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Kim Lear
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Kim Lear

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Kim looks at how a new generation of youth and the new ways of taking in information change who we are as a society. How is this changing the fundamental role of leadership and the workplace?

Summary of Kim Lear

Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, and researcher. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim explores how emerging trends impact the future workforce and marketplace. She is at the forefront of cutting edge research to uncover cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. Kim 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 and more. She is also a contributor to the award winning NPR program “On Being” where she focuses on mindful work. Kim’s innovative presentations explore how future trends are changing the way people work, buy, and live. 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.

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Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. For the past four years, she has worked with a research and consulting firm studying Millennial trends and generational dynamics. Now, 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.

Kim has keynoted for some of the most renowned companies in the world. She has received rave reviews from clients such as Disney, Cisco Systems, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, MasterCard, American Express, General Mills, LinkedIn and more. In addition to speaking, Kim has written multiple whitepapers on the topic of generational wealth transfer in the finance sector, urban planning and housing trends and emerging food trends.

A researcher to the very core, Kim has earned the reputation of “stat nerd.” She 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 and more. She is a contributor to the award winning NPR program “On Being” where she focuses on mindful work.

Kim lives and works in Minneapolis where she is currently running a research initiative to identify the ways in which mainstream mindfulness and community formations are impacting purchasing behavior and workforce expectations.

When not delving into the minutia of human behavior, you can find Kim paddle boarding, planning an overseas adventure or binge watching Breaking Bad (again).

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The Future Factors
Top Factors Impacting Relationships in an Age of Empowerment

We are in the midst of a period of great change in organizational structure and consumer behavior. Hierarchies are flattening, networks are being created, the traditional “American Dream” is being challenged, and constant disruption is forcing established industries to work harder to remain relevant. Savvy clients have information at their fingertips and platforms to share opinions.

Our ability to understand the factors that shape the behaviors of future clients and employees is critical as we create innovative solutions in an ever-changing landscape.

The three most impactful future factors identified and researched by the Inlay Team are: unprecedented access, the experience economy and mainstream mindfulness. In this program, we’ll explore how these future factors are changing the way we work, the way we buy and the way we live.

Future Factor #1: We now have unprecedented access to one another and to information

  • Build stronger client relationships by understanding and adapting to client expectations of speed
  • Explore ways to help clients sift through the barrage of information in order to offer peace of mind
  • Identify the most impactful ways to be a transparent advisor and leader
  • Define what it means to lead in an age of access and learn how to win the war for talent in the financial advising space
  • Best --and worst—case studies

Future Factor #2: We now value experiences over stuff—the experience economy is on hyper drive.

  • 78% of Millennials would rather spend money on experiences over “stuff”
  • Understand the shift from a service economy to an experience economy
  • Identify ways to capitalize on the experience of human-to-human financial advising in order to come out ahead of Robo-advisors
  • Define what a meaningful experience is to different demographics and learn how to create experiences that will encourage client loyalty

Future Factor #3: Burnout is at an all-time high and workplace engagement is at an all-time low. From the intern to the C-suite, people are looking for better ways to be more present, more fulfilled and more productive. Mindfulness practices have officially gone mainstream.

  • Define Mindfulness: Being present in an age of distraction
  • Identify best mindful practices from Fidelity, Mass Mutual, Bank of America, etc.
  • Uncover why Americans spent $42 billion on mindfulness-related purchases last year (think yoga, meditation, retreats, holistic medicine, etc.)
  • Earn a competitive advantage with clients by being more present as you help them through intimate and highly emotional transitions

The Future Factors of Work
The Major Factors Impacting How We Lead in the Connected Era

We are in the midst of a period of great change in organizational structure. Hierarchies are flattening, networks are being created, the traditional “American Dream” is being re-examined, and constant disruption is forcing established industries to work harder to remain relevant.

Our ability to understand the factors that shape the behaviors of colleagues and employees is critical for organizations to create engaged and productive workforces and gain a competitive advantage.

Learning Objectives:

  • Decode the major factors changing the way we work
  • Identify how these factors change work expectations
  • Provide actionable solutions for leaders to better engage their workforce
  • Explore best—and worst—case studies from organizations who are finding success, or failure, in this new world of work
  • Transform workplace conflicts into growth opportunities

The Future Factors of the Marketplace
The Major Factors Impacting How Organizations Create Authentic Connections with Clients and Consumers in an Age of Empowerment

The Empowered Consumer has arrived. With information at their fingertips and platforms to share opinions, consumers understand the power they yield in the marketplace. It’s time to turn The Empowered Consumer into your greatest brand evangelist.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the factors that change how we buy and what we value
  • Uncover changing purchasing behaviors
  • Identify how we shift from a service economy to an experience economy
  • Explore best –and worst—case studies about customer and client loyalty
  • Create an action plan to leverage the voices of empowered clients and consumers

Emerging with Influence
Leveraging your Network and Building Relationships to Get Things Done

Building a strong network of champions, mentors, and leaders is critical to be competitive in today’s workforce. Building these networks has also never been more complex. There are streams of social platforms meant to provide connections—from LinkedIn to Facebook to Twitter—but how do we really create meaningful relationships? How do we leverage those relationships to create change?

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the new theory on Connectional Intelligence—the ability to create value by leveraging networks in this hyper-connected world
  • Uncover key communication tools to gain influence in an authentic way
  • Discover the power of empathy, vulnerability and transparency
  • Develop a roadmap to create stronger and more meaningful relationships
  • Define the bottom line impacts of authentic relationships and leveraged networks

BridgeWorks FICP 2012

In this video, the team at BridgeWorks discusses characteristics of the 4 generations in the working world today, and how these groups can better understand one another. This is a dynamic, collaborative presentation from Seth Mattison (Gen X), Kim Lear (Millennial), and Amy Lynch (Baby Boomer and Traditionalist).

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