Michael McQueen

Future trends analyst, best-selling author

Michael McQueen is an Australian-born speaker, social researcher, bestselling author and founder of training and consultancy company The Nexgen Group.

Michael has helped parents, educators, government representatives and employers across Australia, South East Asia and North America to understand GenY so that different generations can connect, communicate and maximize the potential that comes from working together.

Michael also features regularly as a commentator on TV and radio and is a familiar face on the international conference circuit.

Having spoken to over 150,000 people across 5 continents since 2004, Michael is known for his engaging, entertaining and practical conference presentations

He has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business - including Bill Gates, Whoopi Goldberg and Larry King - and has been recognised as a Certified Speaking Professional, an honour held by only the top 1% of speakers worldwide.

Michael has also written three bestselling books. His first, The 'New' Rules of Engagement, focuses on demographic trends and strategies for engaging with Generation Y, while his second, Memento: The Gift of a Lifetime, is designed to help parents and grandparents pass on their stories as a legacy to the next generation.

Winning the Battle for Relevance explores why even the greatest businesses and institutions become obsolete and how others can avoid their fate. Michael discusses what distinguishes the enduring from the endangered and offers a game plan for staying ahead of the curve and the competition as times change.

With clients including Nokia, Ray White, Vodafone, AMP, GIO, Tupperware and Pepsi, amongst others, Michael McQueen has his finger on the pulse when it comes to emerging trends shaping business and culture.

Michael uses a combination of humour, interaction and reflection to provide audiences with powerful insights into what the future holds and how businesses and leaders can successfully navigate change. Every member of the audience will leave equipped with a clear action plan to emerge stronger and more relevant than ever.

Michael McQueen talks about:

  • Winning the Battle for Relevance: What if you were becoming obsolete - and didn't even know?
  • De-Coding Tomorrow's Workforce: The future workforce is on your doorstep - are you ready?
  • De-Coding Tomorrow's Consumers: Your future consumers are already here - are you ready?
  • De-Coding Tomorrow's Students: Tomorrow's students are already here - are you ready?
  • Navigating the Generational Maze: Never before has the generation gap been so wide or mattered so much.
  • Client testimonials

    The best presentation I've seen! Michael's depth of knowledge and applicable stories were fantastic.


    Michael McQueen offers information that is relevant to everyone and anyone.

    Australian Super

    Michael McQueen’s presentations are brilliant. He is an informative and compelling speaker whose insights and wise advice for parents of teenagers are highly relevant.

    Westmead Children's Hospital

    Michael was excellent. His session was an outstanding awakening for a baby boomer like me!

    Singleton High School

    Michael’s captivating and thought-provoking presentation was practical, engaging and humorous. He has certainly triggered some new thinking in our organization.

    Randstad Australia & New Zealand

    Michael's presentation at our conference was amazing - so tailored and well researched. I'd recommend him to any brand looking to stay relevant.

    The Professionals Real Estate

    Michael's presentations are both engaging and inspiring. His strategies really hit the mark.


    Michael was received very well by our audience. He was very enthusiastic and engaging for all the staff present from front line staff to senior managers. Michael had a number of very interesting real life examples which our team could relate to and provided our team with a number of practical questions and tools to utilise in reviewing how our organisation can remain relevant.