Kim Lear

Generations Expert & Corporate Speaker

Kim Lear is a top business keynote speaker, writer, and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim is at the forefront of cutting edge research to uncover cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers.

  • Kim Lear`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Kim Lear`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Minnesota, USA

  • Kim Lear`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Kim Lear`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Minnesota, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

The Age of The Multigenerational Workforce

Study after study has shown us that multigenerational teams outperform more homogeneous groups by almost every measure. This can be attributed to their unique and diverse experiences– the more seasoned employees offer wisdom and expertise while those on the younger end...

Study after study has shown us that multigenerational teams outperform more
homogeneous groups by almost every measure. This can be attributed to their unique and diverse experiences– the more seasoned employees offer wisdom and expertise while those on the younger end offer a fresh and innovative perspective. While the advantages are numerous, it turns out, managing multigenerational teams is easier said than done. Today’s teams are often plagued by issues regarding everything from work ethic and retention to
succession and fairness. The key to understanding and leveraging these generational trends is to recognize that it’s not about “out with the old, in with the new.” Every generation brings value to the workforce.

On top of the generational dynamics at play, Covid-19 is reshaping the world as we know it and what comes next will be decided by the decisions we make today. Generational theory examines how major cultural events and conditions shape a new generation finding their place in the world. Exploring this topic while in the midst of a once-in-a-generation moment is precisely how leaders can gain critical insight into what’s coming next.

Kim Lear will give you a closer look into who these generations are and the trends emerging as they adapt to each new career stage. Her research, insights and original concepts will help you better understand each generation. You’ll leave with a new appreciation for their unique perspective as they navigate the challenges of building effective teams in this new multigenerational workforce.

KEY OBJECTIVES
• Explain who the generations are in today’s workforce
• Identify the negative stereotypes that hold teams back
• Present solutions for mentorship, motivation and engagement of all generations
• Provide takeaways on how to best lead multi-generational teams and groom the next
generation of leaders
• Explore best—and worst—case studies from organizations who are finding success or failure in this new world of work
• Transform workforce and marketplace obstacles into opportunities

Learn More

Building Standout Experiences for Every Generation

Our clients and customers are changing. Baby Boomers are redefining retirement and what it means to age in this country, Gen Xers are stepping into their prime earning years, Millennials are buying homes and having children and Generation Z is controlling an increasing amount ...

Our clients and customers are changing. Baby Boomers are redefining retirement and what it means to age in this country, Gen Xers are stepping into their prime earning years, Millennials are buying homes and having children and Generation Z is controlling an increasing amount of money in the
marketplace. As each generation goes through new life stages, it’s crucial for salespeople and relationship builders to see the world through their eyes and meet each customer where they’re at.

The time has come to challenge conventional thinking and explore bold new approaches to relationship building in the face of disruption and shifting demographics. Creating more empathetic, personal, and customized experiences is more important than ever. Supported with cutting edge research and category-leading case studies, this program will take a deep dive into the
evolving expectations of the clients of today and tomorrow.

KEY OBJECTIVES
• Uncover generational shifts
• Define new life stage: The Encore, The Pivot, Emerging Adulthood
• Explore how disruptors have created elevated expectations around speed, transparency, simplicity and personalization
• Create a roadmap to build stand-out client experiences
• Provide takeaways on how to best emotionally connect with different generations

Learn More

Customization

Kim is known for delivering dynamic, fun and savvy presentations. She uses clips from commercials and TV shows, websites, anecdotes, data from extensive research, and best practices to make her concepts come alive. Kim is also known for her ability to tailor content to ...

Kim is known for delivering dynamic, fun and savvy presentations. She uses clips from commercials and TV shows, websites, anecdotes, data from extensive research, and best practices to make her concepts come alive.

Kim is also known for her ability to tailor content to your organization’s specific issues and hot buttons. She takes the time to work with the planning committee to understand the industry jargon and corporate nuances of your organization. She interviews attendees before the conference to learn more about how and where they see the issues and she lets those findings drive the content of the presentation to ensure she is addressing the issues that are at the top of people’s minds. Kim also gathers plenty of materials from within your organization and best-in-class examples in your industry to make sure that the tips are relevant to who is in the room.

Learn More

About Keynote Speaker Kim Lear

Kim Lear is a writer and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim is at the forefront of cutting edge research to uncover cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. She is known for her ability to use a mix of data, storytelling, humor, and actionable takeaways to discuss the trends that most impact the bottom line of organizations. Previously, Kim was the content director at a research firm dedicated to generational and Millennials trends. Her undergrad research is around Baby Boomers and longevity. Her post-grad work is around Millennials and social media networks.

Kim has keynoted for some of the most renowned companies in the world. She has received
rave reviews from clients such as American Express, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Disney, General Mills, Linked In, Mastercard, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wells Fargo, and more. In addition to speaking, Kim has written whitepapers on the topics of generational wealth transfer in the finance sector, retirement trends in the hospitality industry, and Gen Z’s impact on higher education.

A researcher to the very core, Kim employs eye-opening statistics to accentuate her points and mixes them with stories and case studies to make her message come alive. She is a sought-after expert and has been featured on NPR as well as national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, USA Today, TIME Magazine, and more. She was the head of research on a new book published by Harper Collins about Gen Z, the teenage demographic.

Kim is currently in her ninth year of a longitudinal study on leadership. She is an advisor to The Tuesday Company, a political tech startup focused on the Millennial and Gen Z vote and she is a volunteer for The 78 Cents Project where she helps young women develop strong presentation skills.

When not delving into the minutia of human behavior, you can find Kim spending time with her husband and daughters in Minneapolis.

Testimonials

“Kim is an incredibly engaging speaker. Her use of audio, visual, handouts and
participation balanced the presentation and really increased the learning curve. We have had several employees who keep referring back to the presentation, what they learned, and how they would apply it to their daily work life.”

–Martina Hund-Mejean

CFO, Mastercard

“Kim did a great job of explaining the material and made it fun too. This was very helpful in deepening my understanding of Millennials and of myself too. I’m already putting some of the ideas into practice!”

–Paul Slakey

Director of Global Solutions and Services, LinkedIn

“The Executive Team raved about the presentation and conversation. It has opened up some great dialogue between us! The delivery and frankness with which Kim presented was perfect.”

–Jo-Ann Beltramello

SVP of Human Resources, Momenta Pharmaceuticals

“I have worked with Kim many times and she is able to “wow” every audience. Each presentation is well researched and takeaway-driven but it’s also her style of presenting that stands out. Hilarious. Relevant. Surprising.”

Stacy Standler, Deloitte Partner

 

“Kim is one of the best presenters I have seen! She is poised, engaging, funny and the material is fascinating!”

Martin Kiel, Volkswagen of America

 

“No one could stop talking about Kim’s presentation!  We received tremendously positive feedback!”

Una Morabito, Senior VP Client Management, Mass Mutual

 

Close

My Catalog

PDF




    Clear All

    You have not added any speakers yet.