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David and Jonah  Stillman

David and Jonah Stillman

Generational & Workplace Experts

Biography

David Stillman is not new to the generational conversation. For almost 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 appeared on 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. Read More >

His creative communications work have 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. 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.

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

Speaker Videos

Gen Z

Speech Topics

Make Way for Gen Z!

Believe it or not…there’s life after the Millennial generation. A new generation is starting to hit our workforce, yet no one has been talking about it. Until now. Read More >

Are you ready for GenZ? Don’t be surprised when you find they are nothing like the Millennials and the time to get to know them is today. The leading edge of GenZ has entered their 20s. While they might just be your intern for now, you need to know that they are your future workforce and marketplace.

Best selling author and generations expert David Stillman offers insights into the next generation – and even better, he’s bringing one along! The first GenZ speaker to hit the circuit.

That’s right, the first GenX and GenZ (father-son) speaking combo can help you get ahead of the curve. No more speculating about the latest generation, here’s your chance to get the straight scoop from two experts, and have fun doing it!

Based on the results of a national Gen Z research study, Gen Z @ Work, audiences will get fresh insights on what makes this newest generation tick. Who are they? What are their expectations around careers and the workplace? How have changes in parenting styles shaped them in new ways? What’s it going to take to get this generation in the door, on board, and up to speed?

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  • Who are the primary generations in the workplace and marketplace today?
  • What makes Generation Z unique?
  • How has the influence of parents shaped this dynamic generation?
  • What’s it going to take to recruit, retain and manage them?

When Generations Collide 2.0

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

In Generations 2.0, you will learn where all the generations are in their careers today and what they need to be successful. Where are the big generational issues on the horizon for leaders, managers, and individuals? And what’s going to happen when a whole new generation arrives on the scene—Gen Z?

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 multigenerational minefields, and ultimately, look at the generations in a whole new way.

David’s multimedia presentations are always entertaining and thought-provoking. Known for customizing his material for every client, David can focus his generational insights in three distinct areas:

  • Workplace: recruiting, retaining, communicating with 4 generations
  • Marketplace: customer service and sales for 4 generations
  • Giving: how to attract and retain 4 gens of donors and volunteers

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  • What are the hot generational trends hitting the workplace and marketplace today?
  • How is the arrival of Generation Z going to shake things up?
  • What does each generation need to be successful?
  • How can you bridge the gaps more effectively whether you are a leader, a manager or an individual contributor?