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Ryan Jenkins, CSP is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and three-time published author. He speaks all over the world to companies such as State Farm, Salesforce, Wells Fargo, FedEx, Liberty Mutual, and John Deere.


For a decade, he has been helping organizations create engaged, inclusive, and high-performing teams by lessening worker loneliness and closing generational gaps. Ryan's top-ranked insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and The Wall Street Journal.


His latest best-selling book, Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In, is the world’s first to address workplace loneliness.


He is also co-founder of, the world's first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Ryan lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife, three children, and yellow Labrador.


Ryan’s forward-thinking approach to generations, workplace loneliness, and the future of work has made him one of the most highly sought after keynote speakers and trainers around the world. Coca-Cola,, John Deere, The Home Depot, Wells Fargo, Delta Air Lines and many more of the world’s most admired companies trust Ryan.

Keynote Topic #1

Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In

A reality of today’s workplace is that individuals are more disconnected than ever before, resulting in a disengaged and disenchanted workforce. With the rise of remote work, the growing importance of inclusion, and the increased attention to mindset and wellbeing at work, today’s leaders are required to recognize and understand the root causes of disengagement in their teams in order to push past innovation and productivity stalls and build connected, high-performance teams.

Leading a candid conversation, Ryan Jenkins, the author of Connectable — the premier book on workplace loneliness — uncovers the modern causes of disengagement in the workplace, the crucial role inclusion plays in solving it, and the strategies leaders can implement to reduce feelings of disconnection among team members. The result is a more connected organization comprised of teams that are more engaged, united around a shared purpose, and equipped to perform at the highest level while finding fulfillment in their work.

  • Insights into today’s modern causes of loneliness
  • A deeper understanding of the science and significance of inclusion
  • Techniques to identify loneliness in oneself and others
  • Strategies for decreasing disconnection and increasing belonging, engagement, and performance at work
  • Best in class examples of organizations that have decreased loneliness and increased belonging
Keynote Topic #2

Leading and Working Across Generations: Proven Strategies for Engaging a Multigenerational Workforce.

Statistics show that there has never been a wider chasm between the generations than exists today. Despite the challenges of leading and working across generations, countless opportunities exist to turn a multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage for your organization.

In this talk, Ryan Jenkins, an expert on generational dynamics in the workplace, shares market-leading insights that can be adapted by any organization to close generational gaps and elevate communication, teamwork, and innovation in their companies. Jenkins shares a compelling analysis of today’s high-flux, disruption-prone marketplace and reveals the bottom line-boosting advantages of inspiring the members of a multigenerational workforce to work seamlessly together. He examines where generational perspectives differ when it comes to leadership, communication, technology, and success, and provides leaders with valuable tactics for harnessing the talents of every generation to achieve remarkable results.


  • An analysis of the generational gap and why it exists
  • Insights into each generation’s values, behaviors, and expectations
  • Perspectives of each generation’s varying views of work, leadership, communication, and technology
  • Strategies that are proven and actionable to close the generational gap at work
  • Techniques for optimizing a multigenerational workforce
  • Best-in-class examples of organizations successfully closing the generational gap
  • Tools to sharpen the ability to work, communicate, and lead across generations
Keynote Topic #3

Attract, Lead, and Retain Millennials and Gen Z: Strategies for Enhancing Performance and Engagement.

Millennials are the largest generation in today’s workforce, with Gen Z closing in on them as the fastest-growing generation. Both generations bring valuable skills, insights, and ambition to the workplace, but there are still generational gaps that need to be addressed within organizations in order to build integrated and cohesive cross-generational teams positioned for success.

Ryan Jenkins, a future of work expert and advisor to top companies on building high-performing, cross-generational teams, points to key data points and qualitative research into what Millennials and Gen Z value from their workplace experiences to share innovative insights for attracting, leading, and retaining top Millennial and Gen Z talent and empowering them to perform at peak levels. This talk includes tactical strategies for dramatically improving the ways in which leaders manage, recruit, and engage their next-generation workforce.

  • Insights into Millennial and Gen Z employee values, behaviors, motivators, and expectations
  • Perspectives of the key workplace and leadership preferences of the emerging generations
  • Strategies that are proven and actionable to lead, retain, recruit, and engage the emerging generations
  • Techniques for communicating and connecting with Millennials and Gen Z
  • Best-in-class examples of organizations and leaders successfully leading and engaging Millennials and Gen Z
  • Improved ability to lead, retain, recruit, and engage the emerging generations
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  • Christina Marshall
    09/05/2022 at 1:01 pm

    “Overwhelmingly positive response from employees. Highly recommend this engaging, interactive presentation.”
    -Christina Marshall, Founding Partner at Atheria Law

  • Miron Washington
    09/05/2022 at 1:01 pm

    “Blown away! The loneliness virtual training is pragmatic, meaningful, relevant, and impactful!”
    -Miron Washington, General Manager at The Home Depot

  • Mariana Fagnilli
    09/05/2022 at 1:01 pm

    “Ryan won over the packed house of employees. Highly recommend!”
    -Mariana Fagnilli, VP of Diversity & Inclusion at Liberty Mutual Insurance

  • Kay Schmidt
    09/05/2022 at 1:00 pm

    “Ryan’s presentation was incredible! Rock star!”
    -Kay Schmidt, VP of R&D at Catalent Pharma Solutions

  • Marissa Andrada
    09/05/2022 at 1:00 pm

    ”Ryan gave us the much-needed roadmap to a healthier and more united workforce.”
    -Marissa Andrada, Chief People Officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill

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