About Us

Image Factor, Inc.

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 many insightful, 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. Sustaining an appropriate, respectable business image is vital. Our training and development seminars ensure overall enhancement of your total image.

The utmost importance in business is focused on performance. Allow Image Factor, Inc., to help improve your professional marketability and improve your appearance and self-management skills – The link is “Be The Difference”

About Beverly D. Washington

A successful entrepreneur, Beverly Washington is the proud founder of Image Factor, Inc., as well as motivational speaker, model, television host, and author. Beverly has 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 among creating image enhancement programs for individuals, conducting effectiveness training seminars for corporations, and guest lecturing for major conferences-all operating under Image Factor, Inc. The consulting and training firm specializes in personal and professional development seminars and workshops, which have been facilitated by Beverly all over the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Her writing success includes the publishing of her first nonfiction book entitled DON’T CALL ME “BEV”: Things That Work My Last Nerve. The premise expounds on survival tips on how to navigate the ‘world of rudeness’.

As an added interest, Beverly has expanded her talents to include acting. She has taken part in television commercials and industrial training programs for Sears, JC Penney, Kraft, and McDonald’s, just to name a few. Beverly’s print portfolio includes advertising ads for well-known brands, such as Motorola, Kraft, Kellogg’s, Hallmark Cards, and AON Insurance. In addition, her television success includes hosting and producing her cable television show, “Stop The Drama,” which centers on personal empowerment.

Beverly’s successful corporate ventures include service as a Midwest Regional Manager for Black Enterprise Magazine and a fashion merchandising and corporate buyer for several companies, including Marshall Field’s, Hart Schaffner Marx, The Limited Express, and Abraham & Strauss, NY.

Special Awards and Activities:

  • 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 Young Women of America 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 long jumper.