Dr. Amy Tiemann is a Stanford-trained neuroscientist who has taken her insight and expertise far beyond the laboratory into the wide world of human behavior. She is a sought-after parenting commentator who reinvented motherhood for a new generation of women. She is also an expert in personal safety and abuse prevention through her work with Kidpower, as well as her advocacy to improve college campus safety.

Understanding that media is now the ultimate way to reach people and influence opinion, she has become a producer of socially relevant projects through her companies, Spark Productions and Manifold Recording media studio.


President, Spark Productions

Produced by Coffee Bluff Pictures in association with Spark Productions.

Spark Productions is a Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based independent media production company that adds a spark of insight, energy and momentum to every project it touches, in order to bring great stories to life as feature or documentary films. The company currently has seven projects in the development pipeline. Learn more about the new award-winning documentary Olympic Pride, American Prejudice that is already changing history. Spark Productions Website.

Amy Tiemann is a smart and passionate film producer and a tremendous asset to have in my corner.Deborah Riley Draper, Writer/Director, Coffee Bluff Pictures


Amy Tiemann is a teacher at heart and she enjoys sharing her expertise through a wide range of speeches and workshops. She has presented to many K-12 public, independent and Montessori schools, and respected universities including Stanford, Brown, and UNC-Chapel Hill.

She has spoken with mothers’ groups across the world about reinvention and self-care, and she is currently focused on the areas of leadership, personal safety and self-defense, and skills for healthy relationships. She has worked with respected companies including Red Hat and Cisco, and a wide variety of organizations from the Tokyo-American Club to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. She is a dynamic presenter for workshops, conferences and keynote speeches. For more information and potential presentation topics, visit her Media Kit.

Amy Tiemann brings a scientist’s mind, a seeker’s eye and a mother’s heart to her work as a writer and commentator on the issues that matter most.Karen Maezen Miller, author of Momma Zen


Take charge of your safety! Kidpower workshops teach personal safety skills to reduce bullying, abuse and other violence, training people of all ages. Amy Tiemann is proud to be work extensively with this global nonprofit leader in personal safety education through Kidpower North Carolina, and as a member of the organization’s International Leadership Team. Dr. Tiemann is currently co-authoring the book Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels of Society with Kidpower Founder and Executive Director Irene van der Zande. For more information on Kidpower North Carolina workshops, visit the Kidpower website.  To book Dr. Amy Tiemann for a speech, please visit her Media Kit.

Kidpower has an exceptional track record in the fields of personal safety and violence prevention. Gavin de Becker, noted safety expert and author of The Gift of Fear.

Black Belt

Martial arts has been Amy’s passion for the past four years. This summer the Tiemanns became an “all-black-belt family” as Amy earned her shodan black belt in To-Shin Do Ninjutsu, joining her husband and daughter at that rank. Amy has found that ninjutsu training is a great family activity and fantastic opportunity for personal growth, always learning something new and stretching beyond self-limiting boundaries. She is grateful for the amazing teachers and training partners she has found at Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts!



Book Dr. Amy Tiemann for your show, interview or event.

Dr. Tiemann is available for television, radio and print interviews as well as workshops and speeches. The Media Kit contains photos, one-sheets with story ideas, and links to recent and archival media coverage. View our Media Kit.