Chris' Talks Help Audiences Maximize the Millennial Generation

Chris wowed the conference attendees with an amazing opening keynote full of strong data, entertaining anecdotes, and clear advice. He’s highly bookable.

– Ferhat Demir, Organizer, Global Chief Innovation Officer’s Summit


Chris delivered an impressive speech about how to make the company a magnet for Millennials. I received very positive feedback from top managementabout his content as well his authenticity in presenting.

– Levent Gemici, Director of Business Development, Vodafone


Chris’ presentation to my staff was engaging, enjoyable, and highly actionable.

– David Howenstein, Founder and Director, JAMBO International



Millennial Keynote Speaker Chris Butsch

First off, thanks for visiting my speaking page. Speaking to help people is my #1 passion, even before writing, so I’m thrilled that you’re here.

I deliver keynotes where afterwards the CEO runs up and kisses me on the cheek. Yes, this has happened, and it’s become my goal for every speech since!

The reason my speeches win audiences is because I positively load them with humor, data, and anecdotes, all to support immediately-implementable advice.

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Current Talks

The Millennial Chief Petty Officer: Preparing Millennials to be Highly-Effective Leaders

  • Many of America’s highly effective young leaders aren’t in Silicon Valley or New York, but 500 feet underwater! Designed in conjunction with legendary HR disruptors Deb Fortin and John Vincent, this special talk combines lessons from both The Submarine Way and Chris’ own upcoming book Awesome Boss, and trains Millennials how to become the next wave of highly effective leaders and managers.
  • Top 3 Audience Takeaways:
    • Exact steps to building a strong network of mentors, both in-and-outside of your organization
    • How to manage older generations (Baby Boomers and Gen Xers) and the upcoming Generation Z
    • How to build a “crew-munity” of happy, engaged employees.

The Feedback BLT: Delivering Feedback to Young Employees for Astronomical Growth

  • Millennials crave feedback, but poorly-constructed feedback alone has led to 28% of Millennials searching for a new job. If given right, feedback can improve Millennial performance and retention by 50%. In this talk, Chris deconstructs a 90-second feedback system the world’s top companies use to grow Millennials into high-performers: a system he calls “The Feedback BLT.”
  • Top 3 Audience Takeaways:
    • A deep understanding of why Millennials and Generation Z crave feedback
    • Why the Performance Review doesn’t work on Millennials, and how to replace it
    • The exact steps and real-world examples of the Feedback BLT method

Become a Millennial Magnet: 8 Secrets to Hiring, Retaining, and Engaging Young Talent

  • With a network of 1000+ Millennial advisors in companies with an uncanny ability to win Millennials, Chris collects secret best practices you won’t learn anywhere else about mastering his generation as employees and consumers. Chris shares these secrets, and how any business leader can implement them this week, in this entertaining, data-driven, and highly-actionable talk.
  • Top 3 Audience Takeaways: 
    • How to use the site every Millennial visits before accepting a job, but 88 percent of employers don’t know about
    • The top 2 reasons Millennials quit, and how to “plug” them this week
    • Chris’ “Feedback BLT” method for giving young employees actionable, well-received feedback in 90 seconds

How to Be Happier: The Science and Secrets of a Passionate, Fulfilling Life

  • Inspired by Chris’ best-selling book. Full of fascinating science, history, hilarious anecdotes from around the world, and actionable advice, this talk teaches audiences how to become 30% happier for the rest of their lives. Happy employees are 15% more productive and 20% less likely to quit, so if Chris’ speech convinces just 1 employee to stay, the talk has paid for itself 10 times over.
  • Top 3 Audience Takeaways:
    • A 7-pillar system for measuring and improving one’s happiness
    • The basics of meditating for improved focus, creativity, and productivity
    • Tips on improved sleep, fitness, and eating habits for increased joy and vitality

“Hell No” to “Gung Ho”: How to Inspire Millennials to Innovate for You

  • Without innovation from the next generation of workers, companies will lose their competitive edge. But how do you inspire Millennials to innovate? How do you harness that entrepreneurial spirit of this unique generation? Sharing secrets of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and the most innovative companies in the world, Chris shares the precise, step-by-step process for converting a raw Millennial workforce into a driven, innovating machine.
  • Top 3 Audience Takeaways:
    • How to inspire a workforce of any size in just 15 minutes per month
    • The “Death Phrase” employers accidentally use that stifles innovation and increases turnover
    • A 3-step system for collecting and refining Millennials’ best ideas

Media from Recent Talks

Internal poster created by Anadolu Efes, a Turkish beer company, to promote my happiness keynote


Delivering said keynote in a movie theater in Istanbul, Turkey


Vodafone’s top management team after “These Damn Millennials” keynote


Delivering a guest lecture on Millennial psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA


Sharing my journey and recent discoveries on Women’s Broadcast Television Network


Delivering a happiness speech in “uwabaki” slippers to Jambo International in Tokyo, Japan


Selfie skills are a work-in-progress


Teaching the Hebrew Order of David International how to remove their “digital scarecrows” that scares off Millennials from businesses like theirs


Demistifying Millennials for the VISTAGE Women’s Group

Cut and Paste Bios for Event Planners

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Chris Butsch is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and globally-recognized authority on the Millennial generation (b. 1982-2000). Driven to help Millennials reach their full potential in life and the workplace, Chris published his first and best-selling book, The Millennial’s Guide to Making Happiness, in 2017. His upcoming book, Awesome Boss, will help young leaders hire, retain, and engage employees. As a Millennial Expert, Chris has worked with business leaders and Fortune 500s around the world, and has appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, and dozens of other media outlets.

Long Form:

Despite having graduated from a top American university and secured a job with a powerful IT firm, Chris was diagnosed with depression at age 24. Determined to help himself and millions of other young people build happier, more fulfilling lives, he quit his job to travel the world and study happiness. Working with farmers in Mexico, tuk-tuk drivers in Rajasthan, Buddhist monks in Bhutan, and positive psychologists in America, he extracted a practical formula for “making happiness.”
In 2016 he published his first book, The Millennial’s Guide to Making Happiness (Amazon), which went on to become a best-seller. However, the book sold curiously well to non-Millennials, primarily business leaders, hoping to gain insight into the psychology of this unique working generation (b. 1982-2000).
Seeing a need to help business leaders hire, retain, and engage young employees, Chris pivoted to studying the world’s happiest workplaces. How are 5 percent of businesses quietly maintaining a hiring monopoly on top young talent? What are they doing differently to inspire young people?
By interviewing hundreds of leaders and young employees in these companies, Chris extracted a second formula: this time to help business leaders maximize young talent. He is publishing his findings in his second book, Awesome Boss: How to Happily Hire, Retain, and Engage Young Employees in fall 2018.
Chris has spoken at top universities, Fortune 500 companies, and conferences around the world. His work has been referenced in Forbes, HuffPost, and dozens of other media outlets. You can see his current speaking topics at www.chrisbutsch.com/speaking and contact him on LinkedIn.