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You are who you were when

A tour of the five generations alive today. Learn why you are the way you are and how to better relate to others
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Created by Jeff Vankooten
Last updated 11/2013
Price: $20
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what a generation is
  • Discover the societal factors that shaped us
  • Discover the formative themes that define us
  • Learn to relate effectively across age groups
  • Understand the different generational personalities
  • Be introduced to the youngest generation
  • Better understand why you "tick"
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  • An open heart and mind

A primer on the different age groups in American Society and how each of their personalities developed. It is intended to be the foundation for all ages to understand and effectively relate to the generations alive today. It also provides key insights into the molding factors that shaped us as we were coming of age.

It includes video lectures, chapters of a complete ebook, and supplemental material to dig deeper into the information.

This course is essential for understanding and relating to other relationships in our lives. We interact everyday across age groups. It's important we know how to navigate the relational challenges and rise above the petty differences we create in our minds in regards to others.

This course is for all ages who want to better understand who we are and what makes us tick!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
Introductory Matters
2 Lectures 09:44
The differences in generations can drive us nuts. It's important we navigate the differences with knowledge and insight
Preview 02:34

A brief synopsis of the five generations impacting American culture today
Preview 07:10
What is a Generation?
3 Lectures 15:35
In order to relate effectively, we need to be on the same page. Here is a working definition.
Preview 03:24

Our generational personalities are shaped by five societal factors
Molding Factors

Cultural influences influence us more than we realize
The influence of Influences
Formative Themes
5 Lectures 37:03
The oldest generation alive today has relevance for all generations

We can't rightly call them "baby" anymore. 78 million strong and still making an impact

Often mis-understood, Xers have the unique personality of an underdog that shapes their behavior

This generation is beginning to take over everything from workplace to family and impacting them in unique ways.

The youngest generation is being especially molded by the proliferation of choices in their lives
Ways to Relate
2 Lectures 08:18
Five Strategies

Final Thoughts
About the Instructor
Jeff Vankooten
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Jeff Vankooten is a professional speaker, content creator, and consultant on resilience- empowering people to live and lead lives that thrive in the midst of extraordinary change. He has over 15 years experience speaking from the platform and has keynoted more than 100 events. 

Jeff travels the country giving keynotes for a wide variety of public and private organizations in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, Fortune 500, manufacturing, real estate, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, legal, and the US government. Always keeping a sharp eye on the future, his work reflects his broad experience as an innovator, trendsetter, communicator, and entrepreneur.

Recognized for his ability to deliver powerfully focused and influential presentations, Jeff is regularly sought out by leaders to help develop strategic messaging and content for presentations to audiences all over the world. 

He has authored three books; “Greatalk! Pithy Pieces of Advice for Astonishingly Effective Presentations”, “You are who you were when: Understanding our Generational Personalities”, and “Ready. Set. Thrive”. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, a selective organization for global professional speakers.

Jeff graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; a Bachelors of Arts in Communications; and a Masters Degree in Theology from Denver Seminary. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife, three kids, and a very big dog.