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Bev Kaye

CEO at Beverly Kaye & Associates

Los Angeles, California, United States

Dr. Beverly Kaye has been a mainstay in the world of career development and talent retention for more than 30 years. Internationally known and professionally recognized as a best-selling author, speaker and thought leader, Bev has earned the esteem of colleagues, the trust of international business clients and an enviable reputation within the learning and performance development industry.

While grateful to be recognized as a “thought leader,” Bev’s personal priority has always been to help others turn that thought into action. She achieves this through focused 1-on-1s, “fireside chats,” JIT videos, conversation starters, webinars online tips and tools, and of course her books..

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Los Angeles, CA
Speaking Topics: Employee Engagement and Retention, Career Development, Career Mobility

Bev Kaye Points
Academic 0
Author 302
Influencer 7
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 309

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Company Type: Company
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed
Media Experience: 30 years
Last Media Interview: 01/04/2023

Areas of Expertise

Culture 30.06
HR 42.88
Leadership 33.91
Management 45.66
Mobility 30.58
Careers 74.68

Industry Experience

Aerospace & Defense
Agriculture & Mining
Building Materials, Clay & Glass
Consumer Products
Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Financial Services & Banking
Forest Products & Paper
High Tech & Electronics
Higher Education & Research
Industrial Machinery & Components
Metal Products
Oil & Gas
Primary Metal & Steel
Professional Services
Real Estate
Textiles Production
Travel & Transportation
Wholesale Distribution


2 Article/Blogs
What Our Dogs Teach Us About Love
January 26, 2023
I happen to love the word LOVE! I probably overuse it in my professional life, as well as my personal life. In fact, when my co-author Sharon Jordan-Evans and I suggested using it in the title of our book Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em, we had to fight for it. In 1999 when it was first published, the word just was not used much in corporate settings. Now over twenty years later and 6 editions, the business world has embraced that very word.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

Employee engagement strategies that work
Import from
April 27, 2022
The past two years have cast long-standing IT talent challenges into high relief. From the challenges of leading remote teams, to working through burnout, to weathering The Great Resignation, the central question on IT leaders’ minds is how to retain top talent.In an interactive presentation at CI

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Tags: HR, Leadership, Management

5 Books
Love 'Em or Lose 'Em - Getting Good People to Stay
March 02, 2021
Employees want—and now expect—meaningful work, supportive bosses, regular recognition, and a chance to learn and grow. And managers want their amazing people to stay—for at least a little while longer.
For two decades, this Wall Street Journal bestseller—over 800,000 sold—has offered twenty-six simple strategies, from A to Z, that managers can use to address their employees' real concerns and keep them engaged. The sixth edition puts a new emphasis on diversity and inclusion as it is a direct connection to retention and engagement.

The authors have gone over every word of the previous edition, revising, updating, and streamlining. This edition includes a timely focus on diversity and inclusion in every chapter. For example, chapter 6 focuses on family. Different cultures view family responsibilities differently, so the authors address how to take that into consideration when a treasured employee asks for extended leave to care for a grandparent. And a new section called “Conversations That Count” offers discussion questions for sparking deeper conversation around the topics in the book.

This new edition will ensure that Love 'Em or Lose 'Em will continue to help managers all over the world create a workplace culture of “belonging”, one in which everyone can bring their best self to work and leverage the talents on their teams.

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Tags: HR, Leadership, Management

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go - Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want
January 15, 2019
The new edition of the bestselling employee development classic includes advice on talent retention in the gig economy, and a new chapter on creating a career development culture in your organization.
Study after study confirms that career development is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving retention, engagement, productivity, and results. But most managers feel like they just don't have time for more meetings. This book offers a better way: frequent, short conversations with employees about their career goals that can be integrated seamlessly into the normal course of business.

Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni identify three broad types of conversations that will increase employees' awareness of their strengths, weaknesses, and interests; point out where their organization and their industry are headed; and help them pull all of that together to design their personalized career plans. And the new chapter includes an assessment so you can measure how well your current culture supports employee development—and how to improve it.

