Keynote speaker in Copenhagen Denmark
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Book Kay for a speech or workshop
Kay travels throughout Denmark and Europe delivering presentations and workshops that help newcomers understand Danish culture and Danish working culture better, and help Danes examine some of the aspects of their own culture that they sometimes take for granted. She tailors speeches and offers coaching for companies with specific challenges, such as how to work better with American colleagues, customers or suppliers.
See Kay on video or hear her podcasts
Kay has been the voice behind the “How to Live in Denmark” podcast since 2013, and her five books are also available in audio form on Amazon Audible and Mofibo Storytel. You can also see Kay on video, both live at presentations and in-studio, via her popular “33 on Thursday” series for social media. You can book Kay for TV appearances or purpose-made client videos via the contact form below.
A former journalist with ABCNews.com and Dow Jones/the Wall Street Journal, Kay works closely with journalists in both Denmark in the US to deliver a realistic picture of Denmark and how Danes and internationals can work better together. She also occasionally writes articles for the Danish media.
Kay speaks Danish and can generally work to deadline. See Kay’s media appearances.
If you are a journalist who would like to use Kay as a source for a story about Danish culture or Denmark, contact Kay using the button below.
You can also see a selection of Kay on video.
When Kay first moved to Copenhagen, she wrote a few blog posts about her experiences – and then forgot about them, as she focused on her corporate work and building a family.
But to her surprise, she would regularly receive notes from newcomers to Denmark who had discovered the blogs online and found them helpful.
Later, Kay turned some of the blog posts into a podcast, originally designed to promote her voiceover business. The How to Live in Denmark podcast took off and has run continuously since 2013, with more than a million downloads.
Meanwhile, the How to Live in Denmark website became the basis for the How to Live in Denmark book, first published in 2014 and updated in 2017. Kay now travels all over the country with her How to Live in Denmark welcome presentation for newcomers.
Kay is an experienced voiceover artist who has voiced videos for many of Denmark’s largest companies, including Novo Nordisk and Lego.
Her best-known voiceover is as Mona Lisa in Visit Denmark’s viral deepfake video, “Don’t be a tourist, be an explorer.”
Kay specializes in international corporate English and does a great deal of e-learning voiceovers.
You can hear more of Kay’s voiceovers at americanvoice.dk.
Kay is a writer, podcaster, and keynote speaker who grew up in the USA and has lived in Denmark for more than 10 years. She has been on staff at large Danish companies including Danske Bank and Carlsberg and now runs KXMGroup, a thought leader on Danish working culture and the internationalization of the Danish workplace, and How to Live in Denmark, which helps newcomers understand Danish culture.
A native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Kay attended New York University in Manhattan, where she graduated cum laude with a degree in journalism and art history.
She worked as a journalist in Berlin, Germany and Hong Kong before returning to Manhattan and working in the media industry at Dow Jones/the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and ABCnews.com before moving to Denmark.
Kay lives with her family in Copenhagen Northwest. In her spare time, she enjoys watching old Hollywood movies.