Career coaching and consulting at any stage in the journey.

Change is constant in any industry, and career & personal growth is part of that change. Whether you are looking to update your resume or change careers, partnering with knowledgeable and compassionate coaches can help you reach your fullest potential.

When making a career transition, the path to the next phase of your career often is not a straightforward one. To find a new position that’s a true fit for your needs and goals, talent needs the right resources, specific expertise and ongoing support to rebrand, adjust to a different kind of job market, whether a job search, move to a new industry or make other major shifts. And talent needs the moral support to navigate these life-altering transitions.

Kay & Black Talent Management developed perQ to answer those needs. Current industry knowledge combined with co-active coaching and social work backgrounds provides talent with the industry’s best coaching and support.

perQ draws on Kay & Black’s expertise gained from 25+ years of placing talent in the advertising and design industries and beyond. We know what it takes for candidates at all levels to attract employers’ attention and can expand talent’s options by guiding them to different industries where their skills are a fit. perQ also helps job-changers harness the power of Kay & Black’s immense network of industry insiders and fellow recruiters. Most importantly, perQ has an uncanny ability to nurture talent through all stages of their careers with an empathetic approach.

Depending on your needs, the following are some areas that perQ can focus on along the way, whether in one session or over the course of a few months: personal branding, assessing career interests, career changes, portfolio and website development, resume writing and editing, LinkedIn profile & SEO, interview skills and role play, networking strategy (in person and online), communication and follow up, negotiation knowledge, industry education, action plans, social networking, and more.



    Over the past 20 years Tracey has successfully represented executives, managers and employees throughout New York, the United States and the World. Tracey levels the legal playing field between employees and employers.  He works closely with his clients to educate them about their legal and practical risks, rights and opportunities before making employment related decisions that will affect their professional objectives and compensation.

  • KATHRYN FRUEND Career Coach | Life Coach

    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.

  • Michelle Halloran Resume And Linkedin Writer

    Michelle Halloran is an accomplished Professional Development Consultant and Career Strategist with over 20 years of experience in professional development training, professional branding, resume writing, LinkedIn optimization, and career strategy/coaching. In 2008 she launched a successful professional development consultancy providing tailored solutions that promote professional advancement and career achievement.

  • James Lee Wall Photographer

    James Lee Wall is a portrait and fashion photographer located in New York City known for his personal touch and lighting in celebrity portraits. His clients include Showtime, Fox, Paramount, Sony, The Hollywood Reporter, and many other magazine publications. He is the go to for many of the entertainment industries Public Relations reps.

  • NOBL Organizational Coaching

    NOBL is a potent mix of organizational psychologists, change management practitioners, strategists, and service designers. In addition to our dedicated teams, we maintain a large community of industry and regional experts that augment our teams when we need additional skills.

    Our mission is to be the essential partner for ambitious and compassionate leaders everywhere. Our vision is to improve work and culture for more than a million people before we’re ten years old.

  • BREE GROFF Consultant

    Bree Groff is a consultant, coach, speaker, and serves as CEO of the global change agency, NOBL, a global change agency that helps leaders make change.  For more than a decade, Bree has been focused on transformation, innovation, and organizational design, coaching leaders at companies including Calvin Klein, Adobe, WPP, Dentsu Aegis Network, M&C Saatchi Mobile, Google, Etsy, Capital One, Dropbox, and many others.

  • KIM PERKINS Consultant | Coach

    Kim holds a Ph.D. in positive organizational psychology from Claremont Graduate University and serves as MD of NOBL’s Los Angeles office. As an executive coach, Kim has worked with leaders at companies as diverse as Warner Bros., Human Longevity, and the Getty Leadership Institute. A former journalist and pro athlete, Kim’s research helps companies get beyond reward and punishment to motivate their people through passion, purpose and flow.

  • BUD CADDELL Consultant | Coach

    After years of helping the Fortune 500 develop innovative new products and services, Bud came to a realization: organizations don’t suffer from a lack of ideas, they suffer from ways of working that kill innovative ideas. He founded NOBL to help organizations respond to a world of increasing change by fusing design thinking with organizational psychology.

  • NATALYA SVERJENSKY Consultant | Coach

    Natalya Sverjensky has spent the past decade building, advising and leading organizations that are creating a new blueprint for work. She is currently Director of Organizational Change at NOBL Collective, where she heads up the New York practice, coaches executives to grow their leadership skills, and leads embedded change teams on the ground for clients across the US and Europe.

  • KERRY LANGE Consultant | Coach

    Throughout my career I’ve always been the de facto “people person” and over the last several years gravitated toward a specific focus on people and operations. Agency life is in my blood and I’ve held senior leadership positions through launch, transition and growth phases in various creative agencies, with a brief stint client side at Yahoo! I’m a firm believer in servant leadership and love coaching people to have meaningful and fulfilling careers.