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Kim Lear

Monday, March 1
Young Professionals Educational Session

Monday, March 2
Opening General Session Keynote Address


Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, researcher and true generational expert.  As BridgeWorks' content manager she is at the forefront of cutting edge research.  A Millennial member of the multigenerational speaker team at BridgeWorks, LLC, Kim speaks to businesses and organizations on a spectrum of topics including: how to best leverage the strengths of a multigenerational workforce and how to harness the power of the Millennial cohort.

Kim has keynoted for some of the biggest and most renowned companies in the world.  She has received rave reviews from clients such as Disney, Cisco Systems, Wells Fargo, Best Buy, Mastercard, Liberty Mutual and more.  As an expert on all things generational, Kim is especially well-versed in the realm of finance and has written multiple papers on the topic of generations and finance.

A researcher to the very core, Kim is BridgeWorks' resident stat nerd, employing hard-hitting statistics to accentuate her points and make her message come alive.  She is sought after generational expert and has been featured in national publications such as NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post.

BridgeWorks has been dedicated solely to the study of generational differences since its inception in 1998 and is the company that wrote the best-selling business books When Generations Collide: Why They Are. Why They Clash.  How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperCollins) and the M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation is Rocking the Workplace (HarperCollins).  BridgeWorks has worked with clients varying from the AARP to MTV and over 30 Fortune 100 companies in between

Kim lives and works in Minneapolis.  She is currently helping BridgeWorks with a global research initiative to identify the ways in which the generations of workers are evolving in key markets overseas.  She is also spearheading research on the generation after Millennials: Gen Edge.

To learn more about Kim and to view samples of her speaking engagements click here.


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