KemalKayaKemal Kaya

kemal@yoldaolmak.com
+90 5334340779
İzmir, Turkey

Dr. of Veterinary Medicine
Independent Writing and Editing

Education

Maltepe University
Economic and Managerial and Social Sciences, Marketing MBA Istanbul, Turkey
October 2008 – March 2010. See master thesis.

Anadolu University
Knowledge Management Eskisehir, Turkey, October 2001 – June 2003

Firat University
Veterinarian Faculty, Elazig, Turkey, October 1987 – June 1992

Skill and Attributes

In 2009 my life changed in ways that many of my friends and family in Turkey still don’t truly understand. After 14 years working as a salesman, I found myself without a job. My dream of travelling to New Zealand to improve my English came true, but this was only the beginning. I wandered Australasia, Indonesia, South East Asia and the Middle East, blogging to share my physical explorations, internal growth and to encourage other people to see the world in a different way.

Photography has always been an important part of the way I express myself, and show my passion for the world around me. On its own or in combination with my writing, I want to be able to move people with the images I capture. This desire to share what I experience is what I want to do with the rest of my life: travel and explore new places and then share with others through my writing and photography in the hope of inspiring them to experience something new.

  • Travel Writer, Travel Blogger & World Explorer
  • Expanded economic and cultural views while exploring 11 countries in 23 months of extensive travel.
  • Contributed travel articles to leading lifestyle and travel web sites and blogs.
  • 23 months of travel to South East Asia, Oceania and Middle East from August 2010 to until June 2012.
  • Created, launched and hosted the travel website yoldaolmak.com and gezgintech.com.
  • Extensive international travel background, comfortable working with and in different cultures.

Work Experience

Independent Writing and Editing
Travel Writer, Founder yoldaolmak.com, gezgintech.com, gezievreni.com 2011-

Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co., Izmir, Turkey
Medical Sales Representative, 1996-2009

Mitasan A.Ş., Izmir, Turkey
Computer Department Head, 1995-1996

Courses

  • Retail District Management / Project Management Pfizer 09.02.1998 – 12.02.1998 (5 Hours)
  • Negotiation Skills / Creative Problem Solving Pfizer 04.07.2001 – 04.07.2001 (8 Hours)
  • Time Management / Stress Management Pfizer 02.07.2001 – 03.07.2001 (8 Hours)
  • Successful Communication with Emotional Intelligence (NLP) Navitas 01.10.2009 – 03.10.2009 (20 Hours)
  • Social Styles / Presentation of Advanced Techniques Pfizer 01.10.1997 – 02.10.1997 (8 Hours)

Interests and Activities

Writing, Blogging, Traveling, Tennis, Photography

Languages

Turkish, English