quote-marksBILLIE CARN

Founder and Crazy Girl The Crazy Ones.org

“Crazy is believing you can learn from 100 crazy ones [aka business mavericks], then create a movement/business that helps to solve the world’s wicked problems.”

DEFINITION OF CRAZY

Comfort zone challenging innovative different thinking 
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Courage to pursue the impossible
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Living a life true to you
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CRAZY
And that’s how you change the world

BILLIE’S BIO

Billie Carn is Founder and Crazy Girl of thecrazyones.org – Helping you to set your crazy free.  Billie is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and has written for the Ministry of Entrepreneurship http://moefoundation.com with whom she gained her Institute of Leadership & Management recognised Executive Coach training.

Previously Billie was Child Health Lecturer at City University London where she specialized in adolescent health, research, leadership and management. She contributed to the book Caring for Children and Families and has published peer reviewed papers on both child and adolescent health and leadership.  She was simultaneously CEO [Caring Executive Officer] of Ki Resolutions a business coaching and consultancy company that helped people to climb their mountains by fulfilling themselves, both as individuals, teams and organizations to create business growth and to have some kind of impact on the basic well being of people in the world.  She was also the Research Lead for the Association for Coaching in London.

Billie holds a Masters in Child Health and a Masters in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership.  Her experience of working with children and their families in Accident and Emergency, Theatres  and Palliative Care gives her a unique set of skills she now applies to the field of business.

WHY BILLIE DOES WHAT SHE DOES

Billie believes in the crazy ones of today and every kid who gets told ‘Why can’t you be like everyone else?’ because they’re the crazy ones of tomorrow.

Her mission is to inspire craziness in the sane world – life and business.

Billie is a crazy, fun, adventurous, brave, inspiring, emotionally intelligent go getter who believes that everything is possible, and uses an obtuse polymath approach to solution finding and is happy to fail big time in the process of striving for this; as long as she is learning along the way and being true to who she is.

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

Are correlated to our childlike state where we believe that everything is possible, that’s why I have a playroom and not an office.

WHO INSPIRES BILLIE

Anyone who is brave enough to be true to themselves, takes their crazy idea and runs with it.

KEY LEARN

‘How much I’ve still got to learn.’

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…

“I LOVE that you’re doing this!
Though you do have some names people recognize I must say, I love that most of the names of the people you’re talking to are not public figures. Works like this so often rely on the recognizable names that what ends up happening is they all look the same. I think it’s inspiring to hear about the true mavericks who are out there doing it – not just talking about it. They are the true inspirations. I wish you good luck with the project and hope you’ll let us know when it’s done so we can read some of the amazing stories you’re collecting. Really good stuff. I’m proud to march side by side with you to inspire people to do what inspires them. Inspire on!”

— Simon Sinek, Leadership Guru and Author

“Pretty cool that you learn a different approach to innovation & by interviewing a lot of people to get a feel for what’s going on out there and what makes innovation tick in a way, and that’s what unique…that got me intrigued a bit….greatest most fun and energising interview I’ve ever had.”

— Soren Holm VP Future Lab, LEGO

“I’ve been interviewed for 60 Minutes and Bloomberg, but this is the most creative. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.”

— Marty Cooper Chairman & Co-Founder Dyna LLC

“It’s fine to be a square peg in a round hole, it’s fine to be the one’s who are there to challenge, to push, but what I love about your book is you’re actually saying how, because those people didn’t know how Picasso thought, or don’t know how Ted Turner thinks or don’t know how Maria Cullus thought, and all those people, that’s what you’re doing here which is very special; you’re trying to unlock the formula.”

— Mike Abel Chief Executive and Co-Founder M&CSaatchi Abel

“…sounds like an innovative project, and admirable that you donate 10% of income to helping children.”

—Dan Millman, author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior