Jamie MoCrazy Bio
Teaching others how to build habits that control their "luck" after trauma.
Jamie MoCrazy grew up on the ski slopes. By the time she was 18 years old, she had won Junior World Championships and moved to Utah to continue training as a professional slopestyle and halfpipe skier.
However, in 2015, Jamie crashed at the World Tour Finals, went into a coma, and became paralyzed. In an instant, Jamie went from being one of the world’s best slopestyle skiers to relearning basic gross motor skills like walking upstairs and riding a bike.
Jamie didn’t let the results of this horrific accident keep her down. Instead, she worked hard to recover, leaning on her friends and family for support, and charged forward in life with optimism.
Eight months after the accident, Jamie started skiing again. Shortly after, she started college and began her motivational speaking journey to inspire others to create luck in the face of trauma.
In one of Jamie’s presentations, the audience can expect entertaining, funny, and motivational storytelling that helps participants:
Set attainable goals
Approach struggles with a growth mindset
Recognize the value of teamwork and communication
Create luck in the outcomes of traumatic experiences
Learn how employees create the inner story of a company
Understand the importance of each employee’s contentment in life
Past clients and peers applaud Jamie's dynamic and motivational speaking style, as well as her ability to connect with her audience.
Mathew Garcia of Booking.com says, "Jamie has a beautiful story that is still unfolding—a story about empowerment, and circumventing life's challenges through the power of human perspective. Her project, Alternative Peaks, transcends the ski industry and has the ability to connect with all people as they stop to reflect on their own path throughout life. She is a gifted speaker with an amazing bubbly personality and is a perfect fit for the world of motivational speaking. The future sparkles with possibilities for Jamie and her path of sharing the Alternative Peaks message. We can't wait to see how it unfolds."
Kimberly Gorgens, a Ph.D. in Psychology, adds to this sentiment. She says, “Jamie is an extraordinary speaker. She sustained a severe brain injury and can boast the most extraordinary recovery which she credits to her family. She is paying her fortune forward and is now changing lives on the broadest possible platform. She is simultaneously informative, genuine, and vulnerable—the latter really makes her story about injury and rehabilitation come alive. Her brain and her skiing career are just two of a million remarkable things she has to offer.”
Since recovering from her accident, Jamie has spoken in front of audiences ranging from 20 to 1,000 people and presented at nonprofit galas, business conventions, and medical schools all over the globe.
She is currently studying neuroscience at Harvard and works as a celebrity ski guide and coach at Woodward Park City. When Jamie is not speaking, you can find her skiing, doing yoga or pilates, rock climbing, or mountain biking.