meet the team.

Amanda Hughes

Founder and Chief Creator

Amanda is a business owner, former NCAA Division I coach, community creator, and all-around adventure seeker. She attributes her success to leading from the heart, with empathy and compassion, making personal growth a priority, and seizing every opportunity.

Amanda, a Syracuse native, is founder and owner of two local businesses. The Ice Cream Stand, in Clinton Square, is a Downtown Syracuse destination for desserts (of course), live music, stand-up comedy, happy hours, and other events featuring local talent. Everyone is encouraged to indulge in life's simple pleasures!

Jayne's Collective is her newest (ad)venture. Doors opened (virtually for now) on May 11, and the collective offers daily online sessions to keep you growing and moving forward...even if you feel you're stuck at home. She is also founder of November Project Syracuse and a lululemon Ambassador.

Regardless of the endeavor, Amanda is focused on bringing people together in fun and creative ways

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Jaime "JJ" Weisberg

Chief Collaborator & Resident Coach

Jaime, aka JJ, collaborates on content development, program delivery and coaching support - focused on member well-being, resilience, connection and goal meeting (…let’s make that goal smashing!). Her mission at jayne’s is to help its members THRIVE!

She is the founder of Northbound, a coaching, consulting and training company rooted in the science of positive psychology.  She holds a Certification in Applied Positive Psychology, a BS in Human Development from Cornell University and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach and Certified Resilience Trainer.  She offers one-on-coaching, consulting services and delivers workshops and training series for organizations.  Ultimately, she considers herself a Human Potentialist, helping others tap into their strengths and unlimited potential for growth, well-being and individual definition of success.  

On the personal side - she loves Syracuse University Basketball (Let’s go Orange!), drawing, running, seeing what she’s capable of, staring at the sky, Japanese food, live music, reading too many books at once, all things nature and adventuring the world with her family and friends.

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