Andrea Kay helps people get excited about jumping out of bed and raring to go to work. For the past 25 years she has been creating and recreating Andrea Kay/The Art of Self Direction, a career consulting firm whose clients range from rocket scientists and cowboys who want to change careers to accountants and engineers who have trouble relating to people.
Andrea specializes in “Career Therapy.” She is incessantly curious and quickly gets to the heart of an issue, then creates strategies to help people get what they want. She does this for CEOs, millionaires, corporate warriors, writers, real estate moguls, entrepreneurs and people who take their careers seriously. She writes books and the syndicated newspaper column, “At Work” and gives speeches to Fortune 50 companies, professional associations, schools and at special events.
She has worked with people who ended up being CFOs of major companies, sales and marketing executives, artists and successful entrepreneurs and has helped CEOs, financial managers, Hollywood producers and teachers discover new, satisfying careers. She has developed a reputation as a workplace observer and outspoken supporter of taking personal responsibility for your career and is widely quoted and interviewed.
She has published six books: This Is How To Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want, 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 1300 articles on careers and workplace issues. Today her syndicated column, “At Work” appears in USA Today and Gannett newspapers from California to New York to Canada and Guam and other Gannett media on the Web.
Andrea has presented workshops, keynote speeches 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 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.
Andrea has appeared on the CBS morning news show numerous times and featured on hundreds of television and radio programs across the U.S. and Canada and internationally on Reuters News. She’s 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.
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. She is the career expert for WKRC television and is heard every week on “Workin’ for a Livin’ with Andrea Kay” 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 is best at
Asking deep, intuitive questions and getting to the heart of an issue. Clearing up your confusion. Not letting you off the hook. And supporting you 200% on your way to getting what you want.
Andrea also does this
- Acts as a volunteer mentor for the Writer’s Guild of America East Foundation’s Veterans Project, a writing workshop for veterans.
- Serves on the board of a psychoanalytic institute.
- Is always learning Spanish.
Andrea Kay was named "Best Career Counselor" by Cincinnati Magazine
Andrea was 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.
Andrea was given the 2009 Leading Woman Award for Consulting, Training and Education by Leading Women.