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The # 1 First Year Experience & First Generation Speaker

Hundreds of our students attended Jullien Gordon’s talk, The Other 4.0 That Matters. From the response that night to discussions with students after the talk, our students were engaged and energized and creating plans to make the most of their college experience.

Lori Schlicht

Associate Director, First Year Programs SUNY Cortland

My speaking career began after I received standing ovations at my UCLA and Stanford graduation speeches. Around that same time, both of my younger brothers graduated from college unemployed, despite having the same resources as me. They were just as smart and talented, but the world changed drastically in that 4-year gap. Since then, I have traveled the country to speak at over 100 colleges and conferences to make sure that students graduate…on-time…employed…and ready for the real world. My primary college events include:

» First Year Experience & Orientation Programs

» First Generation & Summer Bridge Programs

» Student Leadership Development Programs

» College-To-Career & Business-Related Programs

More Than A Motivational Speaker

Inspiration is not enough. I don’t believe in ra-ra speeches that get everyone excited for 30 minutes, but the moment they leave, all that energy dies. I believe that inspiration + action = real results. I’m committed to making sure that your students graduate…on-time…employed…and ready for the real world.

Christine Deacons
Director of Academic Support Services
Eastern Michigan University

Carrie Arnold
Assistant Director of Gateway Program Seminar and Honors Program
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Sarah Maguire
Assistant Director of First Year Programs
Northern Kentucky University

Bridget Parsh
Director of First Year Experience Programs
Cal State Sacramento

Mandy Shoemaker
Assistant Director & Academic Advisor, Honors Program
University of Cincinnati

Joy Hannibal
Academic Progression Coordinator
Michigan State University

Feel free to email Ginger Elliott at or complete the Speaking Request Form here if that is easier for you.

Your talk was amazing! The students were engaged and interested in your perspective. It brought the empowerment message we all needed for our students. You changed our campus. We keep referencing your “Other 4.0” and your book. Our FYE team and students appreciate you so much.


Bridget Parsh

Director, First Year Programs Cal State Sacramento

Top College Programs


    The Other 4.0 That Really Matters

    How To Maximize College & Minimize Debt

    Program Summary

    Based on Jullien’s TED Talk and book 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate, this 90 minute presentation empowers college students to maximize college and minimize debt. Jullien teaches students how he graduated UCLA in 3 years and built his personal, intellectual, social, financial capital to position himself to live the life he lives today post-graduation.

    Target Audience: Student orientations, Freshman summer programs or seminars, Student success classes

    No All-Nighters

    How To End Procrastination & Perfectionism Forever

    Program Summary

    Based on Jullien’s second book, Good Excuse Goals, and national 30 Day Do It goal setting movement, this 90 minute presentation is great for individuals who pull all-nighters and student groups, especially those who plan big annual events and conferences. Not only did Jullien graduate UCLA in 3 years, but he also never pulled an all-nighter simply because of this proven time management technique.

    Target Audience: Study skills seminars, Procrastinators & Perfectionist, Non-traditional students, Graduate students, Students on academic probation

    The 4 Levels of Leadership

    How To Create & Sustain Powerful Student Organizations

    Program Summary

    This presentation breaks down myths students have about great leadership and draws out the leader within each participant. Students will be able to take their learnings back to their organizations so that their organizations can be more sustainable from year to year.

    Target Audience: Student leadership trainings and conferences, Student government, Fraternities & Sororities

    The 4 levels of leadership are as follows:

    1. Self Leadership: You believe in you
      “I can do it.” – You, The Leader
    2. Inspiration: Others believe in you
      “S/he can do it, but I can’t do it.” – One Of Your Followers
    3. Motivation: Others believe in themselves the way they believe in you
      “If s/he can do it, I can do it too.” – An Emerging Leader
    4. Movement: Others believe in each other the way they believe in themselves
      “If I can do it, they can do it too.” – New Leaders

    Hear a sample of the teaching below starting at 15 minutes and 45 seconds.

    The Innerview

    How To Close The College-To-Career Gap

    Program Summary

    A college degree no longer guarantees graduates a good job. This workshop provides an easy-to-follow framework for navigating your inner-view and your interviews so that you differentiate yourself in the job search. This workshop will help students figure out what they want to do professionally, how to meet the right people and attract the right opportunities, and how to land their D.R.E.A.M. job before they graduate.

    Target Audience: Career center workshops, Students looking for internships or full-time jobs, Pre-professional organizations, Young alumni

    D.R.E.A.M. Awake

    How To Have Your Desired Relationships Employment And Money

    Program Summary

    Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech, this 90 minute presentation inspires students to D.R.E.A.M. (Desired Relationships Employment And Money). Jullien shares how the old notion of the one-size-fits-all American dream has faded and empowers students to define success for themselves. Jullien helps every American D.R.E.A.M. awake.

