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Meet The Hearts Behind Fame For Good

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AMANDA GOLDMAN PETRI

( AKA "THE CAT LADY" )

  • I have 2 kids, but I am DONE… I have the nexplanon implant in my arm to prevent any further outbreaks LOL!
  • I hate shoes. Heck, I hate clothes in general. If I could be naked and barefoot all day long, I would be!
  • I got married twice (to the same man)! We eloped in Vegas when I was 21, so that I could have his last name on my Diploma. Then we married again, on the same exact day one year later, in front of our entire family.
  • I’ve had more head injuries than I can count. One which made me black out on months of my life and I honestly thought I was going to be “stupid”.
  • I’m pretty equal left and right brained. Right Brain: I write poetry, sketch, play music, and paint. Left Brain: I am organized, love spreadsheets, and excel in math and science. In fact, I have 3 degrees and 7 honors from JHU.
  • I co-own many successful businesses: Market Like A Nerd, The League of Certified Coaches, Archetype Hero, The Fully Booked Tennis Pro, and two more forthcoming!
  • I was hit by a mini-van going 50+mph and nearly died. I have a rod in my left femur. Before that, I was an avid athlete and captain of my undefeated Soccer and Softball teams for 4 years running!
  • I LOVE cats! I have 5: Risotto, McFlurry, Teriyaki, Spicy Mayo, and Snickerdoodle!
  • The most important thing to me in life is to be happy.
  • I speak multiple languages (English, Russian, Chinese).
  • I love to sing (especially Disney Songs and Ed Sheeran music).

AMANDA'S TIMELINE

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1990

1990

Born In Florence, South Carolina

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1998

1998

I started playing Gymnastics and Cheerleading.

1999

1999

I was beat up in school. It was very
traumatic for me.

2000

2000

I started middle school at FSK, where I learned to type without looking at the keyboard.

I took a break from sports to focus on music: Trumpet, Sax, Clarinet, Piano

2003

2003

I was very depressed and started
wearing “Goth” clothes from hot topic.

2004

2004

I went to an all-girls high-school,
Western.

I started playing soccer and softball, suddenly started dressing like a Jock.

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2008

2008

Graduated high school as Valedictorian and a full-ride scholarship to Johns Hopkins University

Hit by a van, nearly died, and had to learn how to walk all over again. My plans to play sports in college were
destroyed.

I found out I was pregnant, and quickly became the campus gossip (cane girl and preggo)

2009

2009

Gave birth to my 1st child: Blake Kaleb Bradley Goldman-Petri

My mom decided she wanted to leave my abusive ex-step father. So we teamed up. She helped me with my kiddo and I worked 3 jobs to help pay the mortgage. I even testified to the abuse in court, which led my ex-step-father to disown me in court and later
on threaten to run me over with his truck.

2010

2010

I joined my sorority, Delta Xi Phi, who accepted me despite the campus gossip. They were the geeky sorority girls 🙂

2011

2011

I started playing Softball again, after 3 years of recovery!

I went to China to practice my Chinese!

Eloped in Vegas to marry the love of my life, Jason and take his name before graduation

2012

2012

Graduated JHU with 3 degrees and 7 honors

I went to Russia to practice my Russian and celebrate graduation

Started school at Towson

Got a job as social media marketing intern

Quit grad school, quit my job, and started my own business!

2013

2013

Started my second business, and hit my first $10K month at age 22!

2014

2014

Joined forces with Mara Glazer and we made $150K in 4 months at 23!

I got very sick, throwing up every day for 2 months straight. Losing tons of weight.

2015

2015

I had my second baby:
Alexander Gabriel William Christopher
Goldman-Petri

I realized I needed to put my life first, so I left the business. That coupled with the medical bills led us deep into debt.

I started my coaching company, which made $120K in 90 days at 25! I had
clients in 19 countries, and got us out of the debt hole.

2016

2016

Launched Market Like A Nerd rebrand and made $562K in 4 months at age 26! I had clients in 31 countries

2017

2017

Got on 50 podcasts in 60 days!

I experienced heart issues, turned out to be Pericarditis. But the experience led to me working out 4x a week, and putting my health first again.

Started multiple new companies: The League of Certified Coaches, FAME For Good, and more!

MINLING CHUANG

( AKA "THE TOMATO" )

  • My right arm is bigger than my left because I used to play tennis in High School.
  • I won a trophy for Lean Cuisine — an award for Product Of The Year for the Frozen Food category after launching a $54 million dollar product.
  • I can only last in heels for a short period of time. I prefer to wear flip flops and my Toms all day long.
  • I learned piano when I was 5, which may explain why I have long and skinny fingers.
  • I love to do headstands and have pictures of me doing them around the world (including Taiwan and Croatia).
  • I have 2 stitches on my head, both from falling, but at two different times. The one above my right eye happened when I was 5. And the other one under my chin happened at 16. Hopefully these are the last two stitches I’ll ever get.
  • I can be both logical and creative. I love taking art classes, especially ceramics, and taking photos. But when it comes to business, I like to understand the logic before making a decision.
  • Giving back is in my blood. I volunteer every week with Share A Meal providing food and water to the homeless in LA.
  • I have a strong intuition and that helps me with branding. I can feel the emotions behind what my customers want / need.
  • I have 2 other businesses: Brand Fame and Hello Fame Agency.
  • I LOVE to travel and been to 6 continents. The last one on my list is Antarctica.
  • I’m a personal growth junkie. Love to go to seminars, trainings, events that help me grow as a person.
  • I love to laugh. Happiness is the key to life!
  • My first language was Mandarin, even though I was born in the US.
  • At 3, I was able to recite Chinese poetry.
  • I love to sing my heart out to Kirtan music.

