Amanda Harding

Client Engagement Director

  • Assessment Administrator
  • Chapel Hill NC, USA


  • English

With a career distinguished by service in the public and private sectors, Amanda contributes a unique perspective to relation-ship building and operational management within large-scale, complex organizations. She works with clients from a broad range of socioeconomic groups and organizational levels, including executives, managers, government officials, Wall Street lawyers, families and students. Recently, she served in multiple roles involving Client Relations, Sales and Project Operations at Quintiles Commercial Solutions, a global company offering solutions within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Amanda served nine years as Director of Career Development & Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.  She brought expertise in organizational design and development with an emphasis on change and conflict management.  She created a Top 25 law school career services program annually serving more than 700 law students and 700 legal employers including international law firms, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofits. Amanda provided individual and group career counseling, workshops and individual career assessments, including the MBTI, to students and alumni. She is a certified facilitator for the Paper Planes, Inc.® simulation, Decision Style Profile®, and manages AvoLead’s e-Learning site.

Amanda worked as an Outplacement Counselor with Nancy Heller & Associates, providing individual counseling and workshops for downsized professionals in the nuclear power industry. During her 7 years as a research psychologist at UT-Austin and UNC, she authored research questionnaires, trained, and supervised doctoral students in the clinical administration and scoring of individual psychological tests and structured clinical interviews.

Amanda received her M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from UT-Austin, her B.A. in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, and earned a Certification in the Management Development Program at the Kenan-Flagler Graduate School of Business at UNC.

She lives in Chapel Hill, NC and is active in organizations dedicated to eliminating homelessness and hunger in her com-munity, including the Inter-Faith Council. She enjoys running and weight training. Her favorite leisure activities revolve around friends and family, dogs, reading and outdoor activities during any season except summer.