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

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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Timeless leadership

Timeless leadership

It has been awhile since I have lifted a pen to contribute to our blog. I recently read an article that has motivated me to offer a very real-world example of timeless leadership. It is not often something strikes me as powerful -- as this article has -- and as you...

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