenue and marketing teams across 5 new markets in the EU, AU and LatAm.

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LINKEDIN

Developed the global Sales Enablement team: 34 leaders strong, supporting $3B in rev, and a 2,500-person field organization.

Coaching credential

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The prestigious Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation is the most rigorous and respected in the industry with 104 hours of required coursework to complete. Accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Co-Active coach training program is considered the gold standard of coaching by the Institute of Coaching, a Harvard Medical School affiliate that has linked the Co-Active model to evidence-based scientific research about its effectiveness.

Inspiration areas

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FAMILY

Amanda lives in Tiburon California with her husband Bryan, son Grayson (3), daughter Maya (14) and elder retriever Pele. She finds joy in cooking extended family meals, morning yoga, photography, gardening and epic trail runs on Mount Tam.

HEALTH

Life takes on new meaning the moment it’s nearly lost. On June 22, 2017, just weeks after a stressful, complicated delivery of her son Grayson, Amanda and her family were settled back into life and enjoying the new addition to their family.

What started early in the morning as extreme stomach pain quickly accelerated to a harrowing trip to the ER, where the team at Marin General received her with very worrisome vital signs. All her organs were shutting down. Her troponin (stress) levels in her heart were spiking. She had a fever over 106. Her ER doctor suspected sepsis and began treatment immediately in hopes of saving her life. Fortunately he did.

 

Amanda had a group A strep blood infection which led to Advanced Septic Shock - a condition with a mortality rate of 60% or more. She had reached the 1-yard line of not surviving. After 5 days in the ICU and another several days in the cardiac unit, she was released from the hospital. She continued to receive care from her family and team of nurses as she made a full recovery.

 

Today she reflects upon that part of her journey with immense gratitude and determination to live life to the fullest.

 

Amanda now serves on the Sepsis Alliance Board of Directors.

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GARDENING

Amanda grew up with parents who prioritized family meals above all else and had a deep love of gardening and growing their own fruits and vegetables.

 

Amanda has since latched on to this passion. Year-round you can find her tending to her garden and growing whatever is in season and sharing it with her community.

 

You can plant a seed anywhere, but it will only thrive and produce if you nurture the soil, and tend to it with love and care. Do the work, look inside, get the right amount of sunshine — and anything is possible.

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"While navigating a transition in my career, I struggled with questions like, ‘Where do I want to go next? How can I use my experience to create impact? How do I get support?’ Not having these answers was unsettling. I wanted a coach who could not only relate but also help me find balance and perspective as I took my career to the next level. Amanda has been this guide and support over the last few months."

– Amy B.

Take the next step

A complimentary discovery call is available to learn more about Amanda's coaching practice and assess fit.