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!
Maxie McCoy is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving individuals the tools they need to believe in themselves. She specializes in creating meaningful offline experiences that provide practical action in workshop and group formats. She’s worked with brands like TRESemmé, AMEX OPEN, AT&T, L’Oreal, Disney, Brit+CO, Square, Twitter, CapitalOne, Honest Tea, Microsoft, and TEKsystems to create original events that engage their target audiences both online and off. Prior to this phase of her career, Maxie built the Local Levo communities for Levo, the fastest growing career platform for millennials. During her time, she scaled the ambassador program to thirty cities, launched Local Levo globally, and produced over 500 events with 40 volunteer ambassadors.
Maxie has been featured on Good Morning America, TheSkimm, Forbes, Fortune, INC, Bustle, MyDomaine, ABC Radio, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, Billboard, CNN and many more as an expert in women’s leadership. Committed to the global rise of women, she writes weekly inspiration and monthly curriculum on maxiemccoy.com. Her forthcoming book, You’re Not Lost, will be published by Penguin Random House in August 2018.
She is a graduate of Lehigh University with a BA in Journalism and MA in sports media where she played volleyball. Before working in the women’s leadership space she was a sports broadcaster, hosting The High School Road Tour for Fox Sports Southwest. Maxie calls San Francisco home and originates from Plano, TX. When she’s not working, you can find her on a surfboard in Bali or at the Ferry Building Farmers Market in San Francisco.