Today's Workforce is the Most Diverse in History!
This diversity opens the door to so much conflict!
But also, 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
"Highly inspiring, eye-opening, information-rich seminar."
President, Asian-American Chamber of Commerce
"Eye-opening and meaningful. An upbeat and positive delivery of material."
Lisa Barkley, MD
Assistant Dean, UCF College of Medicine
"One ‘Aha!’ moment after another."
Director, Workforce Development, Navy Region Northwest
"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
"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
"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
"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
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
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!
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.