Andrea Kay is a career consultant and executive coach who has helped thousands of job hunters and employees cut to the heart of their frustration and dissatisfaction to take control of their careers. She has published five books: Work’s a Bitch and Then You Make It Work: 6 steps to go from Pissed off to Powerful, Life’s a Bitch and then You Change Careers: 9 Steps to Get Out of Your Funk and On to Your Future, Interview Strategies That Will Get You the Job You Want, Resumes That Will Get You the Job You Want, and Greener Pastures: How To Find a Job In Another Place.
As a weekly newspaper columnist since 1988, Andrea has written over 1000 articles on careers and workplace issues and has gained the reputation of being an outspoken supporter of taking personal responsibility for your career. Today her syndicated column appears in Gannett newspapers from California to New York to Canada and other Gannett media on the Web. As an executive coach, Andrea works closely with key executives of corporations to help them reach their potential as leaders and people.
Andrea has presented workshops and counseled employees at such companies as Procter & Gamble, Apple Computers, Westinghouse, Frito-Lay, General Electric, NCR, Humana, Union Carbide, Whirlpool Appliances, Cincinnati Bell Telephone and Marion Merrill Dow.
Andrea has appeared on the CBS morning news show several times and has been widely quoted and interviewed in national publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Associated Press and Smart Money, Kiplinger Financial Magazine, Redbook, Mademoiselle, National Business Employment Weekly, First For Women Magazine, Essence, Woman and Financial Woman Today and on radio programs across the U.S. and Canada.
Andrea has spoken as a keynote and workshop presenter to Fortune 50 companies and a variety of professional associations and presents to universities, schools, job search groups and career conferences. Andrea was a weekly contributor on career and workplace issues on a National Public Radio affiliate and has presented weekly career features on an ABC television affiliate morning news program. Today she is the career expert for WKRC television, where she offers career advice and also does the weekly “Workin’ for a Livin’ with Andrea Kay” segment on WGRR Radio. She hosted the live, call-in radio career talk show, “Ask Andrea” and hosted “Job Talk,” a live, call-in radio career talk show on public radio. Her video tape, “Common Mistakes in Interviews and How to Overcome Them,” is published by Cambridge Educational.
Andrea has been awarded the Women In Communications Gem Award for adherence to the highest standards of practice in professional communications and support of women in the work force. She was named Best Career Counselor in Cincinnati by Cincinnati Magazine in its 2002 “Best of the City” issue and Leading Consultant and Trainer by Leading Women in 2009. Andrea’s books have been recognized by the Ohioana Library Association for Literary and Artistic Achievement. Andrea has been named Outstanding Speaker by the Society for Advancement of Management and her talks have been named Best Program of the Year by the National Association of Women in Construction.