Christine Hassler

Christine Hassler

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Expert on Millennials and cross-generational issues. Offers tools to improve communication, performance & results

A former Hollywood agent turned inspirational keynote speaker and best-selling author. Inspired by her own experiences and extensive research, Christine Hassler is committed to sharing best practices for personal fulfillment and professional success. For over a decade Christine has been a thought leader in the areas of productivity, communication, and overcoming adversity. She is recognized as an expert in personal development and generational diversity.

As the best-selling author of Twenty-Something, Twenty-Everything and The Twenty-Something Manifesto she has unique insight and access into the minds and hearts of the Millennials (also called Gen Y), which inspires her passion for busting negative stereotypes about this influential, and often misunderstood, generation.  Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life is the guidebook for how to treat and leverage disappointment.

Christine has spoken to over 100,000 people at colleges, conferences, events and corporations. She has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows, speaking about life issues and “Expectation Hangovers®” Christine also been featured as a positive psychology and generation expert in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmo, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post.
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Millennials are from Mars, Boomers are from Venus: Cultures that bridge generations

Generational differences have become diversity issues leading to increased frustration and decreased profit in many companies. To effectively lead a multigenerational workforce and be competitive in today’s economy, it is imperative to be aware of how generational influences uniquely impact workplace performance.

This program helps participants leverage the workplace characteristics unique to each generation: The Matures, Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials/Gen Y.

Learn how to successfully engage members from each generation to create a more harmonious and profitable work environment. As a Millennial expert, Christine offers an inside look at the mindset of the 20- and 30-something employee.

For the first time in history there are four distinct generations working together in the workplace. The generational dynamic is increasing frustration and decreasing productivity in many companies. To effectively lead a multigenerational workforce it’s imperative to attract, engage, and retain each generation based on their workplace preferences and priorities.

  • The three factors which drive generational change
  • Overview of the current generational landscape and forecasting the change ahead
  • Breakdown of the unique characteristics, traits, and workplace priorities and preferences of the four generations
  • Specific strategies for communicating within and between the four generations to create an exceptional workplace culture
  • How to ensure and optimize knowledge transfer from generation to generation
  • Approaches to establishing and encouraging reverse mentoring relationships
  • Front-line tested techniques to attract, engage and retain the BEST of the generation that is 70 millions strong:  Gen Y / Millennials
  • Tools for encouraging leadership and resolving conflicts (especially generational misunderstandings) within your organization

How to Market to Millennials: The New Rules of Engagement

Will you profit or be left behind? Millennials / Gen Y, or those born between 1980 and 2000, are the biggest consumer group we have ever seen. 80 million or 1 in 4 people in the US alone are in this demographic. They already account for $200 billion in spending, and, by 2015, their purchasing power will be $2.45 Trillion (that is not a typo, it is TRILLION). If you do not know how to engage with them as consumers, you will miss out on their incredible purchasing power and trend-setting behavior.

In this program, Christine cuts through the noise about how to reach the Millennial consumer. She busts misperceptions about this generation and teaches what drives their purchasing decisions.


  • Ways to connect with Millennials that create loyalty and brand allegiance
  • The psychology that drives them
  • How to be “real” and transparent as a brand, and why it matters
  • Do’s and don’t’s of social media
  • Case studies of campaigns – those that worked and those that flopped
  • Tips for implementing Millennial-friendly strategies like gamification and customization
  • The ten unique archetypes of the Millennial Woman consumer
  • How and where they want to interact with brands across platforms as digital natives
  • Where, why, and how Millennials spend
  • The importance of endorsements, partnerships with non-profits, and social impact campaigns

Leadership from the inside out

Leadership is about inspiring people to walk toward a common vision. What empowers leaders to do that is “walking the talk.” Great leaders lead themselves in a way that inspires others to walk with them.

In her engaging program, Christine demonstrates the connection between self-awareness and leadership effectiveness. Utilizing her background in executive coaching and psychology, she illuminates the blind spots when it comes to being an impactful leader in both business and life.

Christine helps leaders at all levels – because we all lead in our life whether it is an entire organization, one person, or in our family – understand how to harness their authentic potential to lead from the inside out.

Christine’s interactive style leaves the audience motivated with tools they can implement to not only be more effective leaders, but live more fulfilling lives.

You will discover:

  • Your unique leadership style – the “secret sauce” that empowers you to lead by the virtue of who you are
  • The key drivers will ignite your passion and consequently inspire others
  • How to avoid “expectation hangovers” in the workforce and at home
  • Specific strategies for communicating and leading within and between the generations (Millennials, X’ers and Boomers) to create an exceptional workplace culture
  • Tools to identify and cultivate your own and others leadership potential
  • Mindfulness practices that increase both productivity and well-being
  • Three ways to immediately raise your fulfillment level and life balance

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Christine was the perfect speaker for our fall Professional Women’s Alliance event. She naturally connected with our 200+ multi-generational audience from a variety of companies and industries. After her speech I whispered in her ear that I had feedback for her saying “You need to charge more.” And I’m sure others who have had the pleasure of hearing her speak feel the same way. Thank you Christine for being one of the most dynamic and insightful speakers we’ve ever had.


Christine was refreshing, upbeat and captivating as she presented her interactive session on avoiding the “Expectation Hangover”. Christine was not your ordinary keynote speaker. She engaged the audience with real life tips and relevant examples using people from the audience. Not an eye blinked during her 25 minute interactive activity leaving everyone in the room wanting more!

Thank you Christine for delivering a memorable presentation! We want to let others in on this secret so that they too may experience what we did!


Christine’s presentation was very uplifting and exciting. She presented in a manner that was both humorous and entertaining, while still getting her message across. The information portrayed was something that can be applied to both your professional and personal lives. She brought life to the audience, keeping us interested and very involved.


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