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Balancing the Grind with Audrey Bailly, Sales Director at SelectPay

Audrey Bailly is the Sales Director at SelectPay, a Buy Now Pay Later solution that allows businesses to access cashflow.

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1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role?

I grew up in hospitality, I am a chef by trade, when I arrived in Australia I worked in a few cafes and pubs, in the front of house leading teams. I then moved into hospitality recruitment where I used an amazing ATS at the time.

I was selling it to everyone around me – Brett Iredale reached out and next minute I was working for him at JobAdder. The opportunity raised with SelectPay to join as the Sales Director.

It was a new challenge for me, a new industry Fintech although we are an extension of services to recruitment agencies but also to anyone that requires to split payments of their invoices we are here to help.

2) What does a day in your life look like for you? Can you take us through a recent workday?

I wake up at 5am, start with a long walk by the beach in Manly as the sun rises. I do at least 10km, as I head home it’s a fresh coffee and breakfast then off I go on emails or to do for today.

Being a startup is demanding and I have a lot to think – I’m trying to stay organise to avoid the over workload  – I do love a good challenge so whatever is throw at me I see it as an opportunity.

It’s all about being able to quickly shift to solution once something wrong happen 0- I’ll have team catch up, brainstorm session and client meetings  then I would reflect back on my day and finish up what I need to do if I have any document I need to create or follow up on. I hate having a mail box full of emails so I will finish that everyday – I don’t go to bed until midnight 

3) Does your current role allow for flexible or remote working? If so, how does that fit into your life and routine?

Yes, we have implemented everything to be able to work remotely, flexibility is there upon proactivity and ensuring that what we need to achieve is achieved 

4) What does work-life balance mean to you and how do you work to achieve that goal?

With the current times it’s hard to dissociate work from home, however by putting some strong habits and committing to them you can then switch off and focus on what you love doing 

5) In the past 12 months, have you started or stopped any routines or habits to change your life?

I stop going to the race track but that’s because we aren’t allowed.

6) Do you have any favourite books, podcasts or newsletters that you’d like to recommend?

I love listening to the Brutal Truth about Sales and Selling.

7) Are there any products, gadgets or apps that you can’t live without?

I can’t live without my Bose sunglasses -I can take my work calls while walking outside and making the most of what I have around me – I’ve always be good with multitasking and somehow walk and talk keeps me smiling 

8) If you could read an interview about work-life balance by anyone, who would that be?  

I’d love to hear from Justin McNicol from Techforce, Justin Hemmes from Merivale or Thomas Pash from Rockpool dining Group

9) Do you have any last thoughts on work, life or balance that you’d like to share with our readers?

Do what you love no matter what it is, learn to prioritise and organise yourself to enable yourself to more of what you love.

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