About Amanda Horne

Amanda HorneAmanda Horne is an accredited organisational coach, executive coach and facilitator. Drawing from 35 years of experience, Amanda brings a collaborative, respectful and supportive style which encourages clients to engage safely in reflective conversations which lead to learning, exploration, insights, enhanced perspectives, new behaviours, greater well-being and improved performance. She uses a strengths-based, solutions-focused approach combined with adult learning theory, adult development theory, executive coaching frameworks and leadership theories and frameworks. The application of a strengths-focused mindset coupled with a coaching approach leads clients to gain insights quickly and to find better ways to solve problems and think more flexibly. Amanda works closely with her clients to design coaching and facilitation services and programs which are adaptable, flexible and tailored to support her clients’ unique requirements.

Amanda volunteers her coaching services to support leaders in the for not-for-profit and community sectors. She also volunteers in the child and youth services sector. This includes helping young students with their learning at a local primary school, and volunteering as an Assistant Team Leader with Operation Flinders to guide wilderness therapy walks for at risk-teenagers in South Australia.

Amanda is happily married, a proud step-mum and respite foster carer. She enjoys her friends, family and community; walking; long distance hiking; swimming; cycling; yoga; gardening.


Amanda established her Canberra-based business in 2003. Her career commenced in the early 1980s when she joined Ernst & Young, with whom she worked for over 20 years in Australia, UK, USA and Canada. After a short stint in auditing, senior management roles included change management, technology and knowledge management implementation programs, influencing stakeholder relationships across the firm, coaching and mentoring staff and partners, and facilitating training programs.

Areas of specialisation, competence and interest

  • Executive coaching, mentoring
  • Group and team coaching
  • Peer learning groups
  • Coaching supervision and mentor coaching
  • Strengths-based approaches, Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology
  • Well-being, psychological flexibility, strength, resilience
  • Employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Management and leadership development
  • Team effectiveness and collaboration
  • Managing change and uncertainty with confidence
  • Self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness
  • Mindfulness


Amanda works with CEOs, leaders, senior executives, managers and teams and people of all levels in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Services include:

  • Executive coaching, group coaching, team coaching
  • Peer-based coaching, peer learning circles, peer learning groups
  • Coaching supervision, mentor coaching
  • Facilitated leadership and management team meetings and discussions
  • Workshops, training and facilitation

Qualifications, memberships and selected professional development

  • Master of Education in Adult Education, University of Technology, Sydney (2000)
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Sydney (1982)
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Member, International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Accredited Coach in Organisational Coaching, The Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, Australia (2002)
  • Diploma of Coaching Supervision - Accredited Coaching Supervisor with the Coaching Supervision Academy (UK) (2014)
  • Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention (2012)
  • Coach Supervision training, The Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (2009)
  • Certificate: Business Change Implementation, Ernst & Young
  • Leading Learning: The Purpose and Role of Leadership Development Masterclass (2011): Benevolent Society / Social Leadership Australia
  • Mindful Leadership and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction -workshop and retreats  (2007 & 2010)
  • Graduate, Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology Coaching Program (2004/5)
  • Certificate: Business Change Implementation, Ernst & Young (1996 & 1999)
  • Certificate Chris Peterson’s North of Neutral: Positive Psychology Applications in Action (2009)
  • Standard Mental Health First Aider - Accredited by Mental Health First Aid Australia (2018)
  • Provide First Aid - Accredited by St John Ambulance Australia (2015)
  • Member, Australian Institute of Management (AIMM)
  • Member, Association for Coaching (UK)
  • Member, Institute of Coaching (IOC, USA)
  • Member, International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP, USA)

 Accredited in the following instruments:

  • The Leadership Circle 360 Assessment (TLC)
  • Strengths Profile: Introductory, Expert and Team Profiles (CAPP)
  • VIA (Values in Action) Character Strengths profile

Past and current clients

ACCC; ACT Government; Attorney General’s Department; Australian Federal Police; Australian Public Service Commission; Australian Sports Commission; Centre for Public Management / AIM; CIT Solutions; Comcare; CSC; CSIRO; Department of Defence; Department of Education; Department of Employment; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Department of Health; Department of Human Services; Department of Immigration and Border Protection; Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; Department of Social Services; Department of the Environment; Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Ernst & Young; Food Standards Australia New Zealand; Honeywell; Huon Management Services; Icon Water; KPMG; Murray–Darling Basin Authority; Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse; Thales.