Amy Jordan Speaks

Award Winning Author, Speaker, Coach, Choreographer

https://www.amyjordanspeaks.com

Amy Jordan is an Award-Winning author, speaker, coach and choreographer.

She embodies her mantra, 'Dance Because You Can.'

Amy’s professional and personal experiences have given her the insight needed to help others.  Her life has been full of unexpected challenges,  sending her on a journey that transformed trauma into triumph.

Amy has Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes and fought most of her life to hide it.  As a professional dancer, she experienced complications from the diabetes that caused her to lose sight in one eye becoming legally blind.

Unable to continue her dance career, she turned her attention to supporting others living with diabetes.  This began her life-long work as an advocate and motivator.  She founded SWEET ENUFF Movement to help prevent childhood obesity through dance and exercise.  It  was a top 5 national finalist of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘End Childhood Obesity Challenge.’

Life challenged Amy again when she was hit and run over by a New York City express bus.  The accident nearly ended her life and her leg came close to being amputated. She used her dance training and discipline to survive 20 surgeries, and against all odds, regained use of her leg walking and even danced again.

Her determination and indomitable spirit carried her through grueling years of rehabilitation, and  her inner strength enabled her to return to fitness classes.  She began choreographing and returned to her essence as a dancer in 2014,  founding The Victory Dance Project, a NYC-based professional dance company.

Amy Jordan is on a mission to encourage everyone to Transform Trauma to Triumph and'Dance Because You Can.'  Her book of the same name 'Dance Because You Can' 5 Steps to Transform Trauma to Triumph won the 2019 EVVY Award for best non fiction book.  

Ms. Jordan is also featured in a full length documentary film 'Amy's Victory Dance.' Director Brian Thomas is a two-time Emmy nominee and award winning director. Brian has worked with such icons as Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Liza Minnelli and Pink among others.  

Amy is a sought-after motivational speaker and coach, sharing her unique, D.A.N.C.E. philosophy in her signature presentation Dance Because You Can. She believes that the process of Creating Your Own Victory Dance is the key to success in business, leadership and life.

 

 

 

Displaying stories 1-23 of 23 in total
Community//

The bucket list I never knew I had until I gave up my fear!

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Maybe it’s passing the 50-year mark. Maybe it’s having just survived this long. Maybe it’s just not caring anymore.

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

What’s your “space” box look like?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Watching the news one-night last week was a HUGE mistake . . .what actions are you taking to stay in your own lane?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

What’s your big new dream? Is it bright and bold?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Asking For Help, A Powerful Skill That We All Could Learn From

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Shoe shopping made me CRY…

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Taking Charge Of Uncomfortable Situations Gets You The Results You Deserve

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Taking A Break Can Save You from The Edge Of Insanity

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Do You Use Manipulation To Get What You Want? How’s That Working For You?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Throw away the past: Literally!

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Struggling with an assignment or goal? Just START!

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

How many of us put the hard things off, instead of first?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Reminder . . .What we focus on MATTERS!

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

What the hell. Just go for it!

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Valentine’s Day: The Most Hated Day of the Year.

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

That’s right! Sit down right now and take a breath, maybe even two

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Are You in the Tunnel between What Was and What’s next?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Uncomfortable Using Your Voice?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Got the Never Doing Enough Syndrome?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

You CAN be sad or struggling & still grateful?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

I finally stopped hating my body!

by Amy Jordan Speaks
Community//

Is Covid 19 Humanizing Us?

by Amy Jordan Speaks
We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.