Dynamic Generational Expert

A riveting and motivational speaker, Mark has received more than 1,000 standing ovations for his game-changing presentations on Generation Z and Millennials. Find out why thousands of parents, educators, employers, and community leaders are raving about the insights and strategies that Mark delivers in every keynote. Whether in person or virtual, your audience will be equipped to forge a fresh human connection with the younger generations. Sit down, strap in, and let’s shift the paradigm—together!

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Best keynote speech I have heard in 30 years.

- Stephen Freeman VP at M&T Insurance Agency Inc.

Mark’s session was the most inspiring and engaging experience I have had in a long time to regard to K-12 public education.

- Chad Wyen Superintendent at Mad River Local Schools

This was the best keynote I have ever been to! It was so inspiring the whole way through, provided easily applicable information and left me ready to act!

- Shelley Baudean Grants Specialist

Life changing message. Let me say I feel I’ve learned a new way to understand and speak to my grandkids and the younger generation.

- Terry Strayhand CTE Grants & Accountability LEAD

I’ve gained a better understanding of how to unleash the potential I see in so many of our high school students. Mark is knowledgeable, personable and the right leader to guide this “shift” in the way schools and communities support their students.

- Amy Stafford Principal, Kohala High School (VIRTUAL PRESENTATION)

Absolutely hit the target for students of today and the impact of teaching for their future.

- Missie McKinney Assistant Principal at Dalton High School

Amazing presenter! Mark makes it real. He bridges the gap between education and employment.

- Terry Krezmer Human Resources at Larson Design Group

You know a speaker is great when he inspires you to race back to your office or classroom to start implementing what he said. Mark is that kind of speaker.

- Sally Pestana Kapiolani Community College

Common sense, in your face, relatable and DO-ABLE calls to action that will make immediate impact. I’d tell people to NOT miss the opportunity to participate in this.

- Angela Whitcomb Executive Vice President, Minneapolis Regional Chamber

Buckle up for a fast, furious conversation of motivating younger generations and becoming aware of the issues with employment gaps and the way to fix them. Very exciting conversation with Mark Perna.

- Sadie Fritzler Career Coach at Northeastern Junior College

This is an amazing book you can apply to every area of your life. Educators, trainers, and anyone working with young people today will discover the tools and strategies to build direction, motivation, and passion in these pages.

- Brian Tracy Bestselling Author of 86 Books

Perceptive…reasonable and thought-provoking.

- Publishers Weekly

Engaging. Accurate. Insightful. Mark Perna truly understands how the older and younger generations work (and sometimes don’t work) together. His insights will spark productive conversations and challenge the stigmas that have held the younger generations back in today’s workforce.

- Adam Robinson Founder and CEO of Hireology and author of The Best Team Wins

Mark is fantastic at explaining the pressures and expectations weighing on the younger generation entering the workforce. Written for those looking to hire and retain Generations Y and Z, this book outlines who they are and how we can empower them to turn the business world on its head.

- Christine Hassler Generational Expert, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author

Paradigm Shift Video Series

In his new Paradigm Shift video series, Mark delivers highly actionable, step-by-step strategies that thousands of educators, employers, and parents in his audiences have already started using with great success. We’re now sharing the highlights of that content for free—so you can walk away inspired to make a positive difference.


The Perna Syndicate

Experience the paradigm-shifting power of The Perna Syndicate. Your weekday micro-podcast on education, careers and workforce development is hosted by performance expert Mark C. Perna.

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Weekly Contributor at Forbes.com

At Forbes.com, Mark writes regularly about unleashing passion, purpose, and performance in younger generations through education, career, workforce development, and the new multigenerational workplace. With almost three million readers, Mark’s channel at Forbes is a key part of shifting the paradigm at the national level.

Free Gift from Mark!

What makes Gen Z and Millennials different from one another, and how do these differences play out at home, school, and work? Sign up now to receive Mark’s free report about the defining traits of each generation—and how you can unleash their best performance.


Founder and CEO

Over 25 years ago, Mark saw the need for high-quality consulting and strategic planning services in the education and workforce development sector. To meet that need, he founded TFS Results. Today, the company is a full-service strategic consulting firm partnering with leaders in education and industry across North America. The mission is simple: TFS Results shares and supports your passion for making a difference.

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