Inspiring High Performance
Expertise: professional cycling, World Championships, corporate culture, teamwork, and world travel.
Amy's humorous and engaging style immediately captures the audience's attention. With over 15 years in a corporate career and 3 years racing as a professional cyclist, Amy offers a unique and entertaining perspective with tales from the pro peloton and on corporate teams. The twists and turns in her stories are bolstered by meaningful insight and lessons learned. Every talk is designed to inspire tangible action. She compels the attendees to consider their personal boundaries, and challenges them to step outside of their comfort zones to discover untapped potential.
Her experiences deliver an intense understanding of teams, team building and doing the impossible making her an ideal keynote speaker for associations, sports teams, annual conferences, leadership and corporate events.
How to Unleash Your Grit and Tap into Mental Toughness
How to Chase Your Dreams and Define Success
Steps to get outside of your comfort zone (and why it matters)
What It Takes to Become a National Champion
What Makes a Great Team
THE WRONG SIDE OF COMFORTABLE
Chase your dream. Discover your potential. Transform your life.
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REALIZATION POINT TRAILHEAD (BOULDER, CO)
I could not have known at the time. I could not have fully understood, or even accepted the magnitude of the situation, or the symbolism of the sign that I was leaning against. As I stood, bent over my bike, heaving, my bodily functions not within my immediate control, I peered at the sign with my vision just coming back, it said: Realization Point Trailhead...
"Amy's account of her journey towards and through professional cycling is compelling and vivid. I felt like I was along on the ride with her! I love Amy's message of overcoming obstacles, not taking no for an answer, and pursuing her dreams and passions. This message can be applied to any area of our lives. I am in awe of Amy's physical and mental strength and perseverance. This is an amazing and quick read. It is packed with useful and relevant affirmations and tips." -Darcie C, New York
"An extremely readable book that will inspire anybody thinking of pursuing their passion. The journey of a professional cyclist is gruesome and challenging and Amy's vivid description provides the reader with a clear picture that getting your dream job is filled with physical, mental, and political challenges. The trade-offs, sacrifices, and grit are inspiring as is the unprecedented husband and family support. Some great research tells us that you can have a job, a career, or a calling of purposeful work and Amy's story is a terrific portrayal of that progression. You will be impressed with Amy and the tenacity in which she chased her goals but also you will learn about the fascinating international sport of women's cycling." -Laurence B, Lewisville, KY
Amy is a Colorado native, born in Fort Collins. She spent over 14 years in Financial Services in venture capital, a hedge fund and credit cards, living and working in various states and countries.
At the age of 34, she left the financial industry to pursue her passion and a career in professional bike racing. Amy raced all over the world and at the highest level of the sport. She was a member of the US National Team, holds a national title in the Team Time Trial and raced in the World Championships.
Amy has been a coach for over a decade. She hosts and coaches cycling camps. She is a Partner and Race Director of SBT GRVL, a gravel cycling event in Steamboat Springs.
Amy lives in Steamboat Springs with her English husband, Matt and their Boxador, Lucy.
When not writing, speaking or coaching...
What Others are Saying
I laughed and cried reading this...
Your description of your final race brought me to tears of joy and happiness and I've underlined and starred several pages to return to them when I need inspiration.
Thank you for your inspirational story
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your book. Your story has been a great help to me with my career choices.
Teacher, Coach, Spain
When she was done speaking I really wanted to “be” her
I saw Amy Charity, a former pro cyclist speak at Grand Fondo in Deep Creek, MD the summer of 2016. I was drawn to her confidence and inspired by her persistence. Mostly I was struck by the personal sacrifice she made—giving up a career, suspending her personal life, starving herself down to “pro weight material”—for a shot at greatness. She has something special and it conveys. When she was done speaking I really wanted to “be” her.
Owner - 1406 Group, Arlington, VA
OMG - Wonder Woman!!
Thank you for sharing this life experience and how we can all translate this to our own lives.
