Gen Z

The most relevant, customized, interactive and strategic keynote speech in the market today.

Are You Ready For Gen Z?

This dynamic father-son multi-generational duo share results from three national surveys, case studies and interviews with hundreds of CEOs about what makes Gen Z unique and what leaders need to know.

Jonah is the first and only Gen Z speaker on the circuit and brings his generational perspective firsthand to every presentation.

Gen Xer, David, has spent twenty years researching, writing and speaking about the generations and brings the Traditionalists, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials perspective to the presentation.

Together they are waking audiences up to what it will take to bridge the gaps with Gen Z.

You’ll laugh, you’ll think and, best of all, you’ll be ahead of the curve.

"Thanks GenZGuru for your insight on #GenZ. Love your passion + energy! #SocialEntrepreneurship"

Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS

"An innovative ‘point - counterpoint’ approach that was both informative and entertaining."

Ronald Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health

"The unique takeaways were that this next generation has some unique characteristics, totally unlike any generation we have had thus far."

Taylor Foss, SVP, Organizational Transformation of Mission Health

"Our team is still buzzing about the presentation and everyone felt it was the highlight of our two-day retreat."

Kimberly Motes, SVP for Institutional Advancement at University of St. Thomas

"David has a vast knowledge of the differences between all generations, and an incredible grasp of what it will take to harness the strengths of the newest generation coming into the workplace, Gen Z."

Matthew Stewart, Co-Founder and CEO of National Services Group

"Like many other organizations, the Walker has been very focused on engaging with Millennials but we now realize there is a younger generation with distinct interests, motivations and behaviors."

Olga Viso, Executive Director of Walker Art Center

"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 Darisse, Vice President, Communications, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

"I had attendees texting me during their presentation telling me it was AWESOME!"

Cindy Molnar, Executive Assistant at Florida Association of Insurance Agents

"Gen Z is tired of being confused with Millennials and in specific instances, is very different than the preceding generation. It was a wake-up call."

Steve Goodyear, Program Director for University of Minnesota Institute for Research in Marketing

"Through both primary and secondary research efforts, David (Gen X) and his son Jonah (Gen Z) bring an energetic and action-oriented approach to their sessions."

Shawn Boom, VP, North American Higher Education, Blackboard

"The combination of a ‘Gen Xer’ and a ‘Gen Zer’ was perfect for our diverse audience."

Ronald Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health

"David and Jonah provided many excellent suggestions that we can pilot now and we have a team already focused on three of these ideas."

Taylor Foss, SVP, Organizational Transformation of Mission Health

"In our competitive economic and business climate, understanding and contextualizing the workforce and the customer marketplace is paramount to any company."

Shawn Boom, VP, North American Higher Education, Blackboard

"Jonah can take the data and put it into real life persepective for the next generation that we need to bettter understand as consumers, future employees and our students."

Kimberly Motes, SVP for Institutional Advancement at University of St. Thomas

"If your organization is falling short of goals due to attrition, underperformance, and cultural challenges with employees I strongly recommend you work with the Stillmans."

Matthew Stewart, Co-Founder and CEO of National Services Group

"Jonah's experience and perception of his own generation made for a very dynamic and engaging presentation."

Olga Viso, Executive Director of Walker Art Center

"Thank you for steering us in the right direction."

Justin Darisse, Vice President, Communications, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives

"Attendees told us afterwards that they had been too focused on the Millennials and can see a need, and opportunity, to take action on Gen Z."

Steve Goodyear, Program Director for University of Minnesota Institute for Research in Marketing

"I highly recommend that any organization that cares about its workforce deeply have David and Jonah share their research, data and insights."

Ronald Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health

"The information was not only invaluable, it was delivered in an engaging way that was both thought-provoking and entertaining."

Taylor Foss, SVP, Organizational Transformation of Mission Health

"You are right, the time to be learning about Gen Z is today!"

Kimberly Motes, SVP for Institutional Advancement at University of St. Thomas

"Understanding this topic is perfect for corporate events, management meetings, leadership sessions and for the educator and policy maker."

Shawn Boom, VP, North American Higher Education, Blackboard


You Will Learn:

The key events and conditions that shape Gen Z.

Gen Z’s key traits and how they play out in the workplace and marketplace.

How Gen Z is similar and different from the other generations and where they are likely to click and clash.

What it will take to recruit, retain, manage and motivate Gen Z at work.

Interactive High-Tech Option

Unlike many speeches where you are asked to put away your smartphones, Jonah feels the smart thing to do is leave them on!

During the presentation, audiences get to compete in live, real-time Gen Z trivia for prizes! In addition, audiences take polls to gauge reactions to Gen Z topics.

More than just a fun digital experience during the speech, this interactive option gives audiences access after the speech to custom handouts, relevant links and actionable take-home advice.

If the high-tech option isn’t your thing, it’s not mandatory. In fact, Jonah is actually willing to admit that his Gen X dad’s version of getting a show of hands can actually still work.

 
 
 
 
83.6 %
prefer communicating face-to-face with a boss
37 %
of GenZ believes that communication with technology has had a negative impact on their ability to have good people skills.
70 %
of GenZ would rather share personal information with their pet than their boss
5 %
of GenZ considered reputation important when looking at a company
50 %
of Gen Z would prefer their own office at a job
62.3 %
of GenZ see the ideal length of a feedback session as 5 minutes or less
92.7 %
of GenZ believe that technology is causing gaps with other generations
40 %
of Gen Z say that working Wi-Fi is more important to them than working bathrooms
90.6 %
of GenZ say that a company’s technological sophistication would impact their decision to work there
20 %
of Gen Z spends more time refreshing their Twitter feed than reading it
56 %
of GenZ thinks onboarding should take a day or less
92.6 %
of GenZ say that a company’s impact on society affects their decision to work there
61 %
of Gen Z consider constantly getting new experiences more important than climbing the corporate ladder
75 %
of Gen Z would be interested in a situation in which they could have multiple roles within one place of employment
77 %
of GenZ believe that a company’s level of diversity affects their decision to work there