11 episodes

My first Podcast was a reflection on 9/11/2020, because this year was the 19th Anniversary of 9/11. That made me really begin to think about why individuals who are military-connected make great leaders and business owners and decided to share this leadership series. We gathered military-connected leaders from across the United States and asked them to share their tips and strategies.

WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER - We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and military-connected leaders know how to move forward in a crisis.

WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER Lisa Ducharme

    • Entrepreneurship

My first Podcast was a reflection on 9/11/2020, because this year was the 19th Anniversary of 9/11. That made me really begin to think about why individuals who are military-connected make great leaders and business owners and decided to share this leadership series. We gathered military-connected leaders from across the United States and asked them to share their tips and strategies.

WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER - We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and military-connected leaders know how to move forward in a crisis.

    How to Keep Yourself and Your Business Together in Challenging Times

    How to Keep Yourself and Your Business Together in Challenging Times

    Jim Wong (https://www.caveteranschamber.com) and Dr. Shauna Spring (https://stellacenter.com) share information on how to keep yourself and your business together in challenging times.  

    This is the 13th Recession since WWII, so we have come through this multiple times and have come through each one better than before.

    Knowing our identify, value as a person, and what we are moving with purpose to achieve

    Even Leaders – maybe especially leaders – need their Tribe The people you take your armor off with, you show your real self with.

    The people you take your armor off with, you show your real self with.

    Consider who might be the Force Multipliers among our Employees, Customers, Suppliers, Investors, Banks and the Government


    Don’t lock yourself into a mindset that only the boss has the best ideas. Your employees can provide great ideas for the business
    Great opportunities in diversity

    This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

    We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org

    • 1 hr 4 min
    It’s time for a reality check! Learn to Evaluate the Current Status of your Business and Determine the Path Forward

    It’s time for a reality check! Learn to Evaluate the Current Status of your Business and Determine the Path Forward

    Leroy Ashwood (http://www.brave4veterans.org) provides a reality check, in this podcast.  In the midst of even the crisis is a pandemic and how much more resilient are we as a corporation and in a position to repurpose ourselves.  As they say, don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.



    This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

    We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org

    • 36 min
    How to Be a Change Agent: Building an Influence Campaign

    How to Be a Change Agent: Building an Influence Campaign

    John Paradis (https://www.holyokesoldiershomecoalition.org) talks about how to be a change agent.  

    Key is communication – there is a great deal with anxiety and a lot of questions people have


    Ensure they foster positive relationships with clients
    Value of communication is checking in with people
    Always about developing relationships, finding that connection

    This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

    We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org

    • 43 min
    The Sea of Goodwill

    The Sea of Goodwill

    Mike Zacchea (https://usvcc.org) breaks down what he considers three areas of Capital when talking about the Sea of Goodwill


    Economic Capital
    Political Capital
    Social Capital



    This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

    We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org

    • 29 min
    Building a Community Behind Your Business

    Building a Community Behind Your Business

    Stephanie Brown (https://therosienetwork.org) talks about the 3 Key things any business can do to build a network without money


    Team and Advisors
    Clients and Customers
    Your Tribe and You

    To continue to build her business, she added Service2CEO for military veterans and military spouses.

    Even a solopreneur needs a community to grow their business

    Make one small commitment to buy from our military-connected businesses! www.rosieslist.org

    This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

    We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org

    • 30 min
    Systems of Success in Business

    Systems of Success in Business

    Anita Eliason (https://www.msbdc.org/) provides tools for you to use in business.  

    Think about the hat analogy.  Going to a 5-star restaurant with a ball cap on or think about going to a baseball game with a Top Hat you would wear to an extremely formal wedding, they aren't the rights.  You have to have the right hat on for the right circumstance.

    We need to understand the number of hats we wear as small business owners.  There are 4 very distinctive hats:


    CEO – responsible for vision and mission – the big picture
    COO – responsible for day to day operation – everything we do between the product and service to the customer is the job of operations person.
    CFO – responsible for thinking about the loans, debts, our relationships with bankers, etc. It’s not about pumping out reports and putting it on the desk, it’s creating a few key metrics that make sense.
    CCO – responsible to create consistency of communication and message across all areas.

    This is part of the New England Veterans Chamber of Commerce's, Military Family Leadership Series, WE ARE STRONGER LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER

    We created this series because we are in a unique time in history, and people are looking for answers. As individuals who are military-connected, we have unique lessons we can teach other, who better knows the meaning of “Got Your Six” then our military. For those who don’t know pilots in WWI were the first to say “I got your six” meaning I have your back, you are safe, because I am here. You can find additional information at https://nevcc.org

    • 30 min

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