December 2, 2021

Jacci Schiff Gets the Pulse on Gen Y and the Econom

Jacci Schiff is an amazing Gen Y leader.  She hit the streets two weeks ago in Washington D.C. for Y Talk Radio to ask a few Gen Y’s about their views on the state of the economy.  Really insightful interview. Download the interview here.

Jacci is a pro with interview style podcasts and pulled this great snippet together in less than a week.  So, check out what she is up to.   And…if you are interested in having a professionally done audio interview like this one, contact Jacci through the  Schiff Report.

The podcast below includes the above linked interview and a few other thoughts from Jacci about Gen Y and the state of the economy from a recent interview on Y Talk.  Thanks Jacci for all you are doing!.

North Carolina Author and Generation Y Expert Speaks to the Bellevue, Washington, Chamber of Commerce on Millennial Leadership

Southern Pines, NC: March 29, 2008 — Leadership Consultant and Generation Y Expert, Bea Fields, recently spoke to the Bellevue, Washington, Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Forum on the topic of Leading at the Speed of Y: Attracting, Developing and Leading the Millennial Leader. Along with Scott Wilder, Jim Bunch and Rob Newbold, Fields is the co-author of Millennial Leaders: Success Stories From Today’s Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders.

The forum was attended by over 150 women business leaders from the Bellevue and Seattle, Washington areas. Bellevue was recently named as the number one place (out of 100) in the nation to live and launch a business for 2008 by Fortune Small Business. FSB chose Bellevue over others in the top 10 including Georgetown, TX; Buford, GA; Marina del Rey, CA; Bethesda, MD; Portland, OR; Denver, CO; Charlotte, NC; Fort Worth, TX, and Franklin, MA.

Fields is the President of Bea Fields Companies, Inc. She is also the Chairman Elect for the Moore County Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina. “As someone who has provided leadership consulting and training services to over 800 leaders worldwide and has also served on the Board of Trustees for my local Chamber of Commerce, I know the challenges small business owners and Chambers are facing in attracting and leading Generation Y,” said Fields.

Fields’ mission with this presentation was to provide the women business leaders of Bellevue the answers to their most pressing questions about this next generation while providing them with strategies on how to best manage, motivate and communicate with them. “Based on the large number of questions and comments, I believe this mission was accomplished,” said Fields. “Gen Y leadership is a very hot topic, and I believe I provided the audience with a fresh perspective on the challenges Generation Y is facing and how we as can lead the charge in working with them to support them in being successful in the future.”


Young Binghamton Entrepreneurs on Award Streak

If you are reading this blog, we encourage you to vote for Arel and Bert. These guys are amazing (and are featured in Millennial Leaders):

Binghamton University Alumni Arel Moodie (24) and Bert Gervais (23) are founders of The Place Finder LLC. An idea spawned from their personal frustrations, the class project for an off-campus housing website,, was catapulted into a full-fledge business by winning Binghamton University‘s 2004 Business Plan Competition.

Now the company is in the running to win “best idea” from‘s monthly $10,000 grand-prize competition. Moodie and Gervais are calling for a movement to get votes from the public to win by showing the power of a community. Please go to this link to vote!

Moodie and Gervais began their undergraduate careers as Politic Science and History majors, both looking to enter law school after graduation. Then, while having a difficult time finding off-campus housing, the unlikely entrepreneurs came up with a solution they knew would help other students in the same situation. Fueled by entrepreneurial passion, they decided to switch gears and pursue full time after graduation.

Despite being denied loans by banks because of youth, lack of assets, and inexperience, Moodie and Gervais kept the company afloat through a 4-year winning streak of entrepreneurial contests since 2004. They have used the winnings from these contest to help them fund the growth of

Why this is relevant:

Now at a critical juncture in their startup where they must sink or win, they are tasked with trying to win a “best idea” competition from Moodie and Gervais plan to use the prize to enhance the website with new features such as a “neighborhood rating system” for college towns and increase marketing. With so many people interested in starting businesses, this is a great story to show creative ways for startups to get funding. To win the competition the duo needs to get the most possible votes between now and March 31st, 2008 voters can to go to and click the vote link on the home page.


“Who ever thinks that you can’t fund a business because of lack of opportunity has not explored all of the options out there. If you can generate genuine exitement about your business idea, then you are well on your way. ”
-Bert Gervais (23) , Male, BU Alumni .

Business Wire: Great Job on Announcing the Second Edition of Millennial Leaders

I want to thank the team of for the outstanding job they did on announcing the publication of the Second Edition of Millennial Leaders, published by  Writers of the Round Table Press.  BusinessWire guided me through each step of the process, and we did make it into and the Raleigh News and Observer (the N & O was a big goal of ours) along with over 1,000 great sites.  The reach was spot on and by choosing a regional approach, we reached a more targeted audience.  So…thank-you to

So, if you are looking for a highly professional approach to circulating your press release both online and through traditional media, check them out.

Check out the latest edition of Millennial Leaders on

Millennial Leaders Mentioned in Employee Evolution

Jaclyn Schiff is a journalist based in Washington, D.C. She is a full-time writer for a Web site that focuses on global health issues. She has published articles (often about issues of interest to Gen. Y) in a variety of print and online publications.  She recently mentioned our work in her Employee Evolution News.

