I love giving talented students the opportunity to grow their gifts in the publishing world and find ways to walk forward in their dreams and callings.
Over the years, I've have had the honor of mentoring many creatives-in-training and have had great joy in seeing them grow and go on to accomplish some amazing things.
If you are a college or high school student in the publishing, marketing or web field and are flexible, self-motivated, can work on a deadline & are willing to jump in the deep end, I can give you the opportunity to grow your skills and your portfolio.
Also, bear in mind that Leading Hearts magazine is a Christian Magazine for Women Leaders, so if your heart is focused on this kind of ministry, shoot your bio sheet and creative samples to me via email.
feelin' the love endorsements
"Amber and I have worked on publishing and creative projects for over ten years, and she still comes up with fresh ideas and elevates the end result. I have watched her published products win awards repeatedly, and the staff she has led grow into positions of influence."
—Ken Peckett, director of CBA and international sales for Charisma House
"Amber's work is so amazing, it's award-winning amazing."
—Linda Evans Shepherd, publisher, best-selling author and president of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association
“Amber is the BEST in the BIZ! If you want to learn how to be professional, polished and create some PIZAZZ by learning to unleash your creativity in a way that makes a REAL DIFFERENCE, then hang out with Amber! Everything she touches becomes 100% A+ quality!"
—Pam Farrel, international speaker, author of 44 books including bestselling Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti love-wise.com
"Amber is an ‘iron sharpens iron’ creative with a heart to give others opportunities to move forward in their unique giftings. As a seasoned entrepreneurial & leadership coach, I find Amber’s innovative insight, abilities and wisdom refreshingly motivating as she challenges the business-as-usual mindset.”
—Dr. Svetlana Papazov, executive leadership coach & lead pastor of Real Life Church & Real Life Center for Entrepreneurial & Leadership Excellence—Midlothian, Virginia
"I thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to work with Amber Weigand-Buckley as a contributor for Leading Hearts magazine! She’s savvy, creative and has the perfect intuitive eye for all things entertaining, quirky, poignant and lovely."
—Rhonda Rhea, TV host, author and humor columnist for Leading Hearts
"My journalism career would not be where it is today if it weren’t for my internship with Amber Weigand-Buckley in Springfield, Missouri. I started working with her my sophomore year in college, and that set the trajectory of my entire career.
Amber trusted me to write cover stories, come up with headlines, give input on the content of the articles, sit in on high-profile meetings and even interview top artists. No other mentor before or since then trusted me with so much responsibility, nor did anyone offer such thoughtful and wise guidance along the way.
Through my internship with Amber, I traveled with her to cover the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. While we were there, I interviewed some of Christian music’s most renown artists, and the important networking connections I made during those trips are ones I still have to this day.
My internship with Amber taught me the fundamentals of reporting as well as how to capture an audience’s attention. The skills I learned under her leadership are ones I still use today in my current position.
My career would not be where it is today without all of her support and leadership.
—Jennie Lissarrague, digital reporter at KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities
"As a fellow creative, I see Amber's mind always ticking away with ideas on how to take written ideas and messages and creatively blend into beautiful word-art visuals. She has the unique ability to get into the mind of her clients and unfold their established branding to increase their vision and impact in the marketplace. I loved how she was able to take the branding of my 200-page book and translate the look and feel seamlessly into two pages of magazine content."
—Kinda Wilson, TEDx Speaker, University Instructor, Author Entrepreneur
"Passion for ministry to young and old alike is evident when Amber begins to share what’s in her heart. Her sense of conviction will inspire you to yearn for a deeper walk. Challenging you to pursue God’s purpose in your life and unleash the gifts God has given you to go. She creatively encourages you to go out into the world, meet people on their level and present to them the God of the here and now. She uses her background as an author to give animated illustrations and portrayals of her personal life experiences and skillfully weaves them into a tapestry of truth."
—Linda Morrison Women's Ministries Unlimited New York District Director
"Serving with Amber as an intern for Leading Hearts and Mission magazine was a phenomenal opportunity. Through this internship, I met incredible faith-based women who have proven to be role models, both personally and professionally. I have also gained invaluable work experience that has enabled me to get an up-close look at the publishing world."
—Briana Goforth, Evangel University
"Amber's editing and designs are a writer's dream come true. She makes words SPARKLE!"
—Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith, Physician, Speaker, Author and health columnist for Leading Hearts magazine
"The mock-up and meaningful explanation for my new book cover is great. Thank you for this wonderful talent. Please tell its creator, Amber, the impressive inspiration got me."
—Don Uhm, Author of The Signs and Involvement of God and Grace for the Undeserving (coming soon)
"Amber's creativity and design skills are phenomenal! She has the ability to chat with a client, review a few images, and develop a unique brand that's personal and fresh. I also appreciated her quick turnaround time—it is outstanding. Amber rocks!"
—Susan Stilwell, website and blog designer
"Amber is a creative who thinks outside the box. I’ve loved the colors and images she has used throughout my website—they are fresh, bold, and full of visual appeal. If you want your website to be contemporary and different, contact Amber."
—Poppy Smith, Inspirational Speaker, Author, & Christian Life Coach