Are you ready to learn what you can do right now to collaborate, not collide, and bridge the generational gap?
What happened to company loyalty, work ethic, manners, and attitudes? People are staying past their prime, the corporate ladder has crumbled, college grads have miscellaneous job titles that sound like something out of a science fiction movie, 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.
"Your presentation provided a better understanding of the characteristics and key
motivators of each generation, as well as tips regarding how to successfully interact with each. We will use these tips to more effectively collaborate (and avoid collision) with our family members, team and coworkers."
Pepsico | Plano, TX
“Sherri’s presentation on generational differences hit home with many of our employees. We tend to believe that is someone works differently than we do, then they are not as effective or productive. Sherri taught us that people from different generations approach work from a wide variety of avenues and that is okay. We need to value, promote and celebrate our differences!"
Lisa M. Phillips | Staff Development Specialist | The Medical Center of Plano
"[Sherri] was energetic, fun, and provided a fresh perspective on a potentially touchy topic. Her vast knowledge of how multi-generational environments work really allowed Sherri to apply intriguing examples that made sense to our members and every-day work life."
Carl York | President | American Payroll Association, Dallas Chapter
Sherri Elliott-Yeary's Background
Sherri Elliott-Yeary, Millennial and Generations Expert, Generational Keynote Speaker, Coach, and Author, was born in 1968. Her Generational DNA is a Gen X but her Generational Personality is a Baby Boomer.
WHAT IS A GENERATIONS EXPERT?
A Generations Expert is somebody who understands the differences between the five generations: Traditionalists (born 1922 to 1944), Baby Boomers (born 1945-1964), Generation Xers (born 1965-1979), Millennials, also called Gen Yers, (born 1980-1996), and Generation Z (born 1997and later). They understand how they can live, and most importantly, work together successfully without name-calling or bloodshed.
WHAT MAKES SHERRI A GENERATIONS EXPERT?
In 2008, while working for companies like Pepsi Co., Nissan, and the National Guard, Sherri often heard negative comments about Millennials and Baby Boomers. Things like “they’re all slackers,” “gold collar workers,” and “it’s about time they retire, they don’t understand technology,” were not uncommon.
Being a Gen Xer herself, Sherri knew those terms were unfair, untrue and potentially hurtful. Because of this, she began researching small and large businesses to debunk generational myths and discover the most effective ways to solve the multi-generational gap.
This research gave birth to thousands of generational presentations and to her first bestselling book, “Ties to Tattoo’s – Turning Generational Differences into a Competitive Advantage” released in 2009, now in its second edition.
The publication of “Ties to Tattoos” established Ms. Yeary as the leading voice in an HR movement that is helping companies understand and successfully overcome the challenges of employing a diverse generational workforce. The book examines the profound differences between the four generations in today’s workplace and the problems which can arise as a result of generational gaps. These problems can include talent retention issues, employee turnover, marketing, and corporate communication. This has created a flood of interest in Millennials/Generation Y due to the unique challenges this group poses for companies around the world.
Sherri gives audiences a chance to not only laugh at their own generation (and the other ones), but to flourish in the presence of others as they learn how to collaborate, not collide.