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.

CBS featured Amber Rae’s book Choose Wonder over Worry.

Amber was named Entrepreneur and Writer in Forbes.

Minimalist Matt D’Avella talks with Amber about the myth of success.

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

"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