Jamie MoCrazy grew up on the ski slopes. By the time she was 18 years old, she had won the Junior World Championships and moved to Utah to continue training as a professional slopestyle and halfpipe skier. When Jamie was 22, with her eyes on reaching the Olympics and her whole career ahead of her, she attempted to land a jump and suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. Her life cartwheeled upside down in an instant.
Jamie went from being one of the world’s best slopestyle skiers to relearning basic motor skills like walking up stairs and riding a bike. At the time of her crash, Jamie’s sister Jeanee started the hashtag #MoCrazyStrong, which connected supporters globally and developed into the creation of the nonprofit MoCrazy Strong Inc., 501c3 status awarded in September 2022. Jamie has recovered and rebuilt her high performance to achieve acclaim as a rising motivational speaker, and she also co-directed the award-winning short documentary #MoCrazyStrong that had its global premiere at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival on Saturday, February 25th and went on to 10 film festivals (so far) as well as screening on Capital Hill in Washington DC for brain injury advocacy.
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Motivation | Overcoming Adversity
Is your company experiencing a merger or a change in leadership? Are you questioning how to minimize stress at the office, or how to rebuild your company's identity in a new market? How will you face the pressures life has confronted you with? Jamie had to learn how to rebuild her identity and high-performance skills after her accident and brain injury. Her presentation helps audiences develop personal and team resilience in the face of uncertainty. Along with her inspirational story, Jamie provides actionable takeaways the audience can apply to their own situations.
In order to become the first woman in the world to double flip at X-Games, Jamie had to believe she could perform at her own personal best. "Be your own personal best" is a mantra that Jamie's mom imparted to her at an early age. She was taught to never let society's expectations influence her dreams about what she could accomplish, and her dream of becoming a world-class skier came true through hard work and consistency. Jamie loves speaking to women's groups and will customize her presentation format and focus areas depending on the group's goals.
TBI medicine and recovery
According to a study by Finkelstein and colleagues, the cost to society from traumatic brain injury is 76.5 billion dollars annually. Acquired brain injury is the second most prevalent disability in the US estimated at 13.5 million Americans. Brain injuries are frequently not identified and go untreated. Jamie gives a voice backed by science to the invisible struggles of TBI survivors, and shares her own six-step system for recovering from a TBI:
- Understand the invisible deficits from brain injury
- Learn how contemporary medicines all lead to the best result in recovery
- Set attainable goals to reach growth goals
- Think creatively and take unexpected paths to get to the destination
- Stay positive as language matters
- Climb an alternative peak
Past clients and peers applaud Jamie's dynamic and motivational speaking style, as well as her ability to connect with her audience. Since recovering from her accident, Jamie has spoken in front of audiences ranging from 20 to 1,000 people and presented at non-profit galas, business conventions, wellness conferences, and higher educational institutions all over the globe.