Reflection from Derek Hirano (ELP ’19)

The following reflection is part of a year-long series by participants of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP).

Derek Hirano, owner and leader of the Hirano Homes Real Estate Team at Keller Williams Realty, is a fourth generation Japanese American. He was moved by the personal stories shared by his ELP classmates, which helped him think about his own identity and appreciate the rich diversity within the Japanese American community. Click here or on the image above to hear him talk about how ELP provided the opportunity to advance his understanding of what leadership means, and envision the leader he himself wants to be.