Amanda Ridings

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Since January 2010, Amanda has been training with Wendy Palmer, founder of Leadership Embodiment, and practicing an approach to life and leadership which draws on the principles of martial arts and mindfulness to develop presence, confidence and compassion. For more information about this approach, see http://www.leadershipembodiment.com/


Amanda is an accredited executive coach and coach supervisor and is a T'ai Chi instructor with Five Winds School of T’ai Chi Chuan. After a mis-spent early career as a derivatives and swaps trader in "The City", Amanda trained as a Chartered Accountant and worked in public services. In 1998 she left her job, did an MBA, and began to build a consultancy practice. She now works with individuals and groups in personal development settings with a focus on being more deliberate and thoughtful in conversations, and is the author of an award-winning book, Pause for Breath. See www.originate.org.uk for more information about Amanda's work.

Amanda Ridings has 2 upcoming courses

The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche