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Nick Perrino

Nick Perrino

Family Business: Home Run Inn
Role:
VP of Sales
Institute: Next Generation Leadership Institute Alumnus, Family Business Center

Why did you enroll in NGLI?

I decided to enroll in NGLI for three reasons: to learn new strategies/tactics to help our family business grow, to develop on a personal & professional level and to learn from other family businesses/peers who were going through similar experiences.

What did you expect going in and how did those expectations change by the time you graduated?

I expected to meet new people in a similar situation as me and learn different strategies & tactics to help our business grow.  These expectations were all met; however, I never expected to build the friendships that I did over a two year time frame.  I now have a core group of individuals that I can lean on and who will challenge me to get better.  I discuss extremely personal topics with them all while knowing that everything will remain confidential.

How has NGLI impacted you (personally and as a leader)?

When it comes to leading, you need to know yourself first before you can effectively lead any organization.  NGLI helped point out different strengths & weaknesses that I was unaware of.  It gave me ways in how I can effectively manage all those traits and use them in a positive way.

What part of the course was most useful?

I really enjoyed the personal/self section of the course.  I am always seeking ways to get better personally and I love learning what weaknesses I have so I can turn those into strengths.

Have any other family members participated?

Yes, my sister went through the program as well as my brother-in-law and cousin.

What did you think about the time commitment and length of the program?

I thought the time commitment/length of the program was perfect.  I never felt overwhelmed trying to get my job done and keeping up with the course curriculum.


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