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 you 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).
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 follow the guidelines for ethical photography cited by Audubon.
See them here: Audubon’s Guide for Ethical Bird Photography
I started a speaking business in 1992.
That business was named first Personal Quality and later One Great Meeting, with the mission of: Create Success. This mission also defines my life: It reminds me to live 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 that includes demonstrating skills in a meeting where one of the attendees has been asked to disrupt the process).
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.
If you’d like to know about my photo equipment, see: Steve’s Photo Gear.
Thank you for visiting,