”Undoubtedly the most energizing session at the 2007 ICF annual coaches’ conference was the one led by Bea Fields, one of the authors of Millennial Leaders: Success Stories from Today’s Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders, a new book that introduces us to some truly inspiring young people who are already accomplishing great things at quite a tender age. Bea brought along a couple of these young leaders to give us their own take on Gen Y, and they held a large audience of (mostly) aging Boomers in rapt attention”.
Beth Bloomfield PCC, CMC®
Bloomfield Associates, LLC
”BNI was privileged to hear Bea Fields, Leadership Coach and Author, speak to The 2008 Sandhills International Business Networking Conference. Bea is a truly remarkable and gifted communicator who possesses a strong stage presence and the ability to capture and keep the attention of a diverse audience. In a short time, Bea delivered an information rich speech, providing a broad overview of the focus of one of her books, Millennial Leaders. Bea clearly demonstrated that she is knowledgeable and a consummate professional, who thinks quickly on her feet, while delivering eloquent, fact filled and entertaining presentations”.
Wayne Gomillion, Real Estate Broker
BNI Assistant Area Director of the Sandhills
"After being a non-profit CEO for over 18 years, Bea Fields helped me discover better ways of organizing my life professionally which has reduced my stress level by 50%! I am now a more productive CEO for my organization and a more effective manager of our team members. Through weeks of coaching and live training for my team, Bea helped me realize some central weaknesses in my communication style and at thesame time helped me turn these weaknesses into opportunities that will help me be the best possible manager and leader I can be."
Gaston County Chamber of Commerce
"I enthusiastically recommend Bea Fields and Five Star Leader Coaching and Training for anyone who is interested in corporate level coaching and training. Bea has led workshops for Capel, Incorporated over three years. Her speaking style is professional and down-to-earth. I have been impressed at how well Bea adapts to the group she is leading, changing to suit the group's personality, whether it is a top management group or mid-level managers. As Bea covers a lot of interesting material, she keeps the pace moving and keeps everyone focused.
One of our management teams has enjoyed having Bea at their annual meeting. Capel's Service to Customer's Improvement Team (SCIT) has learned much from three years of her workshops. As Chairman, I feel the seminars build on each other and have helped each of the members be better department managers and future leaders. Bea is able to encourage group communication to help us identify and solve internal issues. The workshops are very educational but also fun."
Mary Clara Capel
“I have worked with Bea Fields of Five Star Leader Coaching and Training in many areas. The 360 degree feedback process, live training programs and executive and team coaching are at the top of the list of services they offer. The feedback and training my team and I received were some of the most powerful tools we needed to reach our company sales goals and to integrate our overall change process. I would highly recommend Bea Fields and the Five Star Leader process to any companies who are serious about improving their overall employee performance.”
Key Mortgage LLC
Not sure how Gen Y will achieve success and what that has to do with you? Read Millennial Leaders. Want to believe anything is possible? Read Millennial Leaders.
Author of Book Yourself Solid
Millennial Leaders is an awesome read about energy, enthusiasm, adaptability, free creativity and blending generations. It's about the disconnect of generations and the reconnection process that is necessary to not only the young people of Gen Y, but also those who will work with them, try to mold them, and in essence grow with them. This book is a great tool for people of all ages to learn with a generation who is always learning.
Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills
Millennial Leaders is such a relevant and significant work . As a Gen Yer, I can definitely identify with a lot of themes and ideas in this book. The authors mentioned having several "ah ha moments" about the way Gen Y works, but I must admit that I definitely had some myself as well! There were many points and suggestions that I can actually apply to my life and I found them to be both enlightening and helpful.
Student, Duke University
Millennial Leaders: Success Stories from Today's Most Brilliant Generation Y Leaders is an essential book for anyone who is interested in improving their bottom line by bridging the gap between the Gen-Ys, Gen-Xs, Baby Boomers, and even perhaps the traditionalists. This book is filled with inspiring story after inspiring story with applicable strategies that a business owner, employer, student, college grad, professor, or anyone craving success and better leadership skills can apply immediately.
Carol Dickson-Carr, Productivity Coach
Having held various leadership positions in several of the largest companies in the US and having experienced a number of executive training programs, Edge by Bea Fields, is a homerun! Many descriptive and engaging lessons of executive coaching come alive...real life scenarios are played out. Edge will take Corporate America to a higher level as effective Executive coaching becomes ever so critical to the success of today's leaders and corporations. Edge is an essential Playbook for those who want to succeed.
Director of Logistics, NBC Universal
Edge leads the reader through the reflection in the mirror to discover what lies beneath the surface — what shapes the main character's relationship with himself and with those he leads. Edge uses an easy-to-read narrative to immerse the reader in a page-turning journey towards unleashing his own authenticity and, in the process, becoming a great leader.
CEO, ALTO Group
After trudging through numerous books of happy-talk bilge, Edge is an arctic blast of white-hot inspiration. Fields and company confront the fears of today's leaders while blazing a trail to illustrate, educate, enlighten and inspire. We've always known Bea Fields was a bad-ass - now the rest of the world gets to benefit from her powerful work. Look for 'leadership fiction' to be a whole new genre!
speaker and best selling author of Blogwild! A Guide for Small Business Blogging
Thank you! Someone finally wrote a refreshing business text book that doesn't read like a text book at all. Edge does something that all books in the business and self-help genres failed to do before it--apply real life situations to the concepts it discusses. The storytelling writing keeps readers highly engaged while the thought-evoking questions and concepts enable them to increase their success and personal satisfaction. Instead of typical "just get the information out there-" fashion, Edge asks "Why does a book on leadership for business people and entrepreneurs have to be dull?" and then emphatically answers "It doesn't!" This book promises to be more effective in increasing leadership skills and personal satisfaction than any book before it because of its unique approach.
Best-selling author of God is a Woman: Dating Disasters