Longmont, CO, Retired
Inspiring, Insightful, Informative
Thank you for for writing this book and sharing your life and insights. It's inspiring, insightful, informative. I admire your tenacity and sacrifice.
Broomfield, CO, Chief Investment Officer
A great leader is never forgotten and Amy is hard to forget.
The most important characteristics of a great Coach and/or Leader are that they are knowledgeable of the sport, have patience, can motivate and is a good communicator. Amy possesses all of these important characteristics in addition to deeply caring about people. She has high personal standards and ambitions that are easily translated to motivate others. A great leader is never forgotten and Amy is hard to forget.
Chief Data Officer - State of Colorado, Denver, CO
Amy is a well versed, personable speaker. She has a very energetic and entertaining approach to coaching and speaking. She is engaging and motivating. Amy reinforces simple concepts that focus on creating a positive mindset that will dictate successful outcomes. Truly inspiring!
Teacher, Tucson, AZ
Provides valuable guidelines for life
The book is awesome, truly inspirational. Not only does it portray the person Amy is, but provides valuable guidelines for life. Loved the quotes and presentation.
Amy brings her pro cycling experience to training, along with superior character and motivation
Amy has demonstrated her ability to motivate athletes at all levels on the triathlon team. She treats all athletes as teammates spending time coaching and encouraging all riders. Her knowledge of training methods, technique, and performance potential has encouraged all team members to push their limits to achieve goals not previously recognized. I have definitely benefited from Amy's dedication and spirit.
Head Coach SSWSC Cross Country, Steamboat Springs, CO
Striking ability to stay positive and work hard
I first met Amy when I treated her for a musculoskeletal injury during Ironman training. In the years that I have known her since what has always struck me about Amy is her ability to stay positive and work hard to overcome the challenges laid before her. She got fit for the ironman, only to break her collar bone weeks before the race. She accepted her fate, refocused, rehabilitated and bounced back to complete Ironman Switzerland in a super time and with a super attitude
Physical Therapist, Felixtowe, England
Amy embraced the sport for the pure passion of it
Being overqualified for bike racing made Amy have the ability to embrace the sport for the pure passion of it. Her life experience and smarts made her a fierce competitor because even in the most challenging times in a race, she knew she chose to be there. This made her an inspiring teammate with contagious enthusiasm and dedication to mastering a skill, because why not?
Professional Cyclist, Petaluma, CA
Amy is every bit as inspiring a person as she is an incredible rider on the bike
Amy will humbly tear your legs off on a hard climb or a 150 mile ride and then offer encouragement when you beg for mercy. An incredible talent on the bike who seems to thrive the longer the ride goes on or the higher the mountain ascends into the clouds. Amy is a equally fun to spend time with off the bike, and with prodding she will humbly regale with stories of riding the entirety of the Tour de France route in 3 weeks or racing in the UCI World Championships or earning the privilege of wearing the Stars and Stripes by winning the USA National Championships. Her passion and love of the sport really shine through with everything she does.
Entrepreneur, Washington DC
Her story is a model for everyone to follow
Being Amy's coach was a highlight of my career. She is driven, intelligent and an extremely hard worker.
All keys to success in sport and in life. Her story is a model for everyone to follow.
Coach, Boulder, CO
You could have heard a pin drop
After knowing Amy Charity for 12 years and watching her many sacrifices to compete in the cycling world professionally, it was a thrill to see her do an equally professional job as a speaker. In July of 2017, she addressed a mixed-age group with a wide variety of backgrounds at Steamboat Springs High School and you could have heard a pin drop. As a writer and public speaker myself, I respect Amy’s abilities in both arenas as a way to bring her inspirational message to broad audiences. Her many experiences, and dedication to helping others succeed, contribute to her unique ability to coach others who are willing to “do what it takes” to reach their goals.
Author of award-winning Take Back Your Body, Steamboat Springs, CO
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