Rob Carrick discusses with Lisa Taylor, president of Challenge Factory, the best approaches for working past age 65
Today we are in a Talent Revolution and organizations need HR to be transformative leaders and trailblazers. If revolutions follow patterns, what can we learn from the technology revolution to capitalize on the opportunities a changing workforce presents?
Roundtable led by Conrad Black and Denise Donlon
Canadians are working longer and retiring later
The National, CBC TV, June 25, 2016Television
Story includes me leading a workshop and also being interviewed on the topic of living and working longer.
CBC Ottawa, January 23, 2017Radio/Podcast
Interview on Ottawa Morning discussing research with small and medium size business owners that led to the my new book: Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business. Unscripted discussion with host and 1 other guest.
Companies Tap Alumni for New Business and New Employees
Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2016Print
Provided background for the story as well as quotes and connections for others the journalist could interview.
University of Toronto Press - Rotman Imprint
April 30, 2019
The definitive guide to maximizing workforce value, The Talent Revolution exposes work-life longevity as the most influential driver transforming today’s workplace – a competitive edge for organizations smart enough to capitalize on it.
This is a first – a book that positions older workers as revolutionaries and reveals how organizations that engage employees across all life stages will outperform their competitors. With clarity and specificity, it describes new models, debunks commonly held myths about older workers, demolishes justifications for traditional structures and attitudes, and builds the case for a reset that will help smart companies profit from their intergenerational workforce.
Through case studies, metrics, strategies, and tactics, The Talent Revolution explores the impact of workforce demographics on the future of work and provides new, actionable strategies for turning an aging workforce into a competitive advantage.
Revolutions, Demographics and Legacy Careers
Published by CERIC
December 1, 2014
Journal for Career Development Professionals. Article begins on Page 11.
As President of Challenge Factory and the Centre for Career Innovation, Lisa offers a dynamic perspective on the Future of Work and how demographics, the freelance economy and new market dynamics present opportunities to gain strategic advantage.
Lisa is the author of “Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business” and "Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-Profits and Charities, two sector-specific playbooks chock full of low-cost and no-cost activities for managers. Her third book, the Talent Revolution: Longevity and the Future of Work is published by University of Toronto Press - Rotman Imprint (2019).
With an MBA in Strategic Management and Public Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, Lisa held progressive roles at Deloitte and Hewlett-Packard. In 2014, Lisa was recognized by the Urban Land Institute as one of Canada's Top 100 Women for her work in the areas of leadership, employment and city building.
Lisa is a Canadian Special Operations Forces Regiment Association Board Member and just completed her term on the Dean’s Advisory Council, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. Lisa sits on the Board of Directors for CERIC and co-chairs the Marketing Committee. She is a member of the Canadian Council of Career Development Associations (CCCD) Standards and Guidelines stakeholder committee and a member of Team Canada for the 2019 International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy symposium in Norway.
Lisa is a sought-after expert, speaker and columnist. Her clients rely on her invaluable insights and real-world know-how. Lisa’s expertise is widely recognized in the Globe & Mail, the Wall Street Journal, CBC, TVO and other major outlets.
Top 100 Women in Canada | Professional
Recognized by Women in Leadership, part of the Urban Land Institute. Top 100 Women in Canada for leadership in employee and community building.
Outstanding Career Leader of the Year | Professional
Top award given by Career Professionals of Canada to a single leader from the field who has influenced the sector. Peer evaluated.
Additional Titles and Affiliations
Board Member, Canadian Special Operations Regiment Association
Board Member, Dean's Advisory Board, G. Raymond Chang School, Ryerson University
The Uberfication of Careers
Ottawa, ON, January 23, 2017
Legacy Careers and Canada's Demographic Opportunity
Canadian Association of Gerontologists National Conference
Vancouver, BC, November 20, 2012
Global Workplace Demographic Trends
San Francisco, CA, January 18, 2016
Fixing Your Broken Talent Escalators
Workforce OneStop, Conference Board of Canada
Toronto Ontario, April 9, 2013