Beverly Kaye

Founder, Career Systems International

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.


I founded Career Systems International (CSI) almost 40 years ago, never dreaming that it would grow into a respected, mid-sized learning provider. I connected deeply with its mission and with the people in my organization that made it come to life.

I knew that one day it would be time to pass the organization 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.

So, Career Systems International, The Beverly Kaye Company, became part of Talent Dimensions. This rebranded organization still delivers the entire suite of consulting and learning solutions in CSI’s niche areas of engagement, development and retention and continues to refine and improve it. Happily, I’m thrilled to remain involved and be delivering these messages directly.