Buddy Hobart

Founder & President

About Buddy

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 Millennials in today’s workforce. Buddy’s expertise also encompasses managing inter-generational issues.

Buddy has provided leadership and management solutions to companies around the world, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. He has also worked with numerous universities throughout the nation. An executive in residence at the University of Pittsburgh, Buddy recently lead the university’s first ever Professional Sales Academy.

Buddy is a returning speaker at the U.S. Army War College where he teaches an elective course on the evolution of leadership. He works with senior military leaders stationed around the world on such things as personal strategic planning and 21st-century leadership practices.

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

Latest Insights from Buddy

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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Communicating across cultures. Part 2

Communicating across cultures. Part 2

In the first part of this conversation, we talked about the first two Levels of Engagement when expanding business opportunities globally. Level One is basic common courtesy. Knowing what works in the culture in which you are working is critical. Level Two consists of...

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