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Kaleem Clarkson      

Remote Work & Employee Experience Advocate

Kaleem Clarkson is a husband, father, remote work advocate, people operations professional, and speaker. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Blend Me, Inc a remote employee experience consultancy that helps startups and small businesses onboard, engage and retain their remote teams.

With nearly 20 years of strategic operations and event planning experience, Clarkson helps leadership implement people operations solutions that increase productivity and engagement for both internal and external stakeholders.

Clarkson was born and raised in Bangor, Maine, the home of Stephen King. He graduated from Worcester State University and has been featured in Harvard Business Review and named one of the top 15 Remote Work Advocates and Leaders by All American Speakers Bureau.

Clarkson currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his family. When he is not working, you can find him mountain biking on the trails of Georgia with his headphones, blasting a little hard rock music.

Speech Topics


The Remote Employee Experience (TREE)

  • How employees mental drain on daily decisions have been reduced since working remotely
  • How workplace flexibility preferences can change before, during, and after the pandemic
  • How the trust between the employer and employee is negatively impacting performance
  • How isolation and loneliness can employee negatively impact performance
  • How to manage your remote employees
  • How remote work can improve inclusion and diversity

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