THE STATUS QUO
What does it take to be a leader in a world of digital disruption?
Find out with The Late Majority.
HOW DO YOU KEEP LEARNING IN A BUSINESS WORLD IN CONSTANT FLUX?
TODAY'S TRAINING NEEDS ARE COMPLEX AND URGENT.
5 years from now, over one third of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed. To plan for them, you need experts who can step in quickly, skill up your team, and spark change.
IN-HOUSE TRAINING TEAMS USUALLY FOCUS ON NEW-HIRE PROCESSES.
They don’t have the resources or expertise to engage in our rapidly transforming business climate. Big consulting firms are too slow, process-driven, and expensive to deliver the exact mix of skills you need on demand.
WHAT IF YOU COULD BRING IN EXPERTS EXACTLY WHEN YOU NEED THEM?
A training experience that brings real transformation and leadership development at every level. The Late Majority's community of trainers, presenters, and business experts close the gap by bringing companies the hard-to-find people they need at precisely the right moment. Our model uses the power of networks to connect subject matter experts and companies to create a real understanding of the future of business in a world of shifting consumer demands, a digital economy, and an innovation mindset.
TRAINING THE HOW.
Reading from a PowerPoint is boring. E-learnings are poison to us.
The best way to learn is to be a little scared, hear from experts, and apply your knowledge hands-on in a collaborative and inspiring environment.
Sure, you can learn ABOUT things online, but you learn HOW to do things in person.
Our workshops are engaging, interactive, and leave you inspired to change.
Our business model:
The rise of independent work
As of May 2015, 15.5 million people in the U.S. were self-employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—and by 2020, a separate study estimates that more than 40% of the American workforce, or 60 million people, will be independent workers—freelancers, contractors, and temporary employees.
The freelance economy allows businesses to find more targeted and better qualified talent to address their needs—typically at lower costs. Rather than bringing someone in full-time, with benefits and a salary, a company can hire a consultant who's ideally suited to a particular project. And that consultant is likely to have more resources to tackle it than at any time before.
The new freelancer economy isn't about "temp" labor. Independent workers are increasingly strategic, experienced, and professional. They want more flexibility than a traditional employee and this leads to faster client results.
The Late Majority is a team of business trainers, consumer futurists, social media strategists, leadership developers, and retail marketing leaders. Some of us are full-time trainers and others share their expertise from the industry they belong to. We’re explorers at heart and who aren't afraid to venture into the unknown in order to find the right solution in educating your teams on digital, team leadership, and business transformation. We love what we do and we believe that sharing stories and knowledge is good for the world.
"Ok, so you're a training company?"
Yes, at our core we train people the new skills and behaviors required to succeed in the modern business era. Exploring new possibilities with our clients is in our DNA. We do it by creating hands-on learning experiences that are as unique as your business. Our topics change as quickly as the world changes. What we teach today will look very different next year, 5 years from now, and especially in 20.
OUR BRAIN TRUST
Meet the amazing people ready to transform your company
DAN PHAN - Founder & Executive Leader
Dan is the founder of The Late Majority and is passionate about breaking down the complexities of the changing business landscape into simple and actionable pieces. He previously led the digital transformation education program at Target, where he developed learning programs for over 8,000 employees in the areas of merchandising, finance, distribution, supply chain, marketing, human resources, and store operations. Dan is a program host for the U.S. Department of State’s professional exchange program where emerging foreign leaders in digital media experience knowledge and training programs and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. He is also a presenter for Hyper Island's Business Transformation Master Classes.
REBECCA BERGNER - Leadership Trainer
Rebecca was born to train leadership skills and her ability to lead and inspire others is felt by partipants from senior leadership to new-in-role employees. As a certified LeaderShape facilitator, Rebecca has been involved with a variety of leadership camps for the last 14 years. She is also an adjuct faculty member for the University of Minnesota's Leadership minor program. Rebecca's first job out of college was with Deloitte Consulting as a Strategy & Operations consultant and she has a Masters degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management.
LAURA FITZPATRICK - Social Media Trainer
Laura is a Social Content Writer & Producer at TBWA in Los Angeles. She brings her expertise in social and emerging media, advertising, and content marketing to The Late Majority. Laura has already spent time at some of the biggest agencies in Minneapolis - including Carmichael Lynch and Olson, played a lead role in AdFed2, won numerous awards (including being listed as one of the #32Under32), emceed one of the best events in town (Ignite), and perfects her stand-up act at comedy venues around town. If you've seen a great Snapchat campaign, there's a good chance she was a part of it.
LAUREN CHESLEY - CONSUMER TRENDS
Lauren brings so much expertise to The Late Majority with her focus on design thinking – leading decisions with empathy and a consumer-focused mindset, embracing brainstorming, testing, and prototyping with speed. Based, in New York City, Lauren can strengthen any organization's diversity of thought, of people, of experiences, and of ideas to bring forth the best, most well-rounded initiatives.
MATT ONKEN - DESIGN Consultant
Matt brings a background in engineering and analytics to human-centered problem solving. This creates meaningful experiences for customers that are backed by business value and operational designs that stick. As a consultant, he has helped companies redefine their customers' experiences and their business processes in the renewables and environment, consumer services, and health, wellness and fitness industries.
BRITTA CHATTERJEE - RETAIL Consultant
Britta is an independent consultant and entrepreneur. Her work involves creating new business models to fill unmet customer needs, building value propositions from a customer lens, and forming holistic negotiation strategies motivated by long term partnership. Her point of view has been informed by experiences in both manufacturing and retail, having held roles in sales, marketing, buying, and negotiations at the executive level across six different industries and three Fortune 500 corporations. Britta holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business and Masters of Business administration from the Carlson School of Management
MORGAN HAY-CHAPMAN - NEW Media Trainer
Morgan is a social media and PR senior planner at space150, a digital advertising agency in Minneapolis. Morgan leads social strategy and planning for brands to support long-term marketing plans. Having worked on a diverse range of media projects including national display campaigns for restaurant brands, paid search planning and optimization for a luxury home brand and social/blogger strategies for CPG brands, she focuses on working with creative teams to develop social campaigns, leading social media content planning for brands, and working directly with clients to support marketing initiatives.