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David and Jonah Stillman

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Father-son multi-generational speaking team sheds light on what you need to know about Generations in a New World.

Fee Range: $10,001 – $20,000
Phone: 800-328-6008

David Stillman is not new to the generational conversation. For over 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 been commenting on the generation in the media for 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.

His creative communications work has 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.

Together, David and Jonah wrote Gen Z @ Work published by HarperCollins. It describes the seven key traits of Gen Z.

Jonah Stillman has already shared his insights on Gen Z with NY Times, CNBC, MSNBC, CBS, Fast Company, TIME, INC, and Forbes.

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

Speech Titles and Descriptions:


With the recent Coronavirus pandemic, businesses, families, and communities at large have been changed forever. No longer is the goal to return to life as we knew it, but instead to navigate the best path forward.

The Stillman's global study of the generations in this new world reveals that each generation has been changed in unique and different ways.

• Baby boomers rage against age.
• Gen Xers becoming the sandwiched generation.
• Millennials new outlook on loyalty.
• Gen Z’s struggle to gain social capital.

THE GENERATIONS IN A NEW WORLD is an uplifting conversation around what has changed and what has not for each generation.

A combination of primary data, case studies, and first hand stories explain the traits that each generation can bring to the table as we repair our world.

In addition, areas of concern with each generation are discussed, so that we can all be more aware of how to help each other.

This presentation is customized, high-energy, informative, and entertaining. Best of all, each keynote or workshop has tangible take home tips.



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.


For the first time in history, we have five generations in the workplace and marketplace. Not one generation is stagnant, so staying on top of how their generational personalities play out can be challenging.

You may think you know the generations, but the Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials are carving out new territory as they evolve. And here comes the latest twist – the arrival of Generation Z. Just when you think you’ve bridged all the gaps, it’s time to learn what happens when the generations still collide at:

• Workplace: recruiting, retaining, communicating.
• Marketplace: customer service and sales.
• Giving: how to attract and retain donor and volunteers.

This energizing, fresh, informative and funny update on the generations will help you identify the gaps creating mayhem in your workplace and marketplace, apply smart solutions to help you navigate multi-generational minefields, and ultimately, look at the generations in a whole new way.

In “Take 5”, you will learn:

• Where all the generations are in their careers today.
• What each generation needs to be successful.
• What it takes to connect with each generation of consumers.
• What generations are more similar? Different?

David and Jonah speak together or separately.


If only we could group our younger workforce and marketplace into one generation – life would be easier. In many ways, leaders have been operating that way and have not learned from the past.

History is repeating itself…flashback to the 1990s when Generation X was entering the workplace. Most thought the Xers would be just like the Baby Boomers and tried to treat them that way. KABOOM! Generational collisions were everywhere.

In today’s workplace and marketplace, too many are assuming everyone under 30 is the same – or are all Millennials.  Gen Z and Millennials are nothing alike!

“Millennials vs. Generation Z” will:

• Unpack the key differences between Millennials and Gen Z.
• Showcase how Boomers and Xers different parenting styles had radically different results.
• Explain how Millennials’ collaborative nature and Gen Z’s competitive drive plays out at work.
• Identify what leaders need to know to manage each unique generation.
• Highlight areas the generations will click and clash.

David and Jonah speak together or separately.

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