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."