Our conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is deeply nourishing and a swim upstream against the status quo. Amanda and Drew touch on many different topics in this rich, hour-long conversation. As you’ll discover, Amanda’s work touches many areas of life and so many lives.
After becoming sober from alcohol and drugs at twenty, ten years later, Amanda did the Hoffman Process. Today, ten years later again, Amanda says her Process work has been an integral part of her recovery journey. It can be hard to put tangible results to recovery work, yet Amanda’s Hoffman work has helped give her the tangibility she was looking for.
Amanda’s work at the Process allowed her to own that she has beautiful, big feelings. As she shares, big feelings are often frowned upon by the culture. But in the Process, we learn that our feelings are an absolutely vital part of living our humanity.
As the host of many conversations over decades, Amanda creates a safe space where challenging the status quo is possible. Listeners can feel their own feelings in response. These conversations are ripple-like in nature making them conversations that are changing our world. Amanda says she learned to really talk to people when she was in Juvie (the English Juvenile Justice system) at fifteen. This survival skill turned into a great asset as she started her first job as the host of “The Word.” She would become famous for interviewing the biggest names in music at an incredibly young age.
We hope you enjoy this compelling, dynamic, love-filled conversation with Amanda de Cadenet.
Amanda de Cadenet is a multifaceted talent, celebrated global media personality, and was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.”
de Cadenet became a household name at age 15 as host of “The Word,” the UK’s hit late-night music show, interviewing the biggest names in music. She is the creator, host, and executive producer of “The Conversation,” an interview series best known for interviewing bold women with boldface names, such as Vice President Kamala Harris, Lady Gaga, Hillary Clinton, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Tarana Burke, and the 3x best-selling author of “It’s Messy: On Boys, Boobs and Bad Ass Women,” “Girlgaze – How Girls See the World,” and “Rare Birds.” de Cadenet is also a founding member of the new Victoria’s Secret VS Collective, and proudly sits as an ambassador alongside Naomi Osaka, Stella McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Megan Rapinoe, Hailey Beiber, Bella Hadid, and others.
She hosted Victoria’s Secret’s first-ever podcast, “Voices” (June 2022), where she connected with trailblazing women around the world to celebrate the multifaceted nature of the female experience. Following that, de Cadenet launched two additional podcasts exclusive to iHeart Radio, “The Conversation: About The Men” and a new season of “The Conversation” (Fall 2022.)
de Cadenet is also the Founder of Girlgaze, a media and jobs platform that connects a network of female-identifying and non-binary creatives with companies who want to hire diverse creative teams. She is also involved in a number of efforts to protect women’s rights. She frequently collaborates with the #MeTooMvmt around initiatives focused on ending sexual violence toward women.
de Cadenet lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Nick, and her three children. Find out more about Amanda de Cadenet here. Her online community is called The Conversation Community. You can also find Amanda on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.
‘Juvie‘ is the slang word for a Juvenile Detention Center. Find out more about both the British and American juvenile justice systems.
Quad Check and Tools
Amanda mentions Q1, which = The Hoffman Process
Q2 = Hoffman’s Q2 Intensive: Beyond Mom and Dad
When Amanda says ‘OG,’ she’s referring to our old retreat site, White Sulphur Springs, which burned in the Glass Fire of 2020.
Raz Ingrasci: Hoffman teacher and coach, and Founder of the Hoffman Institute Foundation.
Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.: The Founder of Internal Family Systems.
Gabor Maté: Canadian Physician, Hoffman Process Graduate, and a leading authority on many topics including addiction, trauma, and childhood development.
Bessel van der Kolk, MD: develops and studies a range of treatments for traumatic stress in children and adults.
Peter Levine, Ph.D.: The Founder of Somatic Experiencing. “Trauma is not what happens to us. But what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness.”