Kate Lister is a widely recognized thought leader on trends that are changing the who, what, when, where, why, and how of work. As the founder of Global Workplace Analytics, she has been helping organizations understand, pilot, scale, and optimize their workplace strategies and work practices for nearly two decades.
Kate was one of only three witnesses invited to testify before a U.S. Senate committee regarding the post-pandemic potential for distributed work in government.
A former banker, venture capitalist, and serial entrepreneur, Kate brings the knowledge, wisdom, and research-based discipline her clients need to make informed decisions about how to make work, work better for all constituents.
Kate’s thoughts on the future of work are frequently featured in the news by top outlets including the New York Times, NPR, BBC, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show, and many others.
Kate has written or co-authored five business books, dozens of white papers—including several that were peer-reviewed, and scores of articles.
As a sought-after speaker, Kate has been invited to speak at hundreds of U.S. and global conferences, webinars, and podcasts.
Kate shares her home with four mammals—one two-legged, one three-legged, and two four-legged. A resident of San Diego, she is a weather snob and charges extra if she is forced to travel anywhere with temperatures over 75F or less than 65F, humidity greater than 75%, or bugs. She is willing to make exceptions for Hawaii, New Zealand, and Portugal.
Kate Lister’s Superpowers
Authenticity, empathy, big-picture thinking, making the business case for workplace change for all stakeholders, using research to inform decisions, making work-work better, using science to measure the impact of workplace change on business results