Everyone says they want to be successful, but the truth is, most people don’t want to put in what it takes to get there. So once again, CMM is taking the lead to help emerging leaders develop the skills they need to come out of the abyss of mediocrity and into the sea of greatness! On February 27 we kicked off Part 2 of our Young Professionals Series, where the future generations of our Forbes-recognized firm networked with their counterparts at other top area businesses in an exclusive setting. Following group networking sessions, proven business leader Joe Campolo shared a personal look at his own journey learning how to “Bleed to Succeed.” Joe talked about how the incredible work ethic of his grandmother, who just celebrated her 100th birthday, has shaped his boundless energy to persevere and relentless desire to grow. Participants left with new connections and the motivation to create their own opportunities.

“This was a really good continuation of the series,” said one participant. “I attended the first part of the series last fall, and I think the sessions are progressing in a way that helps you to improve on your skills effectively.”

“It really struck me when Joe talked about the importance of me time. Right now with my work, my kids, and other tasks, I’m not prioritizing myself at all,” said another. “It’s interesting to consider ‘me time’ an essential part of progressing in my career.”

Thank you to our friends and business partners at Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP, for sponsoring the series and recognizing the importance of training our young professionals! Check out some photos from the event below.