What you will learn:

We all have shortcomings and disadvantages. Learn how one refugee’s determination allowed him to overcome the odds. Though he didn’t speak English until his teenage years, Nay Naing led the US Military’s nuclear operations and managed US Air Force satellite launch integrations.

Later in life, Nay decided to pivot away from the military. Again, he faced challenges associated with starting over and having no corporate experience. His determination allowed him to land gainful employment. The values he developed while he served in the military helped him excel regularly and secure a senior leadership role well ahead of his peers.

Business professionals and leaders at all levels could benefit from this Elective. They will learn challenges faced by first-generation immigrants as well as those leaving the service to join the civilian workforce.

In one hour, people will better understand what drives veteran and immigrant colleagues. People may also see job candidates with military experience in a new light. After this Elective, learners may also find ways to turn their disadvantages Into fuel for success!

Note: This could be an Elective focused on the immigration experience/lens or focused on the military experience depending on the audience and goals of the team/company.

About the instructor:

Nay is the Head of Strategy and Portfolio Oversight at John Hancock Financial Services. He leveraged the tenacity he developed growing up as a first-generation immigrant and the values instilled in him in the US military to build a successful career.

Though he didn't learn to speak English until his teen years, Nay worked with nuclear missiles, managed a defense satellite launch, and integrated operations for John Hanock Vitality (the most innovative life insurance product in decades). Nay holds a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is certified in Business Analytics.

Experience Summary

Nine Years in Financial Services
  • Business and Corporate Strategy
  • Internal Management Consulting
  • Business Transformation
  • Project and Program Management
  • M&A and Post-Merger Integration
Six years in the US Air Force
  • Managed DMSP-19 Satellite Launch Integrations
  • Nuclear Missile Crew Commander
  • ICBM Instructor
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