Linda Nazareth

Linda Nazareth

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Future of Work Expert, Future Trends, Economist and Author

Linda Nazareth is an economist, a futurist and a respected authority on the future of work.

As a newspaper columnist and an author, she knows how to frame things in ways that both educate and entertain, and as the Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change think-tank at the Macdonald Laurier Institute, she knows what she is talking about.

In 2023 she released her new book ” Working it Out: How to Be Ready for the Redefined Future of Work.” She is also the host of Work and the Future, a new podcast that explores trends around the labour force and the workplace.

Linda’s career has taken some non-traditional turns for someone in her field. Her first jobs was as a government economist where she specialized in labour market planning, which was followed by a stint at a major financial institution where she spent years as a Senior Economist. Wanting to change things up while she could, she lobbied to have a job created for her on Business News Network BNN, and during her time at BNN, Linda started writing books and giving keynote presentations, and eventually left daily broadcasting to give those passions her full-time attention.

Her clients have included everyone from American Express through to The Economist Magazine, and all have benefited from her ability to take big ideals and distill them into information that they can use for their own strategic plans.

Linda’s fourth book, Work Is Not a Place: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post-Jobs Economy draws on the research she has been building for years as well as the insights gained from interacting with audiences across a range of sectors. With it, she is eager to engage people in thinking about what the world might look like when we replace the idea of ‘jobs’ with that of ‘work’ – and why that might not be a bad idea at all.

A frequent media commentator, Linda has been quoted everywhere from the Wall Street Journal to Wired magazine.

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Speaking topics

SUCCESS IN A CIRCULAR FUTURE: ESG, the Economy and Staying Ahead of the Changes 

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) are the pillars of sustainable development, and no organization can afford to ignore them. But how to best achieve the new metrics in a world where the economy is constantly shifting? What are the considerations for organizations who want to reconsider how they do business? How should the circular economy factor into planning? And what does ESG mean for the future of work? Creating a successful ESG organization means taking into account many considerations and in many cases making considerable changes.

In this presentation Linda Nazareth turns her economist-eye on the ESG future and what it means for organizations. From HR planning to the investment considerations, she looks at what ESG means for organizations and how to be prepared for what comes next.

WORKING IT OUT: How to Be Ready for the Redefined Future of Work

In this keynote Economist Linda Nazareth draws on her decades of analyzing the labour market to articulate the issues changing how we work and then sketch out the future that lies ahead of us.
From sketching out how offices might change to noting that workers already have shifted their values, she looks at the issues that will shape work and with an eye to helping her audiences stay ahead of the changes.
She reviews the uneasy Present, the Work megatrends and our redefined World

WORK IS NOT A PLACE: Our Lives and Our Organizations in the Post Jobs Economy

The world is changing and so is the very notion of ‘work’.  The 2020 pandemic has accelerated the idea that work is not somewhere you need to go every day, and as we move forward there will be more changes ahead. Jobs may not exist and if they do, they may be in a very different form.

There will also be many changes to the demand for workers. For years we have been told that our aging workforce will mean a shortage of workers in many industries. More recently, the narrative has changed to one where robots do everyone’s work and there are not enough jobs to go around. Which view of the future is correct? More important, how will our lives and organizations change as we navigate the changing realities?

In this much-requested presentation based on her book of the same title, Linda Nazareth casts an economist’s eye to the way the big trends are changing our realities. From looking at the way global change, demographics, and technology are coming together to reshape the work world through to examining the challenges for individuals, businesses, and governments, she sketches a world that is both unsettling and exciting.

How can you best prepare for a world where work is not a place? Start with Linda’s presentation and feel like you can meet the future head-on. 

ECONOMORPHICS: The economic trends changing today into tomorrow

From globalization to urbanization to dealing with demographic change, the world we know is morphing into a different planet with different economic opportunities and challenges.  What are the trends taking today into tomorrow, and what are the trends that are resulting from the shift?

In ‘Economorphics’ , Linda Nazareth talks about the dozens of things she sees happening, and the challenges – and opportunities they present to the economy, the labour market and the financial markets – and to your industry as well.


Europe, the U.S., oil prices, interest rates, population change, currency markets, the markets and more – what is the big picture and how do you make the right decisions to stay ahead of the curve?

How does North America fit into the mix – and how do you plan for your own industry and investments?

In this presentation Linda Nazareth looks at the economic outlook, the opportunities in the face of challenges, and the way that the larger picture will affect your industry.

Video clips

Linda Nazareth: Climate Change

Linda Nazareth: The Future of Work

Linda Nazareth

Speaker testimonials

Linda’s event was excellent. We received much positive feedback regarding her presentation. Our expectations were absolutely met. Her insights were very informative and our audience was engaged throughout the entire hour. Thanks so much for your patience and cooperation throughout the event process. I look forward to working with you again in the future.

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