Amanda Long (known as Mandy) is the founder of Exchange Consultancy having 20 years’ experience providing coaching, counselling, support and pastoral care services to individuals, families and small groups. Her passion is to see people live free from whatever holds them back from pursuing their dreams. This includes, but is not limited to anxiety, depression and shame.
Mandy holds fast to the belief that deciphering truth from lies and learning to love yourself well has a promising flow on effect to those around you. She is a self-confessed lover of truth, understanding that leaning into pain where necessary brings healing. It is never too late to stand back, take a breath and seek a new perspective. You may be surprised at how much difference coaching can make to your life.
Mandy coaches and mentors people from all walks of life in varying situations. Two of her specialty areas are eating disorders and positive body image. Her own suffering from Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder led Mandy to develop her own personal approach to coaching. Mandy has provided support through private consultations and mentoring and speaking at not-for-profit community groups, church and support organisations. She holds formal coaching qualifications adding to her lived experience.
Mandy and her husband Peter, reside in Cairns, enjoying family time with their 3 adult children, spouses and grandchildren.
She values the simple things in life - good friendships, reading, fresh air and black coffee.