About Dr. Beverly Kaye
Beverly Kaye's name is recognized internationally as a professional dedicated to helping individuals, managers and organizations understand the practical “how-to” principles of employee development, engagement and retention. Her books and learning materials have stood the test of time.
ATD honored her with their 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing her advanced knowledge and extensive practice across the talent development field. ISA (The Association of Learning Professionals) also honored her with their 2018 Thought Leadership Award for her body of work in support of work-related learning and performance. Through Beverly’s advocacy of ideas and commitment to actions, she has not only positively influenced clients and industry colleagues but has facilitated respect for the learning and performance industry overall.
Beverly’s recent books in the career development field included Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go which provided overwhelmed managers with a way to blend career conversations into their everyday routine. Her most recent book Up is Not the Only Way was directed at managers and individuals and highlighted the career choices that were available other than the traditional career ladder.
Her contribution to the field of engagement and retention included the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em which offered managers 26 strategies for engaging and retaining their key talent. Love It, Don’t Leave It provided similar advice to individuals about how to take responsibility for their own work satisfaction. Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss suggested an approach to using the idea of stay interviews to stem the tide of exit interviews.
Beverly received her doctorate from UCLA in 1976 and founded Career Systems International, an organization dedicated to offering managers and employees practical learning solutions and consulting that enables organizations focus on their talent. As part of her own focus on talent, she recently transitioned its ownership to two key members of her leadership team. She supports the rebranded enterprise, Talent Dimensions, who delivers and expands on her thought leadership.
Here's how and why we came into existence. From Bev Kaye:
I founded Career Systems International (CSI) in 1996, never dreaming that it would grow into a respected, mid-sized learning provider. I connected deeply with the name, the URL, the website, and all of the employees and external associates that were affiliated with the organization over time. In fact, I believed that "my entity was my identity."
I knew that one day it would be time to pass the leadership reigns over to the next generation of thought leaders and was glad to find them within CSI. On January 1, 2018, Cile Johnson, our EVP of Sales and Marketing, and Lynn Cowart, our SVP of Global Delivery purchased CSI and the baton was passed.
I knew it was the right move and the right time and that the transition would be easy, however, I was trapped by the belief that "my entity is my identity." And even though career development has been central to my contributions to the learning industry and a core competency of CSI, making and living with this change was much harder than anticipated despite all I had read about the nature of holding on and letting go and the "founder's dilemma."
Finally, I realized that "my entity was more than my identity," and I was ready to "let go" and move on to my next act.
So, Career Systems International, the Beverly Kaye Company, became part of Talent Dimensions. This rebranded organization still delivers the entire suite of learning solutions in CSI's niche areas of engagement, development and retention AND also adds consulting on a new point of view based on the need to retain "key leveraged role players".
Meet the Team
Our team is dedicated to helping you be successful!
Dr. Beverly Kaye
As a thought leader, speaker, and author, Dr. Beverly Kaye's work and research in the career development, engagement and retention fields have been widely recognized for helping others discover greater meaning in their work and gain greater control over their career destinies.
Dr. Barry Levitt
After getting his PhD in Electrical Engineering at MIT in 1971 and spending the next 30 years working in digital communications research at JPL/NASA, Barry retired from that phase of his life and became the full-time CFO of the company he co-owns with his wife, Bev Kaye. Truth be told he enjoys the financial and contractual challenges of his new role much more than his previous ‘rocket science’ days.
Sara joined the team in October 2020 as an administrative assistant, helping Bev manage her day-to-day correspondence. She has since taken on the role of Executive Assistant where she plans, implements, and monitors Bev Kaye & Co.'s day to day operations. If you need to contact Bev, Sara will most definitely be the person to connect you with her.
Administrative Assistant/ Marketing Coordinator
Celeste is responsible for the strategic design and implementation of all web-based and electronic communications. She works on all aspects of Bev Kaye and Co. marketing efforts and handles administrative tasks for the organization. Celeste is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and plans to work in the entertainment industry in the future.