Millennial Playbook Podcast

Millennial Playbook Podcast

Welcome to the Millennial Playbook Podcast! In this show, we interview experts from across different industries to provide helpful advice and insight into the world of Millennial employees. All podcasts are included in the Blog section and can be downloaded on Stitcher or iTunes.

Interview with Katie Lehner

On this episode of the Millennial Playbook Podcast we are joined by Katie Lehner. Katie is a Marketing Director at a non-profit organization in Dayton, Ohio.  She joined us to talk about challenges she’s faced when trying to find a job in her small hometown and some unique experiences from working at small non-profit without an HR department.  Katie gives us some great advice on how she’s navigated it all and learned how to manage around it.

Interview with Paul Angone

On this episode of the Millennial Playbook Podcast we are joined by Paul Angone. Paul Angone is the best-selling author of 101 Secrets For Your Twenties and 101 Questions You Need to Ask in Your Twenties, a national keynote speaker.  Paul talks to us about how to successfully pivot your career, why it’s so hard to find your passion, when it’s OK to move on, and how to be OK with your failures.

Interview with Deirde Breakenridge

On this episode of the Millennial Playbook Podcast we are joined by Deirdre Breakenridge.  She is the CEO of Pure Performance Communications with 25+ years experience in PR and marketing and is also the author of Answers for Modern Communicators.Deirdre joined us to talk about how relationship building is essential for career growth and shared powerful advice on how to adjust your communication style to meet your audience where they are.

Interview with Susan Shane

On this episode of the Millennial Playbook Podcast we are joined by Susan Shane.  Susan is a freelance writer and author of The Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Jobs.  She spent the last decade as a digital nomad travelling and working seasonal jobs all over the world before she turned to freelance writing full time.  Susan gets real with us about the negative stereotypes she faced for not getting a “real job” and how it all really boils down to having the money to pay your bills and coming to terms with the stereotypes.

Tips for Starting a Podcast for Free

On this special episode of the Millennial Playbook Podcast Kate and I are shaking things up and giving you all the details on starting a podcast… for FREE.  We talk about how we met, why we record virtually, what equipment and programs to use and why getting things done is better than waiting for it to be perfect.

Interview with Bethany Schell

On this episode of the Millennial Playbook Podcast we are joined by Bethany Schell.  Bethany has worked at The Wharton School for the last 10 years and has successfully navigated different positions to find her true career interests.  She gives us some tips on how to successfully transition into a management role where you’re managing former colleagues and how to pivot roles within the same organization.

Interview with Ashley Magnatta

On this episode of the Millennial Playbook Podcast we are joined by Ashley Magnatta.  She’s an Executive Assistant in the redevelopment industry where she made a pivot from her original plans of becoming a marriage and family counselor. Ashley gives us out of box ways to develop our skills and find professional development opportunities and provides insight on how to consistently adapt your communication style to fit your audience.

Interview with Chad Payne

On this episode of Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by Chad Payne.  He is a management consultant at A.T. Kearney Inc., and is based out of New York.  Chad talks to us about his uncertainty in his preferred career path, and why that ultimately led him to choose a path in consulting. He also has some great pointers for recent grads on specific areas to develop that will give them a leg up.

Interview with Anthony Fittipaldi

On this episode of Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by Anthony Fittipaldi.  He shared how his initial plans to work in corporate marketing later convinced him to take the a huge leap and buy a businesses with a partner.

Interview with Rob Johnson

On this episode, Rob Johnson talks to us about his early dream to work in sports and the laser-focus, persistence, and hustle it took to make his goal a reality – including a few interesting examples of his “do whatever it takes” mentality.

Interview with Nicole Behnam

On this episode of Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by Nicole Behnam.  Nicole shares how she made the decision to start an online magazine, why it’s a magazine and NOT a blog, and how she encourages everyone to ask more questions, and ask for help, more often.


Interview with Sandy Grisby

On this episode, we are joined by Sandy Grigsby. Sandy specializes in empowerment, professional and lifestyle portrait photography and owns Brio5. We talk about the importance of  presenting yourself in a visually appealing, value-conveying way through photography. Sandy wants to empower as many women as she can and for every paid client, she donates a photo shoot to a women in need.

Interview with Kayvon Asemani

On this episode of Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by Kayvon Asemani.  Kayvon is a millennial entrepreneur, musician, and current student at the University of Pennsylvania.  He gives us his secrets as to why it’s important to learn how to apply different tools and experiences across all aspects of your work. He also translates the lessons he learns in business school into practical applications for his musical pursuits. His biggest piece of advice is to stay focused on the outcomes you can control, and not get distracted by the things you can’t control.

Interview with Happy Stamper

On this episode of Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by Hamper Stamper.  Happy shares her experiences on doing all the right things and then being in a job she hated!  She breaks down how she moved on and found a career she loves in the transportation software industry as a project engineer.

Interview with Brett Pucino

Today on Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by Brett Pucino who talks to us about the new versus old economy.  He breaks down how millennials can make a difference in the workforce beyond the “gold watch” era by using the 4 principals of marketing (Specialization, Differentiation, Segmentation, Concentration)

Interview with Jake Kelfer

On this episode of Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by Jake Kelfer. He is a millennial entrepreneur and author of Elevate Beyond.  Jake helps people achieve their success through writing, and public/motivational speaking.  Motivational speaking has always been a passion for him as he loves to inspire people through the spoken word

Interview with Suzanne Brown

Today on Millennial Playbook Podcast, we are joined by work/life balance expert and author of Mompowerment, Suzanne Brown.  Suzanne is a part-time strategic marketing and business consultant with two young boys.  She worked in the corporate world for 12 years before becoming an entrepreneur

Interview with Nicole Booz

Today on Millennial Playbook Podcast we are joined by millennial blogger, Nicole Booz. She is the Editor and Chief at GenTwenty, 20 something guide to life. Nicole gives us some great advice on work/life balance as an entrepreneur. working from home.

Interview with Katlyn Grasso

Today on Millennial Playbook Podcast we are joined by millennial entrepreneur, Katlyn Grasso. She is the owner of GenHeration and travels A LOT! She works with Gen Z young woman who want to take over the world and hosts One Minute Mentor, an original web series.

Interview with Angela Copeland

On today’s episode, we talked about the importance of not letting fear stop you from making a career change and ways to re brand yourself by highlighting your strengths.

Alternatives to Annual Performance Reviews

Millennials don’t like once a year reviews with minimal feedback throughout the year.  Kate and Alissa talk about alternative ways to both give and receive frequent feedback and provide key questions for starting points to conversations.

Interview with Christina Merriweather

Moving up in the workplace does not always have to be climbing the ladder.  On today’s episode, Christina discusses how taking a lateral move can enhance our careers and skill sets.

Interview with Allison Tatios-Hamscher

On today’s episode we talked about all things personal branding from resume to website design.  Allison has broken down barriers with her innovative idea on how to stand out!

Interview with Kayla Buell
Today we talked about all things career, staying in jobs we didn’t love, and how to move forward without burning any bridges with Kayla Buell, founder of Lost GenY Girl and millennial career and lifestyle blog and author of Corporate Survival Guide for Your Twenties.

Why Are Millennials So Lazy?
In this podcast, we talk about the generational differences with work ethic and answering one of the most hard hitting questions: “Why are millennials so lazy?”

How to Recruit Millennial Talent: An Interview with Lynda Spiegel
On today’s podcast, we talk about all things recruiting, hiring, career pivots and resume writing with Lynda Spiegel, a former global Human Resources executive, and founder of Rising Star Resumes, a job search coaching and resume writing service.

Understanding the Communication Gap
On today’s podcast, we talked about the generational differences with communication styles and outlined steps we all can take to be more effective communicators.

How to Manage Your Money As A Millennial: An Interview with Kaytie Zimmerman
In this podcast, we interviewed Kaytie Zimmerman, founder of Optimistic Millennial, a blog geared towards equipping young adults to overcome financial and career related obstacles to adulthood.

How to Stand Out in The Workplace As A Millennial: An Interview with Celia Cameron
On today’s podcast, we interviewed Celia Cameron, VP of Marketing and Communications at Cabrini University, and discuss some key differences among generations, how to stand out to your supervisor, what to cover during performance reviews and how to strategically climb the ladder within your organization.


About Alissa Carpenter

I specialize in helping people and companies identify and use unique strengths to increase fulfillment and productivity in the workplace and in life. In particular, I focus on educating organizations to better engage and retain Millennial workers, while helping Millennials themselves explore their careers. I work with companiesuniversities, and individuals across the United States, but my home base is near Philadelphia, PA. Media outlets such as ForbesCNN, and Monster have sought my expertise, and I am delighted to be a formal Forbes contributor. Below is my recent interview with Lifestyle With Eraldo on WMCN TV.