IN CONVERSATION: AMANDA LEIGH WALKER
ORIGINALLY FROM OAKVILLE, ONTARIO IN CANADA, AMANDA LEIGH WALKER HAS CALLED MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, HOME FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS. IT IS HERE HER AND HER HUSBAND MARK CREATED VEGETARIAN FRY REVOLUTION LORD OF THE FRIES + SHE REALISED HER DREAM OF BECOMING A LIFE + MANIFESTATION COACH.
The transition from Head of Operations of a global fast food brand to manifestation coach + healer may not seem like an obvious one. However the mission of Lord of the Fries is to spread ethical food across the globe + bring mindfulness + love into what people eat, two principles which are key in Amanda's teachings as a coach.
We caught up with Amanda to talk all things fries, creating a life you truly love + her top tips for overcoming a challenging year.
SB: TELL US ABOUT YOUR LORD OF THE FRIES JOURNEY?
Lord of the Fries began as a love story between myself + my dream man Mark. We met while teaching English in Taiwan + instantly connected, especially after realising we were both vegetarians. We fell in love + decided to create a vegetarian business together.
In 2004 we moved back to Australia, bought a food van + toured it around music festivals across the country. We took the masses by surprise with our amazing tasting fries + variety of sauces to top them off with. Can you believe most fries those days were made with beef fat? Not ours!
After a year we decided we needed a permanent location so opened our first Lord of the Fries store with Mark's brother in Melbourne CBD.
Now we have 28 stores across Australia + new Zealand.
SB: WHAT'S NEXT FOR LORD OF THE FRIES?
The plan is to continue to expand our stores across Australia + overseas. We are working on stepping up our customer service to create more consistency across stores + connection with customers.
Plus we have just launched a new soft taco + it tastes amazing.
SB: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A MEDITATION, MANIFESTATION + LIFE COACH?
It came after many years of cultivating self awareness, purpose, self love, faith + self belief. I had been using tools I learnt through books, courses, tarot, journals + life experience that taught me to heal, find love, build a vegan fry empire + more. I reverse engineered the path to living a life I love + have found keys to consciously create. It is my heart's mission to share these gifts with others.
SB: TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROCESS.
I work primarily with women (some really cool men too) on challenges they face such as feeling lost or disconnected from their true self. They can often feel stuck in someone else's vision + unable to create what they want in their world. When this happens they don't feel the joy + beauty that comes with knowing you're on a path to fulfilment.
I teach women how to recognise their ego vs. soul, tune into their superconscious intelligence, use intuition to make choices, manifest from their hearts desires, get out of their conditioning + just create. I bring a balance of real life business experience with inner world empowerment.
I work one on one but I'm soon to be rolling out a group self mastery program.
SB: WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 TIPS FOR STAYING POSITIVE + ENERGISED AMONGST THE CHALLENGES 2020 HAS THROWN AT US?
1. Choose to be responsible for your life
That means you are responsible for the meaning you make of things, the quality of your thoughts, your feelings + your life overall. This is a very empowering view because if you are the one who is solely responsible for your outcomes then you can change them.
2. Learn to meditate
This is a key to actioning the above. There is no better time than a wild year full of fear and unexpected news for you to learn to take ownership of your state of mind + regulate your nervous system.
Meditating brings focus, calm, clarity, intuition, bliss, better immunity, better sleep, increased libido + more self-awareness. It is a win-win for you + those around you. I teach this or I recommend the meditation app Insight Timer.
3. Let go of everything you no longer need
Like a traveller to an unknown destination, change gives us the chance to start fresh. Take stock of your home, your office, your files, your friends, your outdated dreams + old limiting beliefs and get rid of them.
Being uncluttered, fresh minded, clear and present helps make space to create.
SB: FINALLY, WHAT'S YOUR FAVE SANS BEAST PRODUCT + WHY?
I love so many of them but my current crush is the Classic Noir Gadget Tote because it’s classy, sassy, practical.
SB: THANK YOU AMANDA FOR YOUR GENEROUS RESPONSES + WORDS OF WISDOM. WE'RE OFF TO DREAM OF FRIES + BUILDING OUR VERY BEST LIVES.
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