A&M Agency, LLC dba Memo
Amanda lights up the most when she's invited into the imaginative worlds of her three young daughters alongside her husband, Steven. An outside the box thinker who seeks "what's possible" instead of simply "what is," Amanda owns both Palmingo Pools and Memo Agency. While drawing parallels between a pool business and an events business may not be immediately apparent, both businesses foster opportunities for quality time and revolve around the intersection of project management and hospitality. Amanda moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Nashville in 2007 to attend Vanderbilt and she now lives with her family in a hillside hideaway home in Brentwood.
What is a personal piece of advice (business advice/saying/quote) that you lean on and could pass on to others?
"If you're always honest, you never have to remember a thing."
Best business book you’ve ever read?
"Think Again" by Adam Grant
One misstep you took in your business that you could caution others about?
When I started my first business, fresh out of college at 22, I was operating from a practitioner mindset. After a decade of trial and error as well as tapping into resources like Catalyst, I launched my second business with an entrepreneurial mindset and have widened my vantage point for my original business as well.
How do you de-stress after a particularly hard day?
I pick up my three young daughters, put my phone in my bag, turn up the music, dive into my girls' imaginary worlds, and play like a kid - sometimes with a drink in hand!
What’s something about you that would surprise everyone reading this?
I think about death and my mortality every day. While the darker perspective can be heavy, it sparks my brighter and vibrant sides by keeping me anchored to my values and priorities.
What upcoming EO event are you looking most forward to?
Is it too soon to be craving next year's Moveable Feast?! I'm also excited to learn more about the Chapter Retreat at the stunning Southall Inn.
Any exciting plans for the remainder of 2022?
I'm excited to be still and present with my family and friends. The holidays offer such a unique opportunity for a nearly universal slow down that's unlike any other time of year. While we only have a few small adventures on the calendar, I'm excited to make the most of every moment, even if that means doing less.