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Seth Mattison

Workforce Strategist, Generational Dynamics, Management Trendspotter

Seth Mattison advises many of the world’s leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent managementchange and innovationleadership, and the future of work. On stage, he’s energetic, passionate and uses humor brilliantly to inspire change in relationships and culture—in a multi-generational franchise organization, as well as with clients, both in and out of your generational sphere.

In today’s new world of work, Seth believes in the 3 C’s:

Courage to embrace continual change.

Curiosity to continue learning and stay ahead.

Commitment to show up with your whole-self every day.

“Every generation has its own story.” Seth’s research, intuition and personalized message inspire an understanding and respect that builds meaningful relationships—relationships that can transform the culture of a franchise system AND connect with customers authentically. Because, as Seth says, “deals get done in relationships”.

Tapping the Source. Empowering all Voices.

Travels From:

Los Angeles, CA

Fee Range:

$20,000

Favorite Food:

Tacos

Seth Mattison's Bio

Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert on workforce trends and generational dynamics. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

Recently named to the Editors’ Picks for Favorite Speakers for 2013 by MeetingsNet, Seth’s presentations bring an entirely unexpected perspective on the future of work, talent, innovation, and the power of relationships. With a passion for helping to create greater understanding and collaboration in today’s workplace, Seth offers participants actionable content that can immediately impact business performance.

With his finger on the pulse of today’s changing workforce, Seth blends storytelling from his own personal experience working with category leading brands while leveraging cutting-edge research to develop fresh perspectives on the key strategic issues most relevant for today’s leaders.

Over the past 5 years Seth has shared his insight with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world’s best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Prudential Real Estate, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, Disney, and Deloitte.

Seth delivers presentations with specific takeaway value that will help organizations:

  • Harness the power and perspective of their top talent
  • Tap into the hidden brainpower throughout the entire organization
  • Establish an ongoing system to nurture and harvest the best ideas
  • Learn how to adapt more quickly and proactively to changes in the marketplace
  • Foster a culture of stewardship of careers, capabilities, resources, the environment, and values

Seth knows that sitting through a boring or off-topic speech is utterly painful. So he keeps things edgy and interactive. He uses stories and humor extensively to craft presentations that are educational, motivational, and entertaining. But whenever he’s in front of a group, of twenty-five people or twenty-five hundred, he provides valuable and actionable information about the new world of work and what future focused leaders can do to prepare for it.

Seth speaks to all kinds of organizations: Consumer goods companies, Business-to-Business, entrepreneurs, small business owners, franchises, nonprofits, and more. He’s been rated one of the top speakers at every event he’s keynoted. Most importantly, his presentations combine three essential qualities: entertainment, information, and motivation.

Seth Mattison, Franchise Business Keynote Speaker

Partial Client List:

  • AT&T
  • Cisco
  • Dow
  • FastSigns
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Franchise Update Inc.
  • GE Energy
  • Great Clips
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Kraft Foods
  • MasterCard
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Microsoft
  • PepsiCo
  • PrideStaff
  • State Farm
  • You have probably heard speakers on the topic of generational differences in the workplace, but Seth Mattison is by far the best. His presentation 'Rocking the Workplace: Managing and Leading the Four Generations' skips over all the negative and annoying stereotypes ('millennials have no loyalty, no work ethic') and gets the audience fired up about the idea of getting along with four—soon to be five—generations at once. His presentation is fun and funny, energetic, and totally relatable. He manages to engage every member of the audience, which in most cases will span every generation, in an affectionate and endearing way.

    Betsy Blair, Director of Content and Media Integration MeetingsNet
  • Seth did a fantastic job keynoting for us at our FMI Supply Chain Conference. He was spot on with all aspects of his presentation and his “prep work” on the front end set it all up. He was one of the most prepared and engaged speakers I have ever worked with. I am not surprised this has translated into increased momentum. I hope you’re getting all the engagements you can handle.

    Rhett Asher Food Marketing Institute
  • Seth Mattison is a force to be reckoned with. Seth spoke at one of our Leadership events and focused his message around “Managing 4 generations in the workplace”. His content was spot on. His keynote was engaging, interactive and connected directly with our audience. Seth did his homework and reached out to several members as well as visiting a member company before the event to ensure he was able to tie in “real-life issues” to the program. His message was just the jump start our members needed to begin reshaping their views and planning within their companies. His presentation was so compelling, that several of our member companies have asked him to attend their conferences or company events to share the knowledge. I would definitively recommend him again.

    Crystal Mayfield Produce Marketing Association
  • Seth did a wonderful job here at 3M for us. Everyone who attended provided great feedback on the session. We conducted a survey with all of the Managing Directors to evaluate the presentations and sessions we covered during the week and Seth’s was rated one of the top performers! Thank you very much for your professionalism, enthusiasm and quality work, we really enjoyed working with you.

