TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, Podcast Host, Nike Sponsored Athlete & Nationally Recognized Fitness Coach who overcame 34 surgeries to save her leg from amputation after a near-fatal accident. She is known as the “resilience queen” and her message of grit, grace, and perseverance is driving results and helping people reach peak performance in every area of their life.
Amberly Lago is a TEDx Speaker, Podcast Host, Coach, Entrepreneur, and leading expert in the field of resilience and transformation. She is the best-selling author of True Grit and Grace and empowers people around the world by sharing her story of how she turned a tragedy into triumph.
At age 38, Amberly’s life was turned upside down when she was hit by an SUV while riding her motorcycle. Recovering from 34 surgeries to save her leg from amputation, she was diagnosed with an incurable chronic pain disease. As a result, she lost her fitness business and had zero self-confidence.
Hopeless after trying any and everything for her chronic pain, she spiraled into a depression. She wanted to give up. Then one night while she was lying in her hospital bed, her life flashed before her eyes…
She remembered something her grandfather had said, “You have a shovel in your hand. You can either lean on it and pray for a hole or start digging.” Right then and there, she realized she had a choice. She could either give up and give in to the pain or start digging and fighting to create something positive out of her circumstances.
Today, Amberly is a true inspiration of motivation and resilience. Through her book, coaching methods, and workshops she has curated unique tools to teach others how to tap into their superpower of resilience and persevere through any of life’s challenges. She offers hope and solutions for anyone (like her) to live life to the fullest. Amberly has most recently been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The Doctors, Hallmark, and has contributed to magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Health, Keynote Speaker Magazine, and Disability Magazine.