Andrea Foy is an author, speaker and coach. She conducts workshops and seminars on topics such as: Women in Management, Leadership Skills for Women, Professional Presentation Skills, Self Esteem, Assertiveness, Diversity, Leadership Skills and Business Etiquette. Ms. Foy has been certified by the Professional Woman Network as a Professional Coach and Diversity Consultant.
Ms. Foy’s knowledge of business and professionalism comes from over 20 years of customer service experience working for companies such as McDonald’s, Sears, Delta and USAir Airlines, American Express Financial Advisors, Sharkey’s Modeling and Talent Agency the Federal Government. She is a member of Professional Women’s Network and the National Black MBA Association. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Foy has authored her first book, has a Bachelor’s in Communications from Wright State University and is working on her Master’s Degree in Business and Technology specializing in Management and Leadership from Capella University. She is also an Advanced Communicator with Toastmasters International.
BPM: What are you most thankful for today?
My family, my health, my success, friends, talent and the Obama family! I am thankful for being a published author. It is one of the most challenging but rewarding things you can do in life. Being a self-published author puts you in complete control and it is nice.
BPM: Tell us about your latest book, HIRE POWER: How to Find, Get, and Keep a Job. What are the main subjects discussed?
My book is a non-fiction book for the mature YA reader, with tips on job hunting, customer service and working in general.
The book discusses violence against women exists in all cultures, ages, religions, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds and income levels. The World’s Women 2010: Trends and Statistics report from the United Nations’ Statistics Division’s reveals these key findings:
* Violence against women is a universal phenomenon.
* Women are subjected to different forms of violence – physical, sexual, psychological and economic – both within and outside their homes.
* Rates of women experiencing physical violence at least once in their lifetime vary from several per cent to over 59 per cent depending on where they live.
In The Still of the Night includes over 100 personal safety tips for women including
* How to make your home safe when you are there and when you are not.
* Safety tips for traveling in a car, bus, or train.
* Cruise safety tips for traveling alone or with a group.
* Safety tips for young women going to college.
* Tips for protecting yourself online.
A former International Flight Attendant, author, professional speaker and coach, Andrea has traveled extensively. She has witnessed events and has experienced things that have stayed with her. Her experiences have taught her well and she is now on a quest to ‘pay it forward.’ This book is not filled with facts and statistics, charts and graphs but will real- life stories and observations. This book is must for all women from 12-102.
BPM: How important is reading to you?
Communicating in some way, talking, reading, writing, it is like breathing to me. It calms me down and soothes me, no matter what the content.
BPM: Have you ever considered what kind of legacy you want to leave future generations? What do you want to be remembered for?
I hope my book is used for future generations because they all need to learn.
BPM: How may our readers contact you online and pick up your latest work?
Readers can purchase HIRE POWER: How to Find, Get, and Keep a Job at my website: http://www.andreafoy.com and Amazon.com. It is available as an e-book too.
Author Website: www.andreafoy.com