5 episodes

An enduring military mantra is “Adapt and Overcome.” This is a rallying cry for unforeseen challenges and life’s curve balls, and a reminder that dire circumstances will not defeat us. In the face of a global pandemic, we are in a new battle, and healthcare workers are the new frontline heroes. To help them adapt and overcome this challenge, we’ve assembled our own rapid response force of veterans who have been in the fray, and who have practical advice to share with those at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.

Adapt + Overcome The Human Impact Studio

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An enduring military mantra is “Adapt and Overcome.” This is a rallying cry for unforeseen challenges and life’s curve balls, and a reminder that dire circumstances will not defeat us. In the face of a global pandemic, we are in a new battle, and healthcare workers are the new frontline heroes. To help them adapt and overcome this challenge, we’ve assembled our own rapid response force of veterans who have been in the fray, and who have practical advice to share with those at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19.

    The Attention Muscle: Brian Nelson

    The Attention Muscle: Brian Nelson

    Brian Nelson, a retired Army Major and combat veteran, served as Deputy Director, Joint Services for the Washington National Guard Special Ops, and Operations Officer of Task Force Dagger in Afghanistan. A Russian-speaking Intelligence Officer, with a...

    • 21 min
    The First Fundamental: Fombah Sirleaf

    The First Fundamental: Fombah Sirleaf

    From national security to emergency Ebola response, Fombah Sirleaf shares his First Fundamental for moving through uncertainty. A former Health Physics technician at U Penn, as well as an international military veteran, Fombah is a West Point graduate...

    • 13 min
    Embrace the Suck: Christopher Schmitt

    Embrace the Suck: Christopher Schmitt

    “Hello, darkness, my old friend…” is the first thing Chris Schmitt hears in his head of when faced with overwhelming challenges. Chris is no stranger to ambiguity, as an US Army Green Beret who led teams in relentless environments in Afghanistan, the Sahara/Niger, Western Europe, and the Balkans. He advised the President of Mali in counter-terrorism infrastructure and directed friendly forces in uncertain, combat environments. Today Chris embraces the sound of silence in the great outdoors: he founded Azimuth Consulting Group to facilitate leadership workshops and non-traditional, adventure-based, leadership development.

    • 17 min
    Cultivating Grit: Jan Rutherford

    Cultivating Grit: Jan Rutherford

    Jan Rutherford is a former Green Beret medic, founder of Self-reliant Leadership, wilderness expedition leader, and author of the book, The Littlest Green Beret.

    • 26 min
    Master of Chaos: Cookie RN

    Master of Chaos: Cookie RN

    When chaos reins, it's time to call in Cookie RN (aka Darlene Wilson) -- that's where she shines! It's no surprise, after being one of the earliest women graduates from West Point, a Army helicopter pilot and combat veteran, an ER Registered Nurse, and a Clinical Instructor at University of Texas School of Nursing. Cookie was one of the very first nurses to raises her hand and travel to NYC for an assignment at Elmhurst hospital, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. Hear her story, from her experience in combat and in the Emergency Room, to the frontlines of the coronavirus fight.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Hooked!

Educational, inspirational, and calming as I listen to people sharing their experience in the weeds, and how they work their way out. I also love the host!

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Frontline advice from combat vets to healthcare

Unique perspectives and practical tips from combat vets to COVID-19 healthcare workers. The first episode features a combat vet who is an Emergency Room nurse at Elmhurst in NYC. Similarities and differences from war, and how to cope with overwhelming conditions.

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