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Generation Flex assembles hetero-generational roundtables of guests to explore topics of persistent and egregious misconceptions about their own generation’s cultural identity. Is it possible for diverse generational ideologies to converge and align while also varying greatly? Melissa will guide these candid and intriguing exchanges to help reveal opportunities for generations to flex and bend in mutually adaptive ways that bridge across differences that impeded progress.


Season 1 Episode 10

Dating, Part Deux

Melissa Donaldson is joined by Maria Wynne, Darrious Hilmon, and Rabecca Ann as they discuss dating.

Season 1 Episode 9

The Fruits of Labor: Parenting for the Ages

Denice Simon, Lakesha Lundy, Aaron Patterson, and Carmen Jackson Sallay join Melissa Donaldson to discuss the rewards of hard work and parenting across different generations.

Season 1 Episode 7

You’ve Got the Look! Making First Impressions

Are there certain rules for certain people, professions or situations where surface appearance can make or break a desired outcome? This week's Generation Flex guests break down the topic of wardrobe impressions in the workplace.

Season 1 Episode 8

Office Space: Unpacking Workplace Dynamics

Melissa Donaldson is joined by Darryl Smith, Dara Basley, Diana Palomar, and Daniel Cervantes as they discuss unpacking workplace dynamics.

Season 1 Episode 6

The ABCs of Education: Agency, Benefits and Cost

Cristabel Addo, Cedric Thurman, Willie Southern, & Amy Hauenstein join Melissa Donaldson to discuss the ABC's of Education - Agency, Benefits and Cost.

Season 1 Episode 5

Dating Games: Is the Art of Courtship Dead?

Maria Wynne, Darrious Hilmon, Hannah Dunwoody & Eric Spells join Melissa Donaldson to discuss dating games and if the art of courtship is dead.

Season 1 Episode 4

Hairstory:What is and isn't appropriate for the workplace

Get ready for a hair-raising discussion! Phyllis Ross, Kevin Davis, Melanie Sillas, & Yazna Harvey join Melissa Donaldson to tackle hair & workplace appropriateness.

Season 1 Episode 3

Workplace Romance: Yeah, Nay...It's Complicated? (TJ and Amy Mess)

On this week's episode of Generation Flex, Melissa Donaldson explores whether office romances are shady, sinful, or simply nobody’s business.

Season 1 Episode 2

Who You Talkin' To? Decorum in Communication

On this week's episode of Generation Flex, Melissa Donaldson explores decorum in communication. We get the perspective of 4 different generations on how they feel about cursing and harsh language that gets used in society today. Featuring: Andrea Zopp, Managing Partner at Cleveland Avenue; Steven Shaw, Community Engagement Director at Verizon; Shannon Claiborne, Individual Giving & Events Manager at Chicago Youth Centers; and Julie Gurdal, CAN TV Nonprofit Services Coordinator.

Season 1 Episode 1

Respectability Politics

We discuss the damaging effects of respectability politics. Melissa Donaldson is joined by Cheryl Grace, Chris Powell, and Channing Lenert to examine how this toxic ideology asks marginalized communities to hide their true selves in order to gain acceptance.