David Stillman

Succession, leadership, talent management, diversity, social media—name a hot topic in business today and you better bet generational gaps are getting in the way. Are you looking for a savvy and insightful spin on the most pressing themes plaguing managers today? Generational expert David Stillman brings the ideas, the energy, the multi-media, the entertainment value, and the business solutions that make him one of the most sought-after speakers today. With clients that range from AARP and Deloitte to G.E. and MTV, Stillman is frequently called upon by CEOs to share his powerful insights.

Diane Sawyer from ABC News said of him, “David will help you see the world through the eyes of another generation.” He’s one of The Generations People who make up BridgeWorks’ multigenerational team of experts, speakers and corporate entertainers. Individually and together they deliver highly customized, high energy keynotes and workshops that entertain and enlighten audiences and leave them with plenty of practical, actionable solutions. Stillman is co-author of the best-selling book When Generations Collide and the recently-released The M-Factor: How the Millennial Generation Is Rocking the Workplace (HarperBusiness 2010). His firm routinely conducts large-scale surveys as well as focus groups and one-on-one interviews to discover firsthand the ways in which the generations are shaking up today’s business world. David has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and the TODAY Show, as well as in TIME magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.




Rocking the Workplace: Managing and Leading Four Generations
If you think you’ve heard the generations topic before, guess again. The team that brought you the best-selling book, When Generations Collide, uses cutting-edge research, multimedia, stats and case studies to highlight what it’s going to take to attract and retain the best and brightest talent of every age. Find out…

  • What makes the generations so different—and so perplexing?
  • How will demographic shifts drastically change the ways we recruit, retain and manage in the next decade?
  • How do you engage one generation without alienating another?
  • What can leaders do now to plan for succession and win the war for talent?

The M-Factor: Seven Ways the Millennial Generation Is Shaking Things Up at Work
Eighty million Millennials are flooding into the workplace and clashing with the generations already there. Learn the seven surprising trends that shaped this influential generation and the best tips and techniques for managing them. Based on the brand new best-seller, The M-Factor . Learn…

  • How you can win the war for young talent and become the place Millennials want to work
  • The keys for bridging communication gaps between texters, tweeters, and traditional communicators
  • How to handle entitlement?
  • What it takes to engage Millennials without alienating the other generations

Selling and Marketing to the Generations
Markets are becoming increasingly segmented and one size no longer fits all clients and customers. This presentation reveals the hot buttons and preferences of Traditionalists, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials that marketers and sales people need to know to connect. This isn’t about inventing a new selling system—it’s about adding a generational lens to your already successful approach. Learn…

  • What should sales people do to customize their message to each generation they sell to?
  • What should managers know to coach all the generations on their sales team?
  • How can marketers target campaigns to one generation without turning off another?
  • How can you put a generational lens on your company’s selling system to make it even more impactful?

Just for Associations:

Engaging Four Generations of Members
Generation gaps are making it nearly impossible to meet the needs of every generation of members. This program reveals how to connect with each cohort and create loyalty with every generation. You can’t afford not to see the association world through a generational lens. Topics include…

  • How do you convince the generations to get involved with your association and stay committed?
  • How can you connect with loyal traditional members while getting the young ones in the door?
  • How can you engage four very diverse generations of staff?

Each presentation is customized to your event, audience, and objectives.



Full Biography

David A. Stillman is co-founder, with business partner Lynne Lancaster, of BridgeWorks, a company dedicated to speaking, writing, training, entertaining, and consulting on generational issues in the workplace and the marketplace.

One of the youngest keynote speakers to hit the national circuit and over the past decade, David has been engaged by numerous organizations ranging from the IRS to MTV—all grappling with how to connect with four distinct generations of employees and customers. His keynote speeches and workshops on generational issues in the workplace and marketplace receive rave reviews from client companies and associations nationwide.

