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The military community is full of successful business owners, managers, and leaders across all industries, military and civilian. Time to show them off and learn from their experiences! Hear stories of active duty members, military spouses, and veterans as host Lindsey Germono shines a spotlight on their challenges, triumphs, and the insights learned through determination and best business practices. Join Lindsey and guests in insightful discussions of what it takes to be a leading military entrepreneur.

Drop and Give Me 2‪0‬ Lindsey Germono

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    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

The military community is full of successful business owners, managers, and leaders across all industries, military and civilian. Time to show them off and learn from their experiences! Hear stories of active duty members, military spouses, and veterans as host Lindsey Germono shines a spotlight on their challenges, triumphs, and the insights learned through determination and best business practices. Join Lindsey and guests in insightful discussions of what it takes to be a leading military entrepreneur.

    Lindsey Germono & Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney

    Lindsey Germono & Claire Yanta-O'Mahoney

    Wrapping up an awesome season with Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney as a co-host. Claire has been part of the podcast as a guest and it’s been an honor to have her on. In Claire’s business, Fleur de Lis Fitness, she helps women feel that they are the bosses of their bodies. She is a trainer and nutritionist with a master of science in psychology, bringing the special sauce to the wellness world.
    In this episode, Claire and Lindsey reminisce about some of the highlights from the conversations in Season 5.
    Listen and enjoy!
    Highlights:
    [1:28] Claire on being part of the podcast [02:53] How they came up with the theme for Season 5 [03:26] Some highlights of Season 5 [03:35] Common themes from the guests: resiliency and creativity [05:05] Significance of being military affiliated on resiliency [07:15] Knowing that you belong to a community [07:50] Closing thoughts from Lindsey and Claire Quote:
    [09:36] "There's room in the sandbox for everyone to play…there are different ways that we can all find room in an audience to serve." - Claire Links:
    Drop and Give me 20 Podcast  
    Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney
    Fleur de Lis Fitness Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney on Instagram Email Address: claire@fdlfitness.com  
    Germono Advertising Company on Youtube
    Drop and Give me 20 Facebook Group

    • 15 min
    Corie Weathers and Tammy Meyer

    Corie Weathers and Tammy Meyer

    Welcome back to another episode of Drop and Give Me 20! Corie Weathers and Tammy Meyer joins us in our first episode for 2021!
    Corie Weathers is a military spouse, a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a sought-after speaker, consultant and author of Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage. She has focused her career for the last 20 years as a counselor specializing in marriage, divorce, women's issues, PTSD, and substance abuse.
    Tammy Meyer is a military spouse, a certified Life Coach, a certified Purpose Clarity Life and Career Coach, and a Health and Wellness Advocate and Educator. She helps military spouses keep their own identity, enjoy a thriving career, and pursue their personal best in health and fitness.
    Highlights:
    [02:33 Guest introductions [03:35] Corie and Tammy shared how they came to know each other via Armed Forces Spouse of the Year [06:35] Not needing any labels and not feeling the need to only associate with someone in the same branch [08:35] Career transitions and opportunities [17:29] Things from 2020 that they would like to carry on to 2021 [28:35] Word/mantra that they will take in to 2021 Quote:
    [11:24] "That's the great thing of being an entrepreneur, you can be portable. You can take it wherever you want to go. You can change and shift or pause, take a break. You just have that full control and have that full creative control too of whatever you want your business to be." - Corie Weathers Links:
    Corie Weathers
    Corie's website Corie on Instagram The Life Giver Directory Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage  
    Tammy Meyer
    Email Address: tammymeyerlifecoach@gmail.com Tammy on Instagram  
    Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney
    Fleur de Lis Fitness Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney on Instagram Email Address: claire@fdlfitness.com  
    Germono Advertising Company on Youtube
    Drop and Give me 20 Facebook Group

    • 31 min
    Nadia Anac and Katy Stevick

    Nadia Anac and Katy Stevick

    Welcome back to another episode of Drop and Give Me 20! Our friends Katy Stevick and Nadia Anac are joining us to talk about staying motivated and goal planning.
    Katy Stevick is a financial advisor at Align Financial Planning and the owner of the MacPherson House. Katy was the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year for Fort Bragg.
    Armed with a law degree, a background in business entrepreneurship, and a thorough understanding of the real estate market, Nadia uses the most up-to-date tools and proven, timeless methods to help her clients navigate through the buying, selling, or investing process.
    Highlights:
    [01:40] Guest introductions – we go wayyy back [07:06] Things we developed in 2020 that we want to carry in 2021 [14:10] On their business finances [17:14] Staying motivated in a constantly changing industry [24:50] Advice to those who are starting their business Quote:
    [18:13] “My job is to figure out what it is they want to do and how do we get them there. But I can’t really do it for them.” - Nadia Anac Links:
    Book
    Atomic Habits by James Clear 
     
    Katy Stevick
    Katy on Instagram Katy on LinkedIn The MacPherson House  
    Nadia Anac
    Nadia Knows Real Estate Facebook Page Nadia on LinkedIn Nadia Anac Website  
    Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney
    Fleur de Lis Fitness Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney on Instagram Email Address: claire@fdlfitness.com  
    Germono Advertising Company on Youtube
    Drop and Give me 20 Facebook Group

