Motivational Speaker, Athlete
The Amy Purdy keynotes focus on overcoming and coping with life's unexpected challenges. In particular, Purdy recounts her obstacle of losing both her legs to bacterial meningitis.
Currently, Purdy is a professional Motivational Speaker and the Co-Founder of 'Adapative Actions Sports,' an NGO that provides ski and snowboard equipment to the Paralympics. Prior to her current position, Purdy was a licensed Massage Therapist and Makeup Artist. She was also a spokesperson for 'Element Skateboards' and a model for a 'Nikki Sixx' Project. She was been featured in 'Fugue Magazine,' an arts and culture magazine and 'Women's Health Magazine' and made an appearance in a Madonna music video.
In 2002, she received a grant from 'Challenged Athletes Foundation,' which allowed her to travel to snowboarding competitions within the United States. After a minor surgery, she entered the USASA where she won medals in three different events. Apart from being a three-time world cup medalist, Purdy also teaches and organizes skate and snowboard camps for youth and wounded veterans.
The Amy Purdy keynotes advocate for individuals to make the best out of dire circumstances and overcome life's unexpected obstacles to fulfill their goals, just as she did.