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!
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!
A wealth of information presented in a dynamic, interactive way. Get ready to be engaged and informed!
Manager, Florida Hospital
My leadership team and I went through two Near Bridge Courses. Both were well worth the investment! We walked away with valuable insights and skills that we can all utilize. Highly recommend the classes!
Rita Essaian, MHA
Executive Administrator, Permanente Human Resources
Ken is an inspiration and a life model for his wide range of interests and knowledge mastery of many fields along with his enthusiastic exploration of emerging technologies and trends. I always look forward to hearing advice from Ken, and highly recommend him as an adviser, speaker or business partner.
Founder, GroupMind Solutions
Eye-opening and meaningful. An upbeat and positive delivery of material
Lisa Barkley, MD
Assistant Dean, UCF College of Medicine
I’ve been using the Near Bridge generational concepts for the last few years. They have been invaluable tools to help me understand my two boys who are both in different Value Populations. I only wish I’d had this knowledge when my parents were alive it explains so much and would have led us to a much richer understanding and relationship.
Owner, TRI Partners, Inc.
As a speaker, trainer and consultant, Ken is able to drive the message of leadership and engagement in a manner both understandable and “doable” by the attendees. If Ken is speaking or training, you want to be paying attention.
Executive Director, PMPA: Precision Machined Products Association
One ‘Aha!’ moment after another.
Director, Workforce Development, Navy Region Northwest
Workshop was a perfect blend of in-depth research on trends and storytelling with examples on outcomes and impacts, infused with energy, participant engagement and a sense of humor.
President & CEO, NEGRON Consulting
Enlightening experience! Life-changing information shared in each session.
Dr. Yolanda Williams
Adjunct Professor, Seminole State College of Florida
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."
Coauthor, The Leadership Challenge and President Emeritus, The Tom Peters Group
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
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.
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 worlds 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.
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.
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.
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.