The leading voice on Millennials, Generation Z, and the future of work.
Ryan Jenkins is a Millennial and Generation Z keynote speaker, generations author, and Inc.com columnist.
Ryan’s clients benefit from relevant, clear, and proven solutions to manage, engage, and market to the emerging generations. Audiences enjoy his engaging, humorous, and informative presentations. Meeting planners appreciate how easy it is to work with Ryan and how he consistently delivers on the client’s specific needs.
Ryan has been speaking professionally as a Millennial and Generation Z keynote speaker for over six years for hundreds of clients such as SunTrust, Toyota, and Johnson & Johnson. His top-ranked generational insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and SUCCESS Magazine. He is also the author of The Millennial Manual: The Complete How-To Guide to Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials at Work.
His internationally recognized blog, podcast, and Inc.com column inspire and equip thousands of people every week. Ryan’s passion, experience as a Millennial himself, and his fresh and forward-thinking approach to generations have made him one of the most highly sought after generational and future of work keynote speakers.
Ryan began work as a sales professional in the technology industry after graduating from Miami University (OH) with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. As a Millennial himself, it didn’t take long for him to notice and experience first-hand the friction between generations in the workplace.
To better understand this workplace issue, Ryan began extensively researching, collaborating with industry experts, and interviewing hundreds of Millennials to better understand their behavior, strengths, employer expectations, and career desires.
This led Ryan to launch a blog in 2012 and a podcast in 2013 focused on helping leaders and organizations to better understand the emerging generations so they can better lead, engage, and sell to Millennials and Generation Z. Today, Ryan’s content reaches 1,000s of people every week.
In 2015, Ryan became a columnist for Inc.com. His column, Next Generation Insights, reaches 100,000s of people every month.
In 2016, Ryan and his business partners launched 21Mill, the first ever micro-learning platform designed specifically to develop Millennials. 21Mill offers a proven and effective way to develop any company’s Millennial workforce.
As a keynote speaker, Ryan is a proud member of the National Speakers Association.
“Ryan's knowledge of leading Millennials is exemplary.”
-CHRISTIE STOCK, President, Associated Tire
“Ryan’s content on how to engage and attract Millennials was extremely informative.”
-MICHELE MARTIN, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Union Savings Bank
“Ryan challenged my thinking and provided actionable activities.”
-RON SCHEESE, President and CEO, Andesa Services, Inc.
“Ryan is a creative and forward thinking expert on generational differences. He blew me away!”
-MARK MORRIS, HR Director, Talent Management & Organizational Development, Lanier Parking Solutions
“[Ryan gave our] leaders a better perspective of their future leaders as well as a heightened awareness of the future.”
-BRANDI PLUNKETT, Director, Center for Executive Development, Mays Business School, Texas A&M
“Ryan’s material is grounded in research, which hit home for us.”
-MIMI WEBER, Chief Learning Officer, Memorial Healthcare System
“Ryan’s knowledge of the Millennial workforce is impeccable.”
-NATASIA LANGFELDER, Director of Content & Programming: HR, The Connex Group
“Ryan knows how to unpack Millennials in a way that is accessible and fun.”
-MICKIE CALKINS, Director, Co-Innovation & Prototyping, CableLabs
“Very pleased…we plan to build on what Ryan imparted.”
-DAVID SHEARER, CEO, (ISC)2 Inc.
“A true expert on Millennials.”
-ERIN BRUCE, Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development, Indiana University