On Sunday, I was honored to speak at my alma mater, Utica College in beautiful Upstate New York. Being back on campus brought back a flood of memories of a very special time during which I learned the fundamentals of communication, established enduring relationships and had a heck of a lot of fun. It also took me back to being a brand new graduate with my whole adult life ahead of me, and all the hopes, dreams and apprehension that came along with that.
In my remarks, I reflected back over my career and offered my thoughts on what I’ve learned and perspective I’ve gained since graduating from college: The Courage to Take the Next Step. While I wrote it for young people about to enter the workforce, I hope you’ll find the advice useful no matter where you are in your career.
Here is my commencement address to Utica’s Class of 2017.