Skip links

Take 5 With Pinnacle – Amanda

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a Pinnacle Team Events facilitator tick then you have come to the right place! Each month we will be taking 5 minutes to chat with each of our facilitators about their lives both inside and outside of work.

How long I have been working for Pinnacle:

3 months and counting.

My favourite Pinnacle team event to facilitate:

The Amazing Race was the first event I did with Pinnacle so it’s the closest to my heart.

Most embarrassing moment as a Pinnacle facilitator:

When a participant drew me as a stick figure with spaghetti hair and told me it was a spitting image of me! Ummm no haha!

My favourite hobbies are:

Dancing, going for long drives, hikes and just being outdoors in amongst nature but also hanging out with friends.

Band I’m listening to at the moment/podcast recommendation:

I really enjoy most genres of music so it’s hard to pick just 1 band, but Boyce Avenue are a good one.

What was the last book you read?:

I’ve often got more than 1 book going at the same time and they’re all very different…at the moment it’s Spiral Dynamics Integral, Barefoot Investor and The Real Christ.

Favourite holiday?:

My trip to the USA a few years back when I got to see many places that I often see in the movies I watch. 

Have you ever had a nickname?:

Sooo many!! Manda, Mandy, Mandoo, Zak, A-man-dahh, Amanda-hug-n-kiss, Dudie, Dude, Alien and the list goes on…

I am frightened by _____ :

The seagulls in Sydney!!! They’re crazy and they have no fear!! 

Favourite movie of all time:

The Lion King…gets me every time! But also, Cool Runnings! Can still quote the whole movie.

First concert I went to:

There’s been so many I can’t remember the first one I went to. 

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?:

I’m still on the hunt to find my forever home but at this stage I’m pretty happy in Sydney. It has the best of everything, beaches, bush, suburbia, city, snow or mountain ranges only a few hours away…it’s got it all!!

What makes you angry:

When the people I love get treated badly by others. 

What makes you laugh the most:

Dad jokes! Or veryyy lame jokes.

What song would you sing at karaoke night?:

Can’t go wrong with the old 90’s and 00’s boy bands…e.g. Backstreet boys, Hanson, Nsync, Boyz II Men etc.