Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. For years, she has worked with a research and consulting firm studying Millennial trends and generational dynamics. 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 received rave reviews from clients such as Disney, Cisco, Well Fargo, Best Buy, LinkedIn, and American Express to name a few. She has also written whitepapers on the topic of generational wealth transfer. A researcher to the core, Kim has earned the reputation of “stat nerd,” employing hard–‐hitting statistics to accentuate her points and make her message come alive. She has been featured by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, USA Today. Kim lives and works in Minneapolis where she is currently running a research initiative to identify how to best lead and sell in an age of distraction.