KATHRYN FRUEND

Kathryn is an agency designer and creative turned recruiter and career coach. She joined the team at Kay & Black in early 2015 and helped launch Kay & Black’s coaching division perQ in 2017.

In her first full-time advertising gig, Kathryn helped build We Are Social’s New York office. Over a few years, she grew the creative team from one to six designers, wearing many hats — from art director to designer, project manager to recruiter. Creatively, she worked with clients such as: Reebok, Beats by Dre, Netflix, Old Navy, Banana Republic, AMC, Hyatt, 20th Century Fox and more.

Through empowering others on her team to succeed, she realized her true passion was paving the way for others’ talents and goals, so she decided to make a career transition and take the leap into talent management at Kay & Black.

Since 2015, Kathryn has had the privilege to coach, partner with, represent and place top talent in the advertising and design industry from the junior to C-suite level at agencies & brands across the US.

As a recruiter and coach, Kathryn has a genuine eye for seeing others’ fullest potential and talents. She is a graduate of CTI’s Co-Active coach training program, including over 100 hours of hands-on co-active coaching through an ICF-accredited (International Coach Federation) program. She has a strong intuition and deep empathic sense, which helps her empower clients reach their career and life goals.

She has spoken at educational panels and workshops at WeWork, Marist, FIT, Fordham University, School of Visual Arts, Ladies Wine Design and more.

Kathryn is also a certified sound healer and reiki practitioner and she is honored to be able to use her intuitive and healing gifts to supplement her coaching and recruiting practice.

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