HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Lindsey Pollak

Career Advice Consultant and Millennial Expert


  • The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace
  • Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders: How to Attract, Retain and Manage Millennial and Gen Z Talent
  • Your Personal Brand: Secrets of Career Acceleration
  • Getting from College to Career


New York

The leading expert on millennials and today’s multigenerational workplace, Lindsey Pollak is often called a “translator,” advising both young professionals looking to succeed in today’s work environment and the organizations that want to recruit, retain and engage them. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World and most recently The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace, which was named a Book of the Month by both the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.

A lauded presenter, Pollak’s speaking audiences and consulting clients have included over 250 corporations, law firms, conferences and universities, including Aetna, Citi, Estée Lauder, Facebook, GE, Goldman Sachs, Google, J.P. Morgan, PwC, Yale, Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford.

Pollak’s advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The TODAY Show, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and NPR. Lindsey has served as an official ambassador for LinkedIn, a Millennial workplace expert for The Hartford and chair of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Millennial Advisory Board.

She is a graduate of Yale University and is based in New York City.

Praise for Lindsey Pollak:

“Lindsey Pollak’s message is engaging, entertaining, thought-provoking and behavior-changing. The value our business has gained through working with Lindsey far exceeded my expectations. She goes above and beyond in partnering with your business to position you for future success.”
--Greg Lewis, Executive Vice President, Texas Capital Bank

“In an ever-complex multigenerational work environment, Lindsey’s insights and advice resonated with employees at all stages in their careers. Our employees are still buzzing about her presentation!”
--Andy Yost, Chief Marketing Officer, Gannett | USA TODAY Network

“Lindsey’s presentation was not only a pleasure to watch and listen to, it was impactful, and her remarks triggered new ideas that will benefit our association for years to come."
--Thomas Costabile, Executive Director, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Praise for The Remix:

“In an era when five different generations now work shoulder to shoulder in open offices, it’s not just individual professionals who must cultivate adaptivity and a commitment to continuous learning. As Lindsey Pollak suggests in this instructive and highly engaging book, companies must do so as well—especially if they want to fully utilize the talents of their increasingly diverse workforces.”
-- Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and coauthor of Blitzscaling and The Start-Up of You

“Today’s leaders need to get the best out of everyone, not just those who think and work like they do. The Remix, with Pollak’s fresh insights and practical tips, will help you blend the best of each generation and design a smarter, better, more inclusive work experience for everyone.”
-- Liz Wiseman, bestselling author of Multipliers and Rookie Smarts

“The Remix is an essential guide to making the multigenerational workforce a competitive advantage. Pollak moves us past the stereotypes and toward mutual understanding, inclusion, and teamwork. Through research, strategies, and case studies, The Remix helps leaders, their teams, and organizations thrive in today’s workplace while preparing for tomorrow’s.”
-- Dan Schawbel, bestselling author of Back to Human and Promote Yourself

“Eighty-year-old lifeguards! Seventeen-year-old brand advisers! Like much of the workplace, everything we traditionally believed about ‘who does what and when’ is changing rapidly. As one of the original generational communications experts, Lindsey Pollak has written the must-have guide for remixing your diverse workforce into the secret sauce that will guarantee your company’s competitiveness in the years to come.”
-- Alexandra Levit, author of They Don’t Teach Corporate in College and New Job, New You

“The Remix offers perceptive analysis, pragmatic advice, and a lively read throughout. Lindsey Pollak provides a unique and smart perspective on how all generations can and must get along in order to create, and excel in, a thriving workplace together.”
-- Whitney Johnson, author of Build an A Team and Disrupt Yourself

“In this smart book, Lindsey Pollak celebrates generational perspectives while avoiding stereotypes. A must-read for anyone trying to help diverse teams win at work and life.”
-- Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and Off the Clock

“It’s nearly impossible to succeed as an entrepreneur today—or in any career for that matter—if you don’t recognize the reality of today’s multigenerational workforce. In The Remix, Lindsey Pollak provides a cutting-edge blueprint to help you adapt and lead, whether you’re just starting out or are well established.”
-- Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out, and adjunct professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

“The Remix isn’t just another business book. It is a timely, engaging and actionable guide that should live on the bookshelves and e-readers of all business leaders who want to take an active role in designing the multigenerational future of work.”
-- Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and author of The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success

“The Remix is for managers or aspiring managers, this provides a fresh, coherent perspective on embracing a multigenerational workplace without relying on stereotypes and inaccurate or harmful assumptions about what workers want.”
-- Library Journal

Readers looking for a cogent, respectful take will find a solid choice here.”
-- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Becoming the Boss:

“Powerhouse Lindsey Pollak has perfectly calibrated this book for Gen-Yers moving into their first leadership roles. If you really want the promotion or just got the promotion, definitely read this book! It will jump-start your success as a leader and accelerate your next promotion.”
--Bruce Tulgan, bestselling author of It's Okay to be the Boss, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy, and The 27 Challenges Managers Face; founder and chairman of Rainmaker Thinking, Inc.

“Every page of this practical, highly readable book contains a tangible tip to help aspiring leaders get and keep the jobs they want. And if you don’t think of yourself as a leader, think again - we all lead all the time in one way, shape, or form.”
--Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of See Jane Lead and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

“Consultant Pollak…promises to share everything she has learned about becoming a boss. In a conversational, encouraging style, she delivers on her promise….Clear writing and helpful lists add to the usability.”
-- Library Journal

“[With its] astute insight and applicable approach, Becoming the Boss may be one of the most relevant books on leadership available.”
-- Deseret News

“Pollak…presents an engaging, smart leadership manual for Generation Y….Call-out boxes, checklists, and quizzes make the book user-friendly and fun to read. This insightful guide is not just for young leaders; it would also benefit older employers or employees who want to better understand their younger colleagues.”
-- Publishers Weekly

Praise for Getting From College to Career:

“Perfect for today’s students, who inevitably want what they want (and only that!) when they want it.”
-- Campus Career Advisor

“A well-written, lively and easy to follow guide.”
-- Time.com

“Pollak’s thorough research reveals some startling facts that the modern job-searcher may be overlooking.”
-- Metro New York

“I find Lindsey’s advice on how to stand apart from the competition to be extremely valuable - especially as it relates to entrepreneurs…Getting From College to Career is a great read and a book I thoroughly enjoyed!”
-- Cari Sommer, Forbes.com