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Leaving the uniform behind, we speak to Military Veterans who have left the Services and have forged successful 2nd careers.Showcasing the value of the training and development the Military gave them and how it shaped their life, helping them succeed in the transition from the Military to Civilian life.Insight, inspiration and honesty from the Veterans we speak to.

NAAFI Break Dominic O'Sullivan

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Leaving the uniform behind, we speak to Military Veterans who have left the Services and have forged successful 2nd careers.Showcasing the value of the training and development the Military gave them and how it shaped their life, helping them succeed in the transition from the Military to Civilian life.Insight, inspiration and honesty from the Veterans we speak to.

    NAAFI Break with Kris Milne- More than just a Corporal

    NAAFI Break with Kris Milne- More than just a Corporal

    I often get asked about my day job and what the connection is to NAAFI a break. Well it’s hard to separate in some ways, as the goal of the NAAFI Break was to shine a light on positive lived experience of the military to Veteran transition and at JobOppO we are always trying to bring the lived experience of Veterans in the ‘Changing Gear’ to our OppOs. We talk to those who have successfully managed themselves and others in the 'Changing Gear' and explore the issues that arise and how to negotiate them.

    So this episode was one I recorded for JobOppo, but I felt it was too good not to share to the wider audience via NAAFI Break. 
    In this episode I speak to Kris Milne, Australian Army Veteran  and champion of Veteran causes, throughout his post military career and about changing the perception of 'being just a Corporal' by the individual themselves and Employers.

    A great conversation, thought provoking, honest and insightful.

    You can find this episode and more great guests in JobOppo House App and on our Website Resources.

    • 40 min
    NAAFI Break With Stu Waddington - Self Employed or Business

    NAAFI Break With Stu Waddington - Self Employed or Business

    This weeks guest is former RAF PTI and founder of STAR Development UK Stuart Waddington, who was my interviewer for the 1yr episode of NAAFI Break, so I was delighted to have him back to discuss the journey and his business experiences.

    An area of career choice that is overlooked by many Service Leavers is Self Employment, but the difference of setting up a business vs Self Employment is not always obvious.

    Great insights, real lived experience and a little PTI humour.

    Please share to anyone with a Forces connection who wants to know more about the Military to Veteran transition.

     
    Bio
     
    Founder of Star Development UK, and host of the “#Leadership – What’s on your Mind?” Podcast, Stuart Waddington delivers leadership and transformational development programmes and one-to-one coaching to high performing teams, individuals, senior managers, CEO’s and other top performers.
      
    With a strong background in sports that saw him earn a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, Stuart’s interest in high performance and the links between body and mind extend beyond the playing field into the business world and other key areas of life. He continues his mindset coaching and mentoring work with sports teams and elite athletes; but offers his guidance and experience to all seeking to excel. A natural people person, Stuart uses his experience to identify and overcome issues that are preventing people and teams achieving their full potential in any discipline.
     
    Stuart left the RAF in 2018 having served 12 years delivering leadership training and physical training to basic trainees, instructors, senior officers and specialist teams across all three of the Armed Forces. He founded Star Development UK to apply his military experience to civilian situations.
     
    To build on his experience outside of his “military bubble”, he embarked on a successful collaboration with the University of Cumbria, teaching life skills to students on the cusp of entering the working world. He also engaged with owners of growing businesses who found themselves seeking guidance with the unfamiliar demands of team leadership. He also worked as an associate delivering development training programmes to management teams within multiple government departments.
     

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    NAAFI Break with Mike James aka ‘The Endurance Physio’

    NAAFI Break with Mike James aka ‘The Endurance Physio’

    We are back from a Summer recess, with a thought provoking conversation with Mike James, RAF Veteran and former PTI, who has established his own business, in his own words, based on his ‘Gut feeling’.

    It was a surprise that our conversation leaned toward the ability to learn how to deal with suddenly having’lottery’ type money. 

    Listen to how two former RAF PTIs delve into the challenges of post military Self Employment and how to build a following on Social Media.m

    Please share to anyone with a Forces connection 

    • 38 min
    NAAFI Break- It’s Holiday time

    NAAFI Break- It’s Holiday time

    NAAFI break podcast is taking a…..NAAFI Break, It’s been a busy year and it’s time to rebalance with a few weeks break.

    NAAFI Break will return 3rd September 

    Thanks for your support 

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    NAAFI Break a with Craig Bones - From the best position on the pitch to the best job in the world

    NAAFI Break a with Craig Bones - From the best position on the pitch to the best job in the world

    This week my guest on the NAAFI Break podcast is RAF Regiment Veteran Craig Bones, who has developed the skills and attitudes through his time in rugby and the RAF to help him make a successful transition into the travel industry and now running Love Travel Adventures.

    Great insights and lived experience for those looking at their own transition.

    Please share to anyone with a Forces connection.

    • 44 min
    NAAFI Break with Nick Wood - Emotional Adjustment

    NAAFI Break with Nick Wood - Emotional Adjustment

    This week on the NAAFI Break podcast  I get the insights, thoughts and lived experience of Navy Veteran Nick Wood, who has developed programmes within the Prison Service and now with York St Johns University.

    Nick has spent many years, studying ways to improve the transition and integration of Service Leavers & Veterans into society from the Military.  We discuss issues around the emotional adjustment required on leaving the military.

    Please comment and share to anyone with a Forces connection or looking to employ a Veteran 

    • 41 min

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