A Podcast for the Ages
Bridging deep generational divides…
one conversation at a time.
About the Show
More Americans are living, working, and socializing in multigenerational spaces than ever before. With seven generations in existence — four of the largest vying for world dominance and the smallest generation sandwiched tightly in-between — there are sure to be differences...and a little drama.
Tensions rising from each generation's individual and collective mindsets, beliefs, and values have created an ever-widening chasm of misunderstanding, miscommunication, emotional incompatibility, incivility, and disrespect. Together, these opposing forces are shifting culture, law, the economy -- even the environment -- in ways succeeding generations may not recover. The stakes are too high (and tolls higher) to not address the generational divide here and now.
What is needed now are unique and inspiring stories from real people who are questioning the way we do life, and who have made – or are in the process of making – a transition to a more unified world.
AGE APPROPRIATE enriches listeners via the voices, thoughts, and messages of their generations. It works to explore and raise inter/intra-generational issues, discuss solutions, and/or find ‘ways forward.’ Ways that will intelligently bridge divides and foster civility as well as collaboration today, tomorrow, and in the future.
Today, 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households. More than 40% work for a boss who is younger than they are.
By 2050, there will be two billion elderly people in the world and two billion young, living and/or working under the same roof.
These collectively shape societal beliefs, values, lifestyles, politics, and more.
1900 - 1924
1925 - 1945
1946 - 1964
1965 - 1980
1981 - 1995
1996 - 2010
2011 - 2025
1965 - 1980
About the Host
TODD CORLEY is an accomplished corporate executive and board officer with greater than 20 years of measurable results across several industries, including hospitality, retail, financial services, and healthcare. He is the creator and catalyst of The TAPO Institute, a think tank providing Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and NGOs strategic advice on inclusive leadership and accountability.
His deep expertise and knowledge in the areas of culture, equity, and employee engagement, combined with his unique experience in building and advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives, has earned him a proven track record of leading transformational change that improves the well-being of all people. His strategic counsel to business leaders across industry has reached beyond the United States to Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.
A recipient of the Claes Nobel World Betterment Award for promoting global unity; dubbed by The Huffington Post as “the man who made Abercrombie & Fitch, less white and male”; and a mainstay on “Top..” and “Best” national executive
lists, Todd has received numerous awards and accolades that underscore his character and personal mission: inclusivity and belonging.
To remain uniquely connected to the complexity of understanding what drives generational trends, Todd serves as board chair for an international scholarship foundation that boasts a membership of 1.5M+ tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings across 160 countries.
His thoughts on generational diversity are detailed in his books: Fitch Path: A Cautionary Tale About A Moose, Millennials, Leadership & Transparency and The Great Global Checkout: Millennials, iGens, and the Growing Epidemic of Disengagement.