Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare and workforce implications of the age wave. He is a psychologist, gerontologist, documentary filmmaker, entrepreneur and best-selling author of 16 books on aging-related issues, including "Bodymind", "Age Wave: The Challenges and Opportunities of an Aging Society", "Age Power: How the 21st Century Will be Ruled by the New Old", "The Power Years: A User’s Guide to the Rest of Your Life", "Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent "and a children’s book, "Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings." He also wrote "A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success." In 2007, he had his debut as a documentary filmmaker and host with the highly rated/acclaimed PBS special, The Boomer Century: 1946-2046.
Ken Dychtwald has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and is the recipient of the distinguished American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership in the field of aging. American Demographics Magazine honored him as the single most influential marketer to boomers over the past quarter century. His article in The Harvard Business Review, “It’s Time to Retire Retirement,” was awarded the prestigious McKinsey Award, tying for first place with the legendary Peter Drucker.
In 1986, Ken became the founding President and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide Fortune 500 companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. His explorations and innovative solutions have fertilized and catalyzed a broad spectrum of industry sectors—from vitamins and cookies to automotive design and retail merchandising to mutual funds and health insurance.
Dr. Dychtwald has addressed more than two million people worldwide in speeches to corporate, association, social service and government groups. His strikingly accurate predictions and innovative ideas are regularly featured in leading print and electronic media worldwide, including: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Financial Times, Fortune, Time, Newsweek, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, The Economist, HK Daily News, South China Morning Post, The Standard, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, ABC World News Tonight, Today Show, PBS, NPR and BBC.
Through highly acclaimed presentations, breakthrough research and consulting initiatives, and his leadership within both the social science and business communities, Ken Dychtwald has dedicated his life to battling ageist stereotypes while promoting a new, vital and meaningful role for life’s second half.
- A New Vision for 21st Century Aging: Five Critical Course Corrections Needed for a Century of Successful Aging
- How the Age Wave Will Transform the Marketplace, the Workplace and Our Lives
- Re-Visioning Retirement: New Timing, New Purpose, New Planning, New Funding
- The Cure for Our Aging Healthcare System
- How the Modern Family is Transforming Aging, Retirement & Community
- Optimizing Generational Diversity: Four cohorts Rethink Work, Money, Family, Retirement & Success
- Re-Imagined Maturity (NEW)
Generations, Health, Financial, Marketing, Future, Celebrity
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“I have been learning from Ken Dychtwald for years and am convinced that he is today’s most innovative and original thinker on this important subject.” - President Jimmy Carter
“Ken Dychtwald is a rock-star speaker who captures an audience with exceptional insight, compelling data, and self-effacing humor. Each attendee leaves with information they can apply the very next day.” - The American College
“You were a huge hit! Not only is your content very compelling, but your energy and passion for the topic take the speech from good to great.” - JP Morgan Asset Management
“I’ve seen Ken speak on many occasions and it’s easy to see why he is the undisputed authority on the maturation of the American baby boomer.” - TV Land
“I would highly recommend Ken to any business or group looking for a fresh way to impact clients, employees and their business.” - Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts