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Amy Purdy

Former "Dancing with the Stars" Contestant & Paralympic Professional Snowboarder

Former "Dancing with the Stars" Contestant & Paralympic Professional Snowboarder

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Denver, CO, USA
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Amy Purdy Biography

Amy Purdy has a history of overcoming significant challenges, which have led her to accomplish a variety of feats. From an early age, Purdy had a deep-rooted love for snowboarding and travel. After contracting Bacterial Meningitis at 19 and losing both of her legs below the knees, she has continued to pursue her passions. She transitioned her love for snowboarding into a professional para-snowboarding career, which took her to the Paralympics. She also explored new avenues, like dancing and public speaking.

Purdy is a professional para-snowboarder, a three-time Paralympic medalist, and a 2014 bronze and 2018 silver medalist in the Paralympics, making her one of the most successful Paralympic snowboarders in US history. She retired from competitive sports in 2022. Beyond her sports career, Purdy is a New York Times best-selling author, having released a memoir titled "On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs To Learning The Dance Of Life" in 2014. She is also a highly sought-after international motivational speaker and has shared the stage with Oprah Winfrey in sold-out arenas across the country.

Continuing her diverse career path, Purdy was featured in a Toyota Camry advertisement during the 2015 Super Bowl. She also was a contestant on season 18 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with partner Derek Hough, and finished as the runner-up. Purdy continued to demonstrate her dance skills when she performed in front of a vast audience during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, showcasing a unique dance routine with a KUKA robotic arm. In 2017, she took on the role of Cultural Envoy, traveling to Brazil on behalf of the Ambassador and Consul General to inspire women, youth, and communities.

With her resilience and inspiring journey, Purdy has reached a broad audience. Through her TED talk, motivational speeches, social media platforms, and appearances on shows like "The Amazing Race 21," Purdy continues to inspire countless individuals with her "Live Inspired" message. She also co-founded Adaptive Action Sports, further solidifying her commitment to inspire and enable others facing physical challenges.

Amy Purdy Speaking Topics

  • Living Beyond Limits

    Prepare to be moved, as NY Times Best Selling Author and Oprah Super Soul 100 Thought Leader Amy Purdy takes the stage, sharing her breathtaking story of resilience and triumph in the face of adversity. Amy recounts the unimaginable loss of both her legs at the age 19 and her remarkable rise to becoming a professional snowboarder, 3x Paralympic Medalist and runner up on the ABC hit show "Dancing With the Stars."

    In this empowering talk, Amy weaves in the themes of creativity, clarity and commitment into an emotional rollercoaster of powerful storytelling that will take you from tears to cheers and redefine what it means to be inspired. This captivating session promises to be an unforgettable experience, igniting a fire within you to embrace your own challenges, break barriers, and unlock your fullest potential.

  • Inspiration / Motivation

    Within that category, you’ll be hard pressed to find too many better. Fundamentally, she is telling her own story, but therein she hits:

    • Creativity / Problem Solving • Overcoming Obstacles • Technology • Living a Purpose Driven Life • #LiveInspired as she calls it.

Amy Purdy Videos

  • Amy Purdy Opens Up About Her 2-Year Battle to Walk Again
    Amy Purdy reveals her courageous journey to walk once more. After undergoing 7 surgeries, the Paralympian says, "We are fighting to keep everything...
  • How to Live Beyond Your Limits And Achieve Your Dreams | Amy Purdy
    Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy delivers a goose pimple inducing speech about losing her legs, finding silver linings and marching forward. This is...
  • Living beyond limits | Amy Purdy | TEDxOrangeCoast
    Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make....

Amy Purdy Books

  • On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life
    On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life

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Amy Purdy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Living Beyond Limits and Inspiration / Motivation. The estimated speaking fee range to book Amy Purdy for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Amy Purdy generally travels from Denver, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bethany Hamilton, Laurie Hernandez, Melissa Stockwell, Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amy Purdy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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