In addition to speaking, David is co-author of the lively, entertaining and savvy best-seller When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperBusiness, 2002). He has appeared nationally on CNN, CNBC, and the Today show and has been featured in such prestigious publications as TIME magazine, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and USA Today.

David recently wrote and produced the corporate entertainment show TimesFour. This production is breaking new ground in the corporate entertainment market as one of the first shows to offer more than just entertainment; it has true strategic value.

David’s creative communications work has earned him numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival, and the much coveted CLIO Award. He was recently named to the prestigious list of “Forty Under 40” movers and shakers by The Business Journal.

Prior to launching BridgeWorks, David worked for ABC television in New York City as an intern for PrimeTime Live. Later with CBS radio, he embarked on a round-the-world trip covering such topics as the end of apartheid in South Africa and the fall of the former Soviet Union. Upon his return to the United States, David was employed as creative director for the multimedia and computer based training firm, Integrated Strategies Inc. As he worked with clients such as 3M, American Express, and Wells Fargo, he concluded that communication strategies that hit hot buttons of one generation often missed the mark with another—thus, the creation of BridgeWorks with business partner Lynne Lancaster.

David is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison with B.A. degrees in Communications and Sociology. He was selected as a fellow for the Michigan State University Mass Media in Britain program and studied in London with the BBC. Most recently, David received a certificate in non-profit management through the University of St. Thomas.

Lynne Lancaster

Are you struggling with generational gaps in recruiting, retention, or communication? Do you need to engage the newly-hired Millennials in the room without turning off the Generation Xers and Baby Boomers? Are you looking for an insightful presentation on the hottest talent trends accompanied by practical, applicable solutions? Savvy, engaging, and entertaining, Lynne Lancaster delivers sparkling keynotes and workshops tailored to your strategic issues. Lancaster is one of the nation’s foremost generational experts and cultural translators. Read more

Mike Frank

“Little Ideas Pay Big Dividends in Sales”

While Mike Frank speaks on a number of business related topics, sales is his background and his strongest suit. He worked his way up from a fledgling salesman to vice-president of sales for an international company – he did this within four years and by the age of 26. His strength is in customizing the presentation, based on the client’s requests. He provides a high energy style, yet with solid practical, real life sales information. Read more

Amy Lynch

Author, speaker and entrepreneur, Amy Lynch specializes in high-energy, interactive keynotes and workshops that help companies motivate Generations Y and Z, turning them into productive team players. A Baby Boomer herself, she understands the differences between generations as well as the key needs and values that bring us all together.

She specializes in helping managers appreciate and respect the gifts that generation Y and Z bring to the team, and will train groups to work together collaboratively for better bottom line results. She is the author of the award-winning, How Can You Say That?, about parent-teen communication; and she is Generation Y columnist for Biz Journals, syndicated to business newspapers in more than 40 markets. Her ideas have been featured in USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and NBC Nightly News, among others.

Today, as these 20-somethings enter the workplace, she helps organizations attract, engage and retain young professionals. Amy is Generation Y columnist for Biz Journals, syndicated to business newspapers in more than 40 markets; and her columns on strategic diversity management appear online in HR Hero.



Managing Four Generations in Turbulent Times
It’s all about how to engage four generations of employees when the outlook is challenging.

Leadership: Bringing Out the Best in Every Generation
Provides strategic insights into each generation’s unique leadership style as well as on how each wants to be led.

Make Way for Millennial’s
As a new generation shows up for work, managers and employees need to understand them so they are productive and engages from day one.

Marketing and Selling to Four Generations
One size does not fit all! We help energize salespeople and marketing teams with dynamic new tips on how to contact with four uniquely different generations.

Getting to Give: Engaging Donors and Volunteers
Help for foundations and other non-profit organizations connect with four generations of members, donors and volunteers.

Attracting and Retaining Four Generations of Association Members
We teach associations ways to attract new members and keep current members active and engaged even in an economic downturn.

Customer Service and the Generations
Each generation defines customer service differently; tapping into these difference can create a competitive advantages.

