Bailey Parnell

Bailey Parnell

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Toronto, Ontario

Future of Work & AI | Corporate Leadership | Change Management | Social Media & Mental Health

Bailey Parnell is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and thought leader who was named one of Canada's Top Most Powerful Women. She is a 2x TED speaker with over 4 million views, an award-winning and internationally-recognized entrepreneur, an active humanitarian, and one with a talent for helping people develop the skills they need for success. Her work and expertise have been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, Fox, and more. She blends her extensive experience and research with skillful storytelling and high-impact learning practices woven throughout. Bailey Parnell has audiences laughing, engaged, and teaches people the skills they need for success in business.
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Self-Care Sunday

Kayley Reed

Is Social Media REALLY that bad? with Bailey Parnell
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Accounting Influencers

Rob Brown

Soft Skills Mastery in a VUCA World with Bailey Parnell
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More Wiser Podcast

Joe Reichert

Was Myspace actually better? - More Wiser Podcast - Bailey Parnell

BAILEY PARNELL BIOGRAPHY

Bailey Parnell is the Founder & CEO of SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Bailey Parnell is a 2x TEDx speaker with over 4 million views, an award-winning and internationally-recognized entrepreneur, an active humanitarian, and one with a talent for helping people develop the skills they need for success. Her work and expertise have been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, Fox, and more.

Bailey’s company SkillsCamp is a soft skills training company that works with businesses and educational institutions to help their staff and students develop the essential skills needed for personal and professional success – skills like personal branding, stress management, emotional intelligence, and you guessed, it, public speaking! Before this, she built up her career bringing digital student engagement to Canadian higher education through her work at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University) – models that she had travelled the world speaking and sharing.

Bailey Parnell is currently working on her EdD in Learning and Organizational Change at Baylor University and exploring how generative AI can help us learn human skills. Previously, Bailey did her Masters in Communications and Culture at Toronto Metropolitan University with research focused on social media’s impact on mental health, the results of which have been shared in multiple global forums including the World Youth Forum in Egypt and Global Digital Wellbeing Summit in Saudi Arabia. This created the basis for her signature 5 Steps Towards #SafeSocial and a connected non-profit of the same name. She is an honors graduate of the RTA School of Media majoring in Media Production and double-minoring in News Studies and English.

Through her skillful storytelling, confidence, research, and humour, Bailey Parnell has audiences laughing, engaged, and walking away with skills that shape their life. Bailey frequently speaks about social media and mental health, soft skills, intergenerational understanding, and being a woman in business. She guest lectured my first MBA class at 21 and has since spoken to over 4 million people across the world.

Previously, she has worked in social media marketing at CBC and Bell Media; assisted instructors in Seneca College’s Social Media: Graduate Certificate Program; taught English abroad, and has worked as a local news reporter on Rogers TV. Though the rest of her family is from Nova Scotia, Bailey Parnell was born and raised in Brampton, Ontario, has lived in Toronto for most of her adult life, and recently moved to New York City.

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TED Talk speaker Bailey Parnell holds forum on social media and mental health in Santa Maria

Lompoc Record

Bailey Parnell's presentations have racked up millions of views on YouTube as part of the renowned TED Talk series. On Thursday, Parnell brought her ideas to Santa Maria. The Brampton, Ontario, Canada, native spoke at Element Christian Church then. Parnell is the founder and CEO of SkillsCamp, a training company that helps organizations build the "soft skills" they need for success, namely, emotional intelligence and stress management. Parnell has twice hosted TED Talks and her videos have gained around four million views on YouTube. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America and FOX News.
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Social Media Mastery And What It Has To Do With Self-Mastery

Forbes

The Darker Side Of Social Media I love social media. It’s allowed me to grow my brands and contributed to me landing my dream show on Netflix. But social media has a dark side that I think needs to be discussed. In her TEDx Talk, "Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health?" Bailey Parnell shares that social media is harming our mental health.
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Homegrown Business: Bailey Parnell knows how to navigate this AI world

Toronto Guardian

Bailey Parnell is unstoppable. Not only was she named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by WXN, she is a young, successful, a sought after public speaker and a TEDx alumni. What started out as a part-time business, has now grown into a successful venture that includes an impressive client roster made up of Fortune 500 companies, the Ontario Government, and international brands.
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Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? - Bailey Parnell

Screen Rant

Social media expert, public speaker, and award-winning digital marketer Bailey Parnell delivers a thought-provoking talk on the unintended consequences of social media on mental health. She offers strategies on how to craft a better user experience online and concludes her talk with a focus on solutions rather than problems.
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The SoapyRao Show

Sundeep Rao

Social media and the language around mental health ft. Bailey Parnell
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Bailey Parnell Topic Presentations

Everyday Engagement: A Practical Guide To Engaging Your Employees Through Giving M.o.r.e.: Motivation, Optimism, Recognition, and Empathy

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • In today’s fast-paced work environment, the essence of employee engagement lies not in grand gestures but in the everyday actions of leaders. In fact, the greatest contributor to an employee’s engagement has been shown to be their direct manager. Even so, managers are not taught how to engage their employees through every day actions and conversations.  This talk designed to transform the way leaders motivate, recognize, and empathize with their teams on a daily basis. Bailey Parnell leverages her extensive experience to present a hands-on guide that centers on Motivation, Optimism, Recognition, and Empathy as key drivers of daily engagement. This session offers actionable strategies that leaders can immediately implement to create a more engaged, resilient, and purpose-driven team environment. Drawing on compelling stories from her background as well as an extensive research base, Bailey showcases how simple, daily interactions can become powerful tools for building an engaged workforce a sustainable way.

