Josh Miller

Director of Gen Z Studies

Josh Miller is a passionate and informed advocate for his generation—Gen Z. He’s 18, and already an entrepreneur and thought-leader. His presentations draw on his experiences as both a high school student and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, resonating with audiences that want to glean valuable insights into future workforce trends.

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Employee turnover, disengagement, and skills gaps are at an all-time high. It’s more important than ever for HR professionals, managers, and executives to find ways to bridge these gaps and build a talent pipeline with students and young professionals. Gain valuable insights from a Gen Z who has conducted workforce and generational research and identified ways to effectively recruit and retain his peers.

Gen Z (born 1996-2009) is about to step into the limelight and they are nothing like their Millennial elders. The first generation of the 21st Century came of age during the most disruptive decade of the last century and their arrival marks the end of clearly defined roles, traditions and experiences. Learn how these shifts are likely to impact your future and what organizations will need to do to prepare for Z and engage them as employees, members and volunteers.

How do you sell to a generation of people who revel in their individuality and want to set their own trends? Consumerism continues to change and Zs are influencing how, why and what is being purchased in radical ways. Gain insights into how the Z mindset is influencing retail environments and the world of marketing. Learn best practices in how to engage the most elusive, informed and skeptical generation of buyers in history.

Josh Miller & XYZ University have been featured in:

SHRM HR Magazine

A 16-Year-Old Explains 10 Things You Need to Know About Generation Z

National Association for Law Placement

Josh Miller explains what the legal industry needs to know about Gen Z in an article in the August NALP PD Quarterly

Ready or Not, Here Comes Z – Research 

Ready or Not, Here Comes Z. A white paper exploring their characteristics, the workplace shifts likely to occur with the arrival of Gen Z workers, and tips on what organizations should be thinking and doing to prepare for their arrival. This paper is the result of considerable research, and herein we identify the core characteristics that uniquely define the Zs in an effort to prepare employers and marketers for what – and who – is coming next.


Josh Miller, Director of Gen Z Studies 
Josh Miller is an integral part of the XYZ University team, educating clients through keynote presentations, webinars, and virtual seminars. His accolades include:

  • 2017 Teenage CEO to Watch (MSP Magazine)
  • Minnesotan to Meet (WCCO TV)
  • Investment in Youth Recipient (District 279)
  • Co-Anchor, MN Vikings Huddle TV, FOX Sports North
Josh was a standout. He will be one to watch! I didn't believe he was really that young...we all thought he was joking. But who better to tell us about Gen Z than an actual Gen Z? Genius.

CUE 4 Retail Conference attendee

Josh Miller is the most well-spoken, insightful 17-year-old I have ever met!

Steve Young, AICC

I had the opportunity to hear Josh’s presentation at the SHRM Talent Management conference & found it to be extremely insightful and informative. I oversee the early career programs (including college recruiting) for my organization, and have already implemented several changes as a result of his presentation!

Sarah Prisner

The Latest Gen Z Podcast

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