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Valerie Hayes

Lead Career Coach, Korn Ferry Advance
As the Lead Career Coach she provides leadership to the Korn Ferry Advance Career Advisory team and supports Korn Ferry Advance clients in managing all aspects of their careers.

Ms. Hayes works with clients to help them successfully navigate in their current companies or help them define a new career path. She has a proven approach and develops a customized strategy to help each client navigate the ever-changing world of work and reach the next step in the career journey.

Ms. Hayes has provided leadership coaching to healthcare directors and executives to help them improve their leadership effectiveness. She has also coached all levels of talents in job search strategies, interview preparation and salary negotiations.

Prior to Korn Ferry Advance, Ms. Hayes served as the Director, Talent Acquisition for a management consulting firm. She also held recruiting positions with one of the nation's largest healthcare companies and with a Big 4 consulting firm.

Ms. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A & M University. She is a graduate of Duke University's ROTC program, where she was commissioned as an Army Officer. She is also a Certified Professional Career Coach and a Certified Executive Coach.

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