The Future – Part One
August 8th 2019
Chloe has worked with young people her entire career and over the last five years has interviewed, influenced and worked with 10,000+ members of Generation Z – a generation she has been influential in defining and explaining. The breadth and depth of her work has become invaluable to companies, brands and governments around the world, and she has spent the last two years (and counting) visiting 40+ countries sharing her work, extensive research and insights into the future.
She has become a sought-out speaker on a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to) teenagers, education, young people in the work place, sex, social media, pop culture in the 21st century, brands, brand relationships, youth culture, beauty and self-esteem. She is a canny and noted prognosticator, recognising and identifying trends early, and helping many stay ahead of the game.
She works with international clients across a range of industries. Clients/projects include Porsche, The European Central Bank, Pepsi, MCA Insight, Virgin Media, Oxford University Press, PZ Cussons, Boots, Sainsbury’s, Fullers, Unilever, Sports Scotland, Sports NI, EACD, Quadriga, Capita, Google, Sainsbury’s Trust, Heineken, Lynx, Johnson&Johnson, Red Bull, Lynx, Barclay’s, UN, UNICEF and many more – to great acclaim and with seriously successful results.
She speaks around the world and has been on a year-long (and going) international speaking tour in countries including Germany, USA, France, Ukraine, Russia, Holland, Italy, Finland, Austria, Croatia, Turkey, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and of course, the UK. You can book her for speaking events via her contact page or through her speaking agent at LAW.
In 2015, Generation Z: Their Voices, Their Lives was published via Penguin, Random House and she is now working on a 2020 update, and two other book projects, which have been optioned by major broadcasters.
She writes for lots of media and political publications and her writing has been published in The Times, Guardian, HuffPost, TES (former columnist during her teaching years), The Independent, Marie-Claire, Daily Mail, The Fabian Society and various international publications. She is a regular on UK TV and radio including Sky News, BBC News, Radio 4 and Newsnight. She advises political parties in various capacities and worked closely with the Special Advisor to the London Mayor.
She has recently launched The Sixteen Project and the innovative data arm of her work, The Thought Laboratories.
Her passion and knowledge for her work makes her an invaluable part of any project, so do come and say hello!
Have a quick listen:
August 8th 2019
May 31st 2019
July 17th 2018
Chloe Combi continues a wide body of research and engagement with young people – something she sees as an essential part of all her ongoing work. She regularly speaks and does workshops at schools, colleges and universities, has a Sunday radio show listened to by thousands of teen listeners and engages with hundreds of young people at events she speaks at (one of the favourite parts of her job!)
Her commitment to her research work enables her to write, speak and advise with unique insight and flair, and is also proving to be a real asset in the corporate world, global brands and businesses.
Generation Z: Their Voices, Their Lives was published by Penguin, Random House in 2015 to critical acclaim. It is the culmination of 2000 interviews with teenagers across the UK.
“Thrillingly candid interviews with ‘Generation Z’ display all their fixations, their humour, and the frightening power of technology in their pockets.”
“An important and deeply revealing book showcasing what it is really like to be a teenager in the twenty-first century.”
“The book gives educators much to consider . . . The greatest value of GENERATION Z is a reminder of all that we love about our students – their humanity, their kindness, their moments of strength, their insights. It’s easy to see the echoes of students in our own classrooms; beyond the disrupters, preeners and attention-seekers, there are human beings going through tremendous changes. I found it a refreshing, confronting and heartfelt reminder of why I came into the classroom.”
Times Educational Supplement
“An important and timely book. These are voices that need to be heard.”
“Every politician seeking election next month should read this book. I think it taught me as much about our country as anything I have ever read.”
2019 looks set to be an incredible year – book and TV stuff incoming – of which, more later – but it’s very exciting! I’m also working closely with fashion, food and drink, car, media, mental health, world organisations, and political industries over the coming few months and will be doing a variety of reports,…
9th May 2018: Istanbul, Turkey: Gen Z & Communications
7th June 2018: Dunblane, Scotland: Sport Scotland Event (Keynote)
13th June 2018 Berlin, Germany: European Communication Summit: Gen Z & Brands
2nd July 2018: Belfast, Ireland: Sports Ireland (Keynote)
5th July: London, England: IPSOS Mori
6th July 2018: Uni of Arts: Gen Z and Education
9th July: Hastings, England: ISP Conference (After-dinner)
16th July 2018: Clerkenwell, London: Gen Z and Higher Education
5th September: Frankfurt, Germany (Details: TBC)
20-21st September 2018: Berlin, Germany: Social Media Conference
20th November 2018: Amsterdam, Holland: (Details, TBC)
21st November: The Grove, Watford, London (Details: TBC)
3rd/4th December 2018: Munich, Germany (Details TBC)
Chloe has written across a wide-range of topics and has helped start some important global conversations gang culture, youth homelessness, grooming and pornography. She is available for commission – paid features only.