60 episodes

After losing both my legs at the age of 19 I bounced forward to become a 3-time Paralympic medalist, one of Oprah’s top 100 thought leaders, a New York Times best-selling author, a Dancing with the Stars runner up, and a world-renown motivational speaker.

I’m here to challenge you with one thing: How can you use your current situation to get ahead? How can you not just survive the challenges you are facing but actually thrive because of them.

After all, it's not about bouncing back to who we once were, it's about bouncing forward to all that we can be.

Bouncing Forward with Amy Purdy Amy Purdy

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 437 Ratings

After losing both my legs at the age of 19 I bounced forward to become a 3-time Paralympic medalist, one of Oprah’s top 100 thought leaders, a New York Times best-selling author, a Dancing with the Stars runner up, and a world-renown motivational speaker.

I’m here to challenge you with one thing: How can you use your current situation to get ahead? How can you not just survive the challenges you are facing but actually thrive because of them.

After all, it's not about bouncing back to who we once were, it's about bouncing forward to all that we can be.

    We Have A Goal: Sport and Sustainability with IOC Young Leaders

    We Have A Goal: Sport and Sustainability with IOC Young Leaders

    In the final episode of We Have a Goal, we explore how sport can contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on the environmental dimension. Team USA Paralympic medalist Amy Purdy and IOC Young Leaders discuss ways in which to consider sustainability practices at an individual and collective level using sport as a catalyst and helping link our everyday activities with the bigger impact of climate change.

    • 32 min
    We Have A Goal: Sport and Inclusion with IOC Young Leaders

    We Have A Goal: Sport and Inclusion with IOC Young Leaders

    Reducing inequality is key in creating more inclusive communities. In this third episode of We Have a Goal, Team USA Paralympic medalist Amy Purdy and IOC Young Leaders discuss the inequalities which currently exist for individuals and groups, with a special focus on those with disabilities. A subject close to Amy’s heart, we pay particular attention to how sport can play a positive role in designing and making inclusive spaces for the benefit of both individuals and communities.

    • 32 min
    We Have A Goal: Sport and Peacebuilding with IOC Young Leaders

    We Have A Goal: Sport and Peacebuilding with IOC Young Leaders

    The second in the four-episode podcast series “We Have a Goal” focuses on promoting peace through sport. 

    Paralympian Amy Purdy is joined by three inspiring IOC Young Leaders: Sophia Papamichalopoulos, OLY (Cyprus), Waleed Abu Nada (Jordan) and Elena Mercedes Haro Lima (Guatemala). They discuss how, through using sport as a catalyst, their IOC Young Leader projects contribute to peacebuilding in their respective communities. Their inspirational stories bring to life how sport can play a powerful role in securing sustainable and peaceful futures for all, which is the global theme of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2022.

    • 33 min
    We Have a Goal: Sport and Gender Equality with IOC Young Leaders

    We Have a Goal: Sport and Gender Equality with IOC Young Leaders

    How does sport help us change the world for the better? In We Have a Goal, a four-episode podcast series supported by Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic, Paralympian and motivational speaker Amy Purdy talks to IOC Young Leaders about their own journeys and how they’re driving change in the areas of gender equality, inclusion, sustainability and peacebuilding.

    The first out of four episodes of the podcast series “We Have a Goal” focuses on gender equality. Paralympian Amy Purdy is joined by three inspiring IOC Young Leaders Aneta Grabmüllerová, Olympian Jemima Montag, and Adriana Escobar as they share how they are working towards gender balance in sport, on and off the field of play.

    • 30 min
    Amy Cuddy: Living Inspired Through Uninspiring Times and The Importance Of Supporting One Another

    Amy Cuddy: Living Inspired Through Uninspiring Times and The Importance Of Supporting One Another

    Dr. Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist, bestselling author, award-winning Harvard lecturer, and expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. She is also one of Amy Purdy's best friends.

    Amy and Amy talk about how their friendship helps both of them live inspired lives.  

    In This Episode


    Why they value their friendship so much: they support each other and remind each other of their strengths.
    Amy Purdy’s example of being bullied on social media and how Amy Cuddy stood up for her. How important it is that we all have each other’s backs whenever bullying takes place.
    How to deal with bullies: direct your focus onto supporting the object of bullying, as opposed to attacking the bully. 
    Are we all suffering from Post Pandemic Flux Syndrome?
    Amy Cuddy’s advice for finding inspiration for everyone going through a transition or challenge


    Today’s Guest

    Learn more about Amy Cuddy on her website.

    Keep in Touch

    Follow Amy on Instagram: @amypurdygurl Call or text Amy: 970-747-3400 Join Amy's email list

    My Live Inspired jewelry collection with Tiny Tags is now available. I designed this jewelry collection for you, and I hope that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most. See the entire collection here.

    • 42 min
    Jonathan Fields: How To Align Your Work With Your Purpose and Build A Career That Lights You Up

    Jonathan Fields: How To Align Your Work With Your Purpose and Build A Career That Lights You Up

    Jonathan Fields is an award-winning author, Webby-nominated producer, business owner and host of The Good Life podcast. Jonathan’s focus is on maximizing human potential and is the driving force behind Sparketypes.

    Jonathan Fields and Amy Purdy dive head first into how to find inspiration in your career and how to know when it’s time to start a new job in order to live an inspired life.

    In This Episode


    How the tragedy of 9/11 inspired Jonathan’s work
    How to make sure work “sparks” you and brings you to life.
    How to find your Sparketype
    Amy and Jonathan discuss their own Sparketypes and what this tool has taught them about how they function in the world

    Today’s Guest

    Jonathan Fields is an award-winning author, Webby-nominated producer, business owner and host of The Good Life podcast/ Be sure to check out his book SPARKED

    Take the assessment to discover the essential nature of work that fills you with meaning and lets you feel fully-expressed, alive with purpose and absorbed in flow ("sparked"). This is what Jonathan Fields calls a 'Sparketype.'

    Keep in Touch 

    Follow Amy on Instagram: @amypurdygurl
    Call or text Amy: 970-747-3400
    Join Amy's email list

    My Live Inspired jewelry collection with Tiny Tags is now available. I designed this jewelry collection for you, and I hope that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most. See the entire collection here.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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437 Ratings

437 Ratings

BP Writer ,

Great podcast, great content!

Recently came across the Bouncing Forward podcast and am really enjoying it! Loved the episode with Amy Cuddy about living an inspired life in uninspiring times. Learned so much about friendships, motivational tips, bullying and so many other amazing takeaways! Can't wait to listen to more episodes! Thank you!

Phil Cao ,

Amazing Podcast and Person

Her life story is astonishing and inspiring. It’s very hard to find people like this around and she is so humble/down to earth too! We all could learn so much by Amy’s vision with this podcast. Love it! Thank you so much!!

MooreMomentum ,

Incredible

I can’t begin to express the respect I have for Amy. She is a fighter, an inspiration, and is changing the world. Her podcast is nothing short of spectacular. Keep up the positive momentum!

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