Chris and the Vodafone Management Team in Lake Sapanca, Turkey

About Chris:

The Short Version: 

Chris Butsch is a best-selling author, professional speaker, and expert at positively engaging Generations Y (b. 1982-2000) and Z (b. 2000-) in the workplace. His unique approach combines workplace futurism and positive psychology. He’s been called “The Next Simon Sinek.”

Driven to help young people 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 BossThe Secret Sauce to Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Talent Under 30 will help business leaders manage young generations, and also help Millennials master their first leadership roles.

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.

The Long Version:

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.



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’ insight is invaluable to the modern business leader.

– Sherri Nadeau, former VP of HR, Sony Pictures International


Chris delivered an impressive speech about how to make the company a magnet for Millennials. I received very positive feedback from top management about his content as well his authenticity in presenting. We’ll be inviting him back!

– 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


Chris was worth every penny

– Mike Kipniss, The Piedmont Group of Atlanta LLC., Advisors at MassMutual


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