Getting along in the workplace has never been more challenging than it is today.

At Near Bridge, we understand why and can help you solve this problem.

Today’s workforce is the most diverse in history!

This diversity opens the door to so much conflict!

But also, to so much opportunity.

Our 15+ years of research shows that the biggest diversity challenges in today’s workplace come from generational differences and the inability of organizations to effectively collaborate and lead across all diversity dimensions.

However, if you understand and leverage the gifts that diversity brings, it can become your organization’s biggest competitive advantage!

Delighted Clients

We help our clients achieve this competitive advantage by helping them reduce generational conflict, improve collaboration, and develop leadership at all levels.

Hi, I’m Ken Beller

CEO of Near Bridge and ​Co-author of
The Consistent Consumer and Great Peacemakers

After being a rocket scientist for NASA, and living and working in 20 countries managing global high tech businesses, I discovered technology is not the key to organizational success… people are!

After 15+ years researching generations, collaboration, and leadership—basically, how to help people get along better—I’ve discovered powerful insights that can transform workplaces.​

I love sharing these insights through my keynote speeches and workshops and can’t wait to share them with you!

 

The Consistent Consumer

Predicting future behavior through lasting values
By Ken Beller, Steve Weiss, and Louis Patler

Examines the formative history and deep-seated core values that drive six distinct generations present in American society today.

"The advantage you’ll gain from reading The Consistent Consumer is knowledge of the future – because one of the best predictors of the future is the values we hold. This is one of the most important books on customers to come out in years."

Jim Kouzes​
Coauthor, The Leadership Challenge​
and President Emeritus, The Tom Peters Group

Great Peacemakers

True stories from around the world
By Ken Beller and Heather Chase

Tells the inspiring life stories of some of the most effective collaborative leaders of all time—Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., The Dalai Lama, and many more—revealing powerful principles for reducing conflict and leading change.

Winner of more than 30 Awards ​

Endorsed by 3 Presidents and
3 Nobel Peace Prize Winners​!

Ken brings inspirational insights to life in
entertaining and engaging
live events.

Live Events

Generations at Work

In the Generations at Work session, participants will discover an entirely new approach to generational understanding and what drives the behavior of the six generations at work, or as we call them–Value PopulationsTM.

Participants will also discover the core values, workplace attributes, and unique gifts of each Value Population.

Through experiential activities and helpful job aides, workshop participants will gain a deeper understanding and ability to work with each Value Population.

This session is available as a multimedia keynote speech, or even better, as half-day or full-day workshop.

Recruitment, Retention, Retirement: A Generational Approach

In this session–Recruitment, Retention, and Retirement: A Generational Approach—participants will discover new perspectives and practices to better attract, engage, and retain talent of all generations.

Participants will learn about the current shift from an independent to an inter-dependent cultural model and a variety of low-cost, but powerful, ways for organizations to navigate this significant change and support an enthusiastic, loyal workforce.

Workshop participants will also experience exercises to help them immediately improve organizational effectiveness.

This session is available half-day workshop.

Collaborative Leadership

In the Collaborative Leadership session, participants will explore a leadership style that can truly draw out the best from all team members, especially those of younger generations.

Participants will discover how this style was used by some of the world’s most effective leaders—great peacemakers like Mahatma Gandhi and Desmond Tutu. They will also learn eleven principles and numerous practical techniques for practicing collaborative leadership and creating extraordinary results.

Workshop participants will also experience exercises and receive job aides to help them directly apply the principles in their work.

This session is available as a full-day workshop or keynote speech.

Leadership Principles of Great Peacemakers

In this inspiring session, Leadership Principles of Great Peacemakers, participants will explore collaborative leadership with a special emphasis on how it was practiced effectively by great social leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Dalai Lama, and others.

Participants will discover powerful true stories, thought-provoking insights, and practical tips for practicing this leadership style and become more effective leaders who create positive change in their own lives and their organizations.

Workshop participants will also work with the concepts through meaningful interactive exercises.

This session is available as a full-day workshop.

Technology and Diversity

In the Technology and Diversity session, participants will explore how technology is impacting diversity and inclusion in the workplace today, how it might create even more impacts in the near future, and how to start preparing for those impacts now. In this thought-provoking workshop, participants will also experience exercises to help them identify pro-active steps their organizations can take now to begin getting ready for future technological change.

This multimedia session is available as a half-day workshop.

Custom Event or Consulting

Every business is different, so we are happy to talk with you and design a custom event or consulting sessions to meet your needs.

Considering your specific audience and/or current organizational challenges, you will receive a fresh outside perspective and benefit from our unique expertise in generations, collaboration, leadership, and more.

Online training

Reducing Generational Conflict Online Training

How can understanding generations help you?

The Reducing Generational Conflict course is our Generations at Work workshop offered online. It allows participants to watch the video lessons and complete the written exercises at their own pace.

The course is a flexible way of gaining our powerful generational knowledge for yourself, or sharing it widely throughout your organization conveniently and affordably.

Even if you are familiar with the traditional approach to generations, in this course you’ll discover a new, powerful approach to finally understanding and engaging people from all generations.

Insights Into Generations E-mail Series (Free)

The eye-opening (and free) emails series will show you how understanding generations will help you reduce conflict and personnel cost, improve collaboration between generations, increase engagement and reduce employee turnover.

You’ll receive 17 emails packed with video, audio and articles that will take you from thinking that Millennial come from another planet to feeling lucky that you have them on your team.

If you ever change your mind, you can unsubscribe in a click.

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Ken

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Bridge The Generation Gap


to reduce conflict and increase colloboration at work.

The FREE eBook & email series will help you understand each generation, collaborate more effectively and get the best out of everyone at work

p.s. And it might also improve your relationships at home.