Hey, I'm Amber Rae—an author, artist, speaker, and curious human.
I’m not a therapist, life coach, or neuroscientist. I'm a woman obsessed with the human condition, what our emotions are trying to tell us, and how we can express the fullness of our gifts. This is my life's work.
My journey to this point has been a winding one. From the nonstop frenzy of the digital agency world to the high-tech gold rush of Silicon Valley to the always-on-and-working world of entrepreneurship, I hustled for approval and did everything I thought I was supposed to do.
I searched to find myself through career accolades, the approval of men, far-distant countries, and empty bottles of wine. When that didn't work, I searched one more place: inside myself.
I began writing to understand my feelings, meeting with doctors and healers to understand the trappings of a fearful mind, and started making art as a vehicle to see and be seen. My life became a living laboratory for self-exploration with me as the guinea pig.
As I questioned the belief structures that stifled me, I set myself free. As I turned toward my uncomfortable emotions (instead of pushing them away), I began to discover the real me.
To guide others in the insights I was uncovering, I began hosting self-discovery experiences around the world. It's then that I unearthed a core insight: how we navigate our inner world — our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs — is the single key that unlocks our potential and gifts.
What do we do with our self-doubt, fear, anxiety, anger, and shame? Do we push them away, or do we face them with curiosity and courage? If we encounter a belief that’s not serving us — how do rise above it? And ultimately, how do we design lives that have us thrive?
These are the questions I am devoted to as an author, artist, and speaker.
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Called "The Brené Brown of Wonder” by Mind Body Green and a “Millennial Motivator” by Fortune, Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker whose work invites you to live your truth, befriend your emotions, and express your gifts.
Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with actionable aha! moments, and has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to more than twenty countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, Lululemon, and Unilever. She's been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss's blog, and more.
Previously, Amber helped launch six best-selling books as Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin's publishing experiment and started an "accelerator for your life" called The Bold Academy. She lives in Brooklyn and around the world with her fiancé, Farhad.