My podcast guest, Amanda Edgar, believes that sharing our stories helps us heal. That’s why she helps leaders publish their stories. 

Amanda Edgar is an award-winning author and the CEO of Page and Podium Press, a publishing house that offers coaching, writing, and publishing services to self-defined leaders of all types–political leaders, industry thought leaders, and community leaders. Her company focuses on projects that inspire readers to take action to build their communities and to fearlessly shape society for a better tomorrow.

In this episode of the Woman of Value Podcast:

  • Why Amanda founded a publishing house for books by leaders
  • How telling our stories helps us heal
  • Why Amanda left Academia to do this work
  • Why it’s important to your career to write your story

S5 EP 7: Amanda Edgar – How Sharing Our Stories Helps Us Heal






We all have inherent value, but with women, we often misunderstand our value. We can go in and out of periods when we appreciate or don’t recognize our value.



I’ve had several careers. I began in theater as an actor. Then became an academic, business owner, and coach. In my current career, I have found my value. As an academic, everyone told me I was bringing so much value, but I was always onto the next thing, the next award. It was an unhealthy spiral. I wanted to help other people become successful.

I was working with an older man, and I needed to give him constructive feedback. I spent all day gathering advice, and I was ready to team up with him. When he sat down, he started screaming and cursing at me.

I was so shaken by that. No one had checked up on me, and no one had followed up about his behavior.

I had been overdelivering and made myself so small he couldn’t even see me. I realized as a ghost writer, I was very much appreciated. So, I made a clear stance: I am more valuable than my old career.



I had seen so many people who had great ideas but spent their lives propping up others to make them shine. We help leaders write and publish their books. We have writers, editors, and marketers to help fill in the gaps where people may not be successful on their own to write and publish.



Our big expansion is bringing on more people. We just hired a fiction writer who’s helping with memoir. We launched a new program for those who want to write their memoir, the Memoir Method.



I used to think I wasn’t from a good enough family.

What was the #1 thing holding you back from becoming a woman of value? Thinking that my only value was being in service to others.

What’s the best advice you can give to a woman who wants to become more empowered? Empowerment comes from healing. It’s difficult if you’re always looking for external validation. It’s important to take sabbaticals.

What advice would you give to your younger self? Get in therapy right now! Be unapologetically joyful.

What’s something people get wrong about you? People apologize for not having degrees. It doesn’t matter to me and says nothing about your contributions in life.

How would you like to be remembered? As a mentor, confidant, storyteller who helped so many women leaders.


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