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Lindsey Pollak New York
Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey Pollak is widely recognized as the leading voice on millennials in the workplace. Often called a "translator," Lindsey advises both young professionals looking to succeed in today's work environment and the organizations that want to recruit, retain and market to them.

She is the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders and Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World.

Her consulting clients and keynote speaking audiences have included over 200 corporations, conferences and universities, including Citi, Estee Lauder, GE, PwC, Ralph Lauren, Yale, Harvard, Wharton and MIT.

Lindsey also works with select brands as their go-to in-house expert and public spokesperson for all things millennial, including strategic planning, media campaigns and social outreach. As a LinkedIn Ambassador for six years, she created and delivered webinars that trained over 100,000 people to advance their careers using the platform. Currently, Lindsey serves as The Hartford's Millennial Workplace Expert and chair of Cosmopolitan magazine's Millennial Advisory Board.

Her advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and NPR. She appears on several lists of Best People to Follow on Twitter, including Mashable's list of top non-fiction authors. Forbes named her blog one of the Top 100 Websites for Your Career.

Lindsey's passion for mentoring young people goes back to her student days as a dorm RA at Yale University. She is now based in New York City.


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  • Creating Tomorrow's Leaders - Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, and they are no longer "kids." Millennials (born 1982 to 2000, and also known as Generation Y) are your current and future leaders, and they are bringing tremendous change, innovation and opportunity. In this essential program filled with up-to-the-minute data and case studies, New York Times best-selling author Lindsey Pollak helps you better understand your organization's millennials and provides actionable strategies to harness the power and potential of this 80-million-strong generation.

    Attendees will:
    • Discover the key workplace preferences of millennials - and how to integrate these preferences with other generations' preferences.
    • Hear about best practices at companies that are successfully attracting, engaging and retaining top millennial talent.
    • Learn tactical strategies for managing, engaging and training millennial employees.

  • Managing the Multigenerational Workplace - For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace - and sometimes it feels like they're living in four different worlds. How can you successfully manage the diverse styles of the Traditional Traditionalists, Still-Booming Boomers, Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and Tech-or-Die Gen Ys? The answer is crucial to your organization's day-to-day productivity and long-term strategic success. In this program, Lindsey shares expert insights into the four generations and their motivations, goals and communication styles. You will learn how organizations across a wide variety of industries are thriving with a multigenerational workforce. And you'll gain specific, actionable strategies to manage your cross-generational challenges and turn your multigenerational workforce into a competitive advantage.

    Attendees will:
    • Discover potential points of generational conflict and tactics to handle them.
    • Learn how to strengthen cross-generational communication.
    • Obtain specific strategies to leverage multigenerational opportunities.

  • Succeeding in the Multigenerational Workplace - For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace - and sometimes it feels like they're living in four different worlds. How can you successfully work with the Traditional Traditionalists, Still-Booming Boomers, Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and your own peers, the Tech-or-Die Gen Ys? The answer is crucial to your day-to-day productivity and your long-term career success. In this dynamic program, Lindsey shares expert insights into the four generations and their motivations, goals and communication styles. You will gain specific, actionable strategies to manage cross-generational challenges and turn multi generational understanding into a competitive advantage.

    Attendees will:
    • Discover potential points of generational conflict and tactics to handle them.
    • Learn how - and why - to defy millennial generation stereotypes.
    • Gain specific strategies to strengthen your cross-generational communication skills.

  • Your Personal Brand-- and the Secrets of Leadership Success - In this inspirational, engaging and action-oriented presentation, New York Times bestselling author Lindsey Pollak promotes the importance of developing a stellar professional brand for current and future business leaders. Her advice and anecdotes draw on original research, her own extensive experience and interviews with successful professionals across a wide range of industries and experience levels. For maximum impact, Lindsey provides real-world, actionable tips to help attendees take immediate steps to apply her advice and rise in their own careers.

    Attendees will learn how to:
    • Project the right professional image in person and online.
    • Build their personal brands, communication skills and networking prowess.
    • Avoid common mistakes of personal branding and career advancement.
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  • Creating Tomorrow's Leaders - How much do you know about your millennial students and colleagues? What motivates them? What discourages them? What kind of leaders will they be? In this essential program, Lindsey Pollak helps you better understand your college or university's millennials and provides actionable strategies to harness the power and potential of the largest generation in the workplace today.

    Attendees will:
    • Discover the key preferences of millennials - and how to integrate these preferences with other generations' preferences.
    • Hear about best practices at organizations that are successfully attracting and engaging top millennial talent.
    • Learn tactical strategies for engaging, managing and training millennials.

  • Getting from College to Career: 7 Absolute Musts - What does it take to transition successfully from college to the real world? What common mistakes do new grads make when applying for jobs and when they arrive in the workplace? What does it really take to find and win the job of your dreams? In this interactive, action-oriented keynote, New York Times best-selling author Lindsey Pollak shares the job search success secrets she's learned from recruiters, young professionals and her own successful career. Students will leave this session with increased confidence and actionable strategies for building their personal brands, networking, interviewing and more.

    Attendees will learn how to:
    • Avoid the biggest mistake in career prep and job hunting.
    • Build their brand online and offline.
    • Network like a pro (even if you think you hate networking).
    • Persist - without being a pest.

  • Leveraging Social Media for Job Search Success - Did you know that more than 90 percent of recruiters are using social media to find job candidates? Savvy young workers are using such networks as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to land internships, jobs and promotions. Lindsey Pollak, a New York Times best-selling author and a former ambassador for LinkedIn, explains how to incorporate social media into a successful job hunt and longer-term career strategy.

    Attendees will learn how to:
    • Project the right professional image online.
    • Use online research to stand out in the job search process.
    • Reach out and follow up politely using social media.
    • Avoid common social media mistakes.

  • Your Personal Brand-- and the Secrets of Leadership Success - In this inspirational, engaging and action-oriented presentation, New York Times bestselling author Lindsey Pollak promotes the importance of developing a stellar professional brand for current and future business leaders. Her advice and anecdotes draw on original research, her own extensive experience and interviews with successful professionals across a wide range of industries and experience levels. For maximum impact, Lindsey provides real-world, actionable tips to help attendees take immediate steps to apply her advice and rise in their own careers.

    Attendees will learn how to:
    • Project the right professional image in person and online.
    • Build their communication skills and networking prowess.
    • Avoid common mistakes of personal branding and career advancement.
Becoming the Boss Getting from College to Career
Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders Paperback Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World (Rev. Ed.)

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