Profession: Manager and Lead Tour Guide for a local tour company in Nicaragua's Northern Highlands.
What is leadership? "Leadership is about caring for others...it is something that can be developed every day. We cannot pick when to be a leader...It's not 'today I am going to be a leader and tomorrow I am not going to be a leader'. Leadership is the way of dealing with the situations in daily life...how you control yourself, your mind, and your attitude; how you speak, listen, and interact."
Why is leadership training important? "It is totally important because (with leadership training) you can be a factor of change in your community. Leadership training empowers us and pushes us. (Prior to this program) I thought leadership was about being born with (leadership) skills. Now I know there are tools that can help us be effective."
How will you utilize your learning from the LTCP? "Now that I understand more about leadership, I am going to share it with others - the people around me - and I am going to try to be a better leader and a better example. I am going to change my attitude and I am going to be more intentional with the people around me."