Beverly Kaye is an internationally recognized authority on career issues, and retention and engagement in the workplace. She is the 2018 recipient of ATD’s Life Achievement Award and was named a “Legend” by ASTD, a designation given to “pioneers and prophets in the field of workplace learning and performance.” She has also been named by Leadership Excellence as one of North America's 100 top thought leaders.
As founder of Career Systems International (now doing business as Talent Dimensions) and a bestselling author on workplace performance, 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 1980s it is still 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. Kaye also developed systems for managers and employees to work together to help employees achieve their developmental goals.