Amber Noble Garland is a true renaissance woman, wife, mother, entrepreneur, author, speaker, business coach, mentor and civic leader.
Amber spent a decade as a marketing & promotion executive in the radio industry, before being recruited to the global music powerhouse, Def Jam Records in 2001. There, she devoted 6 years to the music label founded by entertainment icon, Russell Simmons. Her role initially placed her as the right hand to the company’s former President & CEO. She was promoted to the roles of marketing director & product manager for global music icons like Jay-Z, LL Cool J, The Roots, Patti LaBelle, Lionel Richie and The Isley Brothers.
Since 1996, Amber has negotiated nearly $20 million dollars in contracts for her clients in the areas of radio, television, book deals, speaking engagements and brand endorsements. As a high-profile talent manager of 20 years, she’s played an integral part in the career development and expansion for syndicated radio personalities, an HGTV host, best-selling authors, a Golden Globe award-winner and a four-time boxing world champion.
Amber is a licensed Realtor and Broker-Associate, who has received numerous awards for her record-breaking production and annual sales volume. She has been responsible for closing nearly $60 million in real estate transactions on behalf of buyers and sellers. She serves as a Tech Ambassador/Instructor/Trainer for Keller Williams Realty. She’s been featured nationally on the DIY Network, and has been a frequent real estate expert contributing commentary regarding housing trends on New Jersey 101.5 FM.
Amber co-wrote the national best-selling books, “Driven Success,” “Mastering The Art Of Success” and “Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying A Home.” To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of being completely self-employed during the US economic recession, she will publish “Unapologetically Ambitious,” a memoir meets how-to book chronicling how she left the prestigious “dream job” and landed on her feet, at a very rough time in our nation’s history.
She’s been a dynamic speaker for Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur’s Summit and alongside Barbara Corcoran at Inc. Magazine’s summit for female entrepreneurs, and at Kean University, Seton Hall University and Princeton University.
With a strong desire to help people rise above their current life challenges and live their best lives, Amber founded the Noble Acts Of Kindness (NAOK) Foundation, a non-profit committed to improving the quality of life for disabled seniors, special needs children (affected by developmental delay disorders such as Autism and ADHD) and families displaced from their homes due to hardship.
Amber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism & Mass Media from Temple University, and a certificate of completion from her studies at Harvard University’s Negotiation Institute. She is a Founding Member Of The Les Brown Maximum Achievement Team. Amber resides in Central NJ with her 5-year old daughter, Leah, and her husband, Wesley, who works in law enforcement.