Balancing Acts and Wobble Boards with Mich Hancock

Today, my guest is Mich Hancock, the vibrant CEO of 100th Monkey, inspiring co-founder of TEDxStLouis, and host of the fun, fabulous MichMash Podcast. Mich is also a sought-after speaker and workshop/ seminar leader who teaches organizations and associations to TED-ify their presentations. In this episode, we take a deep dive into her inspirations, the role curiosity plays in her life and work, and the value of finding great mentors to grow and scale a business. We also talk about the merits of regularly exercising our intuition, gut feelings, and spidey sense, and her insightful advice for stepping into the unknown.

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The Backstory

Whenever Mich Hancock walks into a room, you immediately sense a tangible change in the air. With her beautiful smile and incredible warmth and grace, she’s like a gentle, ocean breeze on a quiet beach. With her petite frame, colorful scarves, and fanciful sneakers, you just know something great is about to happen. And it does! Once she begins to speak, you quickly learn she’s also dynamite in a small package.

Mich and I first crossed paths in 2017 at Medici MediaSpace, a place she lovingly calls her home away from home. There, other Medici members and I regularly benefitted from her thoughtful feedback and suggestions during the weekly strategy sessions, which happily continue to this day. In 2018, Mich graciously invited me to be her guest on MichMash, where we chatted about celebrating life after 50 and my new digital publication, Boomalally Magazine. Then, in 2021, my world radically expanded when I joined Mich and the TEDxStLouis family as a speaking coach. What an amazing community and experience. I was hooked!

The Interview

What I love most about this delightful interview with Mich is that we talk about not one, but THREE dreams she is turning into reality. (I know!!! Crazy, but true!) You’re going to love her powerful, upbeat stories about the sparks behind 100th Monkey and TEDxStLouis, the crazy ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, and the potential that “holy crap moments” and epic fails can play in our personal and professional growth. You’ll also thoroughly enjoy hearing Mich talk about the ways curiosity and intuition inform how she navigates in life and business, and her excellent advice for new entrepreneurs and stepping into the known. No matter whether you’re an aspiring, emerging, or established entrepreneur who wants to follow your passion, Mich Hancock’s open, honest, and practical advice is solid gold!

Fun Facts about Mich

  • Founder and CEO, 100th Monkey, a wildly successful digital marketing company
  • Co-founder and license holder, TEDxStLouis – brings TED Talk experiences to Saint Louis (yes, that TED!)
  • Host, MichMash Podcast
  • Ambassador, Medici MediaSpace
  • Speaker, workshop, and seminar presenter that helps organizations and associations TED-ify their presentations
  • Passionate champion of kindness
  • Her real-life hero: Micki Hancock

 Cool Links

100th Monkey – Mich’s digital marketing company

MichMash – Mich’s delightful podcast

TEDxStLouis – Mich’s passion

Mich’s inspiring interview in Medium about 5 ways to make the internet a kinder place

Mich’s LinkedIn page

Mich’s Facebook page

Medici MediaSpace

Quotes by Mich Hancock

“Fire. Ready. Aim.”

“Be a positive force in the world every day.”

Deb Gaut

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