About Steve Kaye


Steve Kaye, professional speaker and professional photographer, About Steve Kaye

You may have seen me.

I’m the guy with the big lens.

Often I’m standing still, waiting for a bird to appear.

And other times I may be letting people look through my camera to see something they have never seen before.

Or maybe it looks like I’m holding a class outside.

That’s because knowledge has value only when we share it.


I’ve been taking photos of Nature since 1965.

In 2010 I began to focus on taking photos of birds (although I still take photos of landscapes, plants, and wildlife).

I use these photos in talks and articles to inspire respect for Nature. Find these by clicking on Blog or Articles.

Through these I hope to inspire greater respect, and then compassion, for all life. This matters because our future depends upon a foundation of compassion.

I was accepted as an Environmental Partner with the Charter for Compassion. See my page here: Environmental Partner


I started a speaking business in 1992.

That business was named Personal Quality with the mission of: Create Success. This mission has also defined my work: It reminds me to work in ways that help others become more successful.

Thus, this business helped leaders become more successful by teaching essential leadership skills: Effective Meetings, Business Presentations, Behavior Styles (based on DISC), Time Mastery, and Effective Communication.

I also worked as a Meeting Facilitator, helping groups find solutions. In 2003 I earned the Certified Professional Facilitator designation from the International Association of Facilitators (which is based on a rigorous skill-based assessment).

I wrote three books on Effective meetings plus hundreds of articles on leadership skills that appeared in commercial publications, my monthly newsletters, and my blog posts.

During this time, I served as the 1996-97 president of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the National Speakers Association (GLAC), won the GLAC 1995 Connie Award (their speech contest), and was honored as the GLAC 2002 Member of the Year.

As you might expect, I have extensive experience in helping meeting planners hold successful events.


I also worked as an employee.

I began a career as a research engineer in 1972 with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

During this time I worked on a variety of assignments that included basic research, manufacturing R & D, field tests, administration, and software development.

So I’m familiar with the way business works.


More Info about Steve Kaye

If you’d like to know more about my current effort, please read my Mission and Ethics pages.

If you’re interested in a bit of fun, please meet my Staff. Or visit: Funny Birds.

If you’d like to know about my photo equipment, see: Steve’s Photo Gear.

Thank you for visiting,

Steve Kaye