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Welcome to Beyond the Military! A podcast for military and veteran women and space to go after the life they want. Are you tired of trying to find a balance between your military and personal life? Are you sick of feeling exhausted from endless expectations and working all the time? Are you overwhelmed with the demand and responsibilities of everyone else, from your soldiers to your kids? Do you constantly feel like you’re trying to keep your head above water?  Imagine if you had a plan to overcome burnout and create more balance between your life and career. Imagine having enough time to focus on your faith, and family, and have more fun while still serving as a woman leader.  Welcome to Beyond the Military podcast where you'll walk away with the tools to help you navigate the busy life of a military woman, create intentional boundaries, and build a sustainable balance blueprint for integrating faith, family, and career.    Hi, I’m Wendi Wray, a woman of God, wife, mama, Army Veteran, Military Life Coach. After being in the military for around a year I became a workaholic. I lost sight of who I was as a wife and mom. There was a point in my career where everything was crumbling around me. Then, after a 20-week miscarriage, I went into a depression. I wanted to deploy with a prestigious unit, and the answer was no. I felt rejected… as if I had failed. I began to blame the military for lost time with my family. My husband and I ended up separating because of my career focus and lack of communication at the time.  I felt like I had lost everything.  I started looking for hope by reading personal development and seeking God. I realized it wasn’t my career that was going to make me happy, it was God and the people around me. I was missing the fun in my life. I had to learn how to let go and get off the hamster wheel of go-go-go.  I was led to change and it began with prayer, therapy, surrender, boundaries, balance, forgiveness, and lots of coaching!   I’m here to help you create a life of meaning outside the military. A life of laughter, joy, peace, and free time. YES, you read that correctly, so if you are ready to overcome burnout and create balance as a Christian military woman, this is the podcast for you.   Loosen your laces and grab your coffee, it’s time to step into freedom and peace!Learn more >>> https://wendiwray.com⠀Connect >>>hello@wendiwray.com⠀Community>>bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp⠀Instagram>>>@wendiwray⠀Wanna work together, sister-friend!? Here to help you start creating a balanced lifestyle while partnering with God: https://www.wendiwray.com

Beyond the Military Podcast: Life Coach for Burned out Women, Military Transition Coach, Career and Productivity Coach for Mi Wendi Wray | Life Coach for Busy Military Women, Female Military Leader, Women Warrior, Military Mom, Female Veteran, Woman Veterans, Military Transition Coach, Military Lifestyle, Post Military, Women Soldier, Productivity Coach

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Welcome to Beyond the Military! A podcast for military and veteran women and space to go after the life they want. Are you tired of trying to find a balance between your military and personal life? Are you sick of feeling exhausted from endless expectations and working all the time? Are you overwhelmed with the demand and responsibilities of everyone else, from your soldiers to your kids? Do you constantly feel like you’re trying to keep your head above water?  Imagine if you had a plan to overcome burnout and create more balance between your life and career. Imagine having enough time to focus on your faith, and family, and have more fun while still serving as a woman leader.  Welcome to Beyond the Military podcast where you'll walk away with the tools to help you navigate the busy life of a military woman, create intentional boundaries, and build a sustainable balance blueprint for integrating faith, family, and career.    Hi, I’m Wendi Wray, a woman of God, wife, mama, Army Veteran, Military Life Coach. After being in the military for around a year I became a workaholic. I lost sight of who I was as a wife and mom. There was a point in my career where everything was crumbling around me. Then, after a 20-week miscarriage, I went into a depression. I wanted to deploy with a prestigious unit, and the answer was no. I felt rejected… as if I had failed. I began to blame the military for lost time with my family. My husband and I ended up separating because of my career focus and lack of communication at the time.  I felt like I had lost everything.  I started looking for hope by reading personal development and seeking God. I realized it wasn’t my career that was going to make me happy, it was God and the people around me. I was missing the fun in my life. I had to learn how to let go and get off the hamster wheel of go-go-go.  I was led to change and it began with prayer, therapy, surrender, boundaries, balance, forgiveness, and lots of coaching!   I’m here to help you create a life of meaning outside the military. A life of laughter, joy, peace, and free time. YES, you read that correctly, so if you are ready to overcome burnout and create balance as a Christian military woman, this is the podcast for you.   Loosen your laces and grab your coffee, it’s time to step into freedom and peace!Learn more >>> https://wendiwray.com⠀Connect >>>hello@wendiwray.com⠀Community>>bit.ly/beyondthemilitarygrp⠀Instagram>>>@wendiwray⠀Wanna work together, sister-friend!? Here to help you start creating a balanced lifestyle while partnering with God: https://www.wendiwray.com

