Amber Hurdle


Amber Hurdle helps leaders confidently define and position their value by leveraging both science and branding principles to maximize their influence and results through her proprietary five-step Velvet Machete® Leadership model. Amber understands how to accelerate success as a teen mom turned powerhouse businesswoman, having worked with celebrities, executives, and Fortune 100 companies alike. She was recently recognized among the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Nashville Business Journal, by the Nashville Area Chamber’s Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA) as the winner in the Business Services category, and by Global Gurus as being among the top 30 brand professionals for 2020. Amber Hurdle Consulting’s clients have included large brands such as FedEx Ground, Marriott Hotels, and Stella & Dot as well as small businesses who want to play big—all of which have led to an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Amber lives with her family in the Greater Nashville area, where she is known for being a gym rat, hot wing snob, and an unapologetic dog mom. As a professional speaker, talent optimization certified consultant, podcast host, and founder of Velvet Machete® Leadership Academy and the Velvet Machete® Leadership Society, Amber loves uniting the power of unified personal, employer, and business brands.