The Next Generation of Leaders


Generation Y is beginning to enter into their own, in business, in politics and in society as a whole. As the traditional paradigms of leadership begin to fail, new and more innovative resources and ideas must emerge. Generation Y has begun the process of vitalizing and transforming the leadership landscape. In every venue of both professional and personal life, assumptions about effective leadership are changing.

Over the course of the next 20 years, Generation Y will change the way the world conducts itself. With a focus on community and individual rights, the change that we as a society have been clamoring for has arrived.

Through my presentation I will show how Generation Y is changing the world as we know it. I will provide the audience with an opportunity to see inside the minds of tomorrow’s leaders as well as how they too can capture the spirit of the coming leadership revolution.

Bret Bernhoft


I am a Generation Y Consultant. I have been doing this work for over 2 years now and love it. I am also currently attending Portland State University in the hopes of finishing my MBA. After having worked for several local for-profit companies I realized that there is a huge gap between the expectations of the work environment and the reality of Generation Y. Being both a Generation Yer myself and a leader in Gen-Y thought, I can provide both insight and creativity when presenting as well as when I am consulting. Ignite Portland is an opportunity to expose the truths about what it takes to motivate and retain Generation Y in life and in the workplace.