Welcome to Next Generation Rockstars!

The Next Generation Rockstars™ Podcast (formerly known as Millennial Rockstars) centers around the idea of attracting, retaining and engaging the next generation of talent rockstars (both millennials and Gen Z). Conversations with rockstar guests on the realities of recruiting and retaining rockstar talent.

Howard Behar: Servant Leadership for Next Generation Talent

By Amanda Hammett | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
NextGen Episode 2 featuring Howard Behar

Being a leader is really about serving others, not managing others. Learn how Howard Behar and Starbucks harnessed servant leadership to become a worldwide juggernaut. Howard Behar’s career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer-oriented businesses covering several industries. He retired from Starbucks Coffee after 21 years where he led both the domestic […]

S2-EP1: Exploring Leadership Lessons for a Multi-Generational Workforce

By Amanda Hammett | May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Gen Z: Welcome to the Workforce! Now that we officially have 5 generations in the workforce, what strategies do we use to keep our multi-generational workforce engaged and productive? Season 2 will look at the leadership of all levels within companies from the Chief Human Resource Officer to a front line manager of early in […]

21: Breaking Millennial Stereotypes

By Amanda Hammett | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Millennials are often accused of having zero work ethic. That common misconception drove this young millennial to go out of her way to make sure she was not seen as a “lazy employee”. Check out what happens next when she leans into her company’s culture. Delanie Olsen is the Marketing Specialist and Professional Storyteller at […]

20: Millennials: Learning to Communicate Across Generations

By Amanda Hammett | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments
featuring Jarred C. Morgan

For those who are looking to develop millennials, it is important to realize they value their personal lives. This millennial learned through mentorship that service both in his personal and his professional life not only fulfills him both also those around him. Jarred Morgan, MBA is a Strategy & Change Management Consultant at Expressworks International. […]

19: The Power of Mentoring Millennials

By Amanda Hammett | October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The war for top talent is always going to be fierce. But while some large Fortune 500s are spending millions on recruiting millennials in all the usual places, other companies are finding top talent in unconventional places. Danae Villarreal is an Enterprise Account Marketing at GitLab Inc. From project planning and source code management to […]

18: Millennials: Bridging the Generational Gap

By Amanda Hammett | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
featuring Mark Owens on Millennial Rockstars

Bridging the Generational Gap can be tricky under any circumstance, but is especially tricky in the workplace. In order to successfully bridge the generational gap the key to success is to effectively communicate across all generations in order to find common goals and interests. Mark Owens is a President & CEO at Winston Salem Chamber […]

17: Attracting Millennials with Company Culture

By Amanda Hammett | October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Company culture is a buzzword that is tossed around constantly especially where millennials are concerned. However, creating a culture that attracts and retains millennials is a lot harder than you may think. Forest Shoults is an Outside Sales Representative at EJ (Promoted). EJ is a company based in East Jordan, Michigan. The company is a […]

16: Developing Millennials as a Corporate Strategy

By Amanda Hammett | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Millennial expectations of the workplace versus the realities are often misaligned. Hear about how 2 millennial rockstars have found a company culture that brings out and develops the best in each of them. Ashleigh Skuse is a Director of Inside Sales – Enterprise – North America at Veeam Software. While Stephanie Gilbert is the Enterprise […]

15: Developing Millennials through Empowerment

By Amanda Hammett | October 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
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As an expert on millennials and the next generation of workers, I am often asked how do you motivate millennials? Many times, the answer is far easier than you think. Millennials are attracted to companies and leaders who value mentorship and empowerment. Katie Kirschner is a Client-obsessed, Data-led, Results-Oriented Strategy, Marketing + Communications Executive at […]

14: Millennial Friendly Workplace Culture

By Amanda Hammett | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Building a millennial friendly workplace is many times the goal, but rarely done well. Building that kind of environment along with a leadership structure that encourages and empowers millennials to grow is even more difficult. Today Illinois rockstars with Nia Tate’s and Katie Rose Postelle. Nia Tate is a Digital Marketing Project Coordinator while Katie […]