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Kristen  Geez

Kristen Geez

Millennial & Gen Z Practitioner

Biography

Kristen Geez is an Adjunct Professor, Training Consultant, TEDx Speaker, Celebrated Author and Founder of Advising Generation Z (AGZ), a non-profit social skills mentoring program focused on equipping over 7,000 Gen Z and Millennials with leadership opportunities at 23 school districts, 10 municipal courts, and 2 detention centers in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Read More >

AGZ brings together education, government and corporate leaders to manage and connect with their multigenerational workforce/student body. Services AGZ provides includes professional development and coaching for practitioners & partners, mentorship and diversion programs for youth, and career mapping for young adults. Through workshops, seminars and trainings, AGZ strives to educate all walks of life including students and educators, entry-level employees to C-suite executives, and juveniles and adults within the incarcerated community to name a few. AGZ is aided by a digital series called AdvisingGenz TV available on the AdvisingGenz app. AdvisingGenz TV is comprised of exercises and testimonials from Millennials that help Gen Z students navigate life’s difficulties.

Kristen holds a BS in Ethical Leadership, MEd in Leadership & Development, and currently pursuing her PhD in Strategic Leadership. Kristen’s mission is to empower people of all ages to unlock and increase their leadership potential. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDx: How To Make A Bully Resign – Advice From A Former Bully

How to Hire A Millennial

Ensuring Students Breathe Again

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Speech Topics

Vacancies

This presentation encourages college students or entry-level employees to begin looking at The Great Resignation era as an opportunity to advance strategically. With seasoned professionals retiring and quitting, there are vacancies in every industry. Kristen will guide students towards having realistic career goals using the pandemic to prove that if everyone from their generation wants to become influencers and entrepreneurs, there will be millions of jobs vacant in essential industries. During this session, students will be encouraged to use their college or employer as a resource to stand out and become a high potential candidate that any organization would be happy to groom for success. This speech will also demonstrate how to utilize LinkedIn, identify a career mentor, and adapt the habits required to become the boss. Read More >

This session should include members from the following industries: College Students and new hires ages 18-26. Read Less ^

It’s Not Over

This session validates students' experiences as they attempt to navigate adolescents during uncertain times (pre & post-pandemic). At the same time, Kristen challenges students to look at the pandemic as an opportunity to grow and not to give into feeling defeated. This presentation will remind students not to be overcome by adversity but to use this time to define themselves and create a roadmap towards their desired future. Teaching teens how to reprogram their minds to avoid making temporary dire circumstances into permanent forms of depression. Students will walk away with a new perspective in approaching life. Kristen will use an analogy to shift students' negative experiences into positive ones by creating a visual that they can comprehend. She will reference the famous quote, “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg; it’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances.” Read More >

This session should include members from the following industries: Students ages 10-18. Read Less ^

Gen Z Ain't For Me

This presentation highlights the reason why leaders should embrace Gen Zers. By helping them realize that Gen Zers will soon outnumber millennials in the economy, which will cause a ripple effect in every industry, primarily in retail consumption, technology, politics, and culture. This session helps seasoned leaders crack the code on understanding Gen Z. Managers might feel apprehensive about entrusting this generation to successfully and ethically contribute to the organization's overall productivity. Throughout this session, leaders will explore the key events that helped shape Generation Z; dive into their behaviors, attitudes, and preferences; and separate the myths and stereotypes from reality. Read More >

This session should include members from the following industries: Seasoned employees at any level from Small and midsize businesses and Fortune500 companies directly managing or working with individual contributors ages 19-34. Read Less ^

Discipline Goes Digital

Since experiencing the pandemic, teens engaging in risky activities and misconduct are at an all-time high. Gen Zers have become less compassionate and have little to no regard for upholding school rules or obeying the law. Teens have no fear of consequences, thus making partnering with guardians to manage behaviors an uphill battle. This presentation encourages practitioners to view the pandemic as an opportunity to explore alternative disciplinary options that hold teens and guardians accountable while using technology to document the process. In addition to demonstrating innovative ways institutions can protect themselves using technology, Kristen will share the success stories on how several school districts and court programs improved teen behaviors and limited the number of repeat offenders post-pandemic. Practitioners will walk away with tangible resources which can be immediately implemented in classrooms and programs. Read More >

This session should include members from the following industries: Leaders in education, non-profits, criminal justice personnel, judges, attorneys, police, policymakers, community programs, and outreach. Read Less ^

You're On Gen Z's Radar

This is a feel-good presentation aimed to celebrate essential workers and support staff. Attendees will gain insight into how youth practitioners used their work ethic during the pandemic as an example to encourage Gen Zers to explore careers that are crucial to keeping the economy running. Kristen will explain how their jobs might not feel glamorous or trendy enough for Gen Zers to notice. But now that this generation has been made aware of how these roles positively impact the world, they're intrigued. This is why participants must be intentional about taking pride in their job duties when interacting with teens, as their interest could increase. In addition, Kristen will provide recruitment strategies that would appeal to Gen Z and share what they value most in a work environment. Read More >

This session should include members from the following industries: Mid and Senior level employees in Food and agriculture, Emergency services, Transportation, warehouse, and delivery, Industrial, commercial, residential facilities and services, Health care, Fitness, Event Planning, Human Resources, Hospitality, Retail and Beauty, Government and community-based services, Communications and IT, Financial sector, Energy sector, Water and wastewater management, Chemical sector, Critical manufacturing, Parks and recreation. Read Less ^

Books & Media

Books

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