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We pride ourselves on customizing programs for every industry and audience. We achieve that with a thorough intake and interview process to assure we are not just meeting your expectations but exceeding them!

We pioneered one of the first global studies on Gen Z and can incorporate that international data into any program upon request.

Following are the different Keynote Speeches/Workshops, Online Presentations, and Breakouts available.

Our Keynote Speeches and Workshops

Believe it or not…there’s life after the Millennial generation.  A new generation is impacting our workplace and not enough leaders are paying attention! Are you ready for Gen Z? The leading edge of Gen Z is well into their 20s with entirely new attitudes about the workplace, technology, career paths, and money.


In “Make Way for Gen Z”, you will learn:

  • What factors makes Generation Z unique.
  • What influences have shaped this dynamic generation.
  • What they expect from a career.
  • How you recruit them.
  • How you retain and manage Gen Z.

This dynamic keynote gives audiences fresh insights based on national studies of Gen Z’s workplace attitudes, interviews with hundreds of CEOs, cutting-edge case studies and insights from Gen Zers themselves.


Speaker Options: David and Jonah together, or either of them individually.

Available as a 30-90 minute keynote or as a half-day workshop.



Based on three national studies and the first global study of Generation Z, you will learn the events and conditions that shaped Gen Z and the seven key traits that define this generation: Realistic, Phigital, Driven, FOMO, Hyper Custom, DIY, and Weconomists. Afterwards, keep the generational dialogue going during a Q&A session, to ask burning questions on what YOU need to know about this new generation.


“Seven Key Traits of Generation Z” allows attendees to zero in on their exact needs, such as:

  • How does the phigital world impact Gen Z’s view of remote working?
  • Is FOMO a good thing or bad thing on the job?
  • How does hyper-customization impact sales and marketing?
  • How do these weconomists define the shared economy?
  • How does DIY impact training and development?


Speaker Options: David and Jonah together, or either of them individually.

Available as a 30-60 minute keynote.




If only we could group our younger workforce and marketplace into one generation – life would be easier. In many ways, leaders have been operating that way. Most are not paying enough attention to Generation Z and many are just assuming everyone under 30 is a Millennial. Gen Z is nothing like the Millennials.


“Millennials vs. Generation Z” will:

  • Unpack the key differences between Millennials and Gen Z.
  • Showcase how Boomers and Xers different parenting styles had radically different results.
  • Explain how Millennials’ collaborative nature and Gen Z’ competitive drive plays out at work.
  • Identify what leaders need to know to manage each unique generation.
  • Highlight areas the generations will click and clash.


Speaker Options: David and Jonah together, or either of them individually.

Available as a 30-90 minute keynote or as a half-day workshop.





Do they shop online? In-store? What does loyalty to a brand look like? These questions and more are addressed as the newest generation of customers pull out their wallets. Gen Z has disposable income to spend, but only if marketers can connect with them.


More than their own disposable funds, Gen Z’s influence on family spending is the highest it’s ever been and if brands want to find success in the future, then understanding the Gen Z customer is paramount.

Based on national studies, insights from focus groups, and working with some of the world’s top brands, find out what it takes to connect with, sell to, and retain the Gen Z customer. In “Z Ultimate Consumer: Who is the Gen Z Customer?” you will learn:


  • How the Gen Z consumer is different than the other generations.
  • How different social media platforms connect with different Gen Z consumers.
  • About the phigital landscape – where Gen Z sees no line between physical and digital.
  • The difference between a digital pioneer and digital native.
  • What brands are connecting best with the customer of the future.


Speaker Options: David and Jonah together, or either of them individually.

Available as a 30-90 minute keynote or as a half-day workshop.



Jonah Stillman, a best-selling author and member of Generation Z himself, is determined that industries and leader don’t repeat the mistakes of the past. In the late 1990’s the Baby Boomers were rocking every marketplace they touched. So much so, that nobody paid attention when Generation X showed up and kaboom! Collisions were everywhere!


History is repeating itself, as most of the attention is on the Millennials, with little focus on Generation Z. If leaders treat Gen Z like the Millennials, it will backfire.


“Hello, my name is Generation Z” introduces the newest generation to enter the workplace and marketplace. Based on his best-selling book Gen Z @ Work Jonah presents:


  • The events and conditions that shaped Gen Z.
  • The seven key traits that define the generation.
  • What value propositions are necessary to connect with Gen Z.
  • Where Gen Z can lead the way at work.
  • Where Gen Z needs the most mentoring.


Presented only by Jonah Stillman.




You may think you know the generations, but the Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials are carving out new territory as they evolve.  And here comes the latest twist—the arrival of Generation Z.  Just when you think you’ve bridged all the gaps, it’s time to learn what happens when the generations still continue to collide.


  • Workplace: recruiting, retaining, communicating.
  • Marketplace: customer service and sales.
  • Giving: how to attract and retain donor and volunteers.


In “Generations 2.0”, you will learn:

  • Where all the generations are in their careers today.
  • What each generation needs to be successful.
  • What it takes to connect with each generation of consumers.
  • What are the big generations issues on the horizon for leaders, managers, individuals, and marketers.

