Amanda Hite
  • 37, Female
  • Lexington, KY
  • United States
  • Talent Revolution Inc
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Founder & Change Agent Talent Revolution
Talent Revolution Inc
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Be the change you wish to see in the world - Gandhi
Amanda Hite inspirationalist and founder of talent rev-o-lu-tion is a change agent who's bringing sexy back to corporate thinking and people performance. An Army kid who living in 32 homes by the age of 18 earned her Masters in Street Smart Psychology. Amanda started her career in the service industry 15 years ago. Most recently Hite has been the Director of Training and Development for Thomas & King the nation's eighth largest Franchise. During her tenure with T&K Amanda and her team became well known for developing innovative T&D tools like LeaderQuest a web based career development application.

Hite is known for using tools like youtube, podcast and social networking sites to reach the youth:

The LQ video won a Gold Addy award.

Hite is a member of the National Speakers Association and her passion for People has been displayed several times during public speaking engagements. Amanda has been featured multiple times in publication's including once on the Cover of Nation's Restaurant News. Her training approach is sharp, focused and funky. Amanda Hite is a paradigm buster that will inspire you to drastically change the way you think and behave with talent.
Years in the Industry
15 years

Amanda Hite's connections

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  • Happy Chef
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  • Richard Xavia
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  • Marios
  • Jill McFarland
  • Michael Minichello
  • Jennifer Hancox
  • Giuseppe Rosati

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What are your Pet Peeves about InterviewERs?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick O Jul 18, 2009.

My breakup with MySpace…..
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Bernhardt Sep 9, 2008.

Let's meet at the Woman's Food Service Forum Conference in DC this week.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by David King Apr 11, 2008.

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Talent Revolution Inc

cutting edge talent, creating ultimate career lifestyles, maximizing return on talent and generational inclusion.
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National Speakers Association

For anyone who is a part of the National Speakers Association, has a thing for or wants to have a thing for Public Speaking!
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Talent Revolution Inc

cutting edge talent, creating ultimate career lifestyles, maximizing return on talent and generational inclusion.
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Talent Revolution Inc

cutting edge talent, creating ultimate career lifestyles, maximizing return on talent and generational inclusion.
Aug 14, 2012

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Jun 6, 2012

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CEO, Founder, Change Agent Talent Revolution Inc.

talent revolution - THE relevant talent and brand consulting agency

"Amanda's presentations are powerful, poignant and hit you right between the eyes. Her delivery is refreshingly honest, relevant and entertaining. All of our audiences that Amanda has spoken to always rate her as one of the conference highlights. If you are looking for a speaker that will deliver the message your audience truly needs to hear, then Amanda should be your first choice."

- Teresa Siriani, President People Report

“Amanda Hite is the queen of cool. Her facilitation style reeks of unpredictability and irreverence, all the while being both authentic and passionate in her delivery. This visceral interactivity separates her as being a true facilitator, versus just a speaker. Amanda Hite has positioned herself as one of the important voices in our industry and others. Listening to her share her thoughts in a facilitated session is simply refreshing.”

- Jim Knight, Sr. Director of Training for Hard Rock Café, CHART Leader

“Amanda is humble when she talks about her accomplishments but she is powerful when she speaks and brings an audience to the edge of their seats in the vast information that is out there to connect and reach out to all people. She has her fi nger on the pulse when it comes to steering the trends, social networking within multiple industries, and what attracts and retains people to companies.”

- Kelly Sullivan, President, Association of Hospitality Recruiting Executives (AHRE)

"One of the best things that has happened to the restaurant industry since the Gen Y set invaded the space is Amanda Hite. Amanda is one of the leading edge developers of unique solutions for recruiting, training, and retaining Gen Y employees. Staying on top of the evolving employment environment and technology is one of Amanda's greatest strengths."

- Beth Waldrep, Chief Administrative Officer Thomas and King Inc.

