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Linda Nazareth


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Economist, Author, Broadcaster

An economist, author and broadcaster, Linda is also the Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at think tank The Macdonald-Laurier Institute. In her presentations she tells stories about the big picture in a way that lets her audiences use the information for their own planning purposes.

Keynote Speeches

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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’.  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.


The Global Economy in Context

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 Canada 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 own business interests.


The Side Hustle Economy: Imagining It, Managing It and Living It

The days of one job and one company are rapidly fading. These days, workers can not only expect to hold a multitude of jobs, they can perhaps expect to hold them simultaneously. Jobs are not the only way to make money either though: from renting rooms to running small businesses the world is open for business – for good or bad.

In this engaging presentation, Linda Nazareth looks at the perfect storm of circumstances that are creating the Side Hustle Economy. Who will be the winners and losers? How should governments and companies prepare to manage their side of it? What do individuals need to do to make the most of it? It is a brave new world, but the Side Hustle Economy offers opportunities as well as challenges if we go into it with our eyes open.

Your Place in the Big World: A Kick-Off to Your Strategic Planning Exercises

Is your organization looking to the future with an eye to re-thinking strategy? As a kick-off to your strategic planning sessions, let Linda Nazareth give you a big picture view of the world with an eye to where your organization fits with the future. Presentations will be tailored to your organization, incorporating your specific demographic and economic concerns.

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Linda is an experienced and skilled event moderator who can draw on her own expertise to the degree required to help your organization and its leaders tell their own story.

Audience reviews:

  • Your presentation was extremely informative and thought provoking! Many of our members requested a copy of your presentation as a reference tool to look back on.

    - Calgary Region Home Builders Association
  • Your presentation was of great value to the participants and was described as being both thought provoking and intelligent. We enjoyed the opportunity to work with you.

    - Canadian Society of Club Managers
  • Linda was a very dynamic, knowledgeable speaker with relevant information/data to my job and my future.

    - Attendee, Alberta Corporate Human Resources Event

Speaker Biography

Linda Nazareth is an economist, author, blogger, broadcaster and speaker. The Senior Fellow for Economics and Population Change at policy think-tank the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, she is an expert in demographic and economic trends and the way that they will shape our future. Linda’s latest publication is Economorphics: The Trends Turning Today into Tomorrow,  a book that started as a presentation to companies looking for help in strategic planning. Economorphics examines the demographic and economic changes hitting the global economy, and the way that they will impact on North American consumers, workers and organizations – with a view to keeping all players ahead of the curve.

Linda is also the Principal of Relentless Economics Inc., and as such provides specialized economics research and consultancy services to organizations in the private and public sectors. Prior to this, for over a decade, Nazareth was the Senior Economic Analyst for Business News Network and Canada’s only full-time on-air economist.

Earlier in her career, Linda was a Senior Economist with CIBC, and a an economist with the federal government. Economorphics is Linda’s third book following The Ever Effect  and The Leisure Economy. She is a frequent speaker to business groups, translating economic forecasts into information that can be used for their planning purposes.