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David Stillman and Jonah Stillman

Father-son multi-generational team sheds light on how the generations click and clash in today’s workplace and marketplace.

Passionate Generational Experts

Gen Guru is a boutique management consulting firm that provides insights on how best to connect with Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials – and the newest generation – Gen Z!

Our Analytical Approach

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!

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.

Together, David and Jonah wrote Gen Z @ Work published by HarperCollins. It describes the seven key traits of Gen Z.

Jonah Stillman has already shared his insights on Gen Z with NY Times, CNBC, MSNBC,  CBS, Fast Company, TIME, INC, and Forbes.

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

of Gen Z consider level of diversity at a company important
of gen z think that feedback sessions should take 5 minutes or less
of Gen Z say that working Wi-Fi is more important than working bathrooms
of Gen Z believe that technology is causing gaps between generations

What Our Partners Say

The amount of background research and planning that they did was incredible. They produced a highly customized and interactive presentation that brought together their demographic insights with some of the key trends facing farmer co-ops and agriculture today.

Justin M. Darisse
Justin M. Darisse
VP Communications | National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

Through both primary and secondary research David and his son Jonah bring an energetic and action oriented approach to their sessions. They have an audience beel of equal parts present day anthropologists and data driven researchers.

Shawn Boom
Shawn Boom
VP, North American Higher Education | Blackboard