"Amanda’s ability to translate concepts into realistic operational steps helps businesses take action to improve rather than just gathering information. She connects with individuals at all levels and communicates with passion and honesty"

- Julie Geurin, Batrus Hollweg

"Amanda thinks differently. She thinks differently about people and recruiting and the way that talent should work. This not only makes her an amazing resource for talent, it also makes her a clear and present voice in our industry and a bellwether for change."

- Tiffany Stith , Director, Human Resources , Lawry's Restaurants, Inc.

"It is my pleasure to endorse Amanda. Amanda is a highly confident, talented, capable professional with significant real-world training and employee development and recruiting experience. She is one of the most impressive young professionals that I know. While Amanda is a fan and external spokesperson of FohBoh, we are equally a fan and supporter of Amanda. I look forward to each time we have an opportunity to share thoughts and drill down on what's truly important in business, and in life. She inspires me and is one of our most trusted and important advisors I have."

- Michael L Atkinson , Chief Executive Officer ,

"I have worked with Amanda for over six years. During that time she has demonstrated excellent instincts and judgement in hiring people. Amanda understands the work force and knows how to match talent to positions. She is always searching for ways to improve her knowledge and increase her skill sets. Ms Hite is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to staff and train. She has an acute awareness of the different generations and how they fit within the market place. I am very confident in her ability to grow Talent Revolution into a cutting edge company offering a variety of Human Resource services that are noticeably better than what is currently available. I will continue to utilize Amanda and her company whenever the need arises."

- Jack Hancharick , Director of Franchise Operations , Applebee's Services Inc. (DineEquity)


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At 1:00pm on December 2, 2009,
zane myrick
I enjoyed your gratitude blog, and can relate. It only seems inevitable that hard times envoke a neglected look inward. thank you
At 7:07pm on July 17, 2009, Sarah said…
Hey Amanda!

Have a great weekend!! Say hi to everyone at TR for me:)

At 8:10am on July 8, 2009,
Ty Sullivan
Never too late to get in on a discussion Amanda! Though with this internet stuff, you blink, it's no longer the flavor of the month, Twitter has been replaced by an uber-social network called MyTwitBook and we start all over again, LOL. Peace friend,- Ty
At 10:07am on June 24, 2009,
Ty Sullivan
Really enjoyed browsing your stuff! Also hear ya on the Twitter talk as per The Dark Side of Twitter. Not sure if you saw the piece I just did on Twitter for this weeks feature. If not give it a look-see, give me your your thunks!
At 12:57pm on May 16, 2009, Sarah said…
Hey there Hite!

Are you in the windy city this week?! If so hopefully we will see you and other FohBoh friends at the Reagle Beagle on Monday! 8-10. Hope all is well at TR!

Manager, Community Development
At 10:53am on March 6, 2009, Craig Priebe said…
Hi Amanda
Today is the Deadline!
Here's an opportunity- won't take but a moment and it's fun...
- go here-
-and vote for #F06 Cherry Almond Truffles - vote only once and pass it on to all of your friends
I am a finalist in a big video recipe contest and I need your votes to win
deadline is TODAY Friday March 6
Craig Priebe
"Grilled Pizzas & Piadinas"
At 6:15am on February 6, 2009,
James Kohn
Thanks for the encouragement; coming from you it means a lot! I'm enjoying your posts, tweets, etc. By the way, have you been following the "discussions" of the NY Times and NRN articles about "foo foo" NY and Hollywood restaurants being forced to loose their attitude and actually be nice to customers? This one really has me going! I put up a blog post about it on FohBoh yesterday. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts. All the best. -Jim Kohn,
At 5:50pm on February 3, 2009,
James Kohn
Amanda - I've been enjoying FohBoh, and I find your content particularly worthwhile. Your unique perspective is so refreshing in this challenging environment. Keep up the great work, Tweet on, and thank you. - Jim Kohn,
At 9:25pm on January 24, 2009, Bharat Mansukhani said…
Thanks for introducing me to TR. Great topics.
At 10:07am on January 20, 2009, Lisa Marovec said…
I'm not sure if it's me or the t-shirt, but it gets a lot of attention! Smart to put the url on the back. I'll follow up with CHART's board member in charge of the Cleveland Conference about the breakout.




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