Millennial Leaders.

Intuit Study: Next-Gen Artisans Fuel New Entrepreneurial Economy on

10-year Forecast With the Institute for the Future Shows Entrepreneurs Poised to Thrive in any Industry, Anywhere

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Artisans, historically defined as skilled craftsmen who fashioned goods by hand, will re-emerge as an influential force in the coming decade. These next-gen artisans will craft their goods and shape the economy – through upswings and downturns – with an effect reaching far beyond their neighborhoods, or even their nations. They’ll work differently than their medieval counterparts, combining brain with brawn as advances in technology and the reaches of globalization give them greater opportunities to succeed.   Read the full press release here..

Mari Moss Featured in the January 2008 Edition of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Brain Gain Profile

Monday, January 7, 2008
Mari Moss and Millennial Leaders Featured in the January 2008 Edition of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Brain Gain Profile
Check it out here on page 9

Mari is featured in Chapter 24 of Millennial Leaders…she’s amazing, so check her out on

Congrats Mari!.

Y-Talk Radio Debuts on December 19

Y-Talk Radio Debuts on December 19
Thursday December 13, 6:02 am ET

Bea Fields and Roger DeWitt Announce the Premiere of Y-Talk Radio on Blog Talk Radio

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bea Fields joins Roger DeWitt to announce the debut of Y-Talk Radio ( Fields and DeWitt will co-host the show dedicated to watching Gen-Y succeed. Y-Talk Radio will be dedicated to presenting interviews, stories, and information designed to help Generation Y – born between 1977-2000 – gain access to the information they need to achieve personal success in college, career and in the business world. In affiliation with Blog Talk Radio, the station will be broadcast live and will be available via RSS feed to over 500 + blogs. The first show is set to premiere on December 19, 2007.The first show, scheduled for December 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET, features an interview with Duke University sophomore Ann Fields on how to get into the Blue Devil School. This first show is a must-listen for any student, parent or educator wondering about admissions to Duke. Listeners will be on their way to the front of the line at one of the USA’s most competitive and prestigious schools.

Bea Fields is an executive leadership consultant and the President of Bea Fields Companies, Inc. and is a co-author of Millennial Leaders (, a brand new book presenting the most impressive success stories from among Gen-Y. The book is available through both and Barnes and Roger DeWitt is a business consultant and the CEO of Coaching NYC, Inc. as well as a working actor. His television acting credits include Law and Order and Rescue Me. He’s also appeared live in productions of the Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde, Ragtime, and the Woman in White.

Natural entrepreneurs with adventurous spirits, members of Generation Y are just now making an impact in business and in the culture at large. In addition, as the first group to grow up immersed in media culture, they have a distinctive way of ordering their lives. The programs will show Generation-Y members how to use these qualities to propel them to ever-greater success.

For more details about the Y-Talk Radio visit

Generation Y Leaders Speak to the International Coach Federation (ICF) Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA

Southern Pines, NC (PRWEB) November 27, 2007 — Executive Coach, Bea Fields, joined a distinguished panel of Generation Y business leaders at the International Coach Federation (ICF) Annual Conference in Long Beach, CA, to present on the topic of Coaching at the Speed of Y: Bringing Coaching to the Next Great Generation of Leaders. Along with Scott Wilder, Jim Bunch and Rob Newbold, Fields is the co-author of Millennial Leaders: Success Stories From Today’s Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders. (

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Fields shared the stage with co-author, Scott Wilder, General Manager of Intuit’s Online Community, David Charles Cohen, Chief Executive Maestro of Writers of the Round Table Inc., Misti Burmeister, CEO of Inspirion, Inc. and 19-year old Ben Casnocha, Founder of Comcate.

“It was truly an honor to be co-leading this presentation with such a dynamic group of young leaders,” said Bea Fields, President of Bea Fields Companies, Inc. “I had the opportunity to interview Scott, David, Misti and Ben in 2007 for the Millennial Leaders book, and to be with them in bringing such an important topic to my professional colleagues was inspiring. These visionaries are having a very positive impact on our future, and the public needs to know about them and their successes.”

Fields’ mission with this presentation was to provide professional coaches with strategies on how to achieve greater levels of success by learning how to attract Generation Y while inspiring older generations to gain a greater understanding of Gen Y’s world views.

“Based on the positive response from over 275 attendees, I believe we achieved our mission,” said Fields. “Gen Y leadership is a hot topic, and I believe we provided the audience with a fresh perspective on the challenges Generation Y is facing and how we as professional coaches can start working with them to support them in being successful in the future.”

Millennial Leaders brings readers a unique, close up look at the people responsible for the cutting edge of social and business trends. The authors offer interviews with Wilder, Cohen, Burmeister and Casnocha as well as 21 other key Generation Y experts.

To learn more about Scott Wilder, David Charles Cohen, Misti Burmeister, Ben Casnocha and the Generation Y leaders featured in Millennial Leaders, visit

For more details about Millennial Leaders: Success Stories from Today’s Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders, visit or contact Bea Fields at (910) 692-6118..

Millennial Leaders mentioned in the Duke Basketball Report

Monday, Nov. 18, 2007: Millennial Leaders was mentioned today in the Duke Basketball Report. Go Blue Devils!.