Skilled researcher, trendspotter and storyteller
Through speaking engagements, webinars, writing, research and consulting, Kim helps organizations better connect with the employees and consumers of today and tomorrow.
When we understand change through a human lens, we can see where we've been, where we're going and the best way to get there.
The Inlay Insights Approach
Inclusive & Representative
It’s not about “out with the old, in with the new.” Every generation brings great value into the workplace. It’s up to visionary leaders to leverage the unique opportunity we have to mesh five generations.
Too many anecdotal stories actually cause more misunderstandings. Kim relies on longitudinal data in order to help clients understand change over time. We’re not trying to understand the story of one specific individual, we’re using data to understand how our culture evolves.
Inclusive & Representative
Race, ethnicity, gender, and many other factors are explored in the content to ensure that the generational stories are inclusive.
The insights are built around action items. Presentations are built in a format that follows this arch: This is where we’ve been, this is how we got to where we are, and this is what it means for where we may go next. Here are things you can do today to prepare.
The trends most relevant to healthcare are not always the trends most relevant to financial services. Kim’s extensive work in many industries is used as a jumping off point then she works closely with her clients to ensure she’s bringing the most relevant case studies, examples and takeaways to the presentation, writing or consulting.
Kim Lear is a writer and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. 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 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. Kim is currently in her fifth year of a longitudinal study on leadership.