Full Biography

Baby Boomer Amy Lynch is a respected authority on aligning multi-generational teams in the workplace. She specializes in high-energy, interactive presentations that help leaders and managers fully engage the talents of each generation for better bottom line results.

Audiences remember Amy as a masterful storyteller who helps each generation recognize its own behaviors with humorous, insightful anecdotes drawn from her experiences as a speaker, author and entrepreneur.

Her keynote speeches and workshops have entertained and enlightened groups in the US and abroad. Her audiences have included Comcast, MTV, Tetra Pak, Executive Women International, the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, various state governments and federal agencies, and a host of engineering, accounting and financial firms. She also lectures regularly at the business schools of Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities.

For more than a decade, Amy researched and wrote about Millennials as they moved through the educational system and into the workplace. She authored the award-winning “How Can You Say That?” about parent-teen communication, as well as numerous articles in publications, including First for Women, Success, Ms. and Self. Her ideas about generations have been featured in USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas Morning News, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and NBC Nightly News.

Along with other members of the BridgeWorks team, she is currently writing a new book about strategic sales and customer service in a four-generation marketplace.

Amy holds an M.A. in literature, with an emphasis on cognitive theory and composition. She began her career as a curriculum designer and then a magazine editor, a position that required managing all four generations. She has launched and sold publications, and is the recipient of Parents Media Awards and an Utne Alternative Media Award, along with writer-in-residence grants from the Ragdale Foundation, Hambidge Center and the HedgeBrook Foundation.

She lives in Minneapolis and enjoys Skyping with her Millennial daughters and her next generation granddaughter. She has completed three triathlons, with a fourth planned for this summer.

James Mapes

James Mapes is a recognized expert on the psychology of imagination who helps leaders apply their imagination to take individual and organizational performance to new levels. Read more

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is passionate about creating great teams—and the leaders to guide them. According to him, teamwork remains the ultimate competitive advantage, and he shows you how to bring the members of your organization together, motivate them and then provide them with intense focus on a common goal to achieve bottom-line success. Lencioni believes the primary responsibility of executives is to make the working lives of their people easier and as free of work-related problems as possible. Read more

Isabel Perry

Isabel Perry

Dr. Isabel Perry has a unique combination of experiences as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, author and speaker. Dr. Perry’s technical expertise is in OSHA (safety) compliance and management. She speaks passionately on executive and management development, team-building, interpersonal skills, effective communication, coaching for high performance, culture change and managing transitions in the workplace.

Audiences in manufacturing industries, hospitals and health care, government agencies and service industries all benefit from Dr. Perry’s knowledge and enthusiastic spirit. Read more

Marvelless Mark

Marvelless Mark

Who is Marvelless Mark… Really? There’s More to this Motivational Speaker / Emcee than Meets the Eye……
If you don’t know who Marvelless Mark is, well, it is time to find out. Let’s begin at the beginning: he’s not a deejay. He’s not a band. He’s not a typical… well, to be honest, there’s nothing typical about this one-of-a-kind “edu-tainer” (one who combines entertainment with education). What he is, is America’s favorite front man, motivational emcee, and “rock star”. He offers a multitude of outrageous interactive options for special events, meetings, general sessions, key notes, conventions, group gatherings, and more. Read more

Boris Brott

Boris Brott

Thousands of people across corporate America have heard Boris Brott’s interactive presentation — he draws comparisons between business organizations and symphony orchestras. Both have common goals, each must perform in harmony to achieve those goals, and each continually strives for perfection. Often, both attempt to be innovative and creative. Boris draws out the juxtaposition of teamwork and leadership the need for creativity within an organization; the joy of communication and the achievement of success. All are explored through the medium of music. Read more

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran is one clever lady. A well-known figure in the world of New York real estate, she gives all the credit to her beleaguered Mom’s teachings. Hailing from a cash-strapped New Jersey family loaded with kids, love, and life lessons, Corcoran turned $1,000 into a multi-billion dollar real estate firm. In her speeches she tells her rags-to-riches story. Unafraid of sounding silly, this joyous workaholic passes on her inspiration with real humility and motivates her audience along the way.

