Beverly Kaye

Internationally Recognized Authority on Career Issues, Retention & Engagement

Dr. Beverly Kaye is an internationally recognized authority on career issues, and retention & engagement in the workplace. She was named a “Legend” by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). The designation of Legend is given to “pioneers and prophets in the field of workplace learning and performance.” The criteria that Legends must meet are: enduring impact and influence; originality of ideas; a career of sustained currency; work done more than five years ago is currently discussed, applied, and adapted; a substantive body of published work; and a contribution that raises the visibility, credibility and stature of the field. She has also been named by Leadership Excellence  as one of North America 's 100 top thought leaders.

As founder and CEO of Career Systems International, and a best selling author on workplace performance, Dr. Kaye has worked with a host of organizations to establish cutting-edge, award-winning talent development solutions. Her first book, UP IS NOT THE ONLY WAY (Davies Black) became a classic, and although it was published in the early 80's it is still very relevant today. In it she foresaw the effects that leaner, flatter organizations would have on individual careers and the subsequent need for workers to take charge of their own careers. She also developed systems for managers and employees to work together to help employees achieve their developmental goals.

With the fourth edition of LOVE 'EM OR LOSE 'EM: GETTING GOOD PEOPLE TO STAY (Berrett-Koehler 2008 ), a bestseller she coauthored , Dr. Kaye once again proved to be a pioneer in addressing one of the most pressing workplace problems of the 21 st century: retaining and engaging employees. Translated into 20 languages, and reaching an audience of over 500,000, LOVE 'EM OR LOSE 'EM holds managers accountable for keeping their best people and provides practical strategies to assist them in fulfilling their responsibility. In her follow-up companion best seller, LOVE IT, DON'T LEAVE IT: 26 WAYS TO GET WHAT YOU WANT AT WORK (Berrett-Koehler, 2003) Dr. Kaye and her coauthor show employees how they can find greater satisfaction in their current work lives.

She is also the editor of LEARNING JOURNEYS (Davies Black), an inspiring collection of essays from top management experts. Having written numerous articles in both professional journals and popular publications, she is frequently sought out by the news media for comment on workplace issues. She is the recipient of numerous professional awards, and her clients have received Best Practice Awards.

Dr. Kaye also has been a leader in developing innovative approaches to mentoring. Believing traditional one-on-one mentoring is less effective in today's organizational structures than it was in the past, she developed an innovative “Mentworking” program, which combines mentoring and networking.

Among Career Systems International's clients are leading global organizations including ADM, American Express, Caterpillar, Citigroup, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Marriott, and Morrison.

She holds a doctorate from UCLA, and completed graduate work at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

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    Change, Coaching / Mentoring, Employee Retention, Hiring, Human Resources, Life Balance, Management, Peak Performance, Women's Issues

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    Pennsylvania

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    $20,000 - $30,000

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The Manager's Role in Career Coaching

Employee Empowerment - Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work

Dr. Beverly Kaye is an internationally recognized authority on career issues, and retention & engagement in the workplace. She was named a “Legend” by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). The designation of Legend is given to “pioneers and prophets in the field of workplace learning and performance.” The criteria that Legends must meet are: enduring impact and influence; originality of ideas; a career of sustained currency; work done more than five years ago is currently discussed, applied, and adapted; a substantive body of published work; and a contribution that raises the visibility, credibility and stature of the field. She has also been named by Leadership Excellence  as one of North America 's 100 top thought leaders.

As founder and CEO of Career Systems International, and a best selling author on workplace performance, Dr. Kaye has worked with a host of organizations to establish cutting-edge, award-winning talent development solutions. Her first book, UP IS NOT THE ONLY WAY (Davies Black) became a classic, and although it was published in the early 80's it is still very relevant today. In it she foresaw the effects that leaner, flatter organizations would have on individual careers and the subsequent need for workers to take charge of their own careers. She also developed systems for managers and employees to work together to help employees achieve their developmental goals.

