"Talkin bout my Generation"- Embracing todays generational mix

November 29, 2022
Hosted by Kimberli J. Lewis

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In 1965, the rock band "The Who" released "Talkin bout my Generation" which expressed the difference between generations. Peter Townsend, the songwriter, was experiencing the disconnect between himself and his parent's generation. Peter, now 77 and born on the cusp of the baby boomer generation, was trying to explain to the world- his new generation. Today, this could translate to each generation that has followed. The generational gap has been discussed since Karl Mannheim, a German psychologist wrote an essay called "The Problem of Generations." published in English in 1952. Today we are in 2022, and as we live longer, and the discussion on generations continues as we live with sometimes six generations in one home. In this episode, we talk with an expert on generational communication and how we should embrace the experience, the differences and the similarities. We talk about how to embrace this in the workplace and at home.

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Kimberli J. Lewis

Globalization and technology have changed the way we do business, consequently shifting the core leadership skills and values that are needed today. Leaders today not only focus on the immediate operative needs of a business but also on the global and diverse organizations they lead if they want to drive long-term success. Being able to engage employees, regardless of gender, cultural, generational or ethnical background is a must and Kimberli J. Lewis is passionate about this.

Kimberli has over 20 years of C level management experience across multiple industries and has lived in or worked in over 18 countries. She has 25 years’ cross-cultural executive management experience in Europe, Russia, USA, and the Middle East. She has over 29 International awards in marketing and leadership in her pocket, along with degrees from Webster, George Washington University and Harvard. She is a certified executive and systemic team coach. Kimberli specializes in cross-cultural leadership training, diversity implementation and leadership training for women and provides training and consulting for several international companies. Kimberli is the author of “Ponytale Talk, It’s All About You! Winning career strategies for Women.”

Kimberli currently serves as Board member of the Search and Information Industry Association, Europe. She is an American national, owner of the international company Global Business Therapy s.r.o. and partner of the Academy of Executive Coaching London.

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