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about Mandy

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A sought-after inspirational voice, Mandy is a columnist, entrepreneur, and prolific influencer.

The breadth of her work in the mind+body wellness space and her unwavering optimism have earned her global attention and positioned her alongside elite leaders and sports figures around the world.

Inspired by her personal journey and her philosophy of “looking up”, she became the Founder and CEO (Chief Endorphins Officer) of upps™, a wellness company specializing in products and services that inspire mental wellness and positivity, (with an app that’s currently in beta), founded with one simple goal in mind- become the pick me up to the world. 

Mandy now travels the globe, inspiring resilience through her recent personal triumphs in mental and physical wellness.  They are the subject of her first book, Up: How Keeping Your Head in the Clouds Can Change Your Life—which is scheduled for completion in 2020. 


With a gift for storytelling and a globally influential personal brand, she seamlessly collaborates with sports, health, wellness and luxury companies as an ambassador, organically integrating brand narratives into her inspiring journey, working with enterprises including Sketchers, LA Marathon, Facebook, ESPN, and the NBA. 

She recently accepted invitations to sit on boards that help further a positive narrative through wellness—including a sports bra that can detect early-stage breast cancer (iTbra) and KIND, a company that makes healthy snacks, bars, and foods.  In January 2020, Mandy will announce her new role as an International Spokesperson and Global Ambassador for KIND, including a seat on the KIND Collective Board to assist the company in their overall mission to make the world a kinder place.  She will be a face in their new campaign, “be KIND to yourself.”

For all of this, Mandy has received global recognition—Inc. magazine tapped her to be a columnist, HuffPost named her one of the “Great Twitter Accounts to Follow” in her field, Ariana Huffington’s Thrive Global listed her as one of the “Top Limit-Breaking Female Founders,” and BuzzFeed called her, “The Girl Who Lifts Us Up!”

Mandy appears weekly in major media outlets—such as Forbes, HuffPost, Business Insider, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Radio, WGN, Yahoo Finance, CBS Radio, and NPR—and her work is used in the curriculums at academic institutions, inspiring students worldwide. Her recently released TED Talk, “Looking Up: In An Epidemic Of Looking Down,” dubbed her “a voice of social change for this generation,” and has already transformed human interaction in high school and college classrooms, as well as corporations around the world.  

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