Bethany Bayless

My name is Bethany. I’m a speaker, podcaster, writer, and professional Emcee.

This whole speaking/being on stage thing all started when I was Jonah in the 3rd grade school play.  I had to don fake whiskers and be swallowed up by a cardboard fish. I don’t know what it was, but from then on, I loved being on stage and went on to be in many more theater productions. This included community theater, often being typecast as comical, high-energy characters.

I went on to study Electronic Communications at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. While there, I worked for the school newspaper, co-hosted a campus radio show, and interned for Moody Radio Chicago. I discovered a passion for writing and speaking that eventually lead me to taking my first post-college job in creative media in Stoke-on-Trent, England.

After working for a year in England, I returned home to California and became the Communications Director for Heroes at Home, a non-profit organization that gives financial education to military families around the world. I served as their emcee at 50+ events around the world. Through that work, I found a passion in being a professional emcee.

When I am not traveling speaking, I love to hang out with my family at the beach, go to farmers markets for ingredients so I can cook up some good food, and figure out how to travel the world on a budget.