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Testimonials and Client List



Let me thank you again for your excellent work at our annual Collective Brands leadership event. As you heard, your keynote was the best we’ve ever had so congratulations and thank you.

– Jim Facinelli, Director, Payless Learning & Development


With over 30,000 employees around the world it was imperative that we build collaborative and effective teams across multiple functions and geographies.  Haydn was able to unlock the obstructionism we saw across generations.  His delivery was motivating and his methods and insights were clear and empowering.  With the path illuminated our teams with members from 22 to 62 rose and worked effectively and passionately.

– Matthew Rubel, former CEO of Collective Brands/Payless Shoes


When Haydn spoke to our leaders, he got us thinking about generational differences in new ways that help us better attract and empower employees of all generations.

– Ralph C.  Stayer, CEO and owner of Johnsonville Sausage


Haydn’s presentation on generations contains insights and processes that do indeed work. We’ve had Haydn back many times to teach our managers these tools. I found it so valuable and enjoyable that I invited my wife to come hear his presentation. It will improve your ability to speak the language of other generations at work and in your personal life.

– Jim Thyen, president and CEO of Kimball International, Inc.


Haydn’s insight and expertise around the generational differences brought our organization face to face with what happens when these generations come together each day in the workplace. His use of humor helped us challenge our long held beliefs that our generation is the only one that “gets it” and therefore all other generations are “crazy”. He also helped us understand how the events we experience can shape our own view on the world. By exposing us to the different experiences of each generation, he helped us understand the unique synergies that can be created when we work together. To this day, I often hear my management team refer back to ideas or expressions they heard during Haydn’s presentation.

– Tim Cook, VP of Sales, Eli Lilly


We had Haydn deliver his “Generations” presentation to our management team. We liked it so much we brought him back to speak to the annual senior leadership conference for other clubs. Haydn had the audience laughing during the presentation because we could see ourselves in it. More importantly, however, it generated a great deal of dialog, both during and after the presentation, on how to properly deal with the many challenges associated with a multi-generational workplace and marketplace.

– Michael Tully President & CEO, AAA Arizona Inc


Our multi-generational membership loved Haydn Shaw’s break-out sessions.

– René Street, Executive Director
American Business Women’s Association National


Thank you for your wonderful presentation. There are so few speakers who are as talented and I can’t think of any as funny.

– Kevin Neshat, DDS, MD



Partial Client List

  • AAA
  • Accenture
  • ADP
  • Agriculture Future of America
  • Allstate
  • American Business Woman’s Association
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Education Group
  • American Family Insurance
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Arizona State Parks
  • Astellas Pharma US, Inc.
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Auto Trader
  • Aviva
  • Barclays
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Bayer
  • BDO
  • BNP Paribas
  • Boeing
  • BP
  • Bradley University
  • Brickman
  • Broadmoor
  • Cablevision
  • Capital Safety
  • Cardinal Health
  • Caterpillar
  • CBE
  • Charles Schwab
  • CIA
  • City of Elmhurst, IL
  • ConAgra
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Corporate America Credit Union
  • Cottingham & Butler
  • Crown Golf
  • CSL Behring
  • DaVita
  • Edward Jones
  • Elanco
  • Eli Lily
  • Exelon
  • FedEx
  • Finish Line
  • Gap
  • Gaylord Hotels
  • GM
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Goodyear
  • Google
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • HD Fowler
  • Heinz
  • Ho-Chunk Nation
  • Hon
  • Honda
  • HSBC
  • Husky Injection Molding Systems
  • Hyatt
  • IMI
  • Jasper Engines
  • JB Hunt
  • Jewish Community Centers of America
  • John Deere
  • Johnsonville Sausage
  • Jones Group


  • Kellogg’s
  • Keyera Energy
  • Kimball International
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Kraft
  • Kroger
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital
  • M&M Mars
  • Macy’s
  • MarcusCorporation
  • McDonald’s
  • McGregor’s Meat and Seafood
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Merck
  • Mercy Ships
  • Missouri Lottery
  • Missouri State Conservation Department
  • Monsanto
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Mosaic
  • Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Navistar
  • Nestlé Purina
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Orlando Magic
  • Panama Canal Authority
  • Parts Depot
  • Payless
  • Pepsi
  • Pine Grove Christian Camps
  • PPG
  • Pridestaff
  • PWC
  • Regis
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider
  • Sears
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Shure
  • Siemens
  • Social Security Administration
  • Southeast Christian Church
  • State Farm
  • State of Georgia
  • Tafe India
  • Therma-Tru
  • Tri-County electric
  • Trune Golf
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Illinois
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories
  • US Army
  • UTC
  • Valvoline
  • Vanguard Health
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Village of Buffalo Grove, IL
  • W. W. Granger
  • Weaver popcorn
  • WellPoint
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wilkhahn
  • World Vision
  • Wrigley
  • Zondervan Publishing