Bio

Marilyn Moats Kennedy biography: Chicago keynote speaker

The Marilyn Moats Kennedy biography includes these key activities:

  •  With Moats Kennedy Inc, keynote and workshop speaker for companies and associations in the US and internationally.
  •  Job strategies editor for Glamour magazine for 18 years and  author of Glamour’s Guide  to Office Smarts
  • Author of six books on career planning and organizational politics including the best-seller, Office Politics:  Seizing Power Wielding Clout
  • Wrote and published Kennedy’s Career Strategist, a subscription newsletter, from 1986-2002
  • Appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, and Oprah
  • Columnist for Across the Boards, Physician Executive, and Marketing News magazines
  • Blogs on Office Politics for Cheeky Chicago.
  • DePaul University faculty member for 11 years.

While teaching  journalism at DePaul University, Marilyn founded Career Strategies to provide workshops and individual counseling to job hunters.  Since childhood, Marilyn has had a compelling interest in the world of work.  She attended four Richard Bolles’ workshops on life/work planning in 1974 and 1975 and discovered the most important issue for job hunters:  focus.

“What do you want to do?” was the killer question.  That answered, it was a numbers game.   Then came office politics.  Once hired, how do you keep the job and advance or segue into a business of your own?

Next came research into  demographic trends in the workplace, nationally and globally.  How should an individual/company plan for the future?  What kinds of people will be available for hire?

Career Strategies Becomes Moats Kennedy, Inc.

In 2000, Career Strategies became Moats Kennedy, Inc. to reflect its expanded mission.

Her training sessions have reached more than 500,000 people.  Marilyn is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and holds both Bachelor and Masters degrees.

She is a founding member of the Council of 100 at Northwestern University and a charter member of the Medill School’s Journalism Hall of Fame.

Books by Marilyn Moats Kennedy

The Marilyn Moats Kennedy biography includes six books and dozens of articles.  For a list of books, click here.

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