Our podcast, like our company, is focused on veteran issues - from looking for employment, growing a career, professional development and everyday issues. We also change it up with other guests who bring leadership lessons and fun, entertaining stories that veterans and non-veterans alike can benefit from or just enjoy for entertainment! The Shots From The Winchester team interviews leaders, military veterans, and those doing great things (or trying to do great things) in the world.
Shots From the Winchester Podcast #30: Earl Granville
Earl Granville served nine years in the Army National Guard as an infantryman, with deployments to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. On his final tour, he lost his left leg to a roadside bomb while on patrol, forcing him to retire from the Army. Staff...
Shots From The Winchester Podcast #29: Ricky Staub
If serving time in prison is society's way of exacting justice from an offender then why aren't former inmates given a clean slate when they've paid their dues? That is a question Hollywood director and producer Ricky Staub asked himself...and then...
Shots From The Winchester Podcast #28: Daniel Harris, LTC
Daniel Harris is a retired 30 year Army veteran as well as the Founder and CEO of MuddyBoots Leadership. He also teaches graduate-level courses in Organizational Leadership at Mercy College Graduate Business school. Here he joins Greencastle CEO Joe...
Shots From The Winchester Podcast #27: Josh Cotton
A fascinating, in-depth analysis from Dr. Josh Cotton on the research and data collection that he conducted to overhaul the way the Navy screens, recruits, and ultimately develops future Navy SEALs. #navyseal #motivation #BUDS #coaching #talentmanagment...
Shots From The Winchester Podcast #26: John Allen
YouTube sensation and Purple Heart recipient, John Allen, joins us to talk about his path from Navy SEAL to nonprofit founder and CEO to YouTuber (@MRBAllen) with more than a million subscribers. It's a story of adventure, humility, and...
Shots From The Winchester Podcast #25: Veterans In Energy
Our host, Jonathan Cleck, sits down with Cassandra Wheeler from Veterans In Energy to discuss the value veterans bring to the energy and utility sectors. As an #AirForce veteran and African American engineer, Cassandra sheds light on her experiences in...
A Veteran's Frustrations
As an enlisted military veteran with a BS in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (HR) from Penn State returning to a state job, this podcast encapsulates everything I've found to be true on my return to the workforce. All the benefits of a shared culture and the idiosyncracies of the military (such as having 12 months of training, but being trusted with a $90M aircraft) I liked in the military seem to be glaringly absent in the state sector. I found myself nodding along to the points made in the first three episodes with an occasional inspiration as to what I find a struggle in my current employment. This podcast illustrates why and details clearly for a civilian HR VP or Hiring Manager what some of the big differences may be when looking at a veteran's resume and how to see beyond what may appear to be a lack of experience or depth. A must listen for anyone trying to gain a solid perspective on military hiring to find the right person for the job, ensuring there is a cultural fit, and aligning expectations on boths sides - so a hired vet stays hired.
Five stars, minus one for audio difficulties the producer is currrently working through that can make it hard listen at points.