    Target Audience: High School or College Graduation, MLK Day Events, Black History Month

    Jullien delivered his message in a fun, energetic way that engaged and excited our students and I am convinced it has made a positive impact on each of them.


    Tim St. John

    Director of Student Leadership & Programming University of New England

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    I’m Jullien’s speaking agent. Feel free to book a time to talk with me if you have any questions about his presentations, availability, and pricing. You can also email me at or complete the form below—whatever is easiest for you.

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    How I value my work:

    We will customize a program that addresses your desired outcomes and audience. Our programs are interactive (role plays, activities, games) and utilize multi-media (video, music, etc) to keep the participants engaged. The program budget depend on a variety of factors including:

    » Degree of customization

    » Number of presentations

    » Presentation length

    » Number of attendees

    » Books & other materials

    » Travel costs & time

    Call (646) 875-8477 or email complete the quote request form so that we can learn more about your program.

    Jullien challenged our students to think outside of the traditional leadership box and introduced them to a concept of leadership development that was innovative and compelling.


    Dr. Ashley Spicer-Runnels

    Leadership Institute Coordinator Texas State University

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    College Tour Stops


    » Alcorn State University

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    » Baruch College

    » Boise State University

    » Brevard Community College

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    » Cal Lutheran University

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    Other Education Non-Profits & Conferences



    » Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society

    » Association of Latino Professionals in Finance & Accounting

    » Bay Area Community Resources

    » Beginning With Children Foundation

    » BUILD

    » California Student Sustainability Coalition

    » Echoing Green

    » Families for Children

    » Hatboro-Horsham Education Foundation

    » Heartshare


    » Iowa Workforce Development

    » Jackie Robinson Foundation

    » Latino Business Professionals

    » Management Leadership for Tomorrow

    » Mission College Admissions

    » M.O.V.E. Mentorship Program

    » NAACP

    » National Society of Black Engineers

    » New York Needs You

    » S.A.A.B. (Student African-American Brotherhood)

    » South Bay Workforce Investment Board

    » Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

    » Stay Inspired

    » T. Howard Foundation

    » Worksystems

    » Year Up

    » Young People’s Campaign


    » Alpha Lambda Delta Annual Conference 2014

    » National Society of Collegiate Scholars ScholarCon 2014

    » Jackie Robinson Foundation Mentor & Leadership Conference 2014

    » TEDx Midwest 2013

    » Young Professionals of Color Conference in Grand Rapids 2013

    » Jackie Robinson Foundation Mentor & Leadership Conference 2013

    » National Association of Workforce Development Professionals Conference 2012

    » TEDx Rutgers 2012

    » Cornell University Johnson Means Business 2012

    » Southern Region Honors Council Conference 2012

    » Jackie Robinson Foundation Mentor & Leadership Conference 2012

    » TEDx Brooklyn 2011

    » Cornell University Johnson School of Business Diversity & Leadership Conference 2011

    » TEDx Midwest @ Chicago Ideas Week 2011

    » National Society of Collegiate Scholars Regional Summits 2010

    » Georgia Collegiate Leadership Conference 2010

    » Bishop O’Dowd Black History Month Celebration 2010

    » 30 Summit 2010 in New York, Ny

    » National Society of Collegiate Scholars Convention 2009

    » 30 Summit 2009 » NAACP New Jersey State Convention 2009

    » National Society of Black Engineers 2008

    » Think Globally Act Locally 2005

    » The UCLA Beautiful Struggle Conference 2004

    Before the next day’s presentation, three students told us they had made changes in their own lives based on things he had told them in the previous night’s presentation.

    Pam Wuestenberg

    University Seminar Assistant Dean & Common Experience Co-Chair Texas State University


    Jullien's Bio & Headshot


    Jullien Gordon is a 6-time author, 4-time TED speaker, and has been featured on MSNBC, Forbes, and INC for his annual New Year Guide life and career visioning tool which has helped thousands of his entrepreneurial and professional students discover their Life’s Work and create more happy hours in their lives.

    He has spoken at over 100 colleges nationwide and his corporate clients include the likes of PepsiCo, JPMorganChase, Daimler, Johnson & Johnson, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Jullien’s vision is a world where everyone has a team. As CEO of, Jullien is creating a global movement of mastermind groups that inspire members to take immediate inspired action towards a more purposeful, passionate, and profitable personal and professional life.

    Jullien earned his MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford and his BA from UCLA in 3 years. He gives his time and money as member of the board of directors or BUILD, a non-profit that teaches the entrepreneurial mindset to high schoolers in urban communities nationwide. Jullien is originally from Oakland, California and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Pam, and his daughter, Jada.

    Feel free to email Ginger Elliott at or complete the Speaking Request Form here if that is easier for you.