Award-Winning Author, Expert in Generational Values, Collaboration, and Leadership; CEO, Near Bridge, Inc.
Whether delivering keynote speeches to thousands, facilitating live workshops for hundreds, or coaching executives one-on-one, Ken’s dynamic style engages and entertains while his depth of knowledge and experience makes the information readily applicable to real-world situations.
Ken Beller is the cofounder and president of Near Bridge, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in helping people get along better. Near Bridge's groundbreaking research in generational values reveals the hidden factors that motivate people of different generations and provides practical ways to engage and empower employees and turn customers into raving fans.
An accomplished international business leader, Ken has lived and worked in 20 countries across North America, Europe, and Asia. Ken is the lead author of the highly-praised book, "The Consistent Consumer: Predicting Future Behavior Through Lasting Values". He also coauthored, in collaboration with his wife, Heather Chase, the book "Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World", which tells the inspiring life stories of 20 great peacemakers and offers powerful insights for cultivating peace in our own lives. The book has won more than 30 awards and is endorsed by 3 presidents and 3 Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Keynotes, Seminars & Presentation Titles - Partial List
"Motivations Across Generations (aka. Generations at Work)"
"The Power of Generational Collaboration"
"Recruitment, Retention, & Retirement: A Generational Approach"
"Leadership Principles of Great Peacemakers"
"Life Changing Insights of Great Peacemakers"
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Employees / Individual Contributors
Military Leaders / Personnel
Individuals Interested in Personal Growth
Parents / Grandparents
Business Leaders / Executives
Diversity & Inclusion Professionals
Small Business Owners
Educators / Education Leaders
LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health Sustainability)
Spiritual Seekers / Practitioners
Our Collaborative Future
The changing face of leadership.
How Can Understanding Generations Help You?
Managing Generational Conflict
A powerful tool for reducing conflict, increasing engagement and productivity, and turning customers into raging fans...
Meet 20 Inspiring Great Peacemakers
It is said that the choices we make determine the lives we lead. Meet twenty inspiring individuals who have made peace their choice in life - from a Vietnamese monk to a Brazilian musician, from a Swedish children's author to an Iranian-American architect...
Radio Interview on Great Peacemakers (Audio) Do you ever wonder what you can do to help others? Ken Beller co-author of Great Peacemakers shares his insight on what it takes to be a peacemaker. He has studied the greatest minds the world has offered and has discovered that all peacemakers carry one common thread...
Collaborative Leadership (Audio)
Ever wonder why the old style of 'command and control' leadership is no longer effective? It served us well when our economy was simple and workers were expendable. But in today's highly complex, global economy, our employees are arguably our most valuable asset. Big data, new technologies, and the complexities they introduce require us all to...
The Consistent Consumer - Predicting Future Behavior through Lasting Values
Behavior-based demographics are dead. Instead, values-based systems are what will ensure the success of your next marketing campaign. The authors of The Consistent Consumer say values, not past behaviors, will help you better define and understand today's diverse consumer groups and more accurately anticipate how these distinct populations are likely to behave in the future...
Great Peacemakers -
True Stories from Around the World
Winner of more than 30 awards, and endorsed by 3 Presidents and 3 Nobel Peace Prize winners, Great Peacemakers is an entertaining and inspirational read. In this book you will meet twenty inspiring individuals who have made peace their choice in life, from a Vietnamese monk to a Brazilian musician, from a Swedish children's author to...
Great Peacemakers - True Stories from Around the World (Unabridged Audio Edition)
Winner of more than thirty awards and endorsed by three presidents and three Nobel Peace Prize winners, Great Peacemakers is an entertaining and inspirational listen. Great Peacemakers is organized into five paths to peace: choosing nonviolence, living peace, honoring diversity, valuing all life, and caring for the planet...
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