Barbara Corcoran’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1,000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. She parlayed that loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business which she sold in 2001 for $70 million. Corcoran is the real estate contributor to NBC’s TODAY Show where she comments weekly on trends in the real estate market. She’s also an investor/shark on ABC’s reality hit Shark Tank; in the first season, she bought eight young businesses which she’s shepherding to success.

Corcoran is the author of If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, an entertaining business book that has become a national best-seller, as well as Nextville, Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life, and her latest book, Shark Tales, now out from Penguin Publishing. As a speaker, Corcoran brings her front-line experience and infectious energy to every audience she addresses. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.


Barbara’s Rags to Riches Story
How do you turn a $1,000 loan into a five-billion dollar business? According to self-made real estate empress Barbara Corcoran, you do it by learning how to fail well. Barbara tells the story of how, armed with a loan from her boyfriend and her own gritty determination, she quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City and turned that company into a multi-billion dollar business. A highly motivational and hugely entertaining success story.

How To Lead Your Team To Greatness
Entrepreneurs, business managers and salespeople alike benefit from lessons in how to get people moving on the path to professional and personal greatness. Barbara Corcoran, who led 1,000 + brokers at The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest real estate company, is an expert in the art of leading a team to success. From hiring the right people and firing the wrong people to creating fun in the workplace and establishing an atmosphere that breeds innovation, Barbara shares her unique and winning strategies.

How to Build a Powerful Brand
Branding may be the single most important key to success in today’s highly competitive world of commerce. Barbara Corcoran is known for having built the most successful real estate brand in New York City, and now she reveals easy to follow tips on how she does it: how to create an image much bigger than reality; how to use the press to get free publicity; how to turn yourself into the go-to expert in your field. Barbara shares her personal advice, insights and anecdotes on creating a powerful brand.

Full Biography

Barbara Corcoran Inc. was founded by real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran in 2005 as the latest endeavor in her high-profile, multi-faceted, and highly successful career. This multi-media company blends Barbara’s real estate expertise and her growing media presence in a one-of-a-kind package that taps Barbara’s many talents.

Barbara’s credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country when she took a $1000 loan to start The Corcoran Group. She parlayed that loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business which she sold in 2001 for $66 million.

As founder of The Corcoran Group, Barbara used her ingenuity, quick wits, and solid instincts to turn a $1,000 loan into a multi-billion dollar business. In the 28 years Barbara ran the company, she honed her skills in marketing, negotiating, innovating, and surviving in the lean times and thriving in the good times—everything you need to know to establish, run, and grow a business. Then, in 2001, Barbara sold the company for over $70 million.

Barbara next put her entrepreneurial knowledge down on paper, penning the best selling, unconventional business book If You Don’t Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails. The book is aptly sub-titled And Other Business Lessons I Learned From My Mom, as Barbara credits her mom’s good sense and positive vision with giving her the tools she needed to succeed so

fabulously in the notoriously cutthroat world of New York real estate. Her second book, Nextville: Amazing Places to Live the Rest of Your Life, is fast becoming her second best-seller.

As a much-in-demand motivational speaker, and now a best-selling author, Barbara has successfully transitioned from her role as head of The Corcoran Group to that of popular television personality. Today Barbara is the real estate contributor to NBC’s Today Show and a ‘shark’ on the ABC reality show Shark Tank, and can be seen on HGTV’s Top Ten and LXTV’s Price Fix. She has continued writing and is author of a weekly real estate column in the New York Daily News as well as a regular column in MORE Magazine.

Barbara is the author of three books including her most recent, Shark Tales, detailing her inspiring true story and her best advice for anyone starting a business.

Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, Barbara Corcoran’s tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.