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

Called “A Millennial Motivator” by Fortune and “The Brené Brown of Wonder” by Mind Body Green, Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker that encourages creativity, personal growth, and emotional well-being.


Her bestselling book, “Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential” (Macmillan) is a guide to navigate life’s challenges—projects that fail, imposter syndrome, feeling envious or anxious or stuck—all of those, “Am I good enough? Who am I to do this? What if I fail?” moments.


Her writing and speaking blends raw and relatable stories with actionable aha! moments, and has reached over 10MM people in 195 countries. Called “calming and electrifying” and “an approachable beacon of light,” she’s motivated audience at companies like Kate Spade, Lululemon, The UN, WPP, Entrepreneur, Parsons College of Design and charity: water to create beyond fear, and she’s advised leaders at companies like Adobe, IDEO, Google, Facebook, and Apple. She’s also a career advice columnist at SELF magazine, where she offers advice with radical empathy and care, real talk and real experience.


To cultivate belonging around emotional well-being, Amber hosts “Wonder Circles” at her home in Brooklyn and within companies to support individuals in opening up about their challenges. As an artist, she uses art as a vehicle to normalize emotions and help us feel less alone. She’s created interactive and public art exhibitions in twenty countries across the globe.


Formerly, as Seth Godin’s “Chief Evangelist,” she helped him launch six best-selling books, and worked with brands like Apple, Dove, and Kimberly-Clarke as a strategist on their global marketing campaigns.


Her work has been featured in outlets like The New York Times, NY Mag, ABC World News, Forbes, TIME, Fast Company, Fortune, Inc., BBC, Mind Body Green, and Tim Ferriss’s blog. She lives in Brooklyn, New York (and around the world) with her fiancé, Farhad.


Follow Amber on Instagram

Follow Amber on Twitter.

Read Amber’s blog

Download Bio
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