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Inspiring Purpose in the Next Generation

It's not often you see an antique airplane gliding through the Atlanta skies. Nearly every weekend, these vintage planes gracefully circle the southeastern skies at various client events hosted by Cola Wealth Advisors. These events not only serve as a way to connect with clients but also provide a chance to teach and mentor.

During a recent client appreciation event in Peachtree City, GA, Cola Wealth Advisors noticed a group of approximately sixty junior high students being presented with various flight-related career paths. Manny Burke, a fellow military pilot and member of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), was discussing opportunities for the children to pursue careers in aerospace. After talking with Manny, the team at Cola Wealth Advisors asked for the chance to speak directly to these young adults and share some of the things they have learned over the course of their lifetimes and their experiences in the US Air Force Academy.

Cola Wealth Advisors jumped at the chance to inspire these children towards potential military careers. Beginning with their time in the Air Force and extending to their current positions at Centaurus Financial, they emphasized that there are opportunities for each and every one of the students listening if they are willing to put forth the effort. They stressed the importance of ambitious goals and the hard work necessary to achieve them. After answering questions from the group, the team finished by explaining that the key to success is not only hard work but also working with a purpose; working toward their goals in a way that is not often seen in today's day and age. While this may not have been a planned event, it was definitely a rewarding one for everyone involved.

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