Buddy Hobart

Founder & President

About Buddy Hobart

A Pittsburgh native, Buddy Hobart is the Founder and President of Solutions 21. He is a consultant, entrepreneur, author, speaker, radio host, and is an internationally recognized expert on generational leadership.

Buddy is the author of five books, including both first and second editions of his book, Gen Y Now: Millennials and the Evolution of Leadership. Buddy has been featured in numerous publications including Entrepreneur, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

Buddy is a frequent and returning speaker at industry events and leadership forums around the world. On average, Buddy speaks to thousands of people annually, with business leaders accounting for over 75% of his audience. He is a pioneer in the discussion on attracting, developing, and retaining next generation leaders in today’s workforce and has provided leadership and management solutions to companies around the world, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises.

Buddy has also worked with numerous universities throughout the nation. An executive in residence at the University of Pittsburgh, Buddy leads the University’s first ever Professional Sales Academy. Additionally, he is a returning instructor at the U.S. Army War College where he teaches an elective course on the evolution of leadership. Through this course, Buddy works with senior military leaders stationed around the world on 21st-century leadership practices.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Buddy is active in numerous community and professional organizations. He resides in Pittsburgh with his wife, Susanne.

Latest Insights from Buddy

Feature Blog: Whiners, Wannabes, and Winners

Feature Blog: Whiners, Wannabes, and Winners

After twenty-six years of consulting on the global scale, I have had the good fortune to work with some incredibly smart business owners. I have learned a great deal from our strategic discussions and recently have been asked to share some of these success stories in...

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The inevitable transformational shift

The inevitable transformational shift

Last week, Solutions 21 hosted Leadership Day Pittsburgh, an event that focused on the discussion surrounding paradigm-shifting strategies for 21st-century leadership and what it takes to attract and retain top talent. Our team assembled an impressive and diverse...

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