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Lindsey  Pollak

Lindsey Pollak

Career & Workplace Expert: Help Individuals and Organizations Thrive in the Constantly Changing World of Work


Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s leading career and workplace experts. She is passionate about helping individuals and organizations thrive in today’s ever-changing, multigenerational world of work. Read More >

Lindsey was named to the 2020 Thinkers50 Radar List, which honors the top global management thinkers whose work is shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led.

Her latest book is a response to the Covid crisis: Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work, which was published by HarperCollins on March 23, 2021.

Her previous book, The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace (HarperCollins, 2019) was named a Book of the Month by both the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. She is also the author of two career advice books for young professionals: Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders and Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World.

Lindsey’s speaking audiences and consulting clients have included more than 250 corporations, law firms, conferences and universities, including Aetna, Citi, Estée Lauder Companies, GE, Goldman Sachs, Google, Pfizer, Verizon, Yale, Harvard, Wharton and Stanford.

Her advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and NPR.

Lindsey is a Cappfinity Brand Ambassador and has served in the past as an official ambassador for LinkedIn, a Millennial workplace expert for The Hartford and chair of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Millennial Advisory Board. In her philanthropic work, she serves as a board director of FourBlock, a national nonprofit that supports veteran career transition.

Lindsey is a graduate of Yale University and is based in New York City. Read Less ^

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Speech Topics

Recalculating: Navigate Your Career and Organization Through the Changing World of Work

Imagine that moment when you’re driving a car and you make a wrong turn or miss an exit. Your GPS will glitch for a few seconds and then a robotic voice will say: Read More >


Thanks to the global pandemic, it’s as if every working adult on the planet were in our cars, hearing this voice, all at the exact same time. Even if the pandemic did not lead you to a major transition, you’ve likely made readjustments and pivots to keep up with the rapid pace of change in the world today. We are all Recalculators now.

Recalculating is no doubt a challenge—but it’s also an opportunity. That is the message of New York Times bestselling author Lindsey Pollak’s timely, inspirational and action-oriented presentation based on her brand new book, Recalculating. With her signature combination of engaging storytelling, data-driven insights and immediately applicable advice, Lindsey will address such topics as:

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  • Adopting and maintaining a positive mindset
  • Building a resilient personal brand
  • Skilling and reskilling for the future
  • Mastering the art of virtual communication
  • Networking in the “new normal”

The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace

What if generational change is not a problem to overcome, but an opportunity to optimize? Read More >

For the first time in history, five generations now share the workplace, and leaders must balance a generation gap of multiple decades between the oldest and youngest employees. Generational issues are often exacerbated during challenging times, such as the global Covid-19 pandemic and the remote and hybrid work situations it has created.

New York Times bestselling author and multigenerational workplace expert Lindsey Pollak — often called a translator among generations— will share her insights into how organizations and individuals are changing the way they do business to better manage and leverage the unique skills and talents of each generation.

In this dynamic, engaging, action-oriented program, you will gain specific, actionable strategies to manage cross-generational challenges and turn multi-generational understanding into a competitive advantage.

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  • Understand the five distinct generations and how to work best with multigenerational teams
  • Discover the most common points of generational conflict related to communication, feedback, benefits, career pathing and more — and specific tactics to overcome them
  • Obtain actionable strategies to strengthen generational understanding and cross-generational relationships

Your Personal Brand: Secrets of Soft Skill Success and Career Acceleration

In this timely, inspirational and action-oriented presentation, New York Times bestselling author Lindsey Pollak promotes the importance of developing and maintaining a stellar personal brand in today’s multi-faceted, global, ever-changing world of work. Read More >

Her advice and anecdotes draw on timely research, her own extensive experience and two decades of experience guiding successful professionals across a wide range of industries and experience levels. For maximum impact, Lindsey provides real-world, actionable tips to help you take immediate steps to apply the advice immediately in such areas as communication, networking, managing up, handling conflict and working in hybrid environments.

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  • Build their personal brands, communication skills and networking prowess
  • Project the right professional image in person and online
  • Avoid common mistakes of personal branding and career advancement.

Successful Mentoring Relationships

According to the Association for Talent Development, 75 percent of executives point to mentoring as playing a key role in their careers. But, as workplace expert Lindsey Pollak shares in this vital session, mentoring can take place in a wider — and more impactful — variety of formats than the traditional one-on-one coffee meeting or 60-minute Zoom call. Read More >

This program is designed for mentors and mentees to attend together to explore a wide range of mentoring options such as micro-mentoring, small group pods, reverse mentoring (a.k.a. co-mentoring), personal advisory boards and more. Lindsey will also share best practices for both mentors and mentees to ensure every interaction is valuable for both participants.

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  • Discuss how to adapt mentoring relationships to succeed in today’s remote and hybrid work environments
  • Apply best practices to ensure time for mentoring in a busy world
  • Master specific, tactical strategies for making every mentoring interaction productive for both parties

Getting From College to Career

What does it take to transition successfully from college to the real world? Read More >

What common mistakes do new grads make when applying for jobs and when they arrive in the workplace? What does it really take to find and win the job of your dreams?

In this interactive, action-oriented keynote, New York Times best-selling author Lindsey Pollak shares the job search success secrets she’s learned from recruiters, young professionals and her own successful career. Students will leave this session with increased confidence and actionable strategies for building their personal brands, networking, interviewing and more.

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  • Avoid the biggest mistake in career prep and job hunting
  • Build their brand online and offline
  • Network like a pro (even if you think you hate networking)
  • Persist — without being a pest