Baily Hancock

career & business strategist

Baily Hancock is a Career & Business Strategist

The baily hancock show

"The Baily Hancock Show" is a podcast that helps people figure out how to make big career moves with small steps. Each week Career Happiness Strategist and Creator of "The 1-year Career", Baily Hancock chats with people who have done just that, as well as career coaches, recruiters, and even astrologers and improv experts because hey, good advice is good advice! Navigating your career doesn’t have to suck - Baily’s here to help you learn to love the process.

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Episode 31 - 7/16/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 30 - 7/9/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 29 - 7/2/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 28 - 6/25/18

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 like MeUndies. {Listen here}


Episode 27 - 6/18/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 26 - 6/11/18

By now you've probably heard of the term, "Multi-Passionate", AKA someone who has many professional and personal interests. Adriana Kertzer is a Multi-Passionate x's a bazillion. In my longest podcast interview of the season, I get Adriana to talk me through how a little girl from Brazil managed to find ways to "braid" all of her many passions and interests together (including but not limited to corporate law, digital strategy, real estate, design, cannabis, project management, and Favelization) time and time again throughout her career.  {Listen here}


Episode 25 - 6/4/18

The average job tenure for workers aged 25-34 is three years, which means in our 40+ years of working we'll have a lot of different career paths to explain on a resume and in a cover letter. Rather than looking like a job-hopping flake who can't make up your mind, it's up to you to figure out how to tell your career story in a way that makes sense to a future employer.

In this episode, I chat with Life and Career Coach, Carolyn Birsky who found herself in the same position early on in her career. After finally finding her calling in coaching, Carolyn now helps other women navigate their 20s and make that important decade feel less confusing. {Listen here}


Episode 24 - 5/28/18

Julie Knapp grew up enamored by the arts, eventually majoring in Television, Radio & Film at Syracuse University and beginning her career in Reality TV casting. After 4 years of speed bumps and career detours, Julie took the leap to pursue her passion for casting scripted TV, landing a role as a Casting Assistant on TBS’s “Cougar Town.” She's now worked on over a dozen shows and is currently the Associate Casting Director on ABC’s “Designated Survivor.”

On this episode, hear how Julie never let her childhood dream of working in the Entertainment Industry out of her sights, even if it meant taking part-time jobs and sleeping on couches along the way. {Listen here}


Episode 23 - 5/21/18

Throughout our lives there will undoubtedly be times when, well, shit 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. {Listen here}


Episode 22 - 5/14/18

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 found and lost 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 theirs. {Listen here}


Episode 21 - 5/7/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 20 - 4/30/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 19 - 4/23/18

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 here}


Episode 18 - 4/16/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 17 - 4/9/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 16 - 4/2/18

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 was able to switch from entertainment to the wine industry by learning as much as she could, gaining 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.  {Listen here}


Episode 15 - 3/26/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 14 - 3/19/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 13 - 3/12/18

How did a woman with a Master's 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. {Listen here}


Episode 12 - 3/5/18

Ever meet one of those people who continue to impress and astound you at every turn in their career? Harrison Kratz is that person for me. Harrison and I chat about the importance of showing up when given a chance, letting your curiosity guide you to new career paths, and keeping your friends alongside you throughout your career. {Listen here}


Episode 11 - 2/26/18

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.) {Listen here}


episode 10 - 2/1918

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. {Listen here}


Episode 9 - 2/12/18

Having trouble coming up with your next big move? Today's episode is for you. We'll talk about how to reverse engineer your dream career, look for overlaps in your past, present, and future career likes and dislikes, and put it all together to hone in on what your big move should be for the next year. {Listen here}


episode 8 - 2/5/18

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 job, 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 make it happen. {Listen here}


Episode 7 - 1/29/18

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. {Listen here}


Episode 6 - 1/22/18

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 Lewis, Author of "When to Jump" 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. {Listen here}


episode 5 - 1/15/18

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! {Listen here}


episode 4 - 1/8/18

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. {Listen here}


episode 3 - 1/1/18

CEO & Founder of Career Contessa, Lauren McGoodwin gets real about how to actually get hired and not have your resume end up in the garbage. Lauren preaches the value of not going solo to start your own company and gives some solid advice on how to move throughout your career strategically, not haphazardly. {Listen here}


episode 2 - 1/1/18

Confidence Expert and author of My Hype Book, Toni Purry tells us about her major confidence loss that came after she realized she was ready to close the door on her PR career of 20 years and the how that lack of confidence ultimately lead to her next career path of being an author. {Listen here}


episode 1 - 1/1/18

It's official - "The Baily Hancock Show" is in the wild! Today's episode is a quick introduction from your host (that's me, hey, I'm Baily) and a rundown of what you can expect from future podcast episodes. {Listen here}

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