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#SafeSocial: Social Media's Impact on Mental Health

Social media has quickly become synonymous with the internet. Studies show the average person spends up to 6h/day on social networking sites. While social media enables connections and collaboration at an unprecedented scale, there’s also a dark side to this networked world that's laced with addiction, depression, harassment, and more. By every measure, social media is a risky behaviour like sex, drugs, or alcohol. Since it's not going anywhere, abstinence is not an option, but you can practice #SafeSocial. How is this activity we spend so much time doing actually affecting how we think and feel? What is happening out there in the social media world and how is it affecting the mental health of us and our youth? Adapted from its original TEDx talk, this talk will draw from research and experience to illustrate the current social media landscape, explain the effects it has on us every day, and provide 5 steps towards #SafeSocial.

The Hard Thing About Soft Skills: How To Build A Future-Proof Workplace

As of 2018, LinkedIn Learning reported that 92% of executives believe soft skills are equally or more important than technical skills and yet, that 89% of them still found it difficult to find people with these skills. Soft skills are the most important skills to have and tend to be the hardest skills to learn. As we look to the future of work, particularly in the face of automation and AI, we must find a way to teach these critical skills more widely. Having built up SkillsCamp, her soft skills training company over the past few years, Bailey has helped with every kind of organization build soft skills in their people, from Fortune 500 companies and startups to governments and educational institutions. In this talk, she shares her learnings from this work as well as an enthusiastic path forward to a place where everyone has access to this necessary skill-building. 

Let’s Talk About Age: Navigating the Intergenerational Workforce

Though some companies are already there, by 2025, millennials will make up nearly 80% of the workforce. As this generation eagerly grows, so does a misunderstanding and divide between millennials and the older generations they work alongside. How do we increase empathy between generations? How do we motivate millennials while still reaching business goals? This session will explore the defining characteristics of millennials, how to foster intergenerational understanding in the workplace, and how to successfully engage and retain this connected generation. 

Finding Entrepreneurship: Chasing Ikigai as a Woman in Business

We're often told to find our passion, but we're not told how. Through the story of how I came to be an entrepreneur, this talk will show a model for finding your passion that incorporates what you love, what you're good at, what the world needs, and what the world will pay for. We're often told to find our passion, but we're not told how. Through the story of how I came to be an entrepreneur, this talk will show a model for finding your passion that incorporates what you love, what you're good at, what the world needs, and what the world will pay for. 

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SOFT SKILLS TRAINING

I also deliver a variety of sessions and topics through my company, SkillsCamp. SkillsCamp is a soft skills training company that works with businesses and educational institutions to build skills like public speaking, personal branding, professionalism, or intergeneration understanding in their staff and students.

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bailey@skillscamp.co

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