    Emotional Intelligence for Military Women

    Emotional Intelligence for Military Women

    In today's episode, I share my first LinkedIn Live session, where I discuss the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. I highlight the need for understanding and managing one's own emotions and those of others, which is often overlooked in the preparation process for entering the civilian workforce. The session aims to equip military women with the awareness and skills to handle emotional aspects of their transition, addressing common ...

    • 22 min
    How to Determine Post Military Roles Based Off Location Type : Remote, Hybrid, or Onsite

    How to Determine Post Military Roles Based Off Location Type : Remote, Hybrid, or Onsite

    If you are a woman transitioning from military to civilian careers, we emphasize the significance of considering job location types—onsite, hybrid, or fully remote—early in the job search process. I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn for weekly live discussions on frequently asked questions and to share their career transition experiences. We highlight the importance of aligning job location preferences with personal and family needs, particularly for dual military, moms, an...

    • 18 min
    Networking Tips for Military Women Transitioning to Civilian Life

    Networking Tips for Military Women Transitioning to Civilian Life

    In today’s episode we emphasize the importance of networking! - Networking can be challenging, especially for introverts.- Emphasize the significance of networking in career transition and offers practical tips.- Stress the importance of making genuine connections and leaving a memorable impression.- Highlights the universality of networking principles across different phases, industries, and personalities.P.S. ​If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love to ask you to follow and leave a quick...

    • 29 min
    A Guide for Military Women Figuring Out Post-Military Careers

    A Guide for Military Women Figuring Out Post-Military Careers

    In today's episode , we dive into the topic of navigating career transitions after military service, offering practical guidance and insights for those considering or currently undergoing this significant life change. We break down the process into four essential steps: brainstorming potential career paths, reviewing chosen roles, considering location preferences, and initiating networking efforts. Get ready to learn:Thee four crucial steps for transitioning into a civilian career ...

    • 26 min
    5 Essential Emotions Women in the Military Need During Career Transition

    5 Essential Emotions Women in the Military Need During Career Transition

    In today's episode, we discuss the importance of five essential emotions for women navigating a military-to-civilian transition. It emphasizes the need to intentionally generate these emotions to overcome challenges and achieve success during the transition process.Recognizing that such a transition can be a significant pivot with both positive and negative feelings, this episode aims to prepare you, whether you're contemplating the transition or have already made the leap, for the emotional ...

    • 21 min
    Empowering Your Military Transition: Confidence Building for Military Women

    Empowering Your Military Transition: Confidence Building for Military Women

    In today's episode, I discuss the importance of confidence for women transitioning out of the military and those looking to advance in their current roles. We emphasize the challenges women face in maintaining confidence when entering the civilian sector and provides strategies for self-assessment and growth. I introduce you with a 10-minute exercise focusing on evaluating one's self-concept and the value individuals bring both professionally and personally. This exercise aims to h...

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Let’s Unpack That w Alex&Grace ,

So much goodness!!

I absolutely LOVE the wisdom and tips that Wendi shares in this podcast!! She delivers everything with so much authority AND authenticity, speaking from her real-life experiences. It’s truly so helpful and encouraging no matter whether or not you’ve been in the military or are in the military (I’m personally not) - there are so many insightful gems that will bless you! -Grace from Let’s Unpack That with Alex

@ndre B. ,

Uplifting!

Love the podcast! When I need a mental “reset” from the struggles of life Wendi always has just what I need! Her faith filled words are encouraging and easy to apply.

consciously aware ,

Inspired

Wendi, I absolutely loved your post cast today (31 Jan 22). I was intrigued from beginning to end. You are inspirational and motivated who gave me inspiration and motivation. Being in and out of the military is hard for both a Soldier or a spouse. I look forward to hearing some of the ladies who will join the podcast over the next several weeks. Thanks for lift you gave me tonight!!!!

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