Lily Coit - POB

Lily Coit Strategist

Hi! My name is Lily Coit and I work within the strategy department here at Barkley.

“Working on DEI+B projects also creates great opportunities for me to get uncomfortable and challenge my thinking. I am someone who loves to stay in my comfort zone but I know that ultimately that doesn’t serve myself or those around me. Life is too short to live in your comfort zone.”

I am a Missouri girl through and through. I was born and raised in Kansas City and later went to the University of Missouri for school. And then I decided, why not just stick around Missouri a bit longer and see what’s up at Barkley?  

In my spare time you can find me going on walks around Loose Park, playing tennis with friends or trying out new restaurants across Kansas City. 

Q+A with Lily Coit

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What is one thing you can’t live without?

Trader Joe’s. I can never get enough of that place. I’m practically there every weekend!

What is one thing about you that most people at work don’t know?

I love learning French and anything to do with French culture. I’ve studied the language since high school and now I’ve turned to DuoLingo to keep up my French skills (I’ve got a 200+ days streak, whew). I even have big dreams of moving to France some day. Emily in Paris or Lily in Paris?

What's an unpopular opinion you feel strongly about?

Pie is overrated. It’s always too much crust and not enough filling. Why have pie when you can have a cookie? Or a brownie? Or literally any other kind of dessert? 

Life without social media or life without music? 

Definitely life without social media. I’d love to live less of my life on screens and more in the present moment. My screen time would thank me.

Do you believe in aliens?

Aliens definitely exist. It’s actually kind of fun to think about life existing beyond what we know here on earth. Or maybe it’s scary? You tell me.

Why do you serve on the DEI+B Advisory Council?

I serve as an Ally on the DEI+B Advisory Council to educate myself and to help educate others. I think the world needs more empathy and compassion, so this is my way of bringing that to Barkley. Working on DEI+B projects also creates great opportunities for me to get uncomfortable and challenge my thinking. I am someone who loves to stay in my comfort zone but I know that ultimately that doesn’t serve myself or those around me. Life is too short to live in your comfort zone.

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