    • 34 min
    Michaela Rosales and Melissa St. Clair

    Michaela Rosales and Melissa St. Clair

    Welcome back to another episode of Drop and Give Me 20! Today’s episode features Michaela Rosales and Melissa St. Clair.
    Michaela Rosales is a transitional life coach and the founder of Honest Talk International. She shares her experiences as military entrepreneur who is passionate about connecting, relating and encouraging women to grow in confidence.
    Melissa St. Clair is a military spouse and the Chief Worker Bee at Paper Chaser, providing online office support for a variety of small businesses as a Virtual Assistant (VA). She strives to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses by taking over their tedious tasks and increasing their productivity.
    Highlights:
    [02:10] Introductions [03:58] 2020 and Michaela and Melissa's businesses [09:11] Biggest struggles for them and their clients [12:20] Advice they would give to someone in the military who is thinking of starting a business [17:00] Setting the foundation at the beginning of how you can find the moments of self-care [23:04] The loneliness of entrepreneurship and ways to overcome it Quote:
    [09:34] "You have to remind yourself that you can't do it all, all the time," - Michaela Links:
    Michaela Rosales
    Honest Talk International Michaela on Instagram Email Address: michaela@honesttalkinternational.com  
    Melissa St. Clair
    Melissa on LinkedIn Paper Chaser Paper Chaser on Twitter Paper Chaser on Facebook  
    Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney
    Fleur de Lis Fitness Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney on Instagram Email Address: claire@fdlfitness.com Germono Advertising Company on Youtube
    Drop and Give me 20 Facebook Group

    • 29 min
    Sally Ann Zoll and Zoie Hoffman

    Sally Ann Zoll and Zoie Hoffman

    Welcome back to another episode of Drop and Give Me 20! Today’s episode features two guests who have very lateral educational backgrounds!
    Sally Ann Zoll is the CEO of United Through Reading. Sally serves as the chief guardian and spokesperson for the organization’s vision and mission, builds and sustains relationships with stakeholders and partners, and leads programs, finances, and internal team. Sally is an army spouse of more than 30 years and her son, an army reservist, has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    Zoie Hoffman is a passionate educator, air force wife, and the owner of Hoffman Tutoring Group. She helps students in grades K-8 get the personalized online tutoring they need by connecting them with qualified educators. These educators are able to meet your child's specific learning needs by planning instruction and learning activities.
    Highlights:
    [02:00] Introductions [04:55] How 2020 has been for Zoie and Sally [06:42] The status of United Through Reading during this pandemic [10:00] On Sally being worried and taking care of her team [11:36] How Zoie is doing and how the pandemic has affected her organization [12:15] Zoie on being a new mom of twins [14:40] Advice the guests would give to someone who is thinking about starting a business or to someone leading an organization [17:25] Importance of patience [20:18] On disconnecting Quote:
    [17:25] "Patience is what I tell my team is like water in a rock. It drips, drips, drips and all of a sudden you see it made an impact." -Sally Links:
    Zoie Hoffman
    Hoffman Tutoring Group Hoffman Tutoring Group on Facebook Zoie on Instagram  
    Sally Ann Zoll
    United Through Reading United Through Reading on Facebook  
    Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney
    Fleur de Lis Fitness Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney on Instagram

    • 31 min
    Lauren Hope and Rachel Brenke

    Lauren Hope and Rachel Brenke

    Welcome back to another episode of Drop and Give Me 20! We have two very special guests in this episode, Lauren Hope and Rachel Brenke.
    Lauren Hope is the owner of owner, designer, and artisan behind Hope Design, Ltd ®. As a military spouse herself, she carefully hand crafts unique, military jewelry and accessories to honor our country's service veterans and heroes. Lauren also founded the ShopMilitary Movement. #ShopMilitary is a national movement to support military spouse and veteran entrepreneurs.
    Rachel Brenke is a master business coach and lawyer for photographers and online entrepreneurs (bloggers, speakers, etc.) operating the brands TheLawTog®, bloglegally, and fitlegally. She is the founder of the Business Bites podcast. She is also a mother of five, wife to an Army veteran, a practicing lawyer, an author, a cancer survivor, and a Team USA athlete.
    Highlights:
    [01:43] What to expect from the round table discussion with these military entrepreneurs [02:44] How they are doing [03:04] On being an entrepreneur and a parent [03:34] How as military business owner you are in constant unplanned motion [04:45] Reconnecting as a family through the pandemic [05:15] Learning that emotions are temporary [06:00] People wanting to start businesses in relationship to the pandemic [11:10] A better trajectory by simplifying and focusing [13:40] Their advice on new military spouses who want to start their business [20:04] Be careful who you work with [20:30] Information that new military entrepreneurs should be aware of [30:08] Just because they wear a uniform, does not mean they are a good person. Quote:
    [11:22] "...Having the space to be vulnerable and surrounding yourself with the people and even within your own mind. Identifying "I have these emotions. It's temporary either I am frustrated or I am excited" and getting back to really the core of what's important. It sounds so cliche but my word for the year has been "appreciation". I've really learned appreciation but to get to that, I have to simplify the process." - Rachel Brenke Links:
    Lauren Hope
    Hope Design Ltd. Shop Military  
    Rachel Brenke
    Rache Brenke's website
     
    Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney
    Fleur de Lis Fitness Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney on Instagram

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Airman2Mom ,

Great podcast for entrepreneurs

This is a great podcast because it is packed full of great information. Every time I listen I learn something and am encouraged.

Monij12 ,

Short + informational

Love this podcast! It packs a punch in 20 minutes! Great hostess!! You leave with great takeaways, inspiration, and motivation. Interviewing leaders and influencers that give you great advice!

LauraRenner1 ,

An engaging podcast!

Lindsey is very engaging with her guests. The time flies by because they're so interesting. I def reccomend this podcast to anyone affiliated with the military who has or is thinking about starting a business.

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