Baily Hancock

career & business strategist

Baily Hancock is a Career & Business Strategist

23: "How to Deal When Sh*t Hits the Fan" with Baily Hancock

Throughout our lives there will undoubtedly be times when, well, sh*t hits the fan. When life gets in the way of your carefully-laid plans, be it in your career, your business, or your personal life, how you deal with the situation (or don't) can have lasting ramifications. 

In this solo episode, I'll share with you something deeply personal that recently impacted my personal life (and therefore my business), and how I dealt with taking care of myself and my responsibilities in a way that honored both.

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22: "Creating a Career & Lifestyle with Purpose" with Kate Gremillion, Founder & CEO of Mavenly + Co.

If you were to ask most people whether having a career filled with purpose and meaning was important to them, the majority would say, "absolutely." In reality, finding purpose in your career can feel like a pipe dream that sounds great, but is way harder to achieve than we'd all like it to be. 

Kate Gremillion, Founder & CEO of Mavenly + Co. has spent her career helping people get the resources and mindset they need to pursue work that works for them. In this episode, Kate talks about how she's searched for and finally found purpose throughout her own career, and how ultimately the job that's provided her with the most meaning has been the one that's allowed her to help others find it in their careers.

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21: "The Secret to Staying in Love with Your Career" with Emily McDonald, Founder of The Stylist LA

Nobody loves their job every second of every day, even if it's their dream job. Finding ways to stay excited year after year in your career is the key to long-term happiness. Emily McDonald, Founder and CEO of The Stylist LA has spent the last nine years finding new elements of running her business to get excited about, going from launching The Stylist LA out of her living room in 2009 to dedicating herself to working on her business and not in her business in 2018.

In this episode, Emily shares with us where the idea for The Stylist LA came from, how the company's grown alongside her, and how she keeps from ever getting bored with the business year after year. 

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20: "Leveraging the 5-Year Itch" with Lara Dalch, Health & Lifestyle Coach

We've all heard of the 7-year itch in relationships, but many people experience something similar in their careers. Whether it's a 2, 5, or 7-year itch, knowing how to work with it instead of fear it is the key to having a career filled with fulfillment and purpose.

Lara Dalch has done exactly that throughout her career, going from teaching preschool to running promotions marketing for Comedy Central and the Cartoon Network to becoming a Certified Pilates Instructor to launching her own Health & Lifestyle Coaching business. Learning to use her professional boredom to discover the next exciting opportunity has kept Lara's career interesting and full of the variety so many of us crave. On this episode, hear Lara's tips for how to leverage your own professional itch into your next move in a way that doesn't make you come across as a job-hopping flake. 

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19: "How to Write a Resume that Doesn't Suck" with Michele Lando, Professional Resume Writer

In the age of LinkedIn, do you still even need a resume? Do you actually have to keep it to one page? Does anyone care if you have proficiency in Microsoft Office? Worry not - Michele Lando, Certified Professional Resume Writer and Founder of Write Styles has the answers to all our burning resume questions. From knowing how to position yourself best for a role in a new industry to writing a resume that stands out above the hundreds of others it'll most likely be sandwiched between, this episode is full of can't-miss tips from the resume queen herself. {Listen on iTunes}

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18: "Making a Living as a Multi-Passionate" with Emily Katz, Founder of Modern Macramé

By now you might know that I hate the advice of "follow your passion" because generally, it leads people to more frustration than happiness. Emily Katz, Founder of Modern Macrame is one of those rare humans who not only has followed her passion, she's launched one successful business after another doing just that. 

Hear Emily share her career story that includes more than one magical, synchronistic moment, and learn how she's managed to embrace and capitalize on her creative Multi-Passionate gifts throughout her life. 

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17: "Breaking into TV: The Extended Cut" with Henning Fog, Future Emmy-Winning Writer

Ever thought about selling your belongings, moving cross-country, and breaking into Hollywood as a television show writer? That was Henning's plan. Fast-forward five years and no less than 15 "survival jobs", and he's thisclose to making it happen. 

Listen in as I chat with my friend, fake brother, and fellow recovering Type-A, Henning Fog about how he learned to set aside his preconceived notions of how one succeeds in their career and ultimately got the call that would begin chapter two of his professional story... while making a latte.

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16: "How to Land a Job Slightly Out of Your League" with Erin Williams, American Wine Specialist

Most people won't stay in the same type of role for their entire career, but knowing what to switch to and figuring out how to do it can quickly leave us with paralysis by analysis. Erin Williams began her career chasing the Hollywood dream of acting, but after falling out of love with the industry and getting sick of going on audition after audition, she discovered a more appealing career path in the wine industry.

Although switching from acting to wine seems like a less-than-obvious leap, Erin found ways to learn as much as she could about this new topic, gain valuable experience taking whatever roles necessary, and ultimately landed an amazing job slightly out of her league by showcasing her charisma, drive, and ability to meet people on their level. 

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15: "Unclench Your Butt, & Other Improv Advice" with Jen Oleniczak Brown, Improv Educator

Ever felt awkward at a networking event or in a job interview? Turns out, the solution may have been to just unclench your butt! In this episode, improv expert and Founder of The Engaging Educator, Jen Oleniczak Brown gave us this nugget of wisdom as well as many others like saying, "yes and..." to get out of a sticky situation at work. Warning: If laughter annoys you, you may want to skip this episode.

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14: "Nobody Ever Feels 100% Prepared" with Baily Hancock

"I'm really not happy with my career but I feel super overwhelmed with all the things I need to do in order to make a change happen. The whole thing feels too huge/not possible for me."

I've been there: Paralysis by analysis. Overwhelm. Frustration. Confusion. Knowing you should make a change in your career and actually making that change are two very different things. We often hold ourselves back from moving toward a career we want because we don't feel prepared enough to make all the moves necessary to get there.

In this solo episode, I go over some of the big excuses we come up with for why we're not ready to make a move in our career and offer up some solutions for dealing with those excuses. Whether it's not feeling like you have the right skills, deciding that the time it'd take to get to your dream job is too much, or thinking that you have to know every single step between where you are today and where you want to be, I've got you.

One day today will be twenty years ago, the best time to start working toward a career you love is now. 

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13: "Transfer Your Skills From One Industry to the Next" with Michelle Ranavat, Founder of Ranavat Botanics

How did a woman with a Masters Degree in Engineering go from working on Wall Street to launching her own Ayurvedic Beauty line? You'll hear exactly how on today's episode with Michelle Ranavat, CEO & Founder of Ranavat Botanics, a luxury skincare line inspired by ancient Indian traditions. Michelle shares how the impending financial collapse of 2008 caused her to unexpectedly switch career paths, and how that "disaster" led to her having some of the happiest years of her career. 

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11: "How to Get a Job in the 'Biz" with Cassandra Thompson

Ever dream of breaking into the entertainment industry, but don't have a clue where to start? Cassandra Thompson has some news for you: it can be done, but it won't be easy. Cassandra gave us great insight into the importance of never turning down a new connection, enlisting those in your network to help you get an intro, and writing and responding to emails in a way that'll leave a lasting impression (and maybe even get you a response.)

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10: "It's Okay to Love What You Do And Get Paid" with Jamilah Lang

After spending the first phase of her career doing all of the "right things", but still not finding the professional fulfillment and happiness she craved, Jamilah Lang finally listened to the creative voice in the back of her mind and made a career 180 from Communications Strategy to Fashion. In this episode, we'll learn how Jamilah took calculated risks, leaned on her network for the support and connections she needed, has allowed every bump in the road to enable her to make better decisions going forward, and founded Chic Work Chick.

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08: "Manifesting Your Dream Job(s)" with Hilary Hartling

As children, most people don't really know what they want to be when they grow up, but that wasn't the case for Hilary Hartling, Brand Strategist and former Film Marketing Executive at Disney. Hilary straight up manifested her dream career, then did it again 15 years later when she felt ready to switch gears and work for herself. Listen in as Hilary tells us how a little girl from Hawaii dreamed big and made it happen.

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07: "Bloggin' Ain't Easy" with Ashley Torres

From the outside looking in, the life of an Instagram influencer seems fun AF. What we don't see are the many years of hard work and hustling that go into it. In this episode, Everyday Pursuits Founder Ashley Torres gets real with us about how she transitioned from a career in Accounting to running social media in the fashion industry, and what it takes to make it as an influencer with over 180K Instagram followers. Ashley and I both share how creating our "Boss Babes" Goal Group has kicked our goal-setting into high gear, and throw out some tips on how to create your own. 

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06: "Knowing When to Jump" with Mike Lewis

For most people, there comes a time in their career where they find themselves wanting something different, but unsure of how and when to make that jump. Mike Lewis found himself in that scenario when he realized that once you're an adult working full-time, it gets harder and harder to cut loose and follow your dreams. This led him to consult hundreds of people who made big jumps in their careers (and came out alive), ultimately leading to Mike's own jump from Corporate America to a stint as a professional squash player and most recently, Founder/CEO of When to Jump

We typically only see the highlight reels of peoples' careers, not the "10,000 unsexy steps" that it took to get them there. In this episode, Mike and I get into the unsexy steps of his career path, and he leaves us with great advice on how to know (you guessed it) when to jump.

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05: "Make Big Moves with Small Steps in 2018"

We're two weeks into 2018, and there's a good chance you've already crammed your New Year's Resolutions list into a drawer, only to be seen again when you go to set resolutions for next year. If this is you - worry not. 2018 is going to be YOUR year, the year that you actually accomplish the big goal you set for yourself in your career. I'm coming in hot this episode with 9 ways you can make your big move with small steps in 2018, so listen up! 

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04: "Ask for Forgiveness, Not Permission" with Laura Youngkin

Ever dreamed of landing an elusive job at one of the world's most admired companies? Yeah, me too. In this episode, I got to find out exactly how Laura Youngkin, Creative Consultant, Founder of The Brave Millennial, and former Disney Imagineer did just that. Laura shared with us how her persistence has paid off time and time again in her career and explains how you too can get the job of your dreams.

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