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Chart Your Course Author, 
Dorothy Billingsly Rado,

"I am continually inspired by all the incredible feedback received which assures me that CYC will transform your career and life."

Dorothy is passionate about bringing out the very best in people and inspiring them to do what they love. For over 30 years she has recruited thousands of people and worked alongside them to shape successful careers. She has taught career building and job searching one-on-one to hundreds of job seekers and college students, with the dream of taking it to a much larger scale. Using the information that’s now available in CYC, she watches, amazed, as many more people soar to heights they never imagined possible.



Dorothy is an author, coach, speaker, and workshop presenter on career-building, leadership development and the job search process. First published in August 2017, Chart Your Course, An Uncommon Approach to Career Building – A Guided Exploration.

Forbes Coaches CouncilFrom her successful experience conducting senior level, retained executive search engagements for board members, chairs, C-suite executives and their management teams, CYC had its origins. It is based on over 30 years assisting top-tier executives in their career search and job transitions, coaching early careerists in their professional paths, as well as teaching and mentoring college students as they prepare for their career journey. Dorothy has been responsible for recruiting hundreds of senior level executives and shaping thousands of successful careers continues. 

Chart Your Course is the A to Z for career-building and search. Of all the books on the market, Chart Your Course is acclaimed by thousands as the only “all-in-one” resource that encompasses all aspects of career-building and search. It uses a series of how-to steps that not only transform careers, when embraced to the fullest, they transform lives.

Some of Dorothy's Career Accomplishments Include:

  • Founder and CEO of Billingsly Associates, LLC, she has led this boutique executive search and consulting firm for over 15 years, developing it to nationwide recognition with offices from Los Angeles to New York City.
  • CEO of a start-up corporation, she brings her expertise to the table in order to introduce and teach the rudiments of the executive search process.
  • Among her prominent positions, she has held the title of VP/Partner with Korn Ferry International; EVP & National Healthcare Practice Leader for DHR International; and VP at Boyden International.
  • Along her journey she had been recruited by Grand Metropolitan, and served as Manager of Recruiting for Pillsbury subsequently allowing her to view search practices from the client’s perspective.


Dorothy received her BS and MBA from Western Illinois University. She earned an ICF Coaching Certification and is a member of the esteemed Forbes Coaches Council. She serves as an Adjunct Online and CYC Traveling Instructor with an online teaching certification from University of Wisconsin – Madison. Besides her daily regimen of yoga, she is an avid swimmer, cyclist and golfer.

Above all, she values contributing to people’s lives and careers through inspiration, support, collaboration and traveling the Chart Your Course Journey.

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