Meet David and Jonah

First Father-Son Gen X/Gen Z Speaking Team

Meet Gen Xer David.

For nearly 20 years, David has been researching, writing, consulting and primarily speaking about the generations for organizations ranging from the IRS to MTV. He has received rave reviews from world-renowned Fortune 100 companies including American Express, Deloitte, Walt Disney, Pepsi, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GE, Cisco Systems, Pfizer, Lockheed Martin, General Mills, 3M, Best Buy, Johnson & Johnson and many more.

David coauthored the best sellers When Generations Collide and The M-Factor: How the Millennials Are Rocking the Workplace.

David appeared as a generational expert on CNN, CNBC, and the Today show and in national publications including TIME magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and USA Today.

His creative communications work 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 his home state of MN.

Diane Sawyer from ABC News said it best, “Whether you’re a tie-dyed preppie or a starched-shirt Traditionalist, David will help you see the world through the eyes of another generation.”

David is excited to help companies get ahead of the next great gap! OK, he is also psyched to be speaking with his Gen Z son.

Meet Gen Zer Jonah.

He’s a seventeen-year-old high school student and currently the youngest speaker on the national lecture circuit. He has already shared his insights with a variety of companies and industries as well as contributed to stories about Gen Z with MSNBC, CBS, and Fast Company. Jonah is a nationally ranked alpine snowboarder and has served as an ambassador for the international nonprofit WE, traveling to Kenya and Ecuador to build schools.

Jonah and a team of peers conducted one of the first national surveys about Gen Z’s attitudes towards the workplace. The eye-opening results ignited Jonah’s interest in keeping the dialogue going. He is excited to be the voice of his generation and offer companies and organizations a heads-up about our next generation gaps.

OK, he’s also psyched to be speaking with his Gen X dad.