This energizing, fresh, and funny update on Generations 2.0 will help you identify the gaps creating mayhem in your workplace and marketplace, apply smart solutions to help you navigate multi-generational minefields, and ultimately, look at the generations in a whole new way.


Presented only by David Stillman.



For the first time in history, we have five generations in the workplace and marketplace. Not one generation is stagnant, so staying on top of how their generational personalities play out can be challenging.


Even though there might not be as many Traditionalists around – there are still many Traditional cultures. Boomers are working longer and reinventing retirement. Xers are slowly taking over the C-Suite. Millennials are no longer the newbies and are well into management. And yes, there is a generation after the Millennials…Gen Z. A lot to unpack – but in this two part presentation, David Stillman and Jonah Stillman can get the job done!


In Part 1, David Stillman, who has 22 years of studying the generations, presents:

  • What shaped Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Xers, and Millennials.
  • How generational core traits are playing out in today’s economic climate.
  • What each generation needs and wants from their careers over the next 10 years.
  • Where and how the generations like to shop.


Following a break, in Part 2, Generation Zer Jonah Stillman will join David to:

  • Introduce Gen Z and the key events that shaped them.
  • Present the seven key traits of Gen Z.
  • Identify what Gen Z needs and wants from their careers.
  • Highlight how Gen Z will click and clash with the other generations.

Presented by David and Jonah. Available as a minimum of two hours and special pricing applies.

Breakout Options

In this ask-the-author session, smaller groups can gather to take a deeper dive into what they most want to know about Gen Z.

From politics to parenting to payroll, no topic is off limits. Participants can ask questions or share insights that are top of mind. David Stillman and/or Jonah Stillman will present relevant quantitative and qualitative data, tell stories, and share best practices. This fireside chat takes Q&A to a deeper and more customized level.

What did Oprah, Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Rogan, and the CEOs of Nike, Coke, Zappos, Uber (and many more) want to know?

That’s right, over the past three years we’ve asked a multitude of celebrities and top business leaders what’s on their minds when it comes to this newest generation. They chose the questions, and we ran the surveys. The answers are informative, engaging, and insightful. Even better, this breakout is interactive – audiences get to choose the celebrity question, see the results, and discuss the implications.

**Please note, breakouts are not stand-alone options. They are available in addition to a keynote or workshop. For customized breakouts, ask about options and pricing.**

Speaker Options

David Stillman is not new to the generational conversation. For over twenty years he has been called on by business executives, politicians and the media to share his expertise on how best to bridge generational gaps. David has been commenting on the generation in the media for CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show as well as NPR and in Fast Company, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

His creative communications work has earned him numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival, the much-coveted CLIO Award, and most recently was named as one of 200 People to Watch by the Business Journal as well as one of the Power50 in the state of MN.

In addition to being an internationally acclaimed speaker on the generations, David is also the co-author of two best-selling books including When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace

David’s latest book Gen Z @ Work published by HarperCollins describes the 7 key traits of Gen Z. He has coauthored this book with his Gen Z son, Jonah.

Jonah Stillman graduated from high school in 2017 and is pursuing a life as an entrepreneur. Growing up, for 10-years Jonah competed on the national US circuit in snowboarding. He was ranked in the top 5 in the US before hanging up his helmet to pursue working with his Dad in the generational field.

Jonah and a team of peers conducted one of the first national surveys about Gen Z’s workplace attitudes. The eye-opening results ignited Jonah’s interest in keeping the dialogue going.

After growing up watching his dad – David – be the voice of his generation, Jonah is excited to be a voice of Gen Z. Together, they published Gen Z @ Work, published by HarperCollins. It describes the seven key traits of Gen Z.

He is the youngest speaker on the circuit and has already shared his insights on Gen Z with CNBC, MSNBC, and CBS and was recently featured in Fast Company, TIME, INC, Forbes and the NY Times.

The first Gen X and Gen Z father-son speaking combo will help you get ahead of the curve. Jonah shares firsthand knowledge of his generation. David relies on his 20+ years as best-selling author, researcher, and generational expert to highlight what it means for Boomers, Xers, and Millennials. Throw in the father-son relationship and the presentation is entertaining, eye-opening, and definitely actionable.

Success Magazine voted David and Jonah in the top 25 most influential speakers and authors for 2018.

What Our Partners Say

“I, like many, have heard many presentations on the generations, but this one stood out as one of the best. While most thought leaders on generational differences focus all the attention on Millennials, Jonah was able to introduce this new generation in such an exciting way that definitely captured the audience’s attention!”

Keith Ferrazzi
Keith Ferrazzi

“The format was an innovative ‘point-counterpoint’ approach that was both informative and entertaining. The combination of a ‘Gen Xer’ (David) and a ‘Gen Zer’ (Jonah) was perfect for our diverse audience. It made the research come to life in a way that didactic presentations or videos just can’t accomplish.”

Ronald A. Paulus
Ronald A. Paulus
President & CEO | Mission Health System

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