Beth Loeb Davies

Beth Loeb Davies

Categories: HR & Organizational Culture | Leadership | Teamwork

Travels from San Jose, California, USA

Beth Loeb Davies is the ex-director of Learning & Development at Tesla and has worked in senior leadership roles at innovative companies such as Apple, Microsoft, and Gap.

Beth Davies has spent over 25 years working in senior leadership roles at innovative companies known around the world – Tesla, Apple, Microsoft, and Gap. Davies is an expert in cultivating company culture, creating customer-centric organizations, developing leaders, scaling the workforce, and innovating within HR.

Beth Davies has acquired expertise in culture-focused onboarding, leadership development, sales and product training, manufacturing training, compliance programs, media-enabled learning, and new learning technologies. Currently, she serves as an advisor to EdTech startups, hosts the Career Curves podcast, and teaches in the Talent Development & Human Resources master’s program at IE University. Recognized as an industry expert, she’s also been a featured speaker at conferences in the US, Singapore, Austria, Mexico, Colombia, and the United Arab Emirates. Davies earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University and a law degree from Stanford University. In 2016, IU named her a Luminary as a distinguished Alumna, an honor bestowed on just twelve people before her. 

Beth Davies spent six years at Tesla leading Learning & Development as the company grew from 600 to 33,000 employees. Her primary responsibility was evangelizing company culture to protect it from being diluted by rapid growth. Despite having a minimal budget and a small team, she developed and executed a comprehensive, innovative strategy that brought learning to people in all roles around the world.

Prior to Tesla, Beth Davies was part of a small team at Microsoft that conceived and developed its retail concept, growing the operation from zero to fifteen stores in 18 months. As the Customer Experience Director, she created customer service standards for the stores and all the training required to launch the new retail operation.

Beth Davies also played a critical role in the growth of Apple. In 2003, she joined the HR team as the Head of Leadership Development. In 2005, she moved to the retail team and became the Head of Training for the retail stores worldwide.

Beth Davies is a highly engaging speaker. Her talks are filled with stories and lessons from her career and offer practical advice delegates can take back to their companies.

Speaking Topics
  • The Moore’s Law Of Talent: Are You People Keeping Up?
  • Driving HR In Fast-Growing Car Company
  • Empowering HR To Innovate & Change
  • Creating Loyal Customers: Lessons From Apple & Tesla
HR for Start Ups | Beth Loeb Davies | Ex-Tesla HR

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