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Tags: Mental Health / Overcoming Adversity / Business / Activism / College & University / Diversity & Inclusion / Emcees & Moderators / Productivity / Entrepreneurship / Startup / Journalist / Motivational / Social Change & Issues / Sports & Adventure / Technology


A sought after voice of inspiration, Mandy is a columnist, founder, and prolific influencer.

Her breadth of work in mind+body connection and unwavering optimism has earned her global attention and positioning alongside elite social leaders and sports figures around the world.

Inspired by her personal journey and philosophy of “looking up”, she is founder and CEO (Chief Endorphins Officer) of the motivational and mental wellness company, upps™ (app currently in beta).

Mandy now travels the globe inspiring resilience through her recent and personal triumph in mental and physical wellness.  It is the subject of her first book releasing in 2020.

With a gift for storytelling and a globally influential personal brand, she seamlessly collabs with sport, health, wellness, and luxury companies as an ambassador, organically integrating brand narratives into her inspiring journey. Through her influence, she’s also helped Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, connect with today’s socially-conscious generation, working with enterprises including Sketchers, LA Marathon, Olympic Games, Facebook, ESPN, and the NBA.

For all of this, Mandy received global recognition—Inc. Magazine tapped her as a columnist, Huff Post named her one of “The Great Twitter Accounts To Follow in her field”, and Ariana Huffington’s Thrive Global listed her as one of the “Top Limit Breaking Female Founders.”

Mandy appears in media outlets weekly—such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Sports Illustrated, ESPN Radio, WGN, Yahoo Finance, CBS Radio, and NPR—and her work is used as curriculum at academic institutions to inspire students worldwide. Her recently released TED Talk entitled, “The Power of Looking Up”, dubbed her “a voice of social change for this generation,” and has already transformed human interaction in high school and college classrooms, and in corporations around the world.

Mandy fine-tuned her gift of storytelling, previously holding appointments at two of the largest communications holding companies in the world—Omnicom and Publicis—where she very quickly became one of the youngest ad executives in the industry. Here, she created Cannes award-winning narratives and evaluated start-ups and small agencies for acquisition, thus getting her feet wet in the start-up space. During her tenure, she was dubbed a “future global leader and visionary” at Babson College and Harvard Business School’s Graduate Leadership Program.


Beyond Words: Unleashing Connection Through the Stories We Tell

In today’s rapidly changing world, our capacity to connect, establish trust, navigate conflict, and communicate effectively is more vital than ever. Yet societal pressures and established norms often shield our most profound bridge to genuine connection: our raw authentic self.

Join Mandy on a powerful and deeply vulnerable journey, where she bravely delves into her narrative and encourages you to unearth your own. With a blend of profound insights, introspective reflections, and a dash of humor, Mandy’s story—supported by the significant influence of her projects that have touched millions—offers not just inspiration, but also lays out a path to create thriving connections at work, in our personal lives, and, crucially, within the critical inner dialogue we maintain with ourselves. 

Venture “Beyond Words” and feel the undeniable power of stories that echo long after they’re told.

The Power Of Looking Up

How Simple Acts of Visibility Translates to Our Productivity, Creativity, and Limitless Potential

It took a single high five to send famed speaker, author and entrepreneur, Mandy Antoniacci, on a journey that would forever change her life.

Originating from the TED stage Mandy poses a question that will rock the very foundation of today’s culture,  

“What if we stopped looking down and committed ourselves to looking up?”

Humans are wired to deal with discomfort by looking down. We use our devices, our hands, and even basic reading materials to erase ourselves from our environment, leaving the present moment behind.

In what she calls a “social epidemic of looking down,” Mandy reveals the fascinating power in seeing the unseen and how just one, simple, behavioral shift, can open the door to a life of unimaginable opportunity.

In this inspiring talk, Mandy shares personal stories of emergency spinal surgery that changed her view, moving narratives of human connection, and compelling, science-backed research she conducted within “invisible” cultures. Her gift for storytelling will empower audiences to walk away with a renewed sense of appreciation for our differences, ways to seize thousands of critical moments they may have otherwise missed, and once in a while, perform small, but heroic acts that leave individuals forever changed.

Mandy will customize her insights and storytelling to inspire your unique audience:

  • Women
  • Students
  • Executives
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Teams




  • "Mandy was amazing! She has such a remarkable presence and is an eloquent, energetic speaker. She took an incredibly important topic that is especially pertinent in today’s world and made it both relatable and engaging. All of our most important clients and colleagues all left feeling inspired and energized! This talked needs to be heard by females of every age to help us be more mindful of how we can be our most visible- to ourselves and to the world." Elizabeth Brozena VP, Financial Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors
  • “When Mandy stepped down from her keynote our event was trending on social media! Her presentation was ranked as the best part of the conference in our attendee survey. It was the highlight of the event!” K. Litzy, Ph.D. Founder of Women in PT Conference
  • “Mandy's enthusiasm and inspirational attitude was exactly the kind of energy we needed to kick off our first Washington D.C. event and to keep our audience thrilled and engaged. Mandy kept people smiling and she offered great inspiration with her technology. I look forward to working with her again!” Lisa Mae Brown Founder of Wonder Women in Tech
  • “One of our greatest finds! Mandy’s keynote undoubtedly stands out as one of the best I’ve seen. Her energy, insight and personal storylines were extremely relatable to women in all types of businesses. Even two power outages couldn’t keep her down! A real pro whom I would recommend to keynote any event.” Selena Smith Chairperson, Women's Committee, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • “Mandy was an outstanding speaker for our premier Legends World Sports Conference. Her industry knowledge, insights and entrepreneurial guidance are invaluable in helping professional athletes transition to life after professional play.” Arnie Fielkow President & CEO, NBA Alumni Association
  • “Everyone left inspired! By far one of the most dynamic keynote speakers our University has heard. Mandy commanded the room while connecting directly with our students in a unique and relatable way. Her personal career path, connectivity to high-profile people, wrapped in her powerful storytelling made the entire room feel ready to take on their future!” Dr. Stacy Smulowitz Ph.D. Communication Dept., University of Scranton
  • “When Mandy speaks, people listen! Period! Her voice and influence were tremendous at our event and in our efforts to catalyze social change.” Esta Soler Founder & President, Futures Without Violence
  • “SO SO INCREDIBLY POWERFUL!!!! Mandy, YOU are hands down my favorite TED speaker that immediately impacted my life.” Sharon Ruddy
  • “No matter what walk of life you’re from… this talk will change your life! Looking up and receiving the power of human touch is priceless and will open up new doors for you in all aspects of your life!” Dexter Talbert
  • “This TED talk really inspired me. I saw the world around me in a totally new way this morning. On the way to work, at work, I looked up and looked at everyone I encountered and there was real connection. I said “hi” to folks I normally wouldn’t - it was transformational - it felt great. Most transformative TED I’ve ever watched that I can actually implement immediately. So amazing!!!” Joy Steimle
  • “Wow! I’m blown away on so many levels! Such an extremely powerful message delivered beautifully! You’re an inspiration and your message is one that every gender, age, race, and religion MUST see and take to heart!! (I know I have). BRAVO!” Audrey Holly