I’m super honored to have been a guest on this incredible Podcast with two amazing ladies!
Here’s the intro of what the podcast is all about – FEET FIRST:
“Ali Ingersoll had a somewhat charmed upbringing, attending boarding school abroad, going on amazing adventures and taking advantage of every opportunity that showed up. Then a life-changing accident happened when Ali took a head-first dive into shallow water. Feet First not only describes Ali’s plea for anyone jumping into shallow water, but also how she has lived her life, both before and after the accident. While she is now restricted to a wheelchair, Ali continues to live life to the fullest – wait until you hear her dating stories (sorry, guys, she is now happily married!) – we were both laughing hysterically. This in no way means Ali hasn’t had ups and downs – indeed, she speaks very candidly about her challenges and dark days. However, in her toughest moments, she has developed an incredible resilience and a “radical acceptance” that we cannot help being inspired by.
Ali reminded us of this quote which we think perfectly sums up how she lives her life:
Disasters lead to the best stories – Ali Ingersoll
Ali Ingersoll is a day trader, consultant, disability advocate, writer, blogger, editor, and public speaker. She started her advocacy mission after being repeatedly denied medically necessary equipment by insurance companies over the last 10 years since becoming a C6 quadriplegic and full-time wheelchair user after a shallow water diving accident.”
Ali’s passion lies in coaching people with disabilities on how to improve their quality of life by teaching them to self-advocate in order to live a life of independence, dignity, and grace.
Ali has a firm philosophy of paying it forward by giving back to the community through outreach, working together, and building each other up. She believes it’s important to band together as one in order to affect the greatest change on the national stage and in local communities.”