David Stillman

Generational Expert, GenZ Guru, and Bestselling Author

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$10,001 to $20,000
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Minnesota, United States

Generational Expert, GenZ Guru, and Bestselling Author

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.


Believe it or not…there’s life after the Millennial generation. A new generation is impacting our workplace and not enough leaders are paying attention! Are you ready for Gen Z? The leading edge of Gen Z is well into their 20s. They are not like the Millennials, which means your recruitment and retention strategies need to change. In “Make Way for Gen Z”, you will learn: What factors makes Generation Z unique. What influences have shaped this dynamic generation. What they expect from a career. How you recruit them. How you retain and manage Gen Z. This dynamic keynote gives audiences fresh insights based on national studies of Gen Z’s workplace attitudes, interviews with hundreds of CEOs, cutting-edge case studies and insights from Gen Zers themselves.

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. 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.


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.

All David Stillman Books

Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace
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The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace
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When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work
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"Your presentation provided terrific insights into the issues involved in managing a multi-generational workforce. And you did it in a way that made people sit up and take notice. Your presentation provided valuable tools to help our leaders achieve growth objectives."

- | American Express Financial Advisors

"Your presentation received extremely high ratings and outstanding written comments. Respondents gave you a near perfect rating in overall satisfaction, and the audience unanimously agreed that it was one of the best sessions in a long time."

- | Bank Marketing Association

"You are truly opening people′s eyes to a new form of diversity… Your ability to educate us on the generations, how they are different, and the best way to manage these differences will definitely give us a competitive advantage as we do our best to be an employer of choice."

- | Ceridian Corporation

"The generational topic is important to all companies and all businesses, and we cannot imagine there is anyone more qualified to deliver the message. On our post-conference evaluations, you received the highest ratings of any of the nine presenters, and you had stiff competition with Sen. Bob Dole also on the agenda."

- | Financial Women International

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Recent Books

Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace
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The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace
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