Beverly D. Washington founded the consulting firm Image Factor, Inc., in 1991 and has been successfully training numerous companies within the business sphere in personal and professional development, business etiquette, and image enhancement for professionals.

Image Factor, Inc., provides individuals a “back-to-basics” program specifically designed to meet their unique performance needs. The principles are structured to build on and enhance the proper skills and knowledge that business personnel already possess while providing insightful and powerful new tools to aid them in their professional growth and advancement.

The mission of Image Factor, Inc., is to provide the proper enhancement tools that will broaden an individual’s awareness of their professional value. 

About Beverly D. Washington

A successful entrepreneur, Beverly Washington is the proud founder of Image Factor, Inc., as well as a motivational speaker, model, television host, and author. Beverly graduated from the University of Illinois-Champaign with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in dance education, while also earning several arts, academic, and athletic scholarships.

Currently, Beverly divides her time and talents  creating image enhancement programs for individuals, conducting effectiveness training seminars for corporations and guest lecturing for major conferences in the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom.


Beverly Washington’s book titled, DON’T CALL ME “BEV”! comes to your rescue with “rudeness survival tips,” encouraging us to deal constructively with rudeness. After all, the author says, “If we don’t address these annoyances, we will internalize the frustration, and that can lead to stress.” Beverly advises us to be proactive in such situations without retaliation. It’s about gracefully taking control!

Beverly Washington has a clear strong message, “It’s critical to speak up, to let go, and, in some cases, to move on.” We can maintain a healthy sense of self by deciding how much we are willing to take from others, as the author succinctly puts it in the title of the book, DON’T CALL ME “BEV”!

Allow Image Factor, Inc., to help improve your professional marketability, appearance, and self-management skills!

Special Awards and Activities:

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (Marquis Who’s Who Organization) 2018
ABI Recognition of the Two Thousand Notable American Women
International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women
Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Illinois Black Alumni Association
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Achievement Award Young Women of American Award
Top 100 Women by Today’s Chicago Woman News Magazine (1995)
Member of the 1979 U.S. Olympic Training team (Colorado Springs)
Former member of the U.S. Women’s All-American Track and Field Team as a high jumper and a long jumper