154 – Today’s Employees: Up-Skill or Be Left Behind

A new paradigm of learning has descended upon both corporations and employees, alike. Failure to act, however, can be catastrophic. How can today’s workers stay relevant in their careers? Why is traditional learning not effective in today’s workplace? How can companies and train and up-skill employees in this modern workforce ?Skill Ability Qualification Performance Talent Concept

Fred Coon, SC&C CEO, interviews Kelly Palmer (former Chief Learning Office for LinkedIn, and often quoted in Forbes, Bloomberg, and Harvard Business Review, among others) on the mega-shift that is required to get ahead of the skills curve required both now, and in the future.

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About the Guest:

154 - Kelly PalmerKelly Palmer is on a mission to change the way the world learns. She is the co-author of the book The Expertise Economy: How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed. A well-known thought-leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur,  Inc., Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and on Bloomberg Radio. Kelly has a Bachelor of Arts in English/communications and a Master of Science in adult learning and education technology. Kelly currently lives in San Francisco.

Connect with Kelly Palmer via Email, LinkedIn, or Twitter @kellypalmer.


Fred Coon, CEO

Stewart, Cooper & Coon offers Human Capital Strategy Serviceto both individuals and corporations. Our staff is dedicated to our clients’ success via innovative job search processes, employment management strategies, and state-of-the-art technologies. Contact Fred Coon – 866-883-4200, Ext. 200