About

Amanda Hite, CEO and Founder of Talent Revolution, Inc., lives her message of “Be The Change” and, for those who work with her and have heard her speak, that message is forever tattooed in their conscience. Amanda is revolutionizing the way companies think about social media, employment branding, marketing, and maximizing their return on talent. And most importantly, she’s an innovator who shows that it’s truly possible to make both meaning and money by utilizing social media for social good.

From the beginning of her 15 years in the hospitality industry, Amanda quickly rose through the leadership ranks to lead Talent and Development for a corporation consisting of over 7,600 employees. Through her numerous accomplishments in that role, she became recognized as an innovator in the industry. In 2008, Amanda, along with her team, founded Talent Revolution, Inc., THE relevant talent and brand consulting agency. TR’s dynamic group consists of experienced former Executive and C-Level industry leaders mixed with emerging Web 2.0 influencers and game changers. TR uses innovative 21st Century solutions to help companies maximize engagement with talent and consumers.

As a social media strategist, Amanda has leveraged her extensive experience in the food service industry to successfully execute the marketing, branding and talent efforts of some of the most well known regional, national and international brands in the business. Her ability to teach, train and develop a team strategy for social media campaigns is second to none, as evidenced by the recognition TR’s clients receive from various media outlets, including the New York Times. Recently, her work with Share Our Strength’s “Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” campaign helped acheive record-breaking numbers by utilizing the power and community of social media.

Amanda’s guiding principles of authenticity, lifestyle and purpose, her proven expertise, and her dynamic stage presence has made her a highly sought after International Keynote Speaker, as she’s been in front of audiences across the U.S., the UK, and Canada. As an acknowledged thought leader, Amanda has been featured in several major national and international publications, including the cover of Nation’s Restaurant News. She is an Advisory Board Member for Share Our Strength’s “Dine Out for No Kid Hungry”, as well as the Association of Hospitality and Recruiting Executives (AHRE).

Amanda also has a passion for the future generation of leaders. She often volunteers her time and talents to youth leadership and community programs where she inspires young people to be true to their authentic selves, unleash their talent’s potential, and live their Ultimate Career Lifestyles.

References

“Amanda Hite possesses one of the best minds, freshest voices, and most generous hearts in the service sector workplace. She is creative and authentic, leading her team of extraordinary recruitment professionals to revolutionize how business thinks about talent. Working with both candidates and clients to bring out the best in both, Amanda’s talent revolution gets noisier every day. Amanda’s presentation to our People Report workforce symposium was electric, genuine, and packed with plenty of information, education and inspiration. Ranked as one of the best speakers to ever keynote a People Report event, she delivered terrific insight into the talent revolution, and the rapidly evolving waves of change that social media is crashing on the shores of candidates and corporations alike.”

–  Joni Thomas Doolin, CEO & Founder, People Report

“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, Former 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 finger 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 & 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 the most trusted and important advisors I have.”

–  Michael L Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer, FohBoh.com

“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)

“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)

“Amanda doesn’t just present, she truly takes engagement and attendee participation to an entirely new level. She is warm and friendly. She is very knowledgeable and comfortable with her topics. She puts the audience at ease and makes them feel as if they’ve known her all their life. This is important in getting attendees to openly discuss topics and challenges. And Amanda accepts audience feedback and suggestions with poise and professionalism using phrases like, ‘Wow, didn’t know that, thanks for sharing, I can use that myself.’ She provides usable tips and applicable strategies that attendees can take back to their business or desk and apply immediately. To me, no one does this better than Amanda Hite.”

–  CD Vann, Co-Founder, unGeeked Elite: Social Media, Marketing & Branding Retreats

Amanda in the News

Entrepreneur: The Influencers 5 to Follow on Twitter for Hiring

http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/219404

Mashable: 6 Tips for Effective Recruiting on Social Media Sites  http://mashable.com/2010/05/25/recruiting-social-media/

Fistful of Talent: 2009 Best in the Blogosphere  http://www.fistfuloftalent.com/ann_bares/

Nation’s Restaurant News: How cause marketing can improve business for restaurants  http://www.nrn.com/article/how-cause-marketing-can-improve-business-restaurants

Nation’s Restaurant News: MUFSO speakers: Use Social Media to join, influence conversations about your brand  http://www.nrn.com/article/mufso-speakers-use-social-media-join-influence-conversations-about-your-brand

