Amber Rae
Inspirational Speaker, Creative Artist, Best-Selling Author

Author, artist, creative director, and speaker Amber Rae is known for turning complex ideas about the human experience (feelings, vulnerability, boundaries, healing, etc.) into simple, relatable, and engaging content on screen, on paper, and on stage.

Her illustrations reach more than 1.2 million people per week on her Instagram, and she has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, NY Mag, TODAY, Inc., SELF, Fast Company, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.

She is the author of the bestselling book, Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential. Blending raw, personal storytelling with visual exercises and actionable aha! moments, Bustle called it, “the one advice book you should read — even if you don’t like self-help.”

Called a “Millennial Motivator” by Forbes, Amber speaks to audiences across the globe on topics ranging from navigating emotions to cultivating joy to unlocking creative potential and has collaborated with brands such as Kate Spade, Microsoft, TED, and Ogilvy.

A Seth Godin and Apple alum, Amber began her career building strategic marketing campaigns, which she now parlays into shattering the stigma around mental and emotional wellness.

Amber lives in Brooklyn, NY—and around the world—with her husband, Farhad.

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Choose Wonder Over WorryMove Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock your Full Potential
St. Martin's Press

Journey with inspirational speaker and artist Amber Rae as she connects you with your voice of worry and wonder, teaches you to listen to your emotions rather than silence them, and encourages you to seize your dreams. Through a thoughtful blend of vulnerability, soulfulness, and science, Amber Rae guides you in expressing the fullness of who you are and the gifts you’re here to give.

Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt Wonder is what we’re born with. Worry is what we learn. Based on her bestselling book by the same name, Amber Rae combines relatable storytelling with actionable aha moments to inspire audiences to face their fears and rewrite the stories that hold them back. If you’ve ever worried you’re not good enough, or feared you’re a fraud, or self-sabotaged in the face of success, you’re not alone. This encouraging talk will equip audiences with the courage, curiosity, and compassion to face any challenge that comes their way.
Want To Realize Your Potential? Overcome These 5 Worry Myths Thousands have realized the key to unlocking their true potential - and now it’s your turn. In a talk called “the most valuable hour I’ve spent all year,” Amber Rae will illuminate the lies we tell ourselves and how to create lasting change in all areas of our life. Drawing from culture, science, and her own hilarious mistakes, this talk is filled with aha moments and relatable moments that will leave audiences inspired to accept where they are as they act on what matters most.
Empowering Women In Business: Be Brave, Be Bold, Be You From working with the most iconic brands as a marketer to rising the ranks in Silicon Valley to starting her own brand and becoming a bestselling author and international speaker, Amber Rae knows what it takes to be heard, be seen, and be unapologetically herself. In a time when women’s voices are needed more than ever, Amber will share the five ways to rise as a woman leader, giving the encouragement and gusto for women to carve their bravest path yet.
From Ambitious to Alive: Become the Leader You Most Want to Be In a changing world of work, the old rules are leaving us burnt out, unfulfilled, and disengaged. How do we find meaning at work? How do we step into roles where we thrive and feel our voice heard? How do we move from simply getting ahead to also coming alive? In this talk, Amber will share the five principles for coming alive with actionable strategies to begin the journey today. Audiences will leave this talk with the inspiration, steps, and perspective to become the leader they most want to be.
Trial, Error, and Creative Breakthrough Amber’s path to becoming an artist and creative was entirely unexpected. Through trial and error, following threads of curiosity, tuning out distractions and noise, and sharing her story and struggles, Amber learned to unlock her creativity and share her gifts. In this talk, Amber will share the questions she asked, the trials and tribulations she stumbled through, and the breakthroughs she experienced to inspire audiences to begin their own path to greater creativity and innovation.

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Amber Rae was named Entrepreneur and Writer in Forbes.

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Bustle named Amber Rae’s book the one advice book you should read.

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"The moment I finished Amber’s book I was inspired to gift a copy to 1,500 Microsoft Interns, and we did! Amber came to deliver the books herself along with an inspiring Keynote that further nurtured our sense of wonder."
— Diego Rejtman, Head of Microsoft Global University Recruiting

"Amber doesn’t just bring wisdom and insight to the stage—she brings meaning. My audience was moved by her talk, and many told me afterward that it helped them reflect on what matters most and how to achieve it."
— Jason Feifer, Editor in Chief at Entrepreneur

“Amber Rae is calming and electrifying. She’s an approachable beacon of light, living her truth, and she desperately wants the same for you, too.”
— Valerie Biberaj, Kate Spade & Company Foundation

“Amber Rae is the Elizabeth Gilbert of her generation.”
— Stacy London

"Amber Rae offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential."
— Deepak Chopra

"Amber Rae was the only speaker who got a standing ovation from the audience."
— Timo Kiuru, Creative Director

“This influencer is determined to help people tap into their creativity.”
Fortune Magazine

Praise for Choose Wonder Over Worry "Amber Rae’s very personal journey of moving from a constructed identity of self limiting beliefs to her true self—in the domain of creativity, wonder, joy and higher consciousness—offers inspiring insights and lessons for anyone wanting to unfold their infinite potential."
—Deepak Chopra

"Amber Rae's book is a revelation. With wit and joy, she instructs and enlightens and coaxes the reader to find what keeps us stuck in old habits both creatively and personally. She does so with compassion, like a close friend, never falling prey to condescension. I found myself nodding either in agreement or because of an A-HA moment on every page. She's the Elizabeth Gilbert of her generation and this book does not disappoint. You really can 'choose Wonder over Worry' and all I can say is WOW. (See what I did there?)"
—Stacy London, New York Times bestselling author of The Truth about Style

"Amber Rae is a thought leader on the rise. Choose Wonder Over Worry gives you tools, guidance, and life lessons to make powerful changes in your life!"
—Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness

"This book is a gift. If you're lucky enough to read it once, you'll probably read it ten times, and then buy copies for all the people you care about." —Seth Godin, New York Times bestselling author of Linchpin

"Powerful, practical, and honest, Choose Wonder over Worry is the boldest invitation of all: to be your truest self and pursue the calling that is yours and yours alone."
—Steven Pressfield, New York Times bestselling author of The War of Art

"Deeply rooted in her own experience, Amber reflects just how Wonder-ful getting to know Worry can be. She takes the reader on a journey of internal self-discovery, parting the veils on our past so we can imagine—and divine—a wonderful future."
—Elle Luna, author of The Crossroads of Should & Must

"Reading this book felt like a conversation with a childhood friend about the fears that hold me back from realizing my hopes and dreams. Amber Rae’s vulnerability in sharing her journey will inspire confidence that all goodness in life will come from letting ‘wonder’ happen. The tools she shares will help you accept and be your whole self, and encourage you to live your most interesting life right NOW!"
—Marissa Andrada, SVP, Kate Spade & Company

Named one of Bustle's "13 Motivational Books By Women to Read if You Need a Little Bit of Life Coaching"