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Author to share secrets of motivating young people in workplace at free event

Join best-selling author and generational expert Mark C. Perna on Thursday, Jan. 17, as he shares the secrets of motivating today’s young people – at home, at school, and in the workplace – in “Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations.” Mark’s proven insights will give students, parents, educators, and employers the action steps to get ahead with a competitive advantage. Experience the breakthrough strategies to expand young people’s opportunities, motivating them to set goals, discover their passion, and achieve at a higher level. 

Mark’s revolutionary Education with Purpose® philosophy helps young people define their career goals sooner, improving their performance through purpose-driven learning. You’ll gain key insights on today’s generation, how they make decisions, and how to build meaningful connections with them. You’ll also find out how the proven Light at the End of the Tunnel strategy helps keep young people engaged in their educational and career journey. Plus, you’ll experience the inspiring Career Tree® model that organizations everywhere are using to build a robust planning culture. Finally, the unforgettable Wade Factor story will inspire you to make a bigger difference in your sphere of influence.

“Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations”
Mark C. Perna, founder, author, and CEO at TFS 
Presented by Davenport Community Schools

Thursday, Jan. 17, 5:00-8:30 p.m. 
The River Center (north), 136 E 3rd St., Davenport, IA 52801 

Keynote starts at 6 p.m. 

Program representatives and local businesses will have stations with hands-on activities before and after the keynote address. This will be a great chance to experience the opportunities that exist in Davenport Schools and the community! 

About the speaker

Mark C. Perna is the founder of TFS in Cleveland, Ohio, a full-service strategic consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s passion for making a difference. Mark, a graduate of John Carroll University, has many years of experience addressing industry leaders on the topic of expanding their reach in an increasingly global marketplace. A dynamic public speaker, Mark frequently delivers keynote speeches across the country and spoke at Harvard University by special invitation. 

At TFS, Mark’s team shares his vision of helping organizations experience significant gains in recruitment, engagement, retention, and performance. Mark’s best-selling book, Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations, was written to help educators, employers, and parents understand Generations Y and Z and inspire them to greater performance in all areas of life. Mark, the father of two successful Millennials, resides in Cleveland, Ohio.


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