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United States

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Scottsdale

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Arizona

Speaker Bio

Meagan Johnson is known as a “Generational Humorist” and challenges her audiences to think differently and act decisively when dealing with multiple generations. She is a bright, funny delightfully obnoxious Generational Humorist!

 

What exactly is a Generational Expert?

It’s somebody who understands the differences between Baby Boomers (born 1945-1964), Generation Xers (born 1965-1980) and Gen Yers also called Millennials (born 1981-2000) and how they can live, and most importantly, work together successfully without name-calling or bloodshed.

 

Think you’ve already heard everything about the multiple generations? Think again!

Our generations and the gaps that separate them are in constant flux, what worked last year probably won’t work today. Anybody still using their VCR? What seemed like a perfect solution yesterday is the source of tomorrow’s problem. You really need to get all those home movies put on disc! … Wait! I mean Digital Storage. Oh No! I mean The Cloud!

 

The potential for collision, conflict and confusion between the generations has never been greater and the chasm is growing wider every day we ignore the problem.

 

Unwilling to accept standard, by-the-book generalizations, Meagan tackles the generational challenges, myths and misunderstandings head on. Meagan demonstrates to audiences, through her own experience, in depth research and program customization, that all generations have differences and strengths that go beyond mere age and appearance.

 

Stop complaining about the generational differences and learn from Meagan Johnson what you can do right now to make the most of all the generations.

 

The workplace is NOT what it used to be.

 

What happened to company loyalty, work ethic, manners and attitudes? People are staying past their prime; the corporate ladder has crumbled; college grads have job titles that sound like something out of a science fiction movie and have nothing to do with their actual job and nobody talks on the phone anymore.

The global marketplace has become a myriad of different generations. What people want from an employer; their expectations of corporate benefits, organizational culture and motivation to do what’s best for business differs from generation to generation. Your challenge is to figure out how to communicate successfully with the individual generations to achieve financial success, personal growth and enriched company morale.

 

What Makes Meagan a Generational Expert?

During the 1990s, while working for companies like Quaker Oats, Kraft Foods and Xerox, Meagan often heard negative comments about Gen Xers. Things like “they’re all slackers,” “gold collar workers,” and “it’s the Beavis and Butthead generation” were not uncommon.

 

Being a Gen Xer herself, Meagan knew those terms were unfair, untrue and hurtful so she began researching small and large businesses to debunk generational myths and discover the most effective ways to solve multi-generational clashes. That research gave birth to thousands of generational presentations and to her best selling book” Generations Inc., From Boomers To Linksters Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work”.

Keynote Topic #1

ZAP THE GAP!

From Boomers To Linksters, Working With Multiple Generations
For the first time in history, there are five generations working side by side: the Traditional Generation (born pre-1945), Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), Generation X (born 1965-1980), Millennial Generation (1981-1995), and the Linkster Generation (born after 1995).

Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends, and cultural phenomena of their time (which we call “generational signposts.”) Consequently, each has different values, standards of quality, and attitudes toward customers and coworkers. These differences can wreak havoc, or they can be a source of incredible energy and creativity. It’s important to understand these differences and to have specific strategies for dealing with them.

In this highly charged, participatory presentation, Meagan Johnson outlines the dominant generational forces in the workplace and how each generation’s “signpost” drives motivation, influences company loyalty, delivery of customer service and communication between coworkers. Learn from Meagan what you can do now to make the most of each generation in your workplace!

Keynote Topic #2

ZAP THE GAP! (Break Out Session)

How To Avoid the AFTERMATH
This is the perfect addition to your meeting agenda. The program allows audience members to take the information and tools acquired during the keynote and put them to the test. Based upon pre-conference interviews, Meagan creates real-life scenarios that reflect the generational challenges participants are facing in their own industry.

Meagan leads the group through an in-depth discussion on how to tackle the more perplexing generational obstacles facing people in their work-life and personal-life today. Members walk away from the program with a workbook that will serve as their generational guide when they return to the office and home.

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  • Dawn Thomas
    09/28/2022 at 3:23 pm

    Meagan was outstanding in her presentation and facilitation with our group. She was engaging, funny and relatable. Our attendees learned a lot about generational communication – and that we all go through the same stages. We really appreciated that Meagan dedicated significant time to learn about our unique industry so that her presentation included real examples and ties to what our members face in their jobs daily. Meagan was very easy to work with too. Meagan’s keynote was sponsored by our largest corporate member, and they were extremely pleased with her content and approach, which is very important to us.

    Dawn Thomas
    NACCU
    National Association of Campus Card Users

  • Anne Shelley
    07/14/2022 at 3:22 pm

    Meagan Johnson presented at our LeadingAge Ohio Annual Conference. Meagan presents with energy and excitement and truly engages all participants. She is funny, yet does not make fun of generational differences of challenges. She provide helpful insight in learning how to positively interact with other generations to make an impact in your workforce. Meagan is a must have for your next conference!

    Anne Shelley
    LeadingAge Ohio

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Liz Cartee
    07/11/2022 at 11:46 am

    Meagan Johnson’s presentation on Generations in the Workplace was fun, interactive, and impactful. She captivated the employee’s attention and dazzled them with humor. There were many “Ah ha” moments and actionable takeaways that the group could implement instantly. The employees raved about her session and left with a greater respect and appreciation for all generations!

    Liz Cartee
    Regional Diversity Council Co-Lead
    CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Becky Schlafer
    05/17/2022 at 12:36 pm

    Meagan did a presentation on “Bridging Generational Gaps” at our conference for Higher Education Student Financial Group and she was very energetic and engaging. Meagan got the audience involved and laughing. The material was appropriate and relatable for personal and work environments. We would recommend Meagan to future Higher Education organizations.

    Becky Schlafer
    President PacWest SFS

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Linda Y. Scott
    04/07/2022 at 7:22 am

    I had been aware of Meagan Johnson for some time and kept her name on my short list of “must have” speakers. I finally had an opportunity to invite her to speak at our annual convention and, just as I predicted, our group loved her! Meagan is that rare combination of expert and entertainer that guarantees a memorable presentation. There’s no cookie cutter program from her. She asked me for a few names of people she could contact for conversations prior to arriving and then utilized that information to address specific issues in our industry. On top of it all, Meagan is friendly, energetic and low maintenance. I highly recommend her – she is a meeting planner’s dream!

    Linda Y. Scott
    Maine Credit Union League

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Barbara Lehew
    11/28/2021 at 9:08 am

    Meagan was the closing speaker at our Annual Meeting. She was easy to work with, very thorough, high-energy and really delivered. Megan’s session was a great way to end our conference and our audience loved her. Attendees were able to relate to everything she covered in her presentation, learned about other generations and fully enjoyed her session. A few comments on the survey included – ‘She was great!’, ‘Kept audience engaged’ and ‘Dynamic!’

    Barbara Lehew
    Carolinas Credit Union League

    Keynote Talk - Live

  • Brittany Page
    03/12/2021 at 11:25 am

    Our audience loved Meagan! She kept them engaged and laughing the whole time. As the meeting planner, I loved her because she was very easy to work with and professional.

    Brittany Page
    Director of Education & Program Development
    Arizona Health Care Association

  • Sarah Schild
    09/28/2020 at 7:15 am

    Meagan is an absolute delight to work with and our audience continues to enjoy her presentations time and time again. Meagan brings great energy and tons of knowledge and levity when it comes to generational differences. She’s humorous, engaging and relatable and we look forward to working with Meagan as often as opportunities allow!

    Sarah Schild
    and the Ascentis Team

    Keynote Talk - Live

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