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Generational - Keynote Speakers

Garrison Wynn

With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to show how anyone can help create a culture of safety. He is authentic – a guy who's been there. Wynn is a chemical plant explosion survivor with a background in industrial instrumentation. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients such as Exxon, BASF, the National Safety Council, Behavioral Science and Technology (BST), the NFL, and NASA. In his teens, he debuted the world’s first video gaming system with baseball legend Hank Aaron; and as a young man, Wynn spent six years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business before going on to create industrial products still being sold in 30 countries.

Ira Wolfe

A prolific writer and sought-after-expert on hiring and workplace trends, Ira S. Wolfe has been aptly described as a “Gen Y masquerading in a Baby Boomer body.” Ira, the author of the new book Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired, and Technology in the Workplace, is a business columnist, business blogger, public speaker, and consultant on generational crowding, workforce trends, skilled worker gaps, and best practices in hiring and succession. His other books include The Perfect Labor Storm 2.0, The Perfect Labor Storm Fact Book, Understanding Business Values and Motivators, and Coming Job Boom. In addition to being interviewed regularly by journalists, reporters, and bloggers, he appears regularly as the go-to expert on TV and public service radio stations speaking on topics of generational crowding in the workplace, the rise of female breadwinners, fans and foes of social media in the workplace, the threat of the “gray ceiling,” and hiring trends for 2013 and beyond.

Chester Elton

One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In Chester’s provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, he provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Called the “Apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing,” by the New York Times, Chester is also co-author of several leadership books. His bestsellers include All In, The Carrot Principle, and What Motivates Me. He is often quoted on leadership issues in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times. Chester identifies real methods of motivating and engaging audiences to increase engagement, innovation and commitment.

David Foot

David K. Foot, Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto, is co-author of the best-selling books Boom, Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift* and Boom, Bust & Echo: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the 21st Century. These books reflect his research on the relationships between economics and demographics and on the resulting implications for both private and public policies. Following his undergraduate degree in Australia and his doctorate in economics from Harvard University, Professor Foot's research involved projections of the Canadian economy. Subsequently, he focused on Canada's declining population growth and associated population aging as one of the fundamental and often neglected determinants of the challenges to economic performance and policy. His research has resulted in contributions to a variety of specific fields such as marketing, human resource planning, corporate organization, saving and investing, housing, health, education, recreation and leisure, unemployment, migration, government expenditures, and intergovernmental relations. A number of these themes are explored in two of his previous books, Canada's Population Outlook: Demographic Futures and Economic Challenges and The Over Forty Society. In addition to academic writings and contributions to professional journals and to the popular media, Professor Foot's work in the area of public policy has included research and submissions to many government commissions and numerous consulting and conference assignments for both private and public organizations.

Cheryl Cran

Cheryl Cran provides data and strategies to inspire leaders to drive transformation in a fast paced world and to create the future workplace TODAY! The future workplace Cheryl envisions is one of shared leadership, innovative collaboration, where everyone is consistently adding value for employees and customers. Cheryl's research focuses on the future of work, change management, and technological innovation. Cheryl is the author of six books including, the newest, “The Art of Change Leadership – Driving Transformation In a Fast Paced World”. Cheryl has worked with global brands such as AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Gartner, TEDX, Bell, Mass Mutual, Manulife, and more. In choosing to work with Cheryl, audiences will learn to take action towards creating an extraordinary future. Clients enjoy increased engagement, increased leadership abilities and increased business results.

Jackie Freiberg

Jackie Freiberg helps audiences create the best places where the best people can do their best work. What will it take to stand out in a sea of sameness? Standing out requires you to de-commoditize your business by finding innovative and creative ways to tell your story, add value and differentiate. Jackie helps you discover a fresh approach to leadership and collaboration that will drive success. She is a best-selling business author who has written 7 books. She inspires people to believe that they have the power to change themselves, transform their business, and even revolutionize their industry. Jackie is known for her passion, insight and ability to equip leaders at all levels with innovative ideas that turn up the volume on leadership, culture, engagement, accountability and customer loyalty.

Ken Dychtwald

Dr. Ken Dychtwald is North America’s expert on lifestyle, marketing, and workforce implications of the age wave. He has over 35 years of experience as a psychologist, gerontologist, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and keynote speaker. His customized innovative solutions for any business fertilized their expansion in their field. Ken has dedicated his life to battling ageist stereotypes while promoting a new and vital image of maturity. His ability to blend cutting-edge social science and marketing brings a unique look at business to his audiences.

Maddy Dychtwald

Maddy Dychtwald brings more to her keynote speeches than just facts. Her vivacious attitude and multi-media presentations transform a time usually spent just listening to a speaker into an experience that seems to fly by. Maddy is a nationally recognized author, public speaker, marketing executive and entrepreneur. With over 20 years as an expert on the lifestyle, marketing, and retirement implications of the “age wave” Maddy brings her innovative research to the stage.

Neil Howe

Neil Howe, best-selling author and national speaker, is a renowned authority on generations in America. He gives readers and audiences powerful insights into who today’s generation are, what motivates them as consumers and workers, and how they will shape our national future. A historian, economist, and demographer, Howe is a founding partner of the consulting firm LifeCourse Associates. Neil is also a recognized authority on global aging, long-term fiscal policy, and migration. He is a marketing, personnel, and government affairs consultant to corporate and nonprofit clients, and has spoken and written extensively on the collective personalities of today’s generations—who they are, what motivates them, and how they will shape America’s future. Howe’s broadly cyclical perspective—oriented around familiar generational life stories—will put “the long term” into a stunning yet personal focus that will not soon be forgotten. He is a great choice for any forward-looking organization that wants to grasp the big picture.

Jeff Havens

Jeff Havens has the unprecedented ability to deliver high-quality education in an undeniably entertaining way. He believes that education is the only way that we improve at anything and we will all improve better and faster if the learning process can be enjoyed. By combining the content of the traditional presentation with the entertainment value of a comedy show, Jeff has found enthusiastic audiences in government, academia, small businesses and several Fortune 50 companies. Whether you want to improve your leadership or change management strategies, elevate your corporate culture or eliminate generational tensions- if it’s important to you, Jeff will make it fun.

Adrian Gostick

In his challenging, information-packed talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Adrian Gostick provides real solutions on managing change, driving innovation, and leading a multi-generational workforce. He is a global workplace expert and thought leader in the fields of corporate culture, leadership, and engagement. He is founder of the training and consulting company The Culture Works and author of All In and The Carrot Principle. As a leadership expert, Adrian has been called “fascinating” by Fortune magazine and “creative and refreshing” by the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and CNN, and is often quoted in The Economist, Newsweek, and Wall Street Journal. Adrian teaches leaders how to engage, enable and energize their workforces. Get ready for your employees to be stimulated to make a change after they listen to Adrian.

Glen Hiemstra

Glen’s updated keynote offers a sweeping and entertaining overview of the key trend areas shaping the next decade and beyond: demographics, technology, the knowledge-based economy, and the next energy revolution. The predictable but often surprising nature of the future is explored. Listeners are challenged both to wake up to the future and to take the creation of a preferred future into their own hands. Specific developments that are noted, depending on customization to the audience, include telepresence, nanotechnology, 3D communication and entertainment, consumer and brand trends, the real situation with oil and energy, aging and youth demographic trends, confronting the great divides in society, environmental challenges and green business opportunities, and biotech advances that offer the hope of longer and healthier lives. This speech inspires listeners to develop successful strategic leadership and to create the future. Full of surprises, this customizable keynote offers a balanced view of the future, and a hopeful vision for the rest of the 21st Century.

Cam Marston

Cam Marston has impacted the way major corporations like American Express and Coca-Cola do business through his informative and engaging motivational speeches. Cam is the leading expert on the impact of generational characteristics and differences in the workplace and marketplace, and shares his secrets to success that many corporations say works! As an author, columnist, blogger, and lecturer, Marston analyzes the significant generational differences among Matures, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials. Cam enlivens audiences with his research, tales from the business world and attention-grabbing visuals that makes his message memorable.

Tom Koulopoulos

Tom Koulopoulos is acknowledged as one of the industry’s leading futurists. He is the author of ten books and founder of Delphi Group, a 20-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Delphi provides advice on innovation practices and methods to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies. Tom is also a columnist for Inc.com, an adjunct professor at Boston University Graduate School of Management, an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, and past Executive Director of the Perot Systems Innovation Lab, which was acquired in 2009 by Dell Computer. Named one of the industry’s most influential consultants by InformationWeek magazine, his articles and market insights appear frequently in national and international print and broadcast media such as BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR. Come prepared for an enlightening and life-changing discussion with Tom to take a hard look at how cultures, generations, and leadership impact the way we innovate.

Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was recently named to the Editors’ Picks for Favorite Speakers for 2013 by MeetingsNet. Over the past 5 years Seth has shared his insight with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world’s best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Deloitte.

Lynne Lancaster

Lynne Lancaster is a writer, keynote speaker, and sought-after commentator on generational issues. Her highly entertaining presentations earn rave reviews for her ability to get inside the minds of the generations, identify what they need from the workplace and marketplace, and offer take-home tips and advice on how to become generationally savvy no matter what your age might be. She is well-known for her humor and ability to entertain. Lynne’s clients include the American Bankers Association, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, General Mills, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Washington Mutual, Wells Fargo, and VISA. Lynne is the author of two best-selling books on the generations: When Generations Collide, and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC and in TIME Magazine and the New York Times. She is the founder of two generational consulting firms and a nationally-recognized voice for the generations.

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers is a technology pioneer, novelist and journalist whose consultancy, Practical Futurist, helps businesses and organizations worldwide to think about the future. He completed a two-year tenure as futurist-in-residence for The New York Times and also writes the Practical Futurist column for MSNBC. For ten years he was vice president of The Washington Post Company's new media division. He is also a regular guest on radio and television, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, PBS, CNN and the History Channel. Some of his topics include: Management Meets the Future, The Virtualization of America, The Digital Lifestyle, The Future of Media, The Challenges for Law and Health Care and Wellness: What’s Ahead.

David Stillman

David Stillman is a generational expert and best-selling author who shows businesses how to connect with four generations in the workplace and marketplace and how to get ready for the newest generation - GenZ. He is co-author of two best- selling books, When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace. Because of David’s creative communications work, he has received rave reviews from Fortune 100 companies, in addition to numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival and the much coveted CLIO Award. He was named to the prestigious list of “Forty Under 40” movers and shakers by The Business Journal and most recently as one of 200 to Watch. David’s energetic and insightful presentations will help all audiences appreciate and understand generations differently.

Kim Lear

Kim Lear is a speaker, writer, strategist, and researcher. As the founder and content director of Inlay Insights, Kim explores how emerging trends impact the future workforce and marketplace. She is at the forefront of cutting edge research to uncover cultural shifts that revolutionize how organizations engage employees and consumers. Kim is a sought after expert and has been featured on NPR as well as national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, USA Today and more. She is also a contributor to the award winning NPR program “On Being” where she focuses on mindful work. Kim’s innovative presentations explore how future trends are changing the way people work, buy, and live. She is known for her ability to use a mix of data, storytelling, humor and actionable takeaways to discuss the trends that most impact the bottom line of organizations.

Amy Lynch

Baby Boomer Amy Lynch has helped leaders and managers from around the world engage the talents of each generation for better bottom line results. Amy is the author of the award-winning “How Can You Say That?” about parent-teen communication, as well as numerous articles in publications, including First for Women, Success, Ms. and Self. Amy’s research and knowledge mixed with her high-energy and masterful storytelling creates an insightful and captivating generational speaker. Through humor and anecdotes Amy’s keynotes help each generation recognize their own behaviors, which also helps improve their work life.

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