When Billy Anderson was 5 years old his mom heard him crying in his room. She asked what was wrong and he replied, “You’re born, you live for a while, then you die. What’s the point?” He has spent the rest of his life figuring it out.
The secret lies in building courage in order to step out of our comfort zone regularly, allowing us to have a bigger impact and feel fulfillment in the process. Billy now builds more courageous leaders and organizations as an international speaker, executive leadership coach, and author of the book “Your Comfort Zone Is Killing You,”
Previously, he was an advertising manager in Europe and Canada, a fundraising director for UNICEF, an apple picker in New Zealand and a sugar cane farmer in Costa Rica. He also spent 10 years leading wilderness adventure trips for Outward Bound.
Billy Anderson continually steps out of his comfort zone in order to grow his courage “muscle.” He has jumped out of an airplane exactly 101 times. He has traveled to over 40 countries, including running with the bulls in Spain and swimming with sharks in South America. Billy has led humanitarian projects building an aqueduct in Central America and a school on a tiny island in the South Pacific ocean.
His personal fundraising projects include walking 120 miles in the middle of the Canadian winter to raise money for kids with cancer and carrying a canoe 26 miles to send needy kids to summer camp.
And he’s scared of the exact same things as everyone else: failure, looking stupid, and not being liked.
Why is Courage needed? Why is it so hard? How can we make it easier starting today?
Why are they needed? Why are they so hard? How can we make them easier starting today?
Empowering your team to take more ownership, be more innovative and inspire diversity begins with you stepping back so they can step up. We do this by giving fewer answers and asking more questions instead.
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“I’ve run conferences over the last 30 years and hired great keynote speakers. Billy Anderson is the best ever.”
CEO Paul Davis Inc.
“Billy was engaging and impactful. He went above and beyond.”
President of California Closets Retail, Inc.
“Billy possesses the rare combination of being immediately impactful and remarkably memorable. He reached people’s hearts and minds at the same time.”
President & CEO, FundServ Inc.
“Billy’s message of embracing courage truly resonated with us at our annual Leadership Conference. He left us questioning our old habits and empowered us to pursue our Values.”
President & CEO, Home Trust
“Billy took the entire organization through his interactive and fun values workshops to help us define our new organizational values. He then helped us incorporate them throughout the organization and translate them into behaviours which we can then hold each other accountable to.”
Executive Director, Canadian Olympic Foundation
When I find myself looking for excuses or procrastinating, the first thing that comes to my mind is: what would Billy say to me? He helped me realize that I’m the master of my own success.”
Miss United Nations
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