Baily Hancock

Baily Hancock is a Career & Business Strategist

46: "Don’t be Precious About Your Work" with Lily Herman, Writer, Editor, & Digital Strategist

By the age of three, Lily Herman was certain about one thing: she wanted to do and be all the things. Fast-forward to today and she’s basically achieved her toddler dreams. Lily is a contributing editor at Refinery29 covering news and politics, the founder of Rogue Sunday, a digital strategy and marketing firm, and the creator of Get Her Elected, a network of over 2,100 people offering their skills pro bono to progressive women candidates running for U.S. office. Oh, and she also happens to be my favorite person to follow on Twitter. 

On this episode, Lily shares how she chooses what to work on next (whatever sounds interesting and gives her new skills), how she maintains a thick skin when her work is critiqued or a project fails (keeping her ego out of the equation), and how she keeps the Twitter trolls from bringing her down (regular breaks and not being afraid to block people.)

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45: "Assess Yourself & Immerse Your Self" with Rachel Mae Furman, Leisure Expert

For self-proclaimed Leisure Expert, Vibe Specialist, and Home Enthusiast Rachel Mae Furman, waiting for permission or getting a degree have never been pre-requisites for going after a job she wanted. Other than making up badass titles for herself, Rachel has spent her career boldly following her intuition and creativity from one industry to the next, all while remaining true to herself and her core personal brand.

On this episode, Rachel talks about the importance of incorporating leisure and small daily habits into your life, how to make the worst parts of your job fun (even expense reports), and how being the most YOU you can be in everything you do will lead to a happy life.

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44: "Hustle Your Way In & Figure The Rest Out Later" with Jessica Hooper, Project Manager

If you’ve even halfway paid attention during the last 43 episodes of this podcast, you know that I love connecting people and collaborating. That’s why I couldn’t wait to have Jess Hooper, fellow dot-connector and collaborator extraordinaire on the show. Jess is not only a total get-shit-done hustler, she’s constantly pushing herself to try new things and learn on the fly. On this episode, Jess shares her strategy for remaining excited and challenged in her career, and leaves us feeling motivated to get outside of our comfort zone and figure it out as we go.

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43: "How to Transition into Tech" with Anya Iverova, CEO of Careeer!

No doubt you’ve heard that the best jobs to go for in order to future-proof your career are in tech. But what if you don’t want to be a web developer? And how do you transition into a tech role if you’ve spent your career going down another professional path? After spending 8 years in the education industry in roles spanning admissions, business development, and product management, Anya Iverova founded to help people do just that - transition their career into the tech industry. On this episode, Anya shares how getting into tech is achievable for anyone, and how you can start making moves in that direction today.

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42: "Confessions from a Working Actor" with Alison Becker, Writer/Comedian/Actor

When asked what they want to be when they grow up, many kids quickly respond with “Actor”. Most people picture the life of an actor as those of A-list celebrities, appearing in blockbuster films, rubbing elbows with their fellow rich and famous friends, and getting to play pretend for a living. In reality, it’s a whole lot of auditions, rejection, pounding the pavement, and waiting for the next gig (if it ever comes.)

Writer/Comedian/Actor/Producer Alison Becker, aka “Parks and Recreation’s” Shauna Malwae-Tweep as you may remember her, knows the highs and lows of Hollywood all too well. Although she’s had lots of success throughout her career, Alison is transparent about the realities of being a working actor in the age of Netflix, decreasing commercials, and the unpredictability of the industry. On this episode, she gets real about how she stays optimistic, diversifies her work, and turns daunting auditions into a game we can all enjoy with her #AuditionLooks on Instagram.

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41: "What The Stars Say You Should Do with Your Career" with Janet Sciales, Astrologer

Astrologer Janet Sciales (better known to radio listeners as the StarGoddess) joins Baily to give an easy-to-understand rundown of astrology, including how you can look to your astrological chart to determine what kind of career path will suit you best. Listen in if you’re astro-curious and ready to learn what the stars have in store for you but have no clue where to begin!

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39: "Follow Your Curiosity to a Career You Love" with Melanie Bender, VP of Marketing & Brand Development at Clique

Chances are good that at some point in your career, you've felt the familiar twinge of boredom creep in. It typically begins with a sense of "been there, accomplished that", and can end with mentally checking out and phoning it in. Melanie Bender has avoided the boredom curse in her career by following her insatiable curiosity about how people and things work. This has led her to study topics across data science, web development, media, consumer behavior, innovation culture, and business management. Melanie's latest curiosity quest has led her to become the VP of Marketing and Brand Development at Clique - one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies. 

