We’ve all met at least one of them. Those rare individuals that you meet and you know right away there’s something special there. It’s not just how they walk or talk or even what they talk about. It’s this sense that there’s a story there and there’s passion behind the eyes. Cecilio, or CJ as most call him, is one of those people. Maybe it’s the fact he’s lived in so many different places, maybe it’s the connection he’s had to athletics as a boxer, a football player, a baseball player, maybe it’s that he grew up as a nerd who bloomed late, or maybe it’s the long arc of his career. Likely, it’s all of those things combined with the fact that, when you meet him, you genuinely know that he’s authentic and kind-hearted, and that immediately puts you at ease and instills a sense of trust and respect.
Sure, we could talk about all the credentials and career experiences that help define what he does (you can read that below), but who he is, is about much more than that. Humility meets confidence, competence meets levity. It’s a great combination for someone who’s mission in life is to share knowledge, to teach others how to excel within the path they’ve chosen, and to create structures designed to empower people. Whether it’s the work he does with the professional class or the extra-curricular activities he engages in to help troubled kids in his community or vulnerable communities half-way across the globe, in CJ, you will find a teacher who’s heart is in the right place and whose mind will serve you well.