I'm Amy Burkett

 I’ve spent over 30 years in broadcast television as an anchor, reporter, executive producer and CEO. I’m grateful to say I’m a multi-Emmy Award winning journalist. It’s been a journey filled with lots of failures. Early in my career, I was terrified of FAILURE. I thought it was avoidable and a fate equal to death, but I’ve learned it’s really the secret to success.

My Story

I grew up in the small town of Uhrichsville, Ohio.  Most of my friends stayed in the great Buckeye state, but I dared to explore what life could be like outside my comfort zone.

    I became a possibility thinker, developed a growth mindset and went on to do things I never dreamed possible when I was growing up.

    I've led teams to 10 regional Emmy Awards. 

I took over the helm of a failed PBS station in Charlotte, North Carolina and have led its renaissance, paying back over a million dollars in debt, growing community impact, audience, and donors since 2013.

    My commitment to growth didn’t happen by accident.  I fell in love with learning through reading New York Times Bestselling author John C. Maxwell books.  I earned my certification as a Maxwell Leadership trainer, speaker and coach in 2012 and launched my own leadership consulting business to help others reach their potential.  I've got my Maxwell DISC certification to help clients better understand themselves and their team’s personality dynamics.

    My faith has been my North Star and my love of learning and commitment to continuous improvement have equipped me to share what I've discovered over a lifetime of leadership and broadcast journalism.  I published my first book in 2020. The 7D’s to Your Destiny was inspired by a leadership and career pathways program I created for inner city youth.  I've graduated over 700 students from the program so far. The Dirty F-Word:Lessons We Learn from Our Failures came out in 2023.

    I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and currently live with my photographer husband Rob outside of Charlotte, NC. Our son RJ is about to graduate from Clemson University.


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