MINLING'S TIMELINE

1981

1981

Born 2 weeks late, close to midnight in Connecticut — Scorpio baby.

Moved to Houston, TX to be closer to family and for my dad’s new job. My cousin Hong became my best friend (we were only a few months apart).

1983

1983

I spoke Mandarin at home and when I went to preschool for the first time, I didn’t know any English and cried all day at school (at least that’s what my mom told me).

1986

1986

Moved to Orange County California — yes, I’m an original OC girl.

Met my new best friend Joanne for the first time. Our grandfathers worked together and her dad and my mom where childhood friends. I’ve been friends with her longer than anyone else in my life. Our parents even had to separate us into 2 different classrooms for Chinese school so we’d actually pay attention.

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1994

1994

Entered the awkward phase of my life. I was painfully shy and barely spoke up in class

1996

1996

Went to my first concert, Alanis Morissette at Irvine Meadows with my friends. Danced and sang all night under the stars.

1997

1997

I joined the tennis team at my HS. We weren’t very good, but we had a lot of fun. That’s all that matters right?

1998

1998

Made the varsity team for tennis. Backhands were my favorite. And got to see Andre Agassi, Patrick Rafter, and Tim Henman play. All the girls on the team had a crush on Rafter.

1999

1999

Graduated HS and started USC. After the first football game, I was a Trojan diehard for life. Even stormed the field when we beat UCLA for the first time in 8 years! The victory bell was finally back where it belong.

I rebelled a little and went skydiving for the first time with skydive SC.

2000

2000

Became President of Trojan Pride, the official spirit committee of USC, as a sophomore.

Got rid of my shyness and had to speak on stage at our pep rallies to hundreds (and maybe thousands) of people.

I joined Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed business fraternity. Yes, I was a business geek, but at least our fraternity was cooler than the other one on campus. Even met some of my closest friends.

2003

2003

Graduated college and got my first job at Guess? Inc. as a distribution analyst. Soon I was promoted to an Assistant Buyer for Factory Accessories.

2004

2004

Purchased my first home in Pasadena California. I loved it, but sadly only was able to live in it for 9 months because I got accepted to Indiana University’s MBA program and moved there.

2005

2005

Moved to Bloomington, Indiana for grad school. Experienced a true winter for the first time, studied hard, and partied lots. Some of the best memories in my life.

2006

2006

Got 6 internship offers from Top CPG companies and decided accept the internship from Nestle Prepared Foods and work on the Stouffer’s brand. So I headed off to Cleveland, Ohio.

2007

2007

I graduated from IU and received my MBA. Soon after, I packed up and left for Cleveland to work on the Lean Cuisine brand at Nestle.

Found my yoga home at Cleveland Yoga and my teacher, Marni Task. Finally nailed my headstands too!

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2010

2010

I launched Market Creations for Lean Cuisine, which made $54 million dollars in half a year. That was the craziest 9 months of my life. New product, new technology, and a very very short timeline.

Went to Nepal with a bunch of my yoga friends to support Nepal Orphans Home. This trip changed my life and set the course for my new adventures.

2011

2011

Won Product of The Year for Market Creations and went to NYC to accept the award on behalf of my team.

Decided to quit my job and move back to California.

Started an inspirational blog called {the JOY depot} to help others find their joy. Even wrote out what I was joyful for 365 days straight.

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2014

2014

Launched Brand Fame and booked my first high end client within a month!

2015

2015

Consulted for Toyota Motor Sales – North America around branding and strategy.

Consulted for UBM to create their brand strategy to launch one of their largest pharmaceutical shows to the North American market.

Made my first 6 figures in business!

2016

2016

Consulted for Sumitomo to create their new brand for their new Cosmetic / Personal Care distribution company.

Became a contributor for the Huffington Post and launched my first successful group program.

Increased my revenues by 40% and made my second 6 figures in business!

2017

2017

Launched my evergreen webinar that brought in 5-6 new leads a week, launched my evergreen group program, Brand Like A Boss, and my membership site, The BeLoved Brand.

Went to AFest for the first time and upleveled my business.

Started 2 new companies: Hello Fame Agency, and FAME For Good

The Birth of

Fame For Good

2017

Amanda & Minling initially launch the business as quickly as
possible as The Fame Effect LLC

40+ Entrepreneurs jump into the Beta Launch of the F.A.M.E.
program

Amanda & Minling initially launch the Authority Branding Package as quickly as possible, selling out all 5 spots in record speed

FAME Program and Fame For Good PR Clients go crazy landing publicity features:

  • Fame Program Client Amber Peterson lands first podcast interview
  • Chareen Goodman – Kendrick Shope’s Sell Like A Woman
  • Fame For Good lands client Tanika Mason podcast interview, and Tanika welcomes 2 new 1:1 clients in after our strategy call (Amplify Your Confidence)
  • Fame For Good lands client Kelly Garrett podcast interviews
  • Fame For Good lands clients LaFaye Pye and Temecia Jackson land their first podcast interviews
  • Fame Program Client Tanika Mason lands first podcast interview (Social Sidekick Podcast, Amplify Your Confidence, Sexy Soulful Business Podcast)

Amanda & Minling, having made enough money to cover start up expenses and recurring expenses, now pause to focus on refining their own message and brand – Have to do as you teach, right? The idea of “FAME For Good” is born!

2018

The first Authority Branding Retreat is completed and Amanda and Minling are dying of brand envy over the amazing brands they are creating with their clients

  • FAME Program Client Amber Peterson gets first major speaking gig
  • FAME Program Client Alison Pena gets invited to major radio show interview and lands first podcast interview in the same month

The Fame For Good company website is launched