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Kelly Riggs and Robby Riggs.

Kelly Riggs and Robby Riggs both have successful careers as entrepreneurs -- Kelly as an author, speaker, and recognized thought leader in the fields of sales strategy and leadership development, and Robby as a transformation/change specialist working primarily with Fortune 500 companies.

Our mission is to help both Boomers & Millennials avoid the frustrations of simply flailing around in the dark, trying to "fix" a few things in order to solve these problems.


Join father and son, Kelly and Robby Riggs, as they debate and negotiate the best practices from two generations. Trust us, this isn't the same old boring Boomer podcast. Note: No trophies are awarded in the production process.



Becoming a CounterMentor™ leader is much more than learning a few things about social media or technology. It is an approach to leadership designed to overcome the chaos of the 4-generation workplace and the new challenges created by the technology revolution - distraction, change, and complexity.

BoldBiz: Robbie Riggs and the 4-Generation Workplace

Co-Author of 'Counter Mentor Leadership: How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace,' Robby Riggs joined #BoldBiz to tell us about his book and it's goal to inspire millenials in the workplace.

Posted by BoldTV on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Counter Mentor is the new leader.

The one competitive advantage that is available to everyone is the ability to leverage the talent of all four generations in the workplace. Today's leaders have to adapt or face the very real possibility of watching their companies become irrelevant.

Kelly and Robby Riggs. Boomer. Millennial. Father and son. Both work as consultants. Both confront the realities of leadership in the four-generation workplace every day.

That's where we come in. As technology and the Digital Natives have invaded the workplace, creating an effective leader that can bridge the generation gap AND solve the modern leadership challenges is critical. Distraction, complexity, change, and time management, added to the traditional leadership issues, has created a leadership dilemma. We teach #Millennials to get with the program, and we teach #Boomers to change the freaking program! Join us! ​


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"As entertaining as it is insightful, Counter Mentors will help you understand, navigate, and most importantly lead the multigenerational workplace by offering a unique mash-up of an old-school boomer and a know-it-all millennial—and neither one is holding back any punches. Shamelessly funny and brilliantly written; just don’t let the laughs get in the way of the many important leadership lessons—for every generation!" 
~ Tom Kolopolous, author of The Gen Z Effect.

“This is a fantastic book, one of the very few I would call a “MUST read.” Superb advice, actionable ideas, and fun to read. I will be strongly recommending this book to all of my clients and colleagues.”
~ John Spence, one of the top 100 business and leadership experts in America.

"I found Counter Mentor Leadership to be a unique view of the constant struggle of how Baby Boomers interact with Millennials. The point-counterpoint between Kelly and Robby is not only hilarious, but insightful. The leadership tools needed to perform at a high level are all inclusive, and I am going to recommend that my entire Executive Team read this book to become better leaders in our company."
~ Robert A. Alger, President & CEO, Lane Industries, Inc.

The Problem

The problem is simple: The BOSS (the Boomer, Old-School Supervisor) is struggling to adapt to the challenges of the modern workplace, and the KIDS (the Know-It-All, Digital Self-Promoters) want to challenge everything the BOSS holds sacred. However, generational conflict is only one of several problems associated with the modern workplace..

After seeing companies and individual leaders struggle inside this new work environment, and observing first-hand the issues associated with multiple generations in the workplace, we realized that overcoming these challenges can create extraordinary opportunities for the leader who is open to change.

The Solution

We teach older-generation leaders how to adapt and lead effectively in the current chaotic, four-generation workplace.

We help them develop the skills to embolden, empower, and engage the younger generation, and teach them a methodology for developing a Counter Mentor relationship with their high potential employees.

​Simultaneously, we coach the younger, high-potential employee on how to cultivate the Counter Mentor™ relationship in order to bring their skills and knowledge to the workplace.

The Counter Mentor video podcast.

Finally! A place where you can get both perspectives from the workplace. Boomer AND Millennial. This is the show where we tell Millennials to get with the program...and we tell Boomers to change the freaking program because it isn't working!! Leaders are leaving tons of potential performance on the table, AND consistently losing talent simply because the don't understand these KIDS. Enough of that! In this never-boring podcast we take on all the hype and generalizations and misinformation, and help you make sense of it - Boomer AND Millennial.

​Join father and son, Kelly and Robby Riggs, as they debate and negotiate the best practices from two generations. Trust us, this isn't the same old boring Boomer podcast. Note: No trophies are awarded in the production process.

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