Why did you write The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete, & Succeed?


Kelly Palmer (Author & CLO at Degreed)

Kelly Palmer discusses the book, The Expertise Economy: How the Smartest Companies Use Learning to Engage, Compete and Succeed, that she co-authored with Degreed CEO David Blake. She talks about how the book blends the expertise of an entrepreneur and CEO with her knowledge as a learning professional to provide leaders with information on how to approach learning in a new way. Included in the discussion is the need for employees to get credit for the learning they do, the importance of reskilling and upskilling employees, and why it is important for corporate leadership to develop a new progressive mindset on learning.



About Author

Kelly Palmer

Author & CLO at Degreed

Kelly Palmer is on a mission to change the way the world learns. A well-known thought leader on learning, business, and career development, she is currently on the executive team of Degreed and was formerly the chief learning officer of LinkedIn. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was vice president of learning at Yahoo! and held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She speaks regularly at companies and business conferences around the world, has been featured in the Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., Chief Learning Officer (CLO), and on Bloomberg radio. Kelly has a bachelor of arts in English/communications and a master of science in adult learning and education technology.

Interviewed By

Vanessa Tyler

Vanessa Tyler

Sarder TV Journalist, and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist & Anchor

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