Billy Anderson is the founder of The Courage Crusade, helping you have the courage to be yourself. He is a speaker, coach, and author of Your Comfort Zone Is Killing You. Formerly an advertising manager in Europe, a fundraising executive for UNICEF, an apple picker in New Zealand and a sugar cane farmer in Costa Rica, Billy has traveled to over 35 countries. He ran with the bulls in Spain, swam with sharks in South America and built a school on a tiny island near Fiji. He has also jumped out of an airplane exactly 101 times.
Canadian-gone-international citizen, Billy Anderson jumped into his first experience abroad as a mere backpacker. Two months and twenty countries later, he was hooked. Fast forward to the present day, where Billy’s travels have taken him from France to the UK to Eastern Asia and beyond, as a humanitarian aid worker and even a sugar cane farmer.
He now makes his living as a Courage Coach while living in Ontario, Canada. Billy sees each plane, train, and bus ticket as a new lesson, making the world his classroom where travel molds him into “more of a learner than a judger,” a lesson that proves valuable in his Courage Coaching, too.
Learn more about his unusual (and inspiring) path in the video interview below. From the thrill of buying a one-way ticket or even just having the courage to stay a month – or two – off the decided career path, courage is an invaluable ingredient to not just traveling well, but also living your life well.
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