We pride ourselves on delivering learning that is relevant to our clients, focused on behaviour and uses learning approaches that employees can easily take back into their own workplace. Our workshops are events with high levels of attendee interaction, not ‘death by PowerPoint’.

Underpinning all of our work is the belief that people and not technology or processes make organisations successful. We put people at the heart of what we do and give them the skills and knowledge to deliver.

At our core, GenZI has three people, all of us highly experienced at working with young people and delivering learning into the workplace. We are also supported by a panel of GenZers who keep us ‘real’. This is who we are:

Guy Ellis

Guy Ellis

Guy has over thirty years of knowledge, skills and experience working with Human Resources, Learning and Development and Project Management. He has managed HR functions including Graduate Recruitment and Learning and Development teams. Over the last fifteen years he has delivered a suite of professional, leadership and soft skills training to organisations in Europe, the USA and Africa.

A published author and father of two GenZers, he is passionate about helping young people successfully integrate in the world of work as he thinks they have the skills and mindset to transform the world.

Trivia: At the age of 19, he saved his father from drowning following a diving accident in his native New Zealand. Likes red wine and has a soft spot for otters.

Chris O’Brien

Chris has enjoyed over thirty years in Organisational Learning and Performance Improvement. His experience, skills and knowledge encompass a range of organisations, including a consulting company, in different sectors. He has managed significant teams in global  Learning and Development functions where he has always focused on organisational outcomes.

For the last fifteen years, Chris has delivered professional, leadership and soft skills training in Europe and particularly the Middle East.

Chris is passionate about helping people to develop while making sure that they have fun along the way and discover new things they love to do.  A lot of his experience in the Middle East is delivering to GenZ so he has first-hand knowledge that while the 'old ways' of learning have to be radically altered, the fundamental principles of good learning design and delivery still hold true.

Trivia: Walked 1,000kms of the El Camino pilgrim trail from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in flip-flops. Mad about elephants even though they have charged his vehicle twice.

Chris O’Brien
Graham Scott

Graham Scott

With forty years in publishing and the media, Graham has worked in all areas and brings a wealth of experience as a communication and content specialist. An award-winning writer, Graham also owned and managed a creative agency which gave him first-hand experience of the complexities of bringing motivated new talent into the marketplace – and retaining it.

He is also a published author of Young Adult novels. This brings him, via school talks and workshops, into regular contact with GenZ students, a synergy which works both ways. His own GenZ son adds further random insights on an occasional basis.

Through GenZI, Graham genuinely wants to help both employers and employees to find a solution that delivers at the corporate and individual level. He views GenerationZ as the cohort that is going to make the biggest impact since the Baby Boomers.

Trivia: Spent five months riding a motorbike from Cairo to Cape Town. Likes axe throwing and single malts (but not at the same time).

“They are perhaps the most brand-critical, bullshit-repellent, questioning group around.”

Lucie Greene, Worldwide Director of Innovation at JWT

“GenerationZ are Millennials on steroids.”

Lucie Greene, Worldwide Director of Innovation at JWT

“GenerationZ are self-starters, not selfie-takers.”

Lucozade Energy report

“Millennials– Self-centred. Generation Z – Self-aware.”

Ernst & Young

“Generation Z characterises itself by highlighting the need for passion and motivation in their work.”

Claire Stradling, Manager of Charities and NFP