Scott Zimmer is a seasoned public speaker, writer and market researcher. With 12 years of public speaking experience, Scott Zimmer has developed a uniquely personable style and uses insight, humor, and data to foster an environment where every generation feels valued and understood.
As a generational expert and Gen Xer, Scott’s keynotes clearly illustrate the stress points between these generations and provide clear solutions to help relieve tension and encourage better understanding and collaboration across generational divides.
Scott Zimmer first got into public speaking by talking with students about personal safety on behalf of the Jacob Wetterling Foundation. He quickly realized that he loved speaking in front of people – not only because it was fun (even when talking about difficult things), but because he wanted to provide tangible take aways that could really help people.
A child of the 80s and 90s, Scott has insider knowledge into what makes his generation tick. Sandwiched between the idealistic Boomers and innovative Millennials, his Xer lens allows him to hone in on the key challenges facing each generation.
Scott's research has been dedicated to the study of generational differences and his company has published the best-selling business books When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperCollins) and The M-Factor (HarperBusiness). They have worked with clients varying from the AARP to MTV and over 30 Fortune 100 companies in between.
Scott grew up on a dairy farm in Central Minnesota and has mastered the art of riding a lawnmower. He graduated from St. John’s University in 2000 with a BA in Communications. When he’s not researching or presenting, he enjoys his other role as a self-proclaimed movie-buff.
"Scott’s contribution and involvement with this year’s Summit definitely made the event unique and fun. It was a fantastic eye-opener to our workforce and was very applicable to our current work environment."