With the fourth edition of LOVE 'EM OR LOSE 'EM: GETTING GOOD PEOPLE TO STAY (Berrett-Koehler 2008 ), a bestseller she coauthored , Dr. Kaye once again proved to be a pioneer in addressing one of the most pressing workplace problems of the 21 st century: retaining and engaging employees. Translated into 20 languages, and reaching an audience of over 500,000, LOVE 'EM OR LOSE 'EM holds managers accountable for keeping their best people and provides practical strategies to assist them in fulfilling their responsibility. In her follow-up companion best seller, LOVE IT, DON'T LEAVE IT: 26 WAYS TO GET WHAT YOU WANT AT WORK (Berrett-Koehler, 2003) Dr. Kaye and her coauthor show employees how they can find greater satisfaction in their current work lives.

She is also the editor of LEARNING JOURNEYS (Davies Black), an inspiring collection of essays from top management experts. Having written numerous articles in both professional journals and popular publications, she is frequently sought out by the news media for comment on workplace issues. She is the recipient of numerous professional awards, and her clients have received Best Practice Awards.

Dr. Kaye also has been a leader in developing innovative approaches to mentoring. Believing traditional one-on-one mentoring is less effective in today's organizational structures than it was in the past, she developed an innovative “Mentworking” program, which combines mentoring and networking.

Among Career Systems International's clients are leading global organizations including ADM, American Express, Caterpillar, Citigroup, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Marriott, and Morrison.

She holds a doctorate from UCLA, and completed graduate work at the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Employee Involvement & Satisfaction
Workplace surveys currently report that employees feel disenchanted, discouraged, and disengaged. Organizations are concerned, and rightfully so. If employees are not engaged, they withdraw their energy and their commitment, but often stay put. They wait and watch for the economy to shift or opportunities to open. This does no one any good. Organizations lose. Employees lose. Bev's 2003 book, Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work (Berrett-Koehler) places the responsibility for workplace satisfaction directly on the shoulders of the individual.

Topics on this subject include:
   
Love It, Don't Leave It: Make Work WORK!
Find What You Want Where You Are
Make Your Job the Job You Love
SATISFACTION: You CAN get some!
The A - Z's of Employee Satisfaction
Ownershift: You're In Charge
Satisfaction is 50/50 - Are you Holding Up Your End?

Engagement & Retention
Regardless of the state of the economy, organizations need to keep their talent, physically and psychologically. No organization can afford to remove this subject from their radar screen. Managers have the power – they must learn how to engage, motivate and retain the talent on their teams. Practical "how-to's" are essential for managers who are already overwhelmed.

Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Keeping Your Talent
Keeping the Keepers: Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em
Beyond Pay, Why Do They Stay?
Engaging the Hearts and Minds of Today’s Workforce
Once You Get ‘Em … Can You Keep ‘Em?
Transforming the Corporate Culture: Building a Talent-Focused Climate


Career Development & Coaching
While issues surrounding development are typically rated low on most organizational opinion surveys, they are rated high among the top reasons that employees stay with (or leave) their organizations. Today’s workers may have survived layoffs, reorganizations, budget cuts, and hiring freezes, but how engaged and productive are they? Every employee cares about his/her career – they may recognize their need to take control, but often don't know how. And every manager wishes their career conversations could be easier.

Developing the Kept on Workforce: A Key Engagement Opportunity
Developing Careers for Today’s Evolving Workforce
Development as a Key to Engagement
The Self Powered Careerist™
Up is Not the Only Way
Career Conversations Made Simple: Anytime, Anywhere, Anyone
Mind Your Own Business: Managing Your Career
Powering Your Own Career: Five To Do’s You Can’t Not Do

Dairy Product Manufacturer

“Bev's speech was very concrete. The principles are simple, easy bite size, and practical to apply.”

Freescale

“The time you contributed at Freescale was so much more than an hour presentation on career development. You renewed my hope for positive growth and commitment. After years of downsizing and cutting back on any extras, I was in inspiration deprivation. I’m so grateful to regain a sense of revitalization thanks to you!”

BizBuddy, LLC

"I attended your session on Monday afternoon at the ASTD conference on "Engaging the Kept-On Workforce" and wanted to thank you for all of your wondeful insight that you shared. Your personality, knowledge, and humility were so impressive. It is difficult for me to properly express just how much I appreciated you taking time out of your schedule to share your wisdom with those of us in the room. I wanted to sincerely thank you for your wonderful session. I wish you continued success, health, and happiness.
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