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Tags: HR, Leadership, Management

Up is Not the Only Way - Rethinking Career Mobility
September 12, 2017
Move up or move out. When those two options appear to be the only ones, dissatisfaction grows and engagement suffers.
In decades of studying careers around the globe, Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams, and Lynn Cowart have found that, in fact, there are more options. And rethinking career mobility can lead you to them!

Career mobility isn’t just about moving to a new city or country. It’s about stretching, learning, and transforming. Whether you’re working on your own career or you’re a manager, a mentor, or a coach helping others, Up Is Not the Only Way offers you six ways to build successful mobile careers.

Keep the same job but discover multiple ways to learn and grow while staying in the same place. If a new job in the same company is in the cards, experiment and test possibilities. Make a lateral move as a powerful way to develop new skills. If stepping back is the right answer, discover how it can be done without derailing a career. Pursue a promotion when it’s the right time and role. And if it’s time to step out the door, the authors suggest how to make an elegant exit that maybe leaves open the possibility of a return one day.

The book includes important questions to consider-about interests, skills, values, and timing-when choosing to enrich or make a change. For each option, Up Is Not the Only Way explores how managers, coaches, and employees can have rich career conversations and partner to determine the best courses of action.

Rather than narrowing aspirations to one dream job or role, Kaye, Williams, and Cowart encourage readers to take a “kaleidoscope” view-to be open to ever-shifting patterns of options, opportunities, and possibilities-to build a rewarding career.

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Tags: Management, HR, Careers

Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss
May 18, 2015
Stay interviews prevent exit interviews!
You can't afford to lose them. They're your stars and your solid citizens. You wonder if they're happy in your organization—and what might keep them there. To find out, you could:

A. Conduct a survey—then try to guess who said what.
B. Take note of their latest tattoos. Is your company logo among them?
C. Ask, “What will keep you here?”

The correct answer is C.

It's the opening line of a great stay interview, and it could make the difference between keeping and losing your best people.

Worried that your talented people will want things you can't deliver, like more money or a big promotion? Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans have a simple four-step process for dealing with that. Not sure how to get started? They provide dozens of suggested questions and icebreakers. Think you don't have time? They offer all kinds of creative time-saving options for where, when, and how you can do stay interviews.

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Tags: HR, Leadership, Management

Love It, Don't Leave It - 26 Ways To Get What You Want at Work
September 01, 2003
Whether for fear of an uncertain economy or reluctance to deal with the inevitable stresses of looking for work, many people feel unwilling or unable to change jobs. So they simply "quit on the job." They disengage, produce less, and bide their time in quiet dissatisfaction, making themselves, and often their coworkers, family, and friends miserable. But there is an alternative.

Love It, Don't Leave It provides readers with 26 practical, easy-to-implement ways to make their current work environment more satisfying. Presented in an appealing, accessible A-to-Z format, the book includes strategies for improving communication, stimulating career growth, balancing work with family, and much more. Designed for workers at any age and at any stage, Love It, Don't Leave It helps people assume responsibility for the way their work lives work. Readers who try just a few of the strategies in this book may find that the job they want is the job they already have.

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

Winner of the 2004 Publishers Marketing Association Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Career Book

Over 100,000 copies sold

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Tags: HR, Leadership, Management

2 Media Interviews
Love ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em: The Ultimate Stay Interview Guide
May 17, 2021
What happens when a person leaves? Do you know it in advance?

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Tags: Management, Culture, HR

Career Mobility? Up Is Not The Only Way
December 04, 2018
The world of work is changing, but moving up is not the only way to increase your value and build your resume.

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Tags: Mobility

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The leader’s ultimate guide to keeping employees engaged so they don’t quit
Fast Company
May 28, 2022
The Great Resignation is making it hard to keep talented employees—but there are things you can do to make your company tough to leave.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

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