GYP holds fourth leadership conference

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Anthony Mariano, chairman of the Guam Young Professionals, shares with PNC that the conference aimed to inspire young leaders to give back to their community.

Members of the Guam Young Professionals met for their fourth leadership conference last Friday, Sept. 27 at the Outrigger Resort.

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The conference was led by various guest speakers who provided members with the knowledge and insights they need to develop their leadership skills.

Anthony Mariano, chairman of the Guam Young Professionals, shares with PNC that the conference aimed to inspire young leaders to give back to their community.

“I think that at the end of the day, we want to make sure that we give our members the foundation to be well-rounded individuals that not only progress in their careers and contribute back into their business but also contribute to the community, promoting just leadership in general and just being an outgoing and productive professional,” Mariano said.

The keynote speaker was motivational speaker Dewane Montgomery, better known as “Coach Pain.” Mariano explains why they chose the topic, and how it will benefit their members.

“The topic for Coach Pain is find your why and so he’s really going to focus on how people are actually going to find their why to what they do. For me and for the rest of the committee, when we sat down and we thought about, well, what do … we want Coach Pain to talk about what our members benefit from most and we found that a lot of our members need that motivation to find what their purpose is,” Mariano said.

After the keynote presentation, the conference concluded with a networking mixer.

The Guam Young Professionals is a committee of the Guam Chamber of Commerce, and provides young, driven professionals and career-minded individuals with opportunities to connect on the island. Mariano says the committee is looking to branch out internationally within the near future.

For more information about the Leadership Conference and the Guam Young Professionals, contact the Guam Chamber of Commerce at 472-6311

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