    By the end of this talk, your people will be able to…

    • Understand how motivation and mindset contribute to engagement and purpose in the workplace.
    • Practice techniques to motivate colleagues in tailored ways.
    • Cultivate an optimistic outlook that causes a ripple effect in others.
    • Implement strategies for meaningful recognition in everyday interactions.
    • Use empathy as a tool for employee engagement.
    • Engage with interactive exercises that reinforce these concepts, enhancing team cohesion and purpose.

    Why people book this talk:

    • Your people leaders want to learn practical ways to engage employees.
    • You want employee engagement to be intentional and not a hopeful byproduct.
    • You have a group of managers who are new to this and don’t know how to enact these skills.
    • You’ve observed that traditional engagement strategies don’t fully meet your team’s needs or adapt well to modern challenges.
    • You aim to empower your leaders to create a positive, optimistic workplace culture that thrives through change.
    • You’re looking for effective methods to recognize and celebrate your team’s efforts in a way that feels meaningful and personal.
    • You desire to deepen the connection between your employees’ work and the greater purpose and mission of your organization.

Digital Culture Is Workplace Culture: Building Collaborative Cultures in Hybrid, Remote, and Global Workplaces

#safesocial: Social Media’s Impact On Mental Health

Everyday AI: Adopting Generative AI in Human-centric, Productive, and Ethical Ways

4 S’ of Leading Through Change: the Science of Change-friendliness, Adaptability, and Resilience

Inviting M.o.r.e.: Building Change-friendly, Adaptable, and Resilient Teams

Let’s Talk About Age: Building and Leading Stronger Intergenerational Teams

Magnetic Cultures: Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in the Future of Work

Testimonials

Had the opportunity to experience a presentation from Bailey Parnell herself. Though done remotely, her energy came through and distance didn’t detract from the validity of her points. Lots of good takeaways and insights to help myself and my company improve. Specifically, Bailey Parnell had very relatable examples and a jocular delivery. Virtual communication skills is a dry topic, but she brought it to life in an exceptional way. She recognized the challenge of keeping everyone engaged and had interactive elements to do so. Looking forward to future sessions.

Ryan Segovich

Associate Director of Digital Media
Keypath Education Global

Bailey Parnell was the speaker in a fireside chat for Spark Centre’s Startup Grind event, and we could not have been more impressed. Not only was Bailey Parnell an absolute pleasure to deal with leading up to the event, but she did an incredible job of engaging the audience, along with providing extremely valuable and relevant advice and feedback to our community of entrepreneurs. She was able to touch on so many important points and topics and our audience found it very insightful and helpful. Thank you so much Bailey Parnell, and I look forward to working with you again.

Kailee Somers

Events Specialist
Spark Centre

We just had an Empathy talk with Bailey Parnell, and it was INCREDIBLE. I didn’t know what to expect, but it definitely surpassed any expectations that I did have. Bailey Parnell is an incredible speaker, mentor, teacher, and trainer. She was engaging and the workshop was both interactive and required listening. 10/10 would do it again.

Shira Steinberg

Office Coordinator
Masterclass, San Francisco

This year, I had the pleasure of working with Bailey Parnell while planning the annual Women’s Leadership Symposium with Rotman Commerce Women in Business at the University of Toronto. Our past conferences and networking events had been lacking in focus on the importance of soft skills, especially as business students. Bailey Parnell did an excellent job helping us incorporate soft skills training, by hosting a captivating and informative talk, teaching students about the importance of ’Networking’, and how to do it effectively. All of the students benefited immensely and we got great feedback about how well-run it was! Bailey Parnell did a fantastic job of engaging students and...

Tanya Stojovic

Opperations at WealthSimple; Formerly Conference Director
Rotman Commerce Women in Business

We had Bailey Parnell speak to over 800 students about Professionalism in the Workplace as part of our professional development event for Ignite, the University of Windsor’s Work-Study program. Bailey Parnell’s talk was engaging, fun, and informative. Her emphasis on the importance of communication, teamwork, and resourcefulness allowed our students to gain a holistic understanding of what it means to be a professional in today’s world of work. Her “Millennial Mistakes” piece was especially eye-opening and relatable. I am sure Bailey Parnell’s teachings will prove to be incredibly useful for our students as they embark on their new Work-Study jobs.

Sydney Murray

Program Coordinator
gnite; Peer Advising & VIP Career Development & Experiential Learning, University of Windsor

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