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38: "Type-A with a Dash of Woo" with Baily Hancock

In this solo episode, Baily talks about how she's learned to marry her Type-A natural tendencies with her ever-increasing "woo" personality in both her business and personal life. From scheduling time for mindfulness and manifestation each morning, to aligning her quarterly goals with moon cycles and astrological events, Baily shares how she's able to intertwine these seemingly-conflicting influences and find balance somewhere in the middle. 

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37: "#MeToo: It's More than Just a Movement" with LeAnne Fuller, Culture Consultant

As we approach the 1-year anniversary of the nationwide explosion of #MeToo, it's becoming apparent that this is definitely more than just a movement. LeAnne Fuller has been a quiet crusader for sexual assault victim's rights since her very first job out of high school where she won a lawsuit against her employer for sexual harassment. She now has her own company called WEEEHelp - "Workplace Ethics, Etiquette, and Education" where she brings her many decades of experience facing all types of unethical, uncomfortable workplace situations (including a stint as a Vegas stripper at the age of 40) as a company culture consultant. Listen in to hear how this ​​​​​​​resilient woman has faced setback after setback throughout her career and come out stronger every time.

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36: "You're Not Lost" with Maxie McCoy, Author & Speaker

If you've ever thought or spoken the sentence, "I just feel so lost..." as it relates to your career, then turn the volume RIGHT ON UP, because this episode is meant for you. After traveling the country talking to thousands of women and hearing that phrase uttered repeatedly, Maxie McCoy, writer, speaker, and author of the book "You're Not Lost" realized that not only do so many young women not know where to begin to find direction in their lives, they're dealing with a massive self-confidence deficit.

In this conversation, Maxie and I dig into what makes for a purpose-filled career, from finding your people and supporting those around you with no future expectations, to letting go of the obsessive need to find your passion in order to feel less "lost" (spoiler alert: it starts with building a sense of self-belief, the rest will follow.) If you find yourself nodding along and wanting more after this episode, Maxie and I are taking this conversation IRL on August 28th in Santa Monica - grab your free ticket today!

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35: "Ain't No Party Like a Work Party" with Jaclyn Johnson, CEO & Founder of Create & Cultivate and Author of 'WorkParty'

The workplace is changing rapidly, and we can all feel it. Whether you're busting through glass ceilings in Corporate America or are one of the many entrepreneurial women who took her side hustle full-time, you've no doubt been faced with the decision of whether you try to fit in with the "Old Boy's Club" to get ahead, or ride the Millennial Pink wave and embrace titles like "She-E-O" and "Girl Boss". Jaclyn Johnson doesn't buy that you *have* to do either to be successful, which is exactly how she's built and run her empire, Create & Cultivate

In this episode, Jaclyn and I talk about getting ahead by helping others succeed, how to unapologetically embrace your femininity in business, and the joy of watching those you "came up with" kill it in their careers. Oh, and we touch on this little book she wrote in her free time published by Simon & Schuster coming out on August 21st - get your copy today!

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34: "Collaborate Your Way to a Career You Love" with Anique Coffee, Founder of The Collective Europe

Anyone who's achieved some level of success in their career will tell you - nobody succeeds without the help of others. Anique Coffee has spent her career following her curiosity and leveraging her connections to get amazing opportunity after amazing opportunity, from working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to launching her own marketing agency, to going IPO with a Silicon Valley startup, and most recently moving to Europe and creating The Collective, a unique mix of a festival, conference, and retreat. On this episode, learn how Anique has collaborated with her community to fall in love with her career, time and time again.

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33: "Connection, Commiseration, & Collaboration" with Carrie Murray, Founder of BRA Network

Being an entrepreneur is hard, lonely, and intimidating as hell, which is why having a strong community to connect, commiserate, and collaborate with is crucial. Enter BRA Network (aka, Business Relationship Alliance). BRA's fabulous Founder, Carrie Murray, found herself frustrated, overwhelmed, and looking for answers after launching her first business. She turned to her network of fellow entrepreneurial female friends and discovered that she was very much not alone in these feelings. Listen to hear how Carrie created a pun-heavy, hot pink, super supportive community of women who lift each other up instead of tearing each other down.

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32: "Let's Get Vulnerable Up In Here" with Baily Hancock

I've kept a journal for the majority of my life. They're really more of a landing pad for my random thoughts and ideas and less of a diary, but regardless I almost always have one on me to catch any moments of inspiration that might arise. In today's solo episode, I'm pulling back the curtain (what's left of it anyway) and reading a few entries from the last couple of years. Some are half-baked morning thoughts, others are full-blown career and life manifestos, but they're all a window into how both my businesses and I have evolved over time. 

