It's really simple...

a multi-generational workforce is a
win-win for workers & the economy.

learn how to make it happen!

Older professionals need and want to keep working - and have much to offer.

But they need support and encouragement to evolve into new roles that recognize their experience, wisdom, knowledge, and connections.

Younger managers need to understand how boomers add value, and why out-dated age perceptions and non-diverse work groups stifle innovation and productivity.

let's collaborate on making this happen!

TEDx talk on the
Five reinvention steps

Speaking Reel - Selected Clips

Boomer Reinvention launch on CBS This Morning

Current Keynote

In this lively presentation, I challenge boomers to recognize the looming retirement crisis nipping at our heels, to acknowledge the value we can provide in the marketplace, and to use the 5 Boomer Reinvention Steps to step up, be accountable, and provide real value in our second-act careers. 

(30-40 minutes) 

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Other Topics

  • "Leadership Over the Hill: 6 Management Strategies for the 21st Century"
  • "Bridging the Gap: Accessing the Value Older Workers Have to Offer"

Current Training

Networking is arguably the one facet of business (other than public speaking), that everyone professes to hate.

Over the course of a morning or afternoon, participants learn to de-stigmatize this valuable skill, and turn networking into a win-win.

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Contact me for more details on these and other presentations and trainings - as well as customization to address specific audiences or event.

event planners weigh in...

"The crowd was incredibly engaged with him, and there was a really long Q&A line. He did a great presentation.."

Katy Sewall

Program Director

Town Hall Seattle

"It was a really good program. The audience was engaged and there were many good questions. Overall, I would give the highest marks!"

Elizabeth Carney

Chair, Business & Leadership Forum

The Commonwealth Club of California

"Thank you for your incredibly helpful presentation. You drew quite the crowd and a lot of interest based on audience response, questions and interactions. On behalf of the UCLA Alumni Association, we so enjoyed having you breaking RSVP records in our house while bringing outstanding programming to our alumni."

Cia Ford

Sr. Director, Professional School & Affinity Programs


"John’s presentation was wonderful. He is really a great speaker and presenter and a very likable person!  John’s program was a great addition to our program lineup. Those in attendance were truly engaged and the Q&A went very well."

Craig L. Davis

Director, Cultural and Civic Engagement

Chicago Public Library

"Words can hardly express how appreciative we were for your presentation at our Symposium. Your experience gave a strength to your content, because the participants realized at once that you knew where they were coming from.  I thank you for your exceptional participation at this event."

Joanne Webb

Director, Career Center

The Actors Fund

"John Tarnoff’s talk helped put the presentations of the day into a different context, changing our perspective. I thank John for imparting a “big picture” view of the ideas of the day in his closing keynote."

Marc Crosby


Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Selected prior Speaking Engagements

  • AARP Ideas @50
  • ACM Siggraph
  • Autodesk
  • Communications University of China - Beijing
  • Enterprise Wireless Alliance
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Long Beach Community Foundation
  • National Association of Business Economics
  • Tribeca/Flashpoint Academy
  • TEDx SoCal
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Institute
  • XMedia Lab-Sydney

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