Dr. Jolene Erlacher

Dr. Jolene Erlacher

Dr. Jolene Erlacher - Motivational Speaker

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Strategies for a New Generation

Jolene is a professional keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, author and university professor. Her areas of expertise include: Millennials, Generation Z, team building, organizational leadership, mentoring, education, and kids and technology.

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Travels from Raleigh, NC (US)

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Dr. Jolene Erlacher
Dr. Jolene Erlacher - Motivational Speaker

Leading Tomorrow

Strategies for a New Generation

Jolene is a professional keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, author and university professor. Her areas of expertise include: Millennials, Generation Z, team building, organizational leadership, mentoring, education, and kids and technology.

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from Raleigh, NC

Dr. Jolene Erlacher - Motivational Speaker

Dr. Jolene Erlacher

Leading Tomorrow

Strategies for a New Generation

Jolene is a professional keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, author and university professor. Her areas of expertise include: Millennials, Generation Z, team building, organizational leadership, mentoring, education, and kids and technology.

Fee Range: Available Upon Request
Travels from: Raleigh, NC

For more information about booking Dr. Jolene Erlacher,
Visit https://www.speakermatch.com/profile/jolene/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Blog Postings

3 Tips for Fundraising With Millennials

Many churches, non-profit organizations, and missionaries are experiencing an aging donor base and significant financial challenges as a result. When long-time, committed donors retire, younger donors are often failing to fill their role as a new generation of sustaining supporters. John Dickerson, in his book, The Great Evangelical Recession, reports that “each subsequent generation is giving less than the previous generation, even as they mature.&rdquo [...] ...

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Why We No Longer Respect Authority

I was recently in a discussion about what to do as a ministry leader when colleagues are not committed to and following through on organizational policies. This led to some observations that respect for authority has changed. There are several reasons why views on authority are changing, especially for those who are younger. One major factor for decreased respect for leaders is the shrinking (or collapse) of power distance. In the past, experience, education, positions and titles [...] ...

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friendship

The following was adapted from a post by my good friend, Bill Mann, who writes and speaks on the important topic of inter-generational mentoring. - Jolene ErlacherGreater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13.Over 60 years ago, my mother told me that you can count your real friends on one hand.​I didn’t appreciate her wisdom for a long time, but it’s pretty accurate based on my own experience.  And now&nb [...] ...

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Creating a Tech-Smart Family Culture

Research continues to link the overuse of technology to depression, attention issues, and poor social skills. Many parents and grandparents I talk to feel overwhelmed by the powerful influence of technology in their families and homes. Technology, if not managed, can impair our family’s wellbeing. One of our best defenses against devices controlling our time and relationships is to develop a culture& [...] ...

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Why Safety Can Be So Dangerous

Gen Z (b. 1996-2012) is being raised and educated in a culture of fear. This is the result of many factors. We live in a post-9/11 world, marked by ongoing wars and terrorism, an economic recession, and 24/7 coverage of global, domestic, and personal tensions, trauma, and anger streaming into our lives via our smartphones. Many adults have succumbed to the perspective that the world is an uncertain, dangerous, and scary place. As a result, we work diligently to pro [...] ...

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How to Communicate Truth to a Millennial

​The following is a guest post by Dr. David Geisler, President, Norm Geisler International Ministries and an Adjunct Professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary.​​I remember that day! I was sitting on a bench at the student center watching others go to and from class and suddenly I started to cry. It became very clear to me at that moment that if any of these students didn’t accept Jesus Christ sometime in their brief life, their destiny would be finalized! By then i [...] ...

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Four Essential Face-to-Face Communication Skills

Text messages, emails, social media posts, instant messages—so much of our communication occurs via digital formats these days.  Even for those of us who used to communicate primarily in face-to-face settings or via phone, basic communication skills can become less habitual and require some extra effort.  Young professionals, whose communication skills developed largely in virtual contexts, often require training and coaching in skills at were [...] ...

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3 Challenges to parenting today

Steven Covey’s comment toward the end of his book, First Things First, grips me: “I deeply believe that if we attend to all other duties and responsibilities in life and neglect the family it would be analogous to straightening deck chairs on the Titanic.” As I seek to parent my own daughters, mentor young leaders, and research and teach on generational trends, I am haunted by a sense that we spend a lot of time in our culture straightening deck chairs. I believ [...] ...

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The Power of a Good Question

​A recent study revealed that 18 to 22-year-olds are the loneliest age group today. There are a variety of factors that contribute to this troubling statistic. One, of course, is the prevalent use of technology in our society today. While devices help us connect to people in new and beneficial ways, there are some drawbacks. Empathy, for example, has decreased as technology has increased. One study reported that college students are 40 percent less empathetic than they were 20 or 30 years [...] ...

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3 Strengths of Gen Z

The oldest members of Generation Z (b. 1996-2012) are now in college and beginning to enter the workforce. While they share some of the values and views of Millennials, they are also distinct in many ways. Gen Z grew up in a post-9/11 world and experienced an economic recession. They watched parents, aunts, and uncles lose jobs. They watched older siblings and cousins drowning in college debt as they struggled to start their careers. Terrorist attacks, school shootings, and deep social div [...] ...

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