    Wanda Frias, Strategic Planning & Government Markets 3M Latin America Region

Seth Mattison's Keynotes

The Shift: Building Next Generation Enterprises for a Next Generation Workforce

For future-focused organizations to succeed in the 21st Century a bold approach to management is needed. An approach where freedom, trust, and experimentation are not only embraced but encouraged.

The challenge is most organizations today have been constructed upon a model not built for this century. A model based on principles of top-down command and control, centralized power and information. Characteristics not equipped for the dynamic changes happening in the new world of work.

In this program, Seth offers a fresh perspective and call to action for leadership mavericks and trailblazers at all levels to begin the work of dismantling the rigidly fixed structures holding organizations back from thriving in the new world of work.

Attendees of The Shift will gain:

  • Deep insights into the make or break challenges and roadblocks that hold leaders back from unleashing freedom inside the organization.
  • Fresh perspectives on the changing landscape and management models for developing talent and driving innovation.
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and a clear set of guideposts for conducting high-value, low-risk management experiments.
  • A framework to guide their journey into the new world of work.
The Future of Work Today: Insights from the New World of Work

We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The constant state of disruption we are experiencing mandates a bold new approach to leadership.

This program is designed to help leaders prepare to navigate a new business landscape where the pace of change is elevating and collaboration is the key ingredient to unleashing the innovation required to compete and win. Supported with cutting-edge research and category-leading case studies Seth will prepare audience participants today for what is going to be required to compete and thrive tomorrow.

Attendees of The Future of Work Today will gain:

  • Deep insights into what’s coming next in the new world of work for leaders at all levels.
  • Unique perspectives on the macro drivers of change and a deep understanding of how employee’s attitudes and behaviors are evolving.
  • A new framework to see beyond the fads and more clearly understand the trends certain to impact the business landscape over the coming decade.
Relationship Revolution: Building Better Connections in the Digital Age

In today’s super-wired, highly digital society, humans still crave social interaction and relationships. In business, creating strong relationships is the key to achieving success, both individually and as an organization.

What’s the secret for cultivating successful relationships, particularly in business? As more and more of lives play out virtually, connections can sometimes feel less than fulfilling. From Facebook to LinkedIn, Twitter to Foursquare, it’s important to remember just how powerful it can be to reach beyond the fiber optics and make that physical connection.

In The Relationship Revolution, Seth will explore 5 key insights that will equip you for building better, stronger, more authentic relationships in the new world of work.

Attendees of The Relationship Revolution will gain:

  • Insights on the roadblocks preventing us from forming meaning relationships in the digital age.
  • New perspectives on the power of empathy, authenticity, and vulnerability to foster lasting bonds.
  • A road map and follow-up plan to nurture and grow lasting relationships.
Gen-Power: Unleashing the Potential of Every Generation

Take a look around your organization today. There’s a good chance you working alongside 3 and possibly even 4 generations of talent. Going forward, the workforce is moving inexorably toward greater diversity. This dynamic can create crippling challenges or game-changing advantages for teams that learn to recognize, understand, value, and ultimately tap the strategic perspective that lies within every generation. Fresh eyes alongside seasoned wisdom will be a fierce force in the new world of work. Gen-Power will help you harness it.

In this session, Seth will help you understand the histories, personalities, strengths, and challenges of each unique generational group, while also sharing insights and best practices on leading, managing, recruiting and retaining colleagues of all ages and experience levels.

Accelerating Accessibility: Strategies for Engaging the Connected Consumer

We’re witnessing the greatest fundamental shift the world has ever seen in the way we organize, collaborate, connect, and contribute. Whether it’s empowered clients connecting with your brand in new ways or engaged employees amplifying their voices, the walls that have divided us are crumbling down.  Leading this evolution is a new generation disrupting every industry and market segment they occupy. Digitally charged and hyper-connected, they are rewriting the rules of engagement. In response to this dynamic shift, a new ethos and view of the world will be required by brands today – one more human, authentic, and accessible to all.

Leading this evolution is a new generation disrupting every industry and market segment they occupy. Digitally charged and hyper-connected, they are rewriting the rules of engagement. In response to this dynamic shift, a new ethos and view of the world will be required by brands today – one more human, authentic, and accessible to all.  In this session, Seth will bring to life this new-networked view of the world. He’ll offer new insights, best practice recommendations, and actionable tools to foster long-term loyalty and brand preference amongst the next generation of consumers.

In this session, Seth will bring to life this new-networked view of the world. He’ll offer new insights, best practice recommendations, and actionable tools to foster long-term loyalty and brand preference amongst the next generation of consumers.

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