Nov. 9, 2022

Generational Myths from a Baby Boomer & a Gen "Z"er, with Jonathan Goehring

Generational Myths from a Baby Boomer & a Gen "Z"er, with Jonathan Goehring

Episode 72.  “Things are not the way they used to be. And a lot of times when people who will criticize the younger generation will say that we are soft, that we don't work hard.  They're thinking of what hard work was like for them when they were our age.”

Jon Goehring is a voiceover artist and audio producer specializing in creating radio commercials and imaging, narrating audiobooks, and bringing brands to life through sound. 

Jon is a Rochester native and holds a Masters Degree in Media Management from The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. 

He’s also 23 years old, newly married and a proud member of Gen Z. 

Jon and Linda explore the myths and stereotypes of the generations, specifically Baby Boomers, Millennials and Gen Z.

Some wisdom from Jon:

“… (Baby Boomers) are thinking of manual labor, which certainly is still important and very relevant and even in our society today, but they're thinking of factories and the types of work that they did back then. And certainly there is that work available today. But at the same time, so much of our work has been automated.”

“Innovation is what really provides value in our market. And that's what a lot of us Gen Zers have is that innovation.  And then, that courage to relentlessly push that innovation until we do make something better.”

“The whole phrase of “If you find something you love, you won't work a day in your life.”  I think the concept behind that has driven us to realize that there's gotta be something more. And maybe we don't have to be miserable at work.”

 

“… cumulative innovation to me is like passing on a basketball court. Okay, I don't have a shot here, but I'll pass to an open teammate. It's more of learn from what isn't going right, or is just a little bit off. Perfect that so that you can shoot and score this time. And I think that's why we've been so afraid in the past of failure and we still are in some cases."

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Jonathan Goehring

Jon Goehring is a voiceover artist and audio producer specializing in creating radio commercials and imaging, narrating audiobooks, and bringing brands to life through sound.

Jon is a Rochester native and a proud graduate of the mighty Greece Athena, and completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Brockport. He then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Media Management at The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Jon is an avid sports fan, tennis player, outdoor enthusiast, and husband. He is passionate about his work and feels fortunate that he gets to do what he loves every day!