Nation’s Restaurant News: Using social media to support charitable causes boost sales, brand  http://www.nrn.com/article/using-social-media-support-charitable-causes-boosts-sales-brand

Social Media Goodness  http://recruitingunblog.wordpress.com/2010/11/08/social-goodness/

50 Leaders Who All Entrepreneurs Must Follow On Twitter  http://www.bradleywill.com/2009/06/03/50-leaders-who-young-entrepreneurs-must-follow-on-twitter/

The Restaurant Twitter Top 50  http://restaurantnewsandviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/restaurant-industrys-most-popular.html

This Revolution Is Not Just About Talent  http://www.peoplereport.com/2010/2/24/this-revolution-is-not-just-about-talent.aspx

150 Experts on Twitter ALL Job Seekers Must Follow  http://www.careerrocketeer.com/2009/05/150-experts-on-twitter-all-job-seekers.html

Share Our Strength:  Use Your Influence To End Childhood Hunger In America  http://strength.org/childhood_hunger/news/use_your_influence_to_end_childhood_hunger_in_america/

Nation’s Restaurant News: AHRE confab lauds internal promotions  http://www.nrn.com/article.aspx?keyword=&menu_id=1408&id=346542

Nation’s Restaurant News: Restaurant players address younger employees’ online habits via interactive crew-only websites  http://www.nrn.com/article.aspx?keyword=&menu_id=1408&id=354240

Nation’s Restaurant News & BNET: Social networking sites for restaurants create spaces for insiders to connect  http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3190/is_8_42/ai_n24363115/

QSR Magazine: People Report Holds Successful Symposium  http://www.qsrmagazine.com/articles/news/story.phtml?id=6889

Chain Leader Magazine: Human Resources: Talkin’‘Bout Your Generations  http://www.chainleader.com/article/CA6646788.html

UK Online Recruitment:  Number One Employment Branding Tip From Amanda Hite  http://onlinerecruitment.typepad.com/online_recruitment/2010/12/number-one-tip-for-employer-branding.html

CIO Magazine: 6 Job Interview Questions to Identify Change Agents and Innovators  http://advice.cio.com/meridith_levinson/6_job_interview_questions_to_identify_change_agents_and_innovators

Social Media Recruitment: The Social Media Recruiting Mistakes You’re Making Right Now  http://socialmediarecruitment.com/blog/2010/06/21/the-social-media-recruiting-mistakes-you%E2%80%99re-making-right-now/

Tech For Business: 6 Tips For Effective Social Media  http://tech4buziness.posterous.com/6-tips-for-effective-recruiting-on-social-med

Germinate, Cultivate, Celebrate  http://blog.atfleurdeleigh.com/index.php/2010/03/07/germinate-cultivate-celebrate/

QSR Magazine: Top Quick Serve CEOs and Workforce Thought Leaders Connect to Focus on Industry Challenges  pr-usa.net/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=108339

Nation’s Restaurant News: Video introductions help job seekers stand out  http://www.nrn.com/article/video-introductions-help-job-seekers-stand-out

Connect with Amanda

Let’s engage.

LIVE:

Phone: 859-312-8461

Upcoming Appearances: http://talentrevolutionlive.com/upcomingappearances

ONLINE:

Email: ahite@talentrevolution.net

Website: http://www.talentrevolution.net

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sexythinker

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/amandahite

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AmandaEHite

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ahite14?feature=mhum

Skype: amandahite

Blogs: http://www.sexythinker.com

http://fohboh.com/profile/AmandaHite

http://www.talentrevolution.net/profiles/blog/list?user=2unvq1mnflksr

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5 Responses to “About”

  1. Hey Amanda!

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    We thought you might like to try it for yourself and see what you think. All I’d need from you is a mailing address.

    If you think your networks might be interested in a healthier alternative to diet soda, it would be great if you could write about Rainforest Cola, either as a blog post or via Twitter (hashtag #rainbev)

    Rainforest Cola Website http://bit.ly/gCGSxc?r=bb
    Rainforest Cola Facebook Page http://on.fb.me/hlJgPT?r=bb
    Rainforest Cola Twitter Stream http://twitter.com/rainbev/

    Thanks so much for your time, Amanda! Let me know if there is any other info I can provide you.

    Shilpa

    Shilpa Pandya | Associate
    New Marketing Labs, LLC
    twitter @shilpandya

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