september, 2020

22sep12:30 pm1:30 pmLMHQ | Career PivotsReinventing Yourself in an Ever-Changing World

Event Details

You’re confident you can knock it out of the park in a certain role, but your resume doesn’t include the listed requirements. When you’re seeking to pivot from one industry or career to another, the roadblocks are seemingly endless. In this workshop Kay & Black Talent Management’s Hillary Black and Kathryn Freund shared a recruiter’s perspective on how to navigate a successful career transition.

With over 25 years of experience in advertising, they help candidates and clients at the crossroads of transitions and opportunities every day. Over the course of thousands of candidate placements and career transitions made, they know a thing or two about how to reinvent yourself, and how to always continue to highlight your strengths and grow your skills.

Hillary and Kathryn have also both gone through several of their own career evolutions, from front desk admin to CEO and graphic designer to a career coach. They shared personal stories and experiences with career pivots and transitions, provided tips and tricks they’ve picked up along the way, and answered audience questions.

About Our Speakers:

Hillary Black, MSW, Joint CEO, Kay & Black Talent Management

A failed copywriter and huge Bukowski fan, 20+ years later Hillary is Joint CEO of Kay & Black, a boutique recruitment and coaching firm in NYC. She has spent over 20 years in the advertising industry and has witnessed and facilitated many career transitions – her own and others. She is passionate about making meaningful connections with an empathetic, human approach. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and later in life received a Masters Degree in Social Work.

Kathryn Freund, CPCC / ACC, Sr. Talent Manager & Coach, Kay & Black Talent Management

Kathryn is a recruiter and coach with a background in advertising, design and branding. She started her career as a graphic designer and transitioned into recruiting in 2015. Over the years, she has also had a number of side hustles, including owning an e-commerce brand and working as a sound healer & reiki practitioner. She loves bringing all these parts of her to any job she does. Kathryn graduated with a double B.A. from Fordham University in Visual Arts (Graphic Design) and English and later in her career became a Certified Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and ICF Accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

About Kay and Black:

For over 25 years, Kay & Black has been connecting creative industry talent with advertising agencies, branding firms, and direct-to-clients in NYC and across the US. Hillary, Kathryn, and the firm’s team of talent managers specialize in identifying, educating, and counseling talent in all areas of career development, with an established reputation for their approach to building teams – driven by human insight and integrity.

Through three core service offerings, Kay & Black specializes in recruitment, career & leadership coaching for individuals & employees, outplacement, talent strategy consulting, and workshops. They believe in nurturing talent as well as advocating for our clients’ needs so that all can find their most successful and satisfying career relationship.


(Tuesday) 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST




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