WELCOME TO BEV KAYE AND COMPANY!
And Company. Those words are not just an add-on. I thought long and hard about them (originally wanted Bev Kaye and Friends) but “Company” just fit even better. When I say "company", I mean:
- inviting “company” over for dinner
- the pleasure of your “company”
- being in good “company”
- enjoying the “company” of smart and creative work colleagues and friends
- having a “company” as in a venture, an undertaking, practice, business, or entity.
I’M NOT RETIRED! I’M REHIRED... BY MYSELF... FOR MYSELF!
When I announced that I sold Career Systems Intl (after 40 years) to two of my employees, many congratulated me on my “retirement!” I must say, I recoiled at the word because it just didn’t fit me. It took me a full year and a half (and a trip through those dark woods!) to just begin to understand who I wanted to be and what I wanted to do... now.
I’M A SOLOPRENEUR!
As an entrepreneur I ran the business.
As a solopreneur, I AM the business.
The word has been used by others and I’ve grown to love it. For me, it moves me out of the “vendor” category and gives me an opportunity to spread my wings, and open new doors to colleagues and clients. Here’s where my new business model takes me now.
I’M A GUIDE ON THE SIDE
....A Knowledge Vault: Not on everything by any means, but on my areas of expertise in career development, engagement and retention. So much hasn’t changed… and so much has. I continue to help clients with insights and ideas that have been vetted and tested.
.....A Thinking Partner: I am getting invitations to join councils, and design committees to re-think “the old box.” I love not having the answers but building on other ideas to find some new collaborative brainstorms. I have enjoyed the invitations to truly brainstorm with an internal team, as an extra head, heart and hands. I look forward to more.
……A Career Coach for HR/Learning Professionals: I am not a certified coach (probably because I want to move to “fixing” too quickly) but I have enjoyed the many career centered conversations I’ve had over the years with folks in my own profession. I believe in short (30 minute) calls, and always try to provide an insight or next step within that time.
I’M A SAGE ON THE STAGE
Decades of experience has allowed me to feel absolutely comfortable on any size stage in my three areas of specialty: Development, Engagement and Retention. My books, research, consulting and speaking experience (and the school of hard knocks) have taught me the most. I know how to deliver the serious stuff without forgetting the smile factor.
In fact, my "mantra" for talk I give (and product I develop) to be "deceptively simple, delightfully engaging, deliberately flexible and decidedly business-centric." I’m absolutely serious about each of these! I'm really good at demystifying complex issues and conversations so both managers and individuals say, “I can do that!”
For a more detailed description of all of Bev’s topics, please visit Bev’s Sage on the Stage resource page!
A dynamic and committed keynote speaker, Bev's presentations engage participants, stimulate learning and inspire action. She is recognized internationally as one of the most invested, knowledgeable and practical professionals in the areas of career development, employee engagement and retention, and mentoring.
Bev's thought leadership is shared in several books, including Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay; Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want; Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work; Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss, and Up is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility.
With her organization, Career Systems International, Bev Kaye developed a powerful suite of talent solutions that continue to help organizations reduce costs associated with talent loss and underperformance. These solutions are also designed to foster a culture of support for individuals, managers and leaders at all levels.