Phil  Gwoke

Phil Gwoke

Generational Expert & Keynote Speaker

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
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Phil Gwoke – Generational Expert

Phil Gwoke

Generational Expert & Keynote Speaker

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Traveling from:

Why Book

  • Passionate and Authentic Generational Expert
  • His life mission is to help people excel and bring out the best in every generation
  • Has research and generational expertise and facilitates inter-generational communication


As an internationally recognized speaker, Phil Gwoke has shared his wisdom and inspired over 250,000 people in 43 different states and four continents. Phil’s valuable insights are the result of working with people for over 25 years as a high school teacher, college admissions professional, marketing coordinator, corporate trainer, and even small business owner. He is a mentor and consultant to young entrepreneurs and employs his diverse background and skillset as the Managing Director of the BridgeWorks team.

Phil brings his unique humor, experiences, research, and generational expertise to every keynote, workshop, and training session he delivers. He is a firm believer that with the proper motivation, training, and support system, members of any generation are capable of remarkable accomplishments. With his down-to-earth, relatable style and dedication to presenting research in a digestible, entertaining way, Phil has become a fast favorite with audiences around the country both virtually and in person.

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Managing Across Generations

Productive tools and insights for people managers as they navigate leadership roles, including managing up, down, and across generations. This session will focus on how to establish trust among employees, recognize their individual approach to formality, motivation, and encouragement; and facilitate generational understanding around the events and conditions that have shaped each generation, and how these experiences show up in the workplace. This session will focus on:

  • Creating an experience that will inspire employees to consistently show up as their most productive selves.
  • Highlighting the differences for emerging professionals today in comparison to when leaders may have started their careers.
  • Building trust, driving engagement, and improving retention.
  • Understanding how each generation wants to be managed.
When Generations Connect

Four distinct generations are working together shoulder to shoulder, each with a unique set of attitudes, values, and work styles. To become stronger as a team, it’s important to understand these inherent generational dynamics, because discerning what motivates each generation and how they communicate is essential to overcoming barriers and capitalizing on strengths. Tapping into the power and perspective of each generation helps everyone feel empowered, valued, and understood. But are you equipped to convert this form of diversity from an obstacle to an opportunity? This session will explain who the generations are and the why behind their differences, address the stereotypes that can cloud our judgement, and present solutions to best engage every generation.

Recruiting and Retention

According to the Labor Department, a record 4 million people quit their jobs in April 2021, starting what was called “The Great Resignation,” now being referred to as the “Great Re-Expectation.” This time in history is impacting associations and contractors of all sizes. Ever changing expectations from each generation in the workplace is adding up to a challenge for people leaders, who need to think differently about how to mentor and coach their team members effectively as they either return to the office or continue to work remotely.

47% of HR professionals said retention was the top talent management challenge. Employee turnover is expensive and time consuming. When employees don’t find the flexibility, or workplace culture they desire, they will leave and go to organizations that better align with their needs. We deliver strategies on retaining top talent across generations.

Hybrid Work

As offices are reopening, many organizations are planning for a hybrid workplace. Some employees will work from home; others will head back to the office; still others will combine the two. Flexibility is the name of the game. Managing expectations across generations is key to maintaining productivity, engagement, and workplace culture.


We aim to use our generational insights to set young talent on the path to success as well as connect managers with Gen Z and young Millennials. The generational conversation is a two-way street, so the NextGen Series consists of two workshops that can function either paired or independently. Whatever route you feel is best for your team, we will help facilitate generational understanding through engaging activities, in-depth discussions, and actionable takeaways.

Workshop for young talent: preparing the next generation for your workplace.

The multigenerational workplace is a labyrinth of communication and working styles—confounding for everyone, but most especially for young talent new to the workforce. With this workshop, we seek to ease those pains and help the next generation understand you. As Gen Zers and young Millennials enter your world, we work to prepare them for the complexities of a multigenerational workplace, your unique expectations, and how to navigate and succeed. We brief them on the strengths and backgrounds of each generation, review common clashes and how to overcome them, and hold an open conversation on how to integrate and grow within your organization.

Workshop for leadership: preparing you for the next generation.

A new generation is emerging in the workforce—new expectations, work preferences, and all—so now is the time to develop a sense for who they are and what they bring to the table. This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about Gen Z and young Millennial employees. We will focus exclusively on the young talent joining your ranks, present their unique background and traits, and discuss what you can expect when working with them. Prepare to walk away with a better understanding of next-gen communication preferences and motivators as well as actionable tips and strategies for how to get the most out of them.

Phil Gwoke Reviews

“Phil was fantastic. Engaging, Funny and Informative. Every person in that room could relate to what he was presenting. Our group gave him a standing ovation. This is the third speaker we have hired from the Bridgeworks team. They are top notch when it comes to generations in the workplace, recruitment and retention topics.”

— Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

“Phil is a fantastic speaker and human being. He connected to the entire audience and so many attendees cannot stop talking about the positive impact he made on them. Many mentioned feeling seen, valued, and inspired to connect with their teams. There is something for everyone in his keynote and if you’re looking for that speaker who will educate, motivate and inspire, while keeping it real, Phil is the person you’re looking for! We all need to hear his keynote.”

— Sharp HealthCare

“He has a natural way of connecting with the audience and conveying
credibility. This facilitates sharing and great conversation… which is exactly
what happened. On short notice we requested a different approach for the talk. I appreciate Phil pivoting to a two-way facilitated group discussion vs
one-way presentation. This went over extremely well…so much that other groups are thinking he might be appropriate for future meetings.”

— Sharp Health Care


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