Episode 19: Let Your Teens Find Their Own Way, with David Mammano

April 26, 2017

For more than 20 years, David Mammano has been a serial entrepreneur. Having started seven companies from scratch, he thrives on starting and growing businesses.

Today he thrives on helping others start or grow their businesses by infusing the latest entrepreneurial principles into their strategy.

Relevant experiences include being a three-time Inc. Magazine 5000 Growth Company, the host of the Avanti Entrepreneur podcast, a TEDx speaker, an adjunct professor at the University of Rochester, and the author of business and college planning books.

David has started, sold, franchised, licensed, and taken on partners as well as investors with his companies. He’s done it all.

David graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Advertising. He is also a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, an executive education program offered through the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).

David’s community activities include being a local board member for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a local board member for Junior Achievement, and starting his local EO Chapter.

In 2004, David published his first book, “101 Things You Can Do To Become an Outstanding Young Adult.” His second book, “Make Love in the Workplace,” a guide to awesome culture in the office, was published in 2014.

David is a prolific speaker — speaking at hundreds of business and education events.

David is most proud of his family in Victor, NY, including three young children, Gianluca, Melania, and Alessio. His hobbies include family activities, reading, cooking, eating, exercise and repeated attempts at humor.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The story behind the Next Step Magazine and how it grew to be a franchise
  • Why David loves helping youth find out naturally who they are
  • Why teens are experiencing large amounts of anxiety and the amount of pressure that is being put on them
  • The value of internships
  • The importance of your teen going with their heart and passions when deciding on a career path
  • Why parents need to “chill out” and let their kids find their own way
  • Doing things that build up your inner core to be a better person
  • The powerful health benefits of providing service to others
  • Ensuring that your child is a well-adjusted adult by the time they leave your house
  • Changing your viewpoint of “This is happening to me” to “This is happening for me”