Baily Hancock

About Baily:

Baily Hancock is a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur who goes by the titles Collaboration Consultant, Career Happiness Strategist, Podcaster, Speaker, and Workshop Instructor. She teaches people how to collaborate with their community to achieve their goals, whether that's making a career change or growing their business 

A natural-born connector, Baily has spent her career growing and nurturing her network and finding ways to collaborate along the way. She works with entrepreneurs to help them amplify their company's reach and influence with partnerships, and with professionals to help them find happiness and fulfillment in their careers. Baily travels the country leading workshops and doing speaking engagements on her two favorite topics: career happiness and collaboration. 

Instagram: @BailyHancock

31: "It's Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams" with Jan McCarthy, Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur

As children most of us were asked, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" putting it in our heads that we have to choose one job and stick with it for all of adulthood. Jan McCarthy never bought into that idea. She's lived her life choosing one career path after another (and often more than one at a time) based on her insatiable curiosity and her desire to have a great time doing it. If you identify as a Multi-Passionate, you'll appreciate how Jan has identified and gone after new professional opportunities for herself time and time again, including becoming a paid artist after the age of 50. 

Jan McCarthy

About Jan:

Jan McCarthy is an Artist, Creative Developer, Podcast Host, Author, and Small Business Coach. 

In art and business, Jan believes in blending the left and right brain to achieve the most comprehensive expression, and everything she creates from paintings, sketches, books, brushes, towers, workshops or events are inspired by real-life visuals.

She's constantly deciphering and incorporating the abstract part of life in her work with the intent to evoke emotion, bring together community, unleash the imagination, stir thoughtful reflection and give way to images of something meaningful, often hidden in between the layers of mixed media, life, and other materials.

Art and business go hand in hand so when Jan puts on workshops, classes, retreats, and events she often pairs the two together because she loves helping entrepreneurs, professionals, artists and other creatives explore their hidden talents and curiosity through meaningful and fun interactive artistic sessions.

Jan was born into an entrepreneurial creative family and grew up to marry an entrepreneur. They had two daughters who are now grown and are also entrepreneurs. This influences Jan's art as does her obsession with traveling and adventure, creating community, hanging out with family and friends in thoughtful and interesting conversation over great food and drink in a fabulous location. She's lucky to embrace a dual lifestyle, splitting her time between an urban loft in downtown Los Angeles and her ranch in Boulder, CO and those diverse and abstract lifestyles filter their way into her art.

Instagram: @janmccarthy

30: "From Blogging to PR to Podcasts" with Rachael King, Founder of Pod People

We're all familiar with the "quit college and start a company with a ton of funding in your early 20s" entrepreneur story (thanks, Zuckerberg.) What we don't often hear is the more strategic, less sexy version that involves working for a ton of companies and trying out multiple roles throughout your 20s, collecting information and experience on someone else's dime and THEN going out on your own. Rachael King did exactly that for the first nine years of her career before launching two companies in two years. Find out how this former MTV Twitter Jockey contestant has made a career out of embracing her many professional curiosities.

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29: "Using Your Strengths to Land a New Gig" with Scott Asai, Certified Strengths Coach

How many people have been asked in a job interview what their greatest weakness was? (Raises hand.) Most of us have been told our entire lives to work on improving our weaknesses, when in reality, doubling down on your strengths is a far better strategy to excelling in your career. On this episode, Certified Strengths Coach Scott Asai talks about how you can discover what your strengths are and leverage them to find and land a new job.

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28: "Underwear, HR, & Keeping Employees Happy" with Ellen Sweeney, Head of People Operations at MeUndies

Until very recently, HR professionals weren't exactly seen as the cool kids in the office. The only time you interacted with them was when you were in trouble, getting someone else in trouble, or being let go. Fast-forward to today, and you now have people with titles like, "Chief Happiness Officer" at many companies.

On this episode, Ellen Sweeney, Head of People at MeUndies, enlightens us on how she went from hospitality to HR, what the heck a Head of People does, and shares some of her secrets on how you can snag a job in an incredible company.

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27: "Life Lessons From 4 Layoffs in 5 Years" with Shayna Marks, Social Media Strategist

Most of us will be laid off or fired at some point in our 40+ year career, but for Shayna Marks, it happened four times in five years. Instead of allowing those professional setbacks to crush her spirit, Shayna instead chose to roll with the punches, lean into the lessons, and take her career into her own hands by launching her own social media strategy and consulting business, Citrine Marketing.

On this episode, Shayna shares how she was able to overcome each of those professional dips and create a bright and cheerful business and career for herself.

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