Professional Speaker and Sales Trainer Amanda Johns Vaden

Amanda Johns Vaden is an expert on customer communication, workplace culture, team member engagement, building relationships, and growing sales. She teaches people the art of exceeding expectations to help them build more loyalty, make meaningful connections, and advance their personal and professional goals. As an active practitioner, she leads large teams of people and is personally involved in business development, so she is dealing with the same daily challenges as the very audiences she speaks to. Plus, her dynamic stage presence and light hearted humor make her the perfect fit to work with your team to help them get to the next level.

Founding Partner of Southwestern Consulting – With over 100 team members and well over 8 figures in annual revenues, Southwestern Consulting is one of the fastest growing sales consultancies in the world today. Our mission is to help people achieve their goals in life and to elevate the practice and perception of sales. As a Senior Partner of the company and one of the original founding members, all of AJ’s insights are backed by Southwestern Consulting’s frontline research and work with over 8,000 different teams in more than 40 countries.


Million Dollar Personal Producer and Practitioner – A refreshing uniqueness about Amanda is that she is not one of those speakers who was very successful and then started speaking to others about her success. Amanda is an active practitioner, present tense, in the fields of selling, running a business, leading people and facing all the same challenges as the audiences she speaks to. She personally produces over $1 million in annual revenues as well as building and leading a team that is an additional multi-million dollar business in and of itself. Her relevant content and fresh perspective on what it takes to be original, memorable and successful in today’s world is based on her trial and error approach that is ever changing, never boring and always up to date with what is happening in the world around us.


Author, Thought Leader, and Respected Influencer – Amanda is the author of several products including the mini-book SELLING: Quick Tips for Growing Your Income, the audio program Selling to the Sexes: Redefining Expectations Between Men and Women in the World of Work, and the video course & Then Some: The Art of Exceeding Client Expectations. She appears regularly in local media, is an active member of Entrepreneur’s Organization, and is the co-host of the Younger, Wiser, Leader Podcast.


Trusted Consultant and Popular Speaker – When some of the most recognizable brands in the world are looking for actionable strategies to improve their business performance, they call Amanda Johns Vaden. Some of her largest consulting clients are: Bridgestone, Verizon Cellular Sales, Comdata, Ligne Roset, and DIRECTV.  Amanda has also spent thousands of hours on stage in front of large rooms where she has keynoted for organizations like True Value Hardware, American Income Life, Project Management Institute, Budget Blinds, and the Nashville Business Journal. Dynamic and compelling, Amanda can inspire your team to do the work it takes to reach the next level.


Steve Savage President, Savage International​

Amanda is a powerful and brilliant speaker on sales and management issues. She is also a great sales coach, recruiter and trainer. She is enthusiastic, intelligent and an inspiration to all of us who have the privilege of knowing her.

Mark Silvestro, Sales Manager, Foundations Recovery Network 

Amanda is great at helping you see the “blind spots.” She always offers a different perspective with fresh eyes. Almost every single conversation with her offers an A-HA moment.

Lisa Meireis, VP, Guaranty Bank & Trust​

Amanda is very personable and always upbeat. She provides creative solutions that are simple, effective and efficient. Her high energy and enthusiasm lead you to realize that you can conquer any challenge with ease.

Jerid Ferranti, Sales Manager, American Income Life

Amanda is very intelligent and passionate about her career. Without a doubt she has helped my company think outside the box and helped develop us to approach what we were currently doing in a much more efficient manner.

Booking AJ is a simple 3 step process:

  • Schedule a Date:

    Work with one of our experienced program directors to check AJ’s calendar availability for the date of your upcoming event. We book AJ out years in advance so this important first step should be done as soon as possible!

  • Research and Customization:

    AJ and our team will work directly with you to learn about your organization’s needs and goals. We use a series of calls and forms to help gather information for AJ to use in customizing a talk that is specifically and uniquely tailored to your audience.

  • AJ Rocks the Room:

    AJ delivers a dynamic, inspiring, and hilarious keynote presentation to your audience that will be one of the highlights of your conference. But truly that is just the start of creating a “Take the Stairs” culture with your team that will drive profits for you for years to come!

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