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  Eric Chester, CSP, CPAE


  • Bachelor in Business Education, University of Northern Colorado
  • Masters in Vocational Counseling, Northern Arizona University

Certifications and Honorary Designations

  • Certified Speaking Professional
  • CPAE International Speakers Hall of Fame

Years In Practice

Eric has worked as a consultant and professional speaker since 1986.

Relevant Previous Business Experience

Eric is a former teacher and coach, an author of nine books for and about youth, and has been host of a television talk show called "Teen Talk 2000."


  • Getting Them to Give a Damn: How to Get Your Front Line to Care about Your Bottom Line, (Dearborn, 2005)
  • Employing Generation Why: understanding, managing, and motivating your new workforce, (Chess, 2002)


Eric Chester is the premier expert on Generation Why. In fact, he coined the term! Eric has personally addressed over two million teenagers and is dialed-in to mindset of this burgeoning generation. He frequently appears on national media (ABC News 20/20, MSNBC, FoxNews, CNN, etc) to provide commentary on those coming of age.

Eric offers insight, perspectives, and strategies to employers of all types to help them recruit, train, manage, motivate, and retain this important 16-24 age group.


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