Kim  Lear

Kim Lear

Generations & Future of Work Expert

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
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Kim Lear

Generations & Future of Work Expert

In-Person Fee Range:
$20,001 - $30,000
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    Kim Lear is a writer, researcher, and the founder of Inlay Insights. She is known for skillfully weaving eye-opening statistics, insightful stories, and relevant case studies to make presentations come alive. Previously, Kim was the content director at BridgeWorks, a research firm dedicated to generational and millennial trends. Her undergrad research focused on baby boomers and longevity, and her post-grad work centered on millennials and social media trends. She is currently in her ninth year of a longitudinal study on leadership.

    Kim was recently named one of today’s best speakers by Meetings and Conventions Magazine, and she appeared as keynote speaker before 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, LinkedIn, Mastercard, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Wells Fargo, and more.

    In addition to speaking, Kim was head of research on the book Gen Z @ Work. She has written whitepapers on generational wealth transfer, retirement trends, and Gen Z’s impact on higher education. Kim has been featured on NPR and national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and TIME magazine.

    She is a highly sought-after generational expert and serves as an advisor to The Tuesday Company, a political tech startup focused on the millennial and Gen Z vote. She also volunteers for The 78 Cents Project, an organization dedicated to helping young women develop strong presentation skills. When not delving into the minutia of human behavior, Kim can be found spending time with her husband and daughters in Minneapolis.

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    We have conducted more than 250 one-on-one interviews with people of all generations from coast to coast. The insights from the interviews include: effectiveness of online learning and video conference meetings, shifting consumer habits, what people miss the most, what worries them the most, and what they see as silver linings. In addition to the interviews, we partnered with TruePublic on a quantitative study about how different demographics are coping during the pandemic. Sixty college students representing 40 states are participating in a 6-year study exploring the impacts of the pandemic on young people as they enter the workplace.


    Kim and her team are currently researching job change trends since the pandemic began. This research consists of a meta analysis of peer reviewed research and 100 interviews with people who have made job changes since March 2020. The purpose of this research is to explore three fundamental questions: First, why do people leave their jobs Second, what can entice them to stay? Third, what role did the pandemic play in this decision? All of this is in an effort to provide leaders with human insight into the changing expectations of work.


    If our recent past has taught us anything, it is this: the only constant is change. Now is a critical time to examine the rapidly changing world around us and actively reimagine our future. Kim’s unique approach to forecasting tracks change over time through a series of longitudinal studies to help leaders find their footing and make the bold future-oriented decisions demanded by this moment.

    In this program, we’ll explore how the very things that make us human—our aspirations, values, relationships, and work—have evolved over time. Through a generational lens, we’ll gain critical insights into where we’ve been, how we got to where we are today, and where we may go from here.

    Supported with cutting edge research and category leading case studies, this program will decode the trends shaping the future and arm audiences with the tools they need to adapt and thrive.


    • Decode the generational trends shaping the future
    • Discover new ways to connect in an increasingly virtual work environment
    • Uncover evolving expectations on issue such as: cadence of promotions, sense of purpose, immediate feedback, work/life balance, and compensation
    • Provide best-in-class examples of leaders and communities recruiting and retaining top talent in a competitive labor market

    Kim Lear Reviews

    “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.”

    — Mastercard

    “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.”

    — Momenta Pharmaceuticals

    “I have seen Kim deliver many workshops to our new-hires. She is always rated as a highlight of the onboarding program and continues to do a fantastic job. She is a research hound and is constantly keeping up to date with the latest trends.”

    — Cisco Systems

    “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.”

    — Deloitte


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