Kim Lear

Future Workforce and

Generational Expert


Kim Lear was a featured speaker at HotelSpaces’19

Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, and researcher who explores how emerging trends impact the future of our workforce and marketplace. 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.

Previously, Kim was the content director at a research firm dedicated to generational and Millennials trends. Kim has keynoted for some of the most renowned companies in the world. 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 currently the head of research on a new book published by Harper Collins about Gen Z, the teenage demographic. Kim lives and works in Minneapolis where she is currently running a research initiative to identify how the Sharing Economy impacts our perspectives on community and consumption.

When not diving into the minutia of human behavior, you can find Kim spending time with her husband and daughter or reading Game of Thrones fan theories.