Alana Nichols | the most inspiring person ever?

Nov 10, 2016

On today’s show we talk with 5 time, 3 sport, 2x gold medal winning Paralympic legend, Alana Nichols.

What we discuss on today’s show

  • What drives someone from the point of considering ending her life, to becoming a 5 time, 3 sport, 2x gold medal winning Paralympian and inspiring millions of people?
  • Insight into what many Americans feel after Donald Trumps election as President and choosing faith, hope & love over pessimism, cynicism and hatred.
  • What makes a great coach?
  • You can only truly build resilience and strength by going through the fire.
  • How a person can develop the psychology to believe becoming a paraplegic was the best thing that ever happened to her.
  • Approaching wellness when your career involves risking and hammering your body daily.
  • Advancements in finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.
  • What to expect at the Extreme Leadership Program in Aspen, January 2017 (
  • Leaving a legacy, which has everything to do with gratitude and giving thanks for what we have, and giving back.
  • How to support Adaptive Athlete programs:
  • Watch her incredible story on 60 Minutes Sports here.
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