WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 15, 2016, Siegfried Maybank Leadership Program™ held its "Create Your Future" event at the University of Delaware. More than 400 people were in attendance, including nearly 350 students from local middle schools and high schools.
Siegfried Maybank Leadership Program™ was co-founded by Rob Siegfried, founder and CEO of The Siegfried Group, LLP, and Anthuan Maybank, an Olympic gold medalist, educator, and motivational speaker. Their mutual goal was to create a unique program that focuses on helping youth build their individual leadership, enrich their lives, and inspire healthy change in their local communities.
As part of the day's schedule of events, both Siegfried and Maybank spoke to the students, their teachers and mentors, University of Delaware leadership, and others in attendance. Siegfried shared his professional and personal journey, while explaining the importance of developing character ethic to build a successful life. "Leadership and success start with you," he said. "If you want to be successful, you need to continue developing your character ethic. Be more thoughtful, ambitious, inspired, respectful, grateful, responsible, and committed."
Maybank, who won an Olympic gold medal for the 4x400 men's meter relay, encouraged students to never give up and embrace competition as the greatest opportunity for success. "Every choice leads to a consequence," he said, "which defines a person's characteristics of leadership. We already have a community that portrays intelligence, confidence, courage, and integrity to be our future leaders. All we need to do is maintain the characteristics that will grow and thrive throughout the community, leading to their success."
During lunch, attendees discussed the character ethics of great leaders throughout history and carefully considered how they could use these leaders as inspiration to begin developing their own leadership capabilities.
Guest speaker EJ Carrion, CEO of Student Success Agency and best-selling author of "Accelerate Your Success," closed out the inspiring day on an enthusiastic note. "You live in a time where you can actually be who you want to be," he said. "It's amazing. You just have to be willing to jump and assemble the parachute on the way down."
The event was sponsored by and hosted in collaboration with The Siegfried Group, LLP, Champion Body Strength Training, Junior Achievement of Delaware, and the University of Delaware's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship.
Students from the following schools attended the event: Caesar Rodney High School; Concord High School; Early College High School; Garnet Valley High School; Howard High School of Technology; McKean High School; MOT Charter High School; Nativity Prep; Newark Charter; Newark High School; Rising Sun High School; Serviam Girls Academy; Smyrna High School; St. Ann School; Sussex Central High School; William Penn High School; and Design-Lab School.
For more information about Siegfried Maybank Leadership Program™, please visit siegfriedmaybank.com.
About The Siegfried Group, LLP
The Siegfried Group, LLP (Siegfried) is a leading, national CPA firm that helps executives with Effective Leadership and Successful Execution, through leadership advisory and talent delivery services, to better ensure that our clients are "Doing the Right Things, Right." We help People become better Leaders to exponentially improve their Lives.